I used sudo dd bs=4M if=Windows.iso of=/dev/sdc1 and set the boot flag in gparted but no install disk just the just the normal usb in the uefi and trying to boot off the normal USB did nothing.

Extra info I am on Ubuntu 15.10 and I had the usb using gpt and fat32.


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One tool that you can use is Unetbootin, which I have found to be quite reliable when creating bootable USB sticks.

You can install Unetbootin with sudo apt-get install unetbootin, and use it via sudo unetbootin.

NOTE: Unetbootin is a graphical applications, it just requires root-level privileges to be able to modify the USB and make it bootable, hence the launch via Terminal and not the Dash.

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    Unetbootin did not find the USB drive. Dec 9, 2015 at 5:07
  • @user5448026 Search in the Dash for 'Disks', and reformat the USB drive, that may fix it Dec 9, 2015 at 5:29
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    If Unetbootin still doesn't find it, be sure to format it as FAT32.
    – OSE
    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:58

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