How to Use WinBootMate on a PC or Mac

WinBootMate is a cross-platform utility that works on Windows PC and Mac. You can now use WinBootMate for creating a Windows bootable USB for installation or troubleshooting. If you are trying to install Windows 11 on an unsupported device, the bypass feature of WinBootMate will help. In our example, we will use the Mac version as example. The steps are the same for Windows version.

[Updates] You can now run WinBootMate on Windows 11/10/8/7 and macOS Sonoma (including Apple Silicon Mac).

How to Create a Windows Bootable USB with WinBootMate

Step 1 Download Windows ISO File

Please download a legit copy of Windows ISO first. You can download Windows 11 and Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft website. For old Windows versions, please download from reputable sites like CNET, Techspot or archive.org.

Step 2 Plug in a USB Drive and Open WinBootMate Software

Connect a USB flash drive (less than 64GB )to the computer and make sure you can see the USB name from Finder app sidebar. Now, open WinBootMate on your Mac from Launchpad. You will see the following screen:

WinBootMate Mac Home

Step 3 Import Windows ISO into WinBootMate

From the main screen, click the 'Browse' button to add Windows 11 ISO into the app. Next, click the little circle icon besides 'Create A Bootable USB' menu. You can see the USB name is listed as "/dev/disk2". Please remove other external disks from your Mac for safety concern. After that, give a name to the USB drive by filling the 'Volume Label' filed.

WinBootMate Mac Import ISO

Step 4Start Burning Windows ISO to USB

When all the settings are completed, please click the 'Burn' button at the bottom of the screen to start the bootable USB creation process. The USB drive will be formatted. Please make sure you have backed up the data in it. Next, input your Mac's login password to grant the permisson. After that, there is a process bar indicating the burning task. You need wait a couple of minutes before it is done.

WinBootMate Mac Burning ISO

Step 5Split Install.wim File (Optional)

For Windows 11 and Windows 10 ISO, the install.wim file is larger than 4GB and WinBootMate will cut the file into two small pieces so it can be copied to a USB drive with FAT32 partition. As a sidenote, Mac does not support writing to NTFS drive by default. When the spliting is finished, the whole ISO burning process is done. This will take additional 10 minutes on your Mac.

WinBootMate Mac Splitting install.wim

Step 6USB Burning Completed

When the USB burning task is completed successfully, you will receive a prompt for that at the end. Please eject the USB and use it to install Windows on a target device.

WinBootMate Mac USB Burning Successfully

How to Bypass Windows 11 System Requirements with WinBootMate

Unlike Windows 10, the system requirements of installing Windows 11 are much more complex than Windows 10. The target computer should have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, supported CPU and at least 8GB RAM. If your PC does not meet the requirements, the installation will be stopped.

WinBootMate Box

What Can WinBootMate Do:

  • Install Windows 11 without TPM or TPM 2.0.
  • Install Windows 11 without Secure Boot and UEFI.
  • Install Windows 11 on unsupported CPU.
  • Install Windows 11 without 8GB RAM.


Fortunately, WinBootMate has a native support for bypassing Windows 11 system requirements so you can install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. To do this, please check the option "Bypass Windows 11's Secure Boot, TPM and CPU" in WinBootMate. After that, WinBootMate will patch the imported Windows 11 ISO in order to remove the system restrictions. The rest of the steps are the same as creating bootable USB we shared in above.

WinBootMate Mac Patch Windows 11 ISO

If you have any questions about using WinBootMate app, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our tech support team will help you solve the problem for sure.