How to create a bootable Windows USB drive on Mac

This article goes over how to create a bootable Windows USB stick on macOS.

Requirements

You’ll need a(n):

  • USB flash/stick drive with at least 5GB of space

Create Bootable USB

Write the Windows ISO file to the USB stick with Apple’s Boot Camp Assistant:

  1. Insert the USB stick to your computer or laptop
Create a Windows 10 or later install disk with Boot Camp Assistant
Create a Windows 10 or later install disk with Boot Camp Assistant

4. Ensure the Windows ISO image and destination USB drive are correct before clicking Continue

Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation with Boot Camp Assistant
Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation with Boot Camp Assistant

Warning: Backup the files on the USB because the data will be lost after the drive is formatted.

5. Once it’s done, eject the external drive and install Windows from the USB flash drive