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Create bootable windows 7 usb drive on Macosx mojave


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 27, 2020
Hi there,

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive on Mac to re-install Win 7 iso on my pc. However, I think my pc does not recognize Exfat or other formats other than NTFS.

I tried using Unetbootin but couldn't boot it from my pc because the format Unetbooting was using was Exfat. I think my pc needs an UEFI boot.

Alternatively, I tried using terminal with this command:

But it converted the usb to UDF- universal disk format which does not get recognized by any system.

My bootcamp only shows the Win10 option.

Can you help please?

Last edited:

Nguyen Duc Hieu

macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Normally people just install directly windows to PC.
Here is the step
1. On the Mac: Burn the ISO file to a DVD.
2. On the PC: boot from the DVD you just burn and install windows from there. Follow instructions on the screen and you will have windows on you PC.
Or you can format the USB to NTFS with another app

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