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I have the need to create a Live USB to install Windows but from Ubuntu, I've tried to emulate the tools that make the same function from windows but I just do not work.

I would be very helpful to know how. Thanks

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Following the guide from THIS link

Just download MultiBoot from here: http://liveusb.info/multisystem/install-depot-multisystem.sh.tar.bz2

Decompress it. Run the install-depot-multiboot.sh from the terminal and follow the instructions. You should see the program in Applications -> Accessories -> MultiSystem (And even a MultiSystem for Virtualbox)

Then just run the program and follow the steps in it. Already tested Windows XP, Ubuntu and Windows 7.

For more info read this post: How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

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Awesome it just work perfectly. Thanks –  Ar_Design Jun 7 '11 at 2:02
No problem. Remember if answer is correct for your question click the "Check" icon to accept it. –  Luis Alvarado Jun 7 '11 at 3:44

There is a two-click possibility using WinUSB.

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To install WinUSB, execute the following commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb

I have tested this in 12.04 and 12.10.

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Note: This works for Windows Vista and up. ("Supported images: Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE.") –  Glutanimate Sep 23 '12 at 19:58

I found the easiest way to be the following:

  1. Format your USB drive to NTFS using gparted
  2. Make your USB drive bootable in gparted
  3. Open your Windows 7 iso with archive manager
  4. Extract the files to your newly created NTFS drive

Then it should boot, if you have USB booting enabled in bios, and it is higher boot priority than your hard drives.

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The ease way use YUMI multi-boot USB creator !!! http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/ I installed in same USB Linux Mint, Backtrack, Hires CD15.2, Windows 8 installer, Windows XP Live CD . Tested work just great!!! I thing is real simple . Sorry you need run YUMI from Windows not Ubuntu , but anyway if it help you , I will glad. Michael

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Please don't use just links to answer the question, explain the how-to, process to use that tool. –  Braiam Jul 26 '13 at 0:17

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