Recently I created with Ubuntu and the Linux dd Tool (Disk Dump) a bootable Windows 11 USB Stick. The aim was to install Windows 11 on a PC with a Samsung NVMe disk.
As I started the Windows 11 installation procedure no disk was shown by the Windows installer and I was asked to provide an appropriate storage/disk driver. I basically could not install Windows on the NVMe disk, no matter which drivers I provided.
I also changes several BIOS settings without success. No matter if I changed setting like “Secure Boot”, operating system type, “fast boot” and so on, I was not able to install Windows 11. I tried also to install Windows 10 but failed too.
After a long search with Google I could finally fix the issue on my PC.
I just created the USB Stick again, but not with dd (Disk Dump).
I installed the tool WoeUSB on my Ubuntu PC which is an Opensource tool and available for Linux. Then I installed the Windows ISO with WoeUSB on the USB Stick.
Please note that the step called “Installing GRUB bootloader for legacy PC booting support…” took me very long time – up to 25 minutes but the installation on the stick succeeded in my case.
That‘s it. After booting the Stick, the NVMe was recognized by the Windows installer and no driver was required. I could just modify the Partitions and Volumes and went on with the installation.