How can i install my windows 7 iso to a flash drive? dd seemed to have worked, but when i booted it did not work, saying grub: no such partiton Which is odd, considering i did not remember installing grub. Does this mean that it's in the iso? or that it's persistent from a previous install, and even formatting won't remove it? Very confused.

Tried: unetbootin, than boot, just boot looped into 'default'

winusb: Failed with error code 512

dd, than boot

format, dd, than boot.

re-downloading the iso from Microsoft store, format, dd

format to ntfs, unetbootin version 494, boot, blinking line on the top left

  • Are you serious? Why are you passing it off as a dupe? I've read the article repeatedly and tried all of the methods, and none work for me. I know how to google, if you wanted to screw me over you should say so. – Hellreaver Oct 18 '14 at 7:08
  • Try this too: askubuntu.com/a/402048/158442 – muru Oct 24 '14 at 4:13
  • didn't work.... – Hellreaver Oct 30 '14 at 23:36
  • If you have problems with moderation please visit META ( meta.askubuntu.com ) and post a coherent well thought out argument. Editing the question and commenting it NOT the correct way. By the way: "How can i install my windows 7 iso to a flash drive" Windows 7?! Why should AskUbuntu care about W7? Seems OFF TOPIC to me. – Rinzwind Nov 21 '14 at 6:31
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    @Rinzwind: that is not correct. he has a problem with his usbinstaller on ubuntu so it is defenetly on topic. Maybe his answer was somekind confusing, but it is our job to help him – LittleByBlue Dec 20 '14 at 13:09

I figured it out. Windows has a unique bootloader that unetbootin - designed for linux - doesn't correctly see and use. Used a friends computer and made a flash drive with rufus with no problem whatsoever. Thanks for being completely useless for three months.

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