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  1. Have a look here: http://labalec.fr/erwan/?cat=28
  2. PXE wimboot of Win10PE Or Win8.1SE boot.wim from Network http://reboot.pro/topic/19015-boot-mini-windows-vhd-from-network-via-ipxe/page-2#entry182393 File wimboot.ipxe in Tiny PXE Server for PXE wimboot of Win10PE Or Win8.1SE boot.wim file #!ipxe set boot-url http://${dhcp-server} kernel ${boot-url}/wimboot initrd ${boot-url}/bootmgr.exe bootmgr.exe initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/bcd bcd initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segmono_boot.ttf segmono_boot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf segoe_slboot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segoen_slboot.ttf segoen_slboot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf wgl4_boot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi initrd ${boot-url}/sources/boot.wim boot.wim imgstat boot How to make Win10PE x64 boot.wim file is described here. Download Tiny PXE Server I copied folders Boot and sources from Win10PE_SE_2016-04-08\ISO\TargetImage\WIM folder to pxesrv\files folder and added file bootmgr.exe and file wimboot.ipxe to pxesrv\files folder. F12 hotkey can be used for PXE boot when LAN PXE Boot ROM is enabled in BIOS F8 hotkey can be used to select PXE boot in BIOS Boot Menu. After booting with Win10PE from Network you can use WinNTSetup with Win10 ISO file for Install of Windows 10. In WinNTSetup use R-mouse to mount Win10x64 Setup ISO file as virtual DVD-drive and then select (again) install.esd or install.wim in folder sources. Select your (hidden) internal FAT32 drive Z: as UEFI Boot Drive or select your FAT32 USB-Stick as UEFI Boot Drive. PXE Server ==> Win10PE x64 Client ==>
  3. Win10PE has much better driver support for modern hardware. Can you try to make and use Win10PE as described here ==
  4. Hallo Chris,
    wofadk.sys driver is added to Win10PE, but it is giving in bootmgr menu already a problem for booting with boot.wim
    I solved the problem by returning to Win10PE_SE_2015-11-26.zip package so that wofadk.sys driver is not added to windows\system32\drivers

    It is a pleasure to use Win10PE and I have added AOMEI Backupper Professional and Partition Assistant Professional.


    W10PE-2016-04-01_191743.png 

    Cheers, Wim

  5. After the introduction of Windows 8 in september 2012, then new computers with Windows 8 or 10 are characterized by having a GPT partitioned harddisk booting in UEFI secure mode through efi folder on hidden FAT32 boot drive. In case of UEFI then Install of Windows 10 requires on most hardware a GPT partioned harddisk e.g. as partioned by Setup in Unused space when USB-stick is used as made by Media Creation Tool. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 This procedure is the standard for Install of Windows 10 x64 on Unpartioned harddisk and creates GPT efi + windows partition for booting in UEFI mode. In case of existing GPT partioned harddisk having FAT32 EFI Boot Drive and NTFS Installation Drive, then WinNTSetup can be used in WinPE environment to prepare the Boot and Installation Drives for Install of Windows 10 x64 as described here. Windows Disk Management and e.g. AOMEI Partition Assistant can NOT be used to create efi GPT partition and in that case Setup of Windows 10 will fail. DiskPart is really needed to make efi partition having the proper Partition type GUID. UEFI booting of a MBR partioned harddisk for Win10 x64 installed to partition is possible only on some hardware. In that case it is possible to Install Windows 10 x64 on MBR harddisk with FAT32 Boot Drive and NTFS Installation partition. MBR-FAT32 USB-Stick with WinPE WIM files can always boot in UEFI and BIOS mode and GPT is NOT needed. MBR portable SSD or USB-harddisk with WinPE WIM on FAT32 and VHD files on NTFS partition can always boot in UEFI and BIOS mode and GPT is NOT needed. UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe are used to prepare such drives http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 Another example is the Media Creation Tool of Microsoft that creates MBR-FAT32 USB-stick for Install or Repair of UEFI or BIOS computer. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 How to prepare UEFI/MBR portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe for booting WIM and VHD files in UEFI or BIOS mode rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create three partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe. rem == Adjust disk number and partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == select disk 5 clean rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting ======== create partition primary size=20000 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Windows partition NTFS 100 GB - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ======== create partition primary size=100000 format quick fs=ntfs label="U-SYSTEM" assign rem == 3. Data partition NTFS - 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt rem == More Info on UEFI_MULTI.exe is here http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 BIOS mode booting is NOT compatible with GPT partitioning. For BIOS mode booting the Boot folder must be located on FAT32 (or NTFS) partition of MBR partitioned harddisk or USB-stick. XP and Win7 are not compatible with GPT partitioning and are not compatible with UEFI boot mode. XP has no access to GPT partitions and Win7 has access (read/write) to GPT partitions. Win7 VHD's can NOT boot when located on GPT partitions and Win7 is not compatible with UEFI boot mode. XP and Win7 VHD's can boot in BIOS mode (= CSM mode), when located on NTFS partition of MBR partitioned harddisk. Preparing W10x64P.vhd in WinNTSetup UEFI booting W10x64P.vhd from MBR USB MultiBoot Portable USB-harddisk with WinPE WIM and VHD ============================================================================================
  6. Thanks for restoring permissions. Unlock option is now available and I can Add posts to a Locked topic. Also Editing existing posts is now possible and I fixed the Code Boxes by replacing the correct code.
  7. No. The problem is illustrated here with a ScreenCapture of my old existing post: which should read as illustrated by adding in this post new Code Box (use <> option) as: rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create three partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe. rem == Adjust disk number and partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == select disk 5 clean rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting ======== create partition primary size=20000 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Windows partition NTFS 100 GB - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ======== create partition primary size=100000 format quick fs=ntfs label="U-SYSTEM" assign rem == 3. Data partition NTFS - 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt rem ==
  8. Unlock of a topic is no longer available for MSFN Forum Developers. In Code boxes the Returns are missing so that all the code is one sentence. Have a look here .... Posts are reformatted with double spacing ........ This forum update is a quite a pain ..... Editing posts existing before the forum update is impossible (text for editing is NOT available)
  9. What is the size of your USB-stick ? What is the Windows version that you are using ? UFD_FORMAT - http://reboot.pro/topic/19140-ufd-format/ In Win 7/8 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot Could it be that this requirement was not fulfilled ? For UEFI Boot support then Windows 8x64 or 10x64 is needed as operating system FAT32 has size limit of 32 GB for Windows Format - If the size of your USB-stick is more than 32 GB, then you can try to Format with 2nd Partition checkbox selected and use 50% for 2nd partition. Alternatively you can try RMPrepUSB with settings as shown http://www.rmprepusb.com/ Or you can try Rufus-2.7 http://rufus.akeo.ie/with settings as shown using UEFI:NTFS
  10. What is the size of your ISO ? Profiling was used in Make_PE3 to Reduce Size and you can also make a Minimal Version. The MIN Version 7pe_x86_X.iso has size of 180 MB which should work to boot your old low ram machines. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/143529-make-pe3-program-to-create-portable-windows-7-pe/ If you have sufficient RAM then Win8.1SE or Win10PE are the best WinPE, which can boot modern machines in UEFI or BIOS mode. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/121446-install-from-usb-after-booting-with-pe/page-2#entry1117324
  11. The error is an indicator that you try to boot XP in a wrong way, since winload.exe is not a file of XP (it is NOT there). XP is booting through ntldr and boot.ini file, whereas later Windows versions 7/8/10 are booting through bootmgr menu and using file winload.exe Could it be that you are booting through bootmgr on hidden active partition, whereas boot drive and installation drive for install of XP as selected in WinNTSetup are the same and not being set active ? After booting with WinPE from USB, then you can inspect the drives and set the drive with ntldr where XP is to be installed as active partition. If you try to boot with bootmgr menu, then you can add Grub4dos boot option to your menu by using UEFI_MULTI.exe Don't Add XP to Bootmgr Menu, since this will add the real ntldr to your boot drive, whereas you want to find ntldr (= renamed setupldr.bin) for install of XP. After booting in BIOS-mode first select Grub4dos , and then in Grub4dos menu select find and load NTLDR of Windows NT/2K/XP http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 More Info is here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/121446-install-from-usb-after-booting-with-pe/page-2#entry1117324 What is exactly your present boot configuration ? What is your boot drive and what is your system drive ? Where is file ntldr located needed for booting XP ? What is the drive that is set active for booting ? What is the partitioning of your drives ? XP needs MBR and is NOT compatible with GPT partitioning. Are you booting in BIOS-mode (needed) or in UEFI-mode (which does not work for XP) ? In case of booting from USB then USB 2.0 is required, since USB 3.0 will not work for XP. Give screenshot as shown of Windows Disk Management. UEFI boot of Win10 x64 showing Drives == XP installed on drive C: and Grub4dos booting from USB Drive D: ==
  12. After the introduction of Windows 8 in september 2012, then new computers with Windows 8 or 10 are characterized by having a GPT partitioned harddisk booting in UEFI secure mode through efi folder on hidden FAT32 boot drive. XP is not compatible with GPT partitioning and is not compatible with UEFI boot mode and XP drivers can be incompatible with modern hardware. XP has no access to GPT partitions and Win7 has access (read/write) to GPT partitions, but Win7 VHD's can NOT boot when located on GPT partitions and Win7 is not compatible with UEFI boot mode. Win7 VHD's can boot in BIOS mode (= CSM mode), when located on NTFS partition of MBR parttitioned harddisk. ============================================================================================ Install of Windows 10 from USB by using Media Creation Tool Download Media Creation Tool and use it to make USB-stick bootable in UEFI mode with Setup for Win10_x64. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 After booting from USB-stick you can Install Windows 10 x64. In case of UEFI then Install of Windows 10 requires on most hardware a GPT partioned harddisk e.g. as partioned by Setup in Unused space. This procedure is the standard for Install of Windows 10 x64 on Unpartioned harddisk and creates efi + windows partition for booting in UEFI mode. For reformatting a harddisk to GPT style see https://technet.microsoft.com/nl-nl/library/dn336946.aspx From inside Windows Setup, press Shift+F10 to open a command prompt window. In DiskPart it allows to list disk and select disk and to use commands clean and convert gpt After Install of Windows 10 Use portable RegistryBackup and create a schedule so that you always have a recent backup of all your registry settings. It is best to have your user data (Documents, Pictures) located on a separate partition, so that you can Restore your System without loosing Data. Use SyncBackFree to backup your data and make such backup on USB-harddisk so that you can keep it offline. Use AOMEI Backupper to make a System Backup that includes EFI + Windows partition, so that you can Restore the System after booting with Win10PE. Use ProduKey-x64 online Or in Win10PE use WinNTSetup x64 program menu Offline to Save your Product Keys from Windows. You need the Product Key to Activate Windows when you add an SSD and do a fresh install of Windows 10 on the new SSD. Use BOOTICEx64 to make a Backup of MBR/PBR BootSectors and of your PartitionTable, needed to repair your Harddisk in case of attack. PowerShell can be used to remove unwanted modern Apps in Windows 10. http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-remove-all-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/ The command shell:appsfolder presents a window with icons for all apps, so that you can make e.g. a desktop shortcut for Microsoft Edge browser. ============================================================================================ More Info on Partitioning Harddisk UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions are made by running in an admin command window a DiskPart script see here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898510(v=vs.85).aspx and here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825686.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table Windows Disk Management and e.g. AOMEI Partition Assistant can NOT be used to create efi GPT partition and in that case Setup of Windows 10 will fail. DiskPart is really needed to make efi partition having the proper Partition type GUID, as made e.g. by the code given below. rem == rem == CreaPartGPT-SSD-Disk0.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used in Win10PE with DiskPart to create two GPT partitions rem == for Install of Win10 x64 on a UEFI/GPT-based computer SSD harddisk rem == In DiskPart use list disk to find disk number and adjust partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == list disk select disk 0 clean convert gpt rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT 32 3000 MB ========================= rem == partition size is sufficient to hold EFI Boot files and Win10PE Boot Image file w10x64.wim create partition efi size=3000 format quick fs=fat32 label="SSD_EFI" assign rem == 2. Windows 10 x64 partition NTFS ======================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="SSD_W10" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898510(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825686.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartGPT-SSD-Disk0.txt rem == == BIOS/MBR-based hard drive partitions are made by running in an admin command window a DiskPart script see here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx and here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx On some hardware Install of Win10 x64 is possible for UEFI booting on a MBR partioned harddisk with FAT32 Boot Drive and NTFS Installation partition. For UEFI booting a FAT32 Boot Drive is required, which can be an internal efi partition, but it can also be a FAT32 USB-stick as prepared by UFD_FORMAT.exe MBR-FAT32 booting of USB-Stick with WinPE WIM files and of portable USB-harddisk with WinPE WIM and VHD files is always possible in UEFI and BIOS mode. An example is the Media Creation Tool of Microsoft that creates MBR-FAT32 USB-stick for Install or Repair of UEFI or BIOS computer. How to prepare UEFI/MBR portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe for booting WIM and VHD files in UEFI or BIOS mode http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create three partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe. rem == In DiskPart use list disk to find disk number and adjust partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == list disk select disk 5 clean rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting ======== create partition primary size=20000 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Windows partition NTFS 100 GB - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ======== create partition primary size=100000 format quick fs=ntfs label="U-SYSTEM" assign rem == 3. Data partition NTFS - 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt rem == Win7 VHD's can NOT boot when located on GPT partitions and Win7 is not compatible with UEFI boot mode. Win7 VHD's can boot in BIOS mode (= CSM mode), when located on NTFS partition of MBR parttitioned harddisk. ============================================================================================ In case of existing GPT partioned harddisk having FAT32 EFI Boot Drive and NTFS Installation Drive, then WinNTSetup can be used in WinPE environment to prepare the Boot and Installation Drives for Install of Windows 10 x64 as described below. Install of Windows 7/8/10 from USB by using WinNTSetup in WinPE environment is described here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v386/ 1 - UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make USB-Stick bootable with Win10PE and Win8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 2 - Download Media Creation Tool and use it to make Win10_x64 ISO file that can be used for fresh install of Windows 10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 3 - After booting with WinPE from USB, then use WinNTSetup_x64.exe and Win10_x64 ISO file to prepare NTFS partition of internal harddisk selected as Installation drive for Install of Windows 10 x64. Use R-mouse to mount Win10x64 Setup ISO file as virtual DVD-drive and then select (again) install.esd or install.wim in folder sources. Select your (hidden) internal FAT32 drive Z: as UEFI Boot Drive or select your FAT32 USB-Stick as UEFI Boot Drive. 4. After reboot then in Setup of Windows 10 use Skip when Product Key is asked for. You don't need a key since Microsoft recognizes legal hardware for install of Windows 10 x64 and will auto activate. Install on new hardware e.g. after adding SSD, requires to fill in Product Key for activation of Windows 10. ============================================================================================ Win10PE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1336.0 My Settings (used for making Win10PE and similar for Win8.1SE) Download Win10PE_SE_2016-04-08.zip from http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1336.0 Download Win10_1511_2_English_x64.iso from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench After mounting ISO as ImDisk then Copy content of CD-drive to HD folder W10_1511_2_x64 (used in builder as Source dir) You need once to use Utils > WimExtract to extract the wim files from sources in HD folder W10_1511_2_x64 In WinBuilder Add and Change Settings as follows: Build CdDrive - X: - Y: Select Run ALL programs from RAM so that everything is in the wim file used for booting from USB Added Components - MSVisual C++ From Yomi/AppY/HD Tasks in http://yomi.cwcodes.net/ use R-mouse to Save as 3 extra winbuilder scripts for \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\HD Tasks\Imaging\AOMEI_Backupper_Professional.Script \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\HD Tasks\Partition\AOMEI_Partition_Assistant_Professional.script \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\Supplementary\Graphics\FS_Capture_KYHI.Script Apps Portable - Portable Search PStart - Uncheck Load at Startup (since launching manually is preferred) Apps System Tools Windows Setup - WinNTSetup3 - Use my WinNTSetup files and add latest version In Workbench generated files: \Workbench\Common\Aomei Backupper\ABPro.exe \Workbench\Common\Aomei Partition Assistant\PAssist_Pro.exe \Workbench\Common\WinNTSetup3\Files Use Apps > System Tools > Windows Setup > WinNTSetup > Open Folder and then Add Downloaded Files and Run once WinNTSetup_x64.exe UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make FAT32 USB-Stick or MBR-FAT32 drive bootable with 10PE and 8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 For BootMenuPolicy we use setting Legacy and for WinPE WIM we need LoadOptionsString with value DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS In AOMEI Backupper Professional it is needed for UEFI booting of GPT-disks to use a Full System Backup and System Restore, so that EFI + Windows partition can be Restored together, since Restore of only Windows partition C will give EFI Boot failure. BOOTICE professional mode can be used to repair such boot failure by changing in EFI BCD the <UnknownDevice> BootPart to Windows Drive C: ============================================================================================ Win8.1SE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=774.0 It is very good and allows also to use TeamViewer == ============================================================================================ UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make USB-Stick bootable with 10PE and 8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 To download a package of all NirSoft utilities (Updated every week), go to this Web page. Use ProduKey-x64 online Or in Win10PE use WinNTSetup x64 program menu Offline to Save your Product Keys from Windows. You need the Product Key to Activate Windows when you add an SSD and do a fresh install of Windows 10 on the new SSD. After booting with Win8.1SE x64 or Win10PE x64, then one can use WinNTSetup_x64.exe to read the Product Keys and to Reset Password of the selected Offline Windows User Account. After booting from USB with WinPE then in WinNTSetup use upper left program menu and select Offline Windows. ============================================================================================ XP can be used on some UEFI computers by booting in BIOS mode with grub4dos from FAT32 USB-stick and using XP installed on NTFS partition or in VHD located on NTFS partition of second internal MBR patitioned harddisk. WARNING: XP drivers can be incompatible with recent hardware and then give BSOD Install of XP in VHD on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk and booting with Grub4dos from FAT32 USB-stick First Prepare XP Setup ISO file with integrated DriverPacks as described in How to prepare XP Setup Source ? http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 and Copy XP Setup ISO file to the root of NTFS drive of internal MBR-harddisk of your computer. More Info see VHD_XP_Setup - Install XP in VHD - http://reboot.pro/topic/18547-vhd-xp-setup-install-xp-in-vhd/ Procedure for Install of XP in VHD 0. Download and Run VHD_XP_Setup.exe and Extract to simple path on internal Harddisk - gives folder VHD_XP_Setup In Win 7/8/10 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot 1. Use imdiskinst.exe to Install ImDisk driver (if not present already) - Imdisk is used to mount VHD and HDD Image files in a virtual drive 2. First use UFD_FORMAT.exe to make FAT32 USB-Stick bootable with Grub4dos Menu and that can be used as Target Boot Drive - Then Run VHD_XP_Create.exe to create XPSRC1.vhd on NTFS partition of MBR harddisk and to make Grub4dos Boot Menu on FAT32 USB-Stick for Install of XP in VHD - Select FAT32 USB-stick as Boot Drive and NTFS partition of MBR harddisk as System Drive and select XP Setup ISO file located in root of MBR NTFS Harddisk Drive 3. Reboot and in Grub4dos menu select Start XP Setup on XPSRC1.vhd - WinVBlock driver - After booting (blue) then in Partition Selection menu of XP Setup, you must scroll down and select Drive C: [XPSRC1-VHD] as drive for Install of XP - XPSRC1.vhd has already NTFS compressed format, so you should NOT format at Setup, just keep settings - Format XPSRC1.img inside XP Setup cannot be used, it results in corrupt message 4. After Reboot select Continue XP Setup and then Reboot to Start XP from Image XPSRC1.vhd ============================================================================================ Install of XP on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk and booting with Grub4dos from FAT32 USB-stick 1. Use UFD_FORMAT and UEFI_MULTI.exe to create FAT32 USB-stick bootable with WinPE from Bootmanager Menu 2. After booting with WinPE from USB then use WinNTSetup to Install XP on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk In WinNTSetup use R-mouse to select XP ISO file and select as Boot Drive and as Installation Drive the same NTFS partition of MBR harddisk 3. After booting (3x) in BIOS-mode from USB-stick, first in Bootmanager Menu select Grub4dos, and then in Grub4dos Menu select find and load NTLDR of Windows NT/2K/XP http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 In UEFI_MULTI don't Add XP to Bootmgr Menu, since this will add the real ntldr to your FAT32 USB boot drive, whereas you want to find ntldr (= renamed setupldr.bin) for install of XP located on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk. ==
  13. After the introduction of Windows 8 in september 2012, then new computers with Windows 8 or 10 are characterized by having a GPT partitioned harddisk booting in UEFI secure mode through efi folder on hidden FAT32 boot drive. XP is not compatible with GPT partitioning and is not compatible with UEFI boot mode. XP can be used on such computers by booting in BIOS mode with grub4dos from FAT32 USB-stick and using XP installed in VHD located on NTFS partition of second internal MBR patitioned harddisk. Install of XP in VHD is described here http://reboot.pro/topic/18547-vhd-xp-setup-install-xp-in-vhd/ ============================================================================================ Install of Windows from USB by using WinNTSetup in WinPE environment is described here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v386/ UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make USB-Stick bootable with 10PE and 8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 More Info on how to make Win10PE and Win8.1SE wim files is found here ============================================================================================ Install of XP on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk and booting from FAT32 USB-stick 1. Use UFD_FORMAT and UEFI_MULTI.exe to create FAT32 USB-stick bootable with WinPE from Bootmanager Menu 2. After booting with WinPE from USB then use WinNTSetup to Install XP on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk In WinNTSetup use R-mouse to select XP ISO file and select as Boot Drive and as Installation Drive the same NTFS partition of MBR harddisk 3. After booting (3x) in BIOS-mode from USB-stick, first in Bootmanager Menu select Grub4dos, and then in Grub4dos Menu select find and load NTLDR of Windows NT/2K/XP http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 In UEFI_MULTI don't Add XP to Bootmgr Menu, since this will add the real ntldr to your FAT32 USB boot drive, whereas you want to find ntldr (= renamed setupldr.bin) for install of XP located on NTFS partition of internal MBR harddisk. ==
  14. Win10PE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1336.0 More details on building Win10PE boot.wim is given here ============================================================================================ Win8.1SE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=774.0 It is very good and allows also to use TeamViewer == ============================================================================================ UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make USB-Stick bootable with 10PE and 8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 Download Media Creation Tool and use it to make Win10_x64 ISO file that can be used for fresh install of Windows 10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 After booting with WinPE from USB, then use WinNTSetup_x64.exe and Win10_x64 ISO file to prepare internal harddisk drive for Install of Windows 10 x64 http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v386/ More Info: ==
  15. Win10PE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1336.0 My Settings (used for making Win10PE and similar for Win8.1SE) Download Win10PE_SE_2016-04-08.zip from http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1336.0 Download Win10_1511_2_English_x64.iso from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench After mounting ISO e.g. as ImDisk then Copy content of CD-drive to HD folder W10_1511_2_x64 (used in builder as Source dir) You need once to use Utils > WimExtract to extract the wim files from sources in HD folder W10_1511_2_x64 In WinBuilder Add and Change Settings as follows: Build CdDrive - X: - Y: Select Run ALL programs from RAM so that everything is in the wim file used for booting from USB Added Components - MSVisual C++ From Yomi/AppY/HD Tasks in http://yomi.cwcodes.net/ use R-mouse to Save as 3 extra winbuilder scripts for \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\HD Tasks\Imaging\AOMEI_Backupper_Professional.Script \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\HD Tasks\Partition\AOMEI_Partition_Assistant_Professional.script \Projects\Win10PESE\Apps\Supplementary\Graphics\FS_Capture_KYHI.Script Apps Portable - Portable Search PStart - Uncheck Load at Startup (since launching manually is preferred) Apps System Tools Windows Setup - WinNTSetup3 - Use my WinNTSetup files and add latest version In Workbench generated files: \Workbench\Common\Aomei Backupper\ABPro.exe \Workbench\Common\Aomei Partition Assistant\PAssist_Pro.exe \Workbench\Common\WinNTSetup3\Files Use Apps > System Tools > Windows Setup > WinNTSetup > Open Folder and then Add Downloaded Files and Run once WinNTSetup_x64.exe ============================================================================================ Win8.1SE is here http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=774.0 It is very good and allows also to use TeamViewer == ============================================================================================ UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe can be used to make FAT32 USB-Stick or MBR-FAT32 drive bootable with 10PE and 8.1SE wim files. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 For BootMenuPolicy we use setting Legacy and for WinPE WIM we need LoadOptionsString with value DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS In AOMEI Backupper Professional it is needed for UEFI booting of GPT-disks to use a Full System Backup and System Restore, so that EFI + Windows partition can be Restored together, since Restore of only Windows partition C will give EFI Boot failure. BOOTICE professional mode can be used to repair such boot failure by changing in EFI BCD the <UnknownDevice> BootPart to Windows Drive C: