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Thomas Gotwig
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Flash USB stick for Windows from MacOS ๐Ÿš€

This article will should you how to create a bootable USB stick for installing Windows 10 / 11 from MacOS, here you can find ISO images for Windows.

๐Ÿงน Format your USB stick to NTFS

Format your USB stick to Microsoft NTFS, to do so install ntfs-mac, this will install a ntfs driver for MacOS, now this format should be available for you inside of Disk Utility, erase the USB stick:

erase window from Disk Utility

๐Ÿ’ฟ Installing & opening unetbootin

Install unetbootin with brew:

brew install --cask unetbootin
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Open it and allow it through System Preferences / Security & Privacy:

Security & Privacy with Open Anyway button

For me unetbootin didn't recognize my usb device, but it worked by selecting it through the command line:

/Applications/unetbootin.app/Contents/MacOS/unetbootin installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/disk2s1
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Replace /dev/disk2s1 with yours, you can find it out by diskutil list:

/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *31.5 GB    disk2
   1:               Windows_NTFS WIN                     31.5 GB    disk2s1
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๐Ÿš€ Flash it!

Select your Windows ISO image and flash it ๐Ÿ™Œ

UNetbootin with ISO & USB stick selected

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