Make bootable USB drive for Win 10  

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    Make bootable USB drive for Win 10

    Task is simple: Making a bootable USB drive with Windows 10 Education - English - 1909 version

    The hardware I want to use is a Zenbook 14-UX433FA with Endless OS installed (seems a linux distro, never heard of it before)

    The PC I am working at right now is a Desktop with Ubuntu 18.04

    So thats the three things I need to work with. Win 10 Edu, Asus Laptop from an Ubuntu desktop. Check.

    I cant make it work though.

    What I have done:

    - Plug the USB drive into my desktop PC
    - Open GParted
    - Unmount the USB drive
    - Created Partition table with type GPT
    - Select NFTS as Filesystem
    - USB was formatted and partitioned correctly

    - Mounted the ISO I downloaded for the win 10 edu version 1909 with disk image mounter
    - Copied all the files inside the ISO into the freshly formatted USB drive by simply drag-and-drop

    More or less like described here: How to Easily Create Windows 10 Bootable USB on Ubuntu or Any Linux Distro

    Problem is the laptop does not recognize the flash drive as a bootable device.

    - Plugged it back into my main desktop pc
    - Opened GParted and set the flags on the partition to "boot"

    Still wasn't able to be recognized.

    Anyone an idea what to do? I am lost right now and no idea what to do.

    I'll check in a second if my main pc is at least able to recognize the USB as a bootable device.

    Any help appreciated

    EDIT: My main PC is perfectly able to detect the USB as bootable and I could have installed the windows version just fine.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Alright issue resolved. Don't use that method just like that I guess if you also happen to have a laptop like mine. I used Rufus on a windows machine and the USB that came out of it worked and I can install windows now. As for desktop it works as I tested on my main pc, just not for my ASUS laptop strangely. Oh well, use Rufus or Media Creation Tool or some other tool if you want to have a USB that not only supports Desktops but a wider range of machines I guess?!

    Solved for me anyways now....
      My Computer

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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Methods are detailed here:
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    Please mark thread as solved. Thanks.
      My Computers


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