Thank you to Josh Beam for a very easy to do method of making a Windows10 bootable usb drive.
It'd been almost a decade since I've used Windows in any real way (aside from a steam gaming PC, which is still windows 7). I was asked recently to fix a HP Stream pc, that'd been completely demolished with malware. I had to wipe the whole thing, and start over. I downloaded a new windows10 image, and found I couldn't write it to a usb drive. I didn't have any DVDr anymore, because... WHY?! .. Apple says "use bootcamp assistant to create an image" only.. On High Sierra Bootcamp assistant will only write to the local hard drive. I couldn't get my Kali vm to image the ISO file either.
Turns out it's ridiculously simple, format the usb drive as something horrifically windows, then literally copy the files with /bin/cp to the drive. BOOM usb bootable drive.
Thank you Josh.
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