I tried creating a windows 8.1 bootable DVD using Brasero (iso), the process completed successfully but it failed to boot from the DVD, it just goes straight to my windows desktop. How do i make a windows DVD on Ubuntu?
There are several tools offered for Ubuntu.
If you want to use a DVD follow these instructions.
I usually prefer to use a Flash drive:
Startup Disk Creator - already built-in and comes with Ubuntu.
To install run
sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1*. In case of dependencies issues run
sudo apt-get -f install
** Note: your current DVD/flash drive may be good. But sometimes there are problems with UEFI/new windows-based computers. Try to turn on Legacy mode via bios settings and make sure boot order is correct (USB/DVD).