In this feature, I will show you how to create a Windows 10 USB bootable on Mac using UNetbootin. If you own a Mac and still want to run Windows on your computer, you will need to build a Windows 10 USB bootable drive. You can use your Pc, even if Mac OS is running to make it. It can also be useful if you want to install Windows on a new PC that you have installed, or if you have removed the hard drive on your PC and need to reinstall Windows 10. There are a number of other reasons why you might need to create a Windows 10 USB bootable.
However, after upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15, you may find that Boot Camp Assistant is no longer supported and thus creating a bootable USB turns out to be a little bit challenging. If you’re still using macOS High Sierra 10.13 or Sierra 10.12, you can use Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows 10 bootable USB on Mac.
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Create Windows 10 Bootable USB on Mac Using UNetbottin
To create Windows 10 bootable USB on macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina using Boot Camp Assistant isn’t supported anymore. But the easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable USB is using third-party software like UNetbottin.
UNetbootin is a free, open-source utility that allows you to create bootable USB drives on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
The application is cross-platform and is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux.ISO file.
However, If you’ve downloaded the Windows 10 ISO image and also you will need a USB drive (with a capacity of 16GB as a minimum recommendation). here is how you can do it on Mac using UNetbootin.
Step 1. Insert your USB drive into your Mac. Open Disk Utility and select your USB drive on the left. Click on the info button and write down the device name.
Step 2. Download the UNetbottin utility.
Step 3. After downloading the UNetbootin utility, launch the software.
Step 4. Choose the “Diskimage” button and then click on the “…” button to select the Windows 10 ISO file that you have downloaded.
Step 5. After locating your Windows 10 ISO file, click on Open.
Step 6. Choose Type as USB Drive and select the device name of your USB drive (You might have seen it before, so refer to that). Click OK to start.
This process takes several minutes or longer, depending on the size of your selected ISO image.
How to Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB on Mac High Sierra
If you’re using macOS 10.13 High Sierra, you can easily create Windows 10 bootable USB using Boot Camp Assistant. In order to create a bootable USB using Boot Camp, you will require a USB that has 16GB of storage, or more. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1. Insert a USB drive into your Mac.
Step 2. Open Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac.
Step 4. Click Continue and then Ok.
Step 3. Check the box for “create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” and uncheck the “Install Windows 7 or later version” option. Then click on Continue.
Step 4. Bootcamp will locate the downloaded iso file automatically however if it is not found, you can use the “choose” button to locate it manually and then click Continue.
Step 5. Click on Continue.
Step 6. Wait until the USB is formatted and set up to become a bootable drive.
Step 7. Once the process has been completed by the Bootcamp Assistant, the USB will have been renamed. You can now quit Bootcamp and then Eject the USB to safely remove it.
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These were the methods to create Windows 10 bootable USB on Mac. If you’re using macOS Mojave or macOS Catalina then create Windows 10 bootable USB with UNetbootin and if you use macOS High Sierra on below then Boot Camp Assistant will be the the ideal way for creating Windows 10 bootable USB and be sure that you backup any important data on your USB drive, as the procedure of creating bootable USB will delete everything on it.