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?

  • Did you alter the BIOS settings to boot from the DVD? – Arronical Jun 19 '15 at 12:50
  • Yes, i booted directly from the DVD. – Orobo Lucky Ozoka Jun 19 '15 at 12:54
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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:

  1. Startup Disk Creator - already built-in and comes with Ubuntu.

  2. WinUSB:

64-Bit: wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb

32-Bit: wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_i386.deb

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).

  • I actually prefer USB myself but at this point it needs to be burned into a DVD disc. Anyhow, since brasero did not work, i will try out k3b. Thanks, am checking this as answered. – Orobo Lucky Ozoka Jun 19 '15 at 15:55
  • The so-called "winusb" always gives me error when trying to create a bootable usb, so far, i have not been able to use it to create a windows bootable usb. – Orobo Lucky Ozoka Jun 20 '15 at 15:57
  • what is the error message? did you try "Startup Disk Creator" ? – guyromb Jun 20 '15 at 21:51
  • Startup Disk Creator only works for Linux distros. @guyromb – Arynn Dec 8 '16 at 11:46

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