How can I make a bootable Windows installation USB on Mac OS X? After upgrading to macOS Mojave, 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. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create Windows 10 bootable USB from ISO on Mac, by using the Terminal or third-party software like UNetbottin.
To install Windows on a Mac using VirtualBox: Obtain Windows 10 disk image (see the How to Get Windows for Mac chapter). Download and install VirtualBox on your Mac. Launch VirtualBox and click the New button in the top-left corner. Choose a descriptive name of the virtual machine and select Windows 10 as the version. MacDrive 10 Pro gives you the power of Mac RAID on your Windows PC. With MacDrive 10 Pro, you can access Apple formatted RAID disks as well as RAID sets created with SoftRAID. You can also securely delete files and folders from your disk and easily create ISO images and mount sparse images.
Method 1: Create Windows 10 Bootable USB on Mac Using UNetbottin
UNetbootin is a free, open source utility that allows you to create bootable USB drives on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. If you’ve downloaded Windows 10 ISO image, here is how you can create a bootable Windows installer USB on Mac using UNetbootin.
Method 2: Create Windows 10 Bootable USB on Mac Using Terminal
Of course, if you prefer not to use third-party software, you can still use the excellent Terminal app, which is a little bit more involved, but no additional software needs to be installed. Follow these steps:
diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS 'WIN10' GPT disk#
hdiutil mount ~/Downloads/your_windows_10_image.iso
cp -rp /Volumes/ESD-ISO/* /Volumes/WIN10/
This command will take a while, and once it finishes, you can disconnect the mounted ISO with this command:
hdiutil unmount /Volumes/ESD-ISO
These should be the easiest ways to create a Windows 10 bootable USB from ISO on Mac, without using Boot Camp Assistant. No matter which method you prefer, be sure that you backup any important data on your USB drive, as the procedure of creating bootable USB will delete everything on it.