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Cannot create bootable Win 8 usb using boot camp in OSX Yosemite

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Last Modified: 2015-07-05
I have created tons of usb bootable drives in the past. This time I am trying to dual boot my new macbook air using boot camp assistant.

When i my pc to create the bootable usb flash drive, I receive a message on the mac stating that the drive cant be read because its not FAT. Which makes sense because windows uses ntfs or fat32 in some cases.

Ive also used disk utility to erase/format the usb drive usint fat/ms-dos and created a single partition as well as left it blank.

Ive tried plenty of different methods and in all methods when I try to create a bootable usb disk using boot camp it stays stuck half way through the copying windows files... stage

i've let it finished which took about 4 hours. At the end if says it couldn't create the disk. I forgot the exact message. I am running this for the 100th time and will provide the exact message.

It seems like i am doing something wrong. Can anyone please advise if you have experience this issue trying to make the bootable usb win 8 iso?

thanks in advance
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