I realize the thread has gotten a little stale at this point, but it's Open Chat, so not a big deal, eh? Anyhoo, I've since learned two ways to burn a Win10 image to USB drive, so thought I'd post in case someone finds the thread by forum search.
Option 1 (Windows). Download Rufus
. The portable will be fine, or can use the installed version. Select the Windows ISO. Select target. Not much point using a flash drive larger than 8 GB. Use defaults for everything else. Click Start. When it's done, you're good to go. FYI, Rufus also can be used for burning Mint ISOs in Windows. So can Etcher, of course, but if you try to burn a Windows ISO with Etcher, it suggests you try Rufus.
Option 2 (Linux). Turns out the trick to burning the Windows ISO is simple: it needs a boot flag set. Credit to Techspot
. Now it's easy. With GParted, create a new partition table, msdos format (MBR). Again, not much point using a drive larger than 8 GB. Create a new partition; might as well use fat32 format (I did). Right-click and set boot
flag. Open File Manager; navigate to ISO file; right-click and Extract Here; copy contents to flash drive. Done. The extracted files can be deleted (they're dupes of the ISO).
By the way, I didn't have any luck with WoeUSB, but can't exclude the possibility I overlooked something. Did notice later it was flagging the Windows partition lba
(linear mode) rather than boot
, so maybe that was the problem. Meanwhile, Windows' Media Creation Tool works fine, but AFAICT won't burn an ISO already on hand. Instead, insists on downloading again, a 4 GB download.