How to create a windows 10 bootable usb from iso on macOS?

Amarya Williams 31 Reputation points

I'm a computer novice and i wanna reinstall my windows 10 for my HP laptop since it was crashed, but i have a macbook pro, so I was wonder if it's possible to create a windows 10 bootable installer USB on macOS without terminal?

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  1. BenHarries-6156 96 Reputation points

    I managed to create several bootable Windows 10 USBs on Mac (Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur) in recent years. Here are my thoughts.
    If you are using a newer Windows 10 ISO (after version 201809), then UUByte ISO Editor is the best app for creating a bootable USB on Mac. It automatically splits the large ISO file into small parts so the Windows installation files can be sit on a FAT32 partition, which is the only working file system supported by Mac for Windows install. Also, this app works on latest Ventura and M1 Mac as just tested it on a M1 MacBook Air with macOS Ventura 13.2.

    Here is a nice tutorial for creating bootable USB on Mac:

    uubyte iso editor mac ventura

    If you are using an old version of Windows 10 ISO, then Boot Camp Assistant can help you get this done easily. It is a built-in free app shipped with macOS by default. However, this feature is removed from Boot Camp app on macOS Big Sur. You can still use this app for creating bootable Windows USB on Catalina and Mojave as far as I know.

    p.s Balena Etcher does not support Windows OS. You will receive a warning message when trying to import Windows 10 ISO into the program and it recommends other tools instead for burning Windows ISO.

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  1. Simon Jäggi 106 Reputation points

    As long as you have the iso file, you can simply use something like balena etcher to create a bootable usb stick:

    If you don't have the file, you should be able to download it from here:

    Balena Etcher is pretty self explanatory, download it and you will be promted for an iso file and a usb stick.


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  2. Johnkiim 6 Reputation points

    Share the tools and methods I know:
    How about the boot camp Assistant? Although it does not work sometimes, as a multi-boot creation utility, it can create a Windows 10 bootable USB on your Mac.
    If you are good at CMD, it is possible to use CMD to create Windows 10 bootable USB on a Mac in a virtual machine. But if you are a computer novice or are not know much about CMD, please find another way.
    If you have installed Windows iSO files on your Mac, try UNetbottin, plug in the USB on Mac, and launch the Disk Utility option. Open the Windows .iso file in UNetbottin and burn it to the USB flash drive. Generally speaking, the task is OK completed in 15 minutes.
    Suppose you are not interested in the above software. I think UUbyte iSO Editor is enough. Just download and install this software on your Mac and run it. Next, you can burn iSO files to USB. The whole process won't take a long time. UUbyte iSO Editor is a good choice for computer novices. And can quickly complete tasks without any technical requirements.

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  3. S.Sengupta 7,601 Reputation points MVP
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  4. Docs 13,476 Reputation points

    For the fewest issues or problems with a bootable windows 10 iso the best option is to find a windows computer or ask a friend, neighbor, relative, or local computer store to make the iso on a computer with Windows.

    Find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB)


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