WoeUSB-ng

WoeUSB-ng is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. This is a rewrite of original WoeUSB.

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WoeUSB-ng

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A Linux program to create a Windows USB stick installer from a real Windows DVD or image.

This package contains two programs:

  • woeusb: A command-line utility that enables you to create your own bootable Windows installation USB storage device from an existing Windows Installation disc or disk image
  • woeusbgui: Graphic version of woeusb

Supported images:

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8.x, Windows 10. All languages and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE are supported.

Supported bootmodes:

  • Legacy/MBR-style/IBM PC compatible bootmode
  • Native UEFI booting is supported for Windows 7 and later images (limited to the FAT filesystem as the target)

This project rewrite of original WoeUSB

Installation

Arch

yay woeusb-ng

For other distributions

Install WoeUSB-ng's Dependencies

Ubuntu

sudo apt install git p7zip-full python3-pip python3-wxgtk4.0 grub2-common

Fedora (tested on: Fedora Workstation 33)

sudo dnf install git p7zip p7zip-plugins python3-pip python3-wxpython4

Install WoeUSB-ng

sudo pip3 install WoeUSB-ng

Installation from source code

Install WoeUSB-ng's Build Dependencies

Ubuntu

sudo apt install git p7zip-full python3-pip python3-wxgtk4.0 grub2-common

Arch

sudo pacman -Suy p7zip python-pip python-wxpython

Fedora (tested on: Fedora Workstation 33)

sudo dnf install git p7zip p7zip-plugins python3-pip python3-wxpython4

Install WoeUSB-ng

git clone https://github.com/WoeUSB/WoeUSB-ng.git
cd WoeUSB-ng
sudo pip3 install .

Installation from source code locally or in virtual environment

git clone https://github.com/WoeUSB/WoeUSB-ng.git
cd WoeUSB-ng
git apply development.patch
sudo pip3 install -e .

Please note that this will not create menu shortcut and you may need to run gui twice as it may want to adjust policy.

Uninstalling

To remove WoeUSB-ng completely run (needed only when using installation from source code):

sudo pip3 uninstall WoeUSB-ng
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/WoeUSB-ng/icon.ico \
    /usr/share/applications/WoeUSB-ng.desktop \
    /usr/local/bin/woeusbgui
sudo rmdir /usr/share/icons/WoeUSB-ng/

License

WoeUSB-ng is distributed under the GPL license.

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