Booting a WIN 10 iso from USB

Hello,
I am trying to install Windows 10 on my laptop and then dual boot it with Manjaro (uefi) which I am using currently. I downloaded the WIN10 iso from the official site and dd’d it on my usb. I think that I have GRUB (by default?) and while tinkering around all this I also tried using rEFInd… and other. Whatever I do, I can’t boot from the usb. Secure boot disabled, in BIOS the ‘CD/ROM/USB’ is first on the list, neither does refind or the boot options (F9) list this usb. I am desperate.

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sudo parted -l
Model: ATA HGST HTS545050A7 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   File system  Name     Flags
 1      1049kB  538MB  537MB  fat32        ESP      boot, esp
 2      538MB   500GB  500GB  ext4         primary


Model: Verbatim STORE N GO (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 62.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  62.0GB  62.0GB  udf
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test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
efi
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efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,3001,0003,0000,0002,2001,2002,2004
Boot0000* rEFInd Boot Manager	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi)
Boot0001* manjaro	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\manjaro\grubx64.efi)
Boot0002* EFI Hard Drive (HGST HTS545050A7E680)	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x13,0x0)/Sata(0,0,0)/HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)RC
Boot0003* rEFInd	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x1BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,3001,0003,0000,0002,2001,2002,2004
Boot0000* rEFInd Boot Manager	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi)
Boot0001* manjaro	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\manjaro\grubx64.efi)
Boot0002* EFI Hard Drive (HGST HTS545050A7E680)	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x13,0x0)/Sata(0,0,0)/HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)RC
Boot0003* rEFInd	HD(1,GPT,3338bf45-4929-47c9-b8aa-e5d83a287d65,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi)
Boot2001* EFI USB Device	RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM	RC
00000)/File(\EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi)
Boot2001* EFI USB Device	RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM	RC

os-prober
output nothing


inxi -Fazy
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.77-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 
  root=UUID=027871ce-15e4-4ac8-ac10-1c38675dfa9a rw quiet udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.3 tk: Gtk 3.24.23 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: Compaq 15 Notebook PC 
  v: 096C110000405F00050660180 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2213 v: 57.46 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde 
  v: F.31 date: 10/23/2014 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 25.5 Wh condition: 25.5/41.4 Wh (61%) volts: 16.7/14.8 
  model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Pentium N3540 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Silvermont family: 6 model-id: 37 (55) stepping: 8 microcode: 838 
  L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 17343 
  Speed: 500 MHz min/max: 500/2666 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 527 2: 559 3: 500 
  4: 500 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0f31 
  Device-2: Realtek HP Truevision HD integrated webcam type: USB 
  driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-4:4 chip ID: 0bda:5776 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
  s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 99 size: 350x190mm (13.8x7.5") 
  diag: 398mm (15.7") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (BYT) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.2.2 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0f04 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.77-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: 2000 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:b723 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 1000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 523.53 GiB used: 154.46 GiB (29.5%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E680 
  size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: AH10 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO size: 57.77 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: PMAP 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 465.26 GiB size: 456.96 GiB (98.22%) 
  used: 154.45 GiB (33.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 50 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 3.73 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  file: /swapfile 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: 43.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 204 Uptime: 37m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 1.33 GiB (17.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1468 pacman: 1453 
  lib: 430 flatpak: 0 snap: 15 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: xfce4-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.08 

I might have messed up, but you be the judge.

Hi, how did you burn the WIndows iso to the USB Pen?
You could use WoeUSB to create the Windows ISO on linux, you can install it from the Manjaro Pamac Software GUI.

  • About Windows/Linux dual boot, it’s better to install windows first and left an empty partition so after you can install Linux. Manjaro Grub recognizes Windows, but Microsoft Windows don’t respect other OSs installed, Microsoft likes to remove alternative OSs…

I used dd and gparted (ntfs)
sudo dd bs=4M if=/path.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress oflag=sync

I believe DD direct ISO burn is not compatible with WIndows Install. Try WoeUSB and then give your feedback here so others can see the light :wink:

WoeUSB did its job, but still booting straight into Manjaro. Going to try the guide that @chomsky posted, although I think I did what is mentioned in it.

Once you made a bootable windows USB it goes without saying that you need to go into boot options of your BIOS and select the USB. Or have I misunderstood?

After you made a USB Windows Pen Drive with WoeUSB, you have to shutdown and boot the computer from USB, that’s a manual process, it differs by computer brand,for example normally on HPs you immediately press the ESC key and then F9 so the computer shows a list of bootable devices. Permanent bootable order,for example 1º Check USB for bootable devices, 2º Internal Disk for Boot OS etc, can be defined in BIOS/UEFI, that’s also a manual process.

This won’t work …

Only viable method is using WoeUSB or the manual method already linked

ventoy is best multiboot tool. work good with both linux and windows iso files.