Make bootable USB Mac on Windows 10/11

Make bootable USB Mac on Windows 10/11. How to CREATE USB / DVD install MacOS from Windows. Microsoft provides a simple tool to create a bootable USB on Windows, but Mac users don’t have any. However, if you want, you can still do it in the following way.
Whether you’re using a dual-boot Mac with Windows or setting up on a new computer, the best way to get Windows 10 is through a fresh install, not an upgrade. But first, you’ll need to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The process is a bit more complicated if you’re using a Mac and need to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB.

Make bootable USB Mac on Windows 10/11
Make bootable USB Mac on Windows 10/11

Things to do before you start

You will need to prepare the following conditions to create a bootable Windows 10 installer:
  • An empty 8GB or larger USB drive.
  • Make sure your MacBook is fully charged and have a charger ready when needed.
  • Windows 10 license to activate the operating system.
  • An active Internet connection, to download any required updates.

How to Make bootable USB Mac on Windows 10/11

The situation is old times using Windows. Today I picked up a Macbook Pro Mid-2010 intending to install MacOS on its own.
However, after 3 days of soaking, I still have not found a way to boot and install MacOS. I want to ask the following questions:
1. Macbook Pro Mid-2010, type with built-in DVD. Then can boot with USB?
2. Does the newly purchased hard drive need to be reformatted to install MacOS or not?

Because of the way I create a bootable USB as follows:
1. Format USB & convert to GPT.
2. Use TransMac to Restore DMG file.
3. When booting the device + hold down the Option key, but the USB option is not displayed.
4. Then I removed the USB stick for a few seconds, reattached it, and then appeared an orange USB icon called “OS X Base System 1”.

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– Use transmac format and then use win 32 disk image to write to usb
We recommend creating a virtual machine because it’s always standard – USB using USB 2.0 is the best

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The second method:

If you like to install Windows using USB on older machines that do not support USB, this article will guide you to “open the feature” allowing BootCamp to have more options to install Windows via USB on a Macbook Pro! No more wordy, let’s get started!

Prepare:
– The device has installed Xcode software, or similar text editing software.
– Windows .iso file (of course there must be ^^).
– 1 USB 8GB or more (Windows 8/10) and 4GB or higher (for Windows XP / 7).

Step 1: Open Finder and navigate to “Applications / Utilities” folder containing “Boot Camp Assistant.app”. Right click on “Boot Camp Assistant.app” select “Show Package Contents”.
Then a folder “contents” will appear, open it and you will see the file “Info.plist”.
Press ⌘Command + C and go to a certain folder (desktop, for example), press ⌘Command + V to paste it out. (The purpose of desktop cloning is because MacOS doesn’t allow you to edit apps right from the Applications folder.)

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Step 2: Get machine information.
At this step, all you need to do is get the “Model Identifier” and “Boot ROM Version” parameters.

You select the apple-shaped icon in the top left corner of the screen, the drop-down menu, select “About This Mac”, click on “More Info …”. Then, click on “System Report” will appear a window with a lot of information about your machine.
In the “Hardware Overview” section, find the line “Model Indentifier” and copy the parameters (my example is MacBookPro6,2). Find the line “Boot ROM Version”, copy the parameter (my example is MBP61.0057.B0F). Copy it to somewhere to take it out 😁
Close the machine parameter windows.

Step 3: Right click on “Info.plist” you have copied out. Select “Open with …”> “Others …”. Appears a window to choose the application to edit, choose “TextEditor”.

 

Now you find the card “DARequiredROMVersions”, add the parameter “Boot ROM Version” that you copied earlier.
Go to the tab “PreUSBBootSupportedModels” and add the parameter “Model Indentifier” you copied earlier.

For example:

My “Model Indentifier” is: “MacBookPro6,2”
My “Boot ROM Version” is “MBP61.0057.B0F”
then I fix the tags “DARequiredROMVersions” and “PreUSBBootSupportedModels” as follows:

Tag “PreUSBBootSupportedModels”

 

<key>PreUSBBootSupportedModels</key>
<array>
<string>MacBook7,1</string>
<string>MacBookAir3,2</string>
<string>MacBookPro8,3</string>
<string>MacPro5,1</string>
<string>Macmini4,1</string>
<string>iMac12,2</string>
<string>MacBookPro6,2</string>
</array>​


nad the tag “DARequiredROMVersions”:

 

<key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>
<array>
<string>IM41.0055.B08</string>
<string>IM42.0071.B03</string>
<string>IM51.0090.B03</string>
<string>IM52.0090.B03</string>
<string>IM61.0093.B01</string>
<string>MP11.005C.B04</string>
<string>MB11.0061.B03</string>
<string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>
<string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>
<string>MM11.0055.B08</string>
<string>MBP61.0057.B0F</string>
</array>​

 

 

Next, find the line containing “<key> PreUSBBootSupportedModels </key>” changed to “<key> USBBootSupportedModels </key>” (ie delete the word “Pre” in front of it).

After finishing editing, save.

Step 4: Copy the file “Info.plist” you have edited, overwrite the old “Info.plist” (contained in Boot Camp Assistant.app earlier).

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At this time, the system requires to enter the Administrator password, enter it and Enter is done.

Step 5: Open Terminal. And enter (as shown):

 

Then enter the Administrator password, press Enter is done!

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Open Boot Camp Assistant and enjoy! ^^
Good luck!

 

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With the options above, you can create a Windows 10/11 installation drive on your Mac in no time. But it’s obviously a pretty complicated process, so if you can, borrow someone’s Windows laptop to create a bootable USB drive running Windows 10/11, it’s a lot simpler.​
Hopefully this article would help you!
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