Burning disk images to FAT32 drive

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  1. skippymac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2010
    Hampshire, UK
    Hi Guys,

    I'm not entirely sure where to put this post but here seems as good as anywhere.

    I just built a new PC and I have a windows 8.1 iso image. I want to install this iso on the new PC but the only computer I have at the moment is my MBP.

    I've successfully burnt the ISO (as well as converted img and dmg files) to a usb drive, but it is always formatted as UDF.

    From what I understand I need a FAT formatted drive to boot my PC from.

    Either way it isn't booting, so on to my question.

    Is anyone aware of a way to burn a disk image in FAT32 format rather than UDF? Alternatively can I convert the drive afterwards without deleting the contents? (doubt it) Or should I just get a DVD/Ask a friend to create the drive for me?

    Otherwise do you think I could do this with linux?

    Thanks for your help :)
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    You can't burn the .ISO to a USB stick and expect it to boot.

    Either burn a physical DVD from the .ISO, or find a Windows PC/use a Virtual Machine and create a USB stick that way.

    You could create Windows 7 USB installers by formatting the USB stick as NTFS, making it bootable then extracting the contents of the ISO to the USB stick. Has to be NTFS.

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