Fedora Media Writer Breaks USB Drive?

The Musing

I recently created a Fedora boot-able USB drive with Fedora Media Writer to install it on a computer. It worked great! Except that I couldn’t get Windows to recognize the USB drive, even if I use the FMW to reset the drive to drive to factory settings.

It appears it might be an issue with how the drive is set as boot-able. Even knowing that, I couldn’t fix it. I tried fdisk/gparted/windows disk utility and probably a few others.

The Fix

What I found that fixed it was the Rufus utility. The Rufus utility is also used to create boot-able install media, but you can choose to create a non-bootable disk, and this is what option I used to make Windows recognize my disk again.

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