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  1. There are better WinPE's with more drivers and support for UEFI booting now available. Go direct to new description including Win10 PE and Win8.1SE ============================================================================================= *** Make_PE3 Program to Create Portable Windows 7 PE *** Make_PE3 can be used in Windows 8/7/XP Multi-Boot environment Source can be fresh installed Win7 SP0 without Updates or Win7 DVD SP0 or SP1 - x86 or x64 versions AIK_Tools folder in Make_PE3 is the place where used tools as Dism.exe and imagex.exe and oscdimg.exe are collected. Without AIK you can use Make_PE3 to make in about 4 minutes 7pe_x86.iso from Winre.wim in Recovery folder and by using Dism.exe of Windows 7 Source Drive Thanks to tsetya for publishing this easy way to create Windows 7 PE http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11801 7pe_x86.iso = Win7 Recovery ISO with Windows 7 GUI , and made from Winre.wim or boot.wim and without AIK pe3_x86.iso = AIK Windows PE 3.0 with Windows 7 GUI , and made from winpe.wim by using AIK Portable Windows 7 PE is a bootable ISO with size of about 200 MB The Boot ISO files are made by adding to boot.wim about 700 files and some registry settings of Windows 7 Thanks to JFX for pioneering work on Win7PE_SE which is an important source of info for me http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10693 BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to install the ISO files as boot option in grub4dos Menu on HDD or USB Moreover, Make_USB.exe of U_XP_SET package can be used to create bootable USB-stick with Portable Windows 7 PE http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21883 Required for making pe3_x86.iso - AIK for Windows 7 - KB3AIK_EN.iso - Microsoft - Windows PE 3.0 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en Dism.exe of AIK must be version 6.1.7600.16385 (earlier version 7000 gives Errors) Known issue: Previous use of WimFltr v.1 by e.g. imagex version 6.0.6001 (e.g. for making BB-7PE or W7PEX) would result in reg load error when using Make_PE3 programs, but the program will detect and STOP before building 7 PE It means that when Make_PE3 has mounted boot.wim with Dism, that reg load of PE registry would fail. Solution: simply Reboot before using Make_PE3 programs to STOP WimFltr v.1 Portable 7 PE x86 has 4 Versions differing in size and functionality: - MIN and BS Explorer version are booting fast and meant for PC repair purpose (Device and Disk Management available) - Explorer version has Internet Explorer 8 and Themes and is meant for general purpose - Media version has Windows Media Player and DirectX and is meant for MultiMedia purpose It is required to extract Make_PE3.exe to the root of your drive - Download VLC Media Player for PStart menu from http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable Run VLCPortable_1.1.4.paf.exe Browse to your \Make_PE3\MULTI\PStart\Progs folder Install in your \Make_PE3\MULTI\PStart\Progs\VLCPortable folder Copy PStart folder and wallpaper.jpg and drv folder with drivers as normal from Make_PE3\MULTI to root of HDD or USB boot drive. Make_PE3_plugins Adding Programs before building the 7 PE ISO - The easiest way is to make use of plugins for Make_PE3 package. The Make_PE3_plugins.exe are selfextracting packages with addons, and containing files, registry and drivers for apps, and which contain Start Menu and Desktop icons and have similar folder structure as in Make_PE3 and as in 7 PE and Windows 7. Registry exported from Windows 7 or 7 PE can be used as reg files in the plugins, so that they can be made easily. The Export registry must be made suitable for import in the from PE3 loaded SYSTEM SOFTWARE and DEFAULT hive and have keys like [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SYSTEM\.......... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SOFTWARE\.......... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-USER\.......... In this way we can share and exchange easily plugins packages with addons. : As exemple you may download Make_PE3_plugins.exe for adding imaging software to Make_PE3 folder to build Portable 7 PE Run and Extract Make_PE3_plugins.exe in the same way as you did for Make_PE3.exe Guide with More Info: http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21883&st=35 http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/143529-mak...e-windows-7-pe/ Development and historical thread here: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10250 = User Interface of Make_PE3.cmd Batch Program to Create 7pe_x86.iso Boot Image = = = User Interface of Make_PE3.exe Program to Create 7pe_x86.iso Boot Image = = Portable Windows 7 PE - Wireless Internet with IE8 and working Audio = =
  2. Download UEFI_MULTI-85.zip from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqA1-Hg3ltssgbYna78xaVPrpcR2sA
  3. Go direct to new description including Windows 10 ================================================================================ Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive 0. Use BOOT_USB.exe to prepare USB or HDD drive for booting with Grub4dos Menu and using 7 PE Boot Image file - Info BOOT_USB - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24424 - Info Make_PE3 - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23931 1. Boot from USB or HDD with 7 PE loaded in RAMDISK - use Grub4dos Boot Menu and 7pe_x86_E.iso Boot Image file 2. Use R-mouse to Mount Windows Setup ISO in ImDisk virtual drive - If needed first Install ImDisk driver by running imdiskinst.exe (also available in makebt folder) 3. Quick Format TargetDrive - use NTFS FileSystem 4. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and prepare Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 Thanks to JFX - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v2/ 5. Reboot from Target Drive and Install XP or Windows 7 Instead of 7 PE you can use any other way of booting that allows you to Format and prepare your Target Drive. You might decide e.g. to boot with Portable Windows XP IMG or with Windows 7 VHD from USB In any case you can use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 See Tutorial file XP-W7-Setup.txt in IMG_XP\Help_Info folder Info IMG_XP - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23553 Download - End of Support The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing. Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB. Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain. Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2 As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity. ================================================================================ old approach with useful info left here for reference *** Install from USB AFTER Booting with PE *** Install from USB without Booting from USB by using U_XP_SET ================================================================================ 0. Introduction Install of XP from USB involves: Boot in 30 seconds with LiveXP Boot Image from RAMDISK loaded in few seconds from HD (preferred) or from USB in 5 minutes Run USB_XP_Setup.exe and select and Quick Format your Target Drive on which you want to Install XP Select your XP Setup Source folder and LiveXP Boot Image file and use GO to prepare Target Drive for Install of XP Reboot Computer from Target Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Proceed as usual with TXT-mode and Reboot for GUI-mode of Unattended XP Setup To perform the above requires some preparation: Prepare XP Setup Source Folder and Live XP Boot Image file as described in Tutorial in Sections 2 and 3 Use Make_USB.exe so that your USB-stick or USB-Harddisk contains XP Setup Source folder and U_XP_SET folder and LiveXP Boot Image file Run BOOT_IMG.exe to Install LiveXP Boot Image file as boot option on C-BootDrive of Harddisk For blank HDD you need to create first an Active Primary NTFS partition: Use Make_USB.exe to make USB-stick having XP Setup Source and being bootable with LiveXP Use BOOT_IMG.exe to make USB-stick also bootable with Parted Magic 4.6 (See Section 6) After booting from USB-stick with Parted Magic from GRUB4DOS menu, you can create Primary NTFS partition using GParted Reboot from USB-stick with LiveXP PE and Set Active the created Primary NTFS partition using Disk Management In LiveXP you must fix the MBR of your HDD using MBRFix.exe (in makebt folder), since Parted Magic will not create the required MBR bootcode to make drive bootable If your HDD is drive 0 then in cmd window opened at makebt folder run: MbrFix /drive 0 fixmbr Run USB_XP_Setup.exe to Quick Format TargetDrive and prepare HDD for Install of XP Reboot from HDD for Install of XP and continue as usual with TXT and GUI mode of XP Setup (change BIOS settings to boot from HDD if needed) ================================================================================ 1. Install of XP using USB_XP_Setup.exe The package U_XP_SET contains Folder USB_XP_Setup with 3 Programs, which you can Launch via PStart.exe Menu Make_USB.exe can Copy your XP Source to USB-Drive and can make it Bootable with LiveXP for Emergency BOOT_IMG.exe Copies WinBuilder LiveXP Boot Image file to C-Harddisk or USB-Drive and makes Entry for boot.ini Menu and GRUB4DOS menu.lst for Booting with LiveXP PE from RAMDISK. This is useful as Escape Boot Option in case Booting with Windows XP or XP Setup may fail, so that you can Repair your System or use Ghost for System Backup and System Restore. USB_XP_Setup.exe can make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive usually C: and will specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the FULL XP Source on partition 1 of USB-Stick. For all other cases of Install of XP e.g. from any Harddisk folder or Network Shared folder or from CD / DVD disk, then the XP Source is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive. Before you Start to Install XP: Prepare XP Source Folder and Live XP Boot Image File as described in Sections 2 and 3 Vista as OS requires to turn User Account Control OFF (only needed for the old Batch cmd Programs) Run the SFX SelfExtractor U_XP_SET.exe and use Extract to the Root of your Workstation Harddisk In this way you will get on your Local Harddisk the folder U_XP_SET with PStart.exe to launch the 3 Programs Copy Winbuilder\Workbench\Common\BootSDI\setupldr.bin and ramdisk.sys to USB_XP_Setup\makebt\srsp1 folder Run Make_USB.exe and Select and use as Target Drive a FAST USB-stick (e.g. Corsair Flash Voyager 4-8 GB) Use Format Stick button or HP Format Tool to format Target USB-stick with NTFS FileSystem (Fastest for FileCopy) Select your XP Source Folder and LiveXP Boot Image File and Enable Copy of U_XP_SET Folder to Make your USB-stick Run BOOT_IMG.exe to Copy WinBuilder LiveXP Boot Image file to C-BootDrive of Harddisk and make Entry for boot.ini Menu and GRUB4DOS menu.lst for Booting with LiveXP PE from RAMDISK. This is also useful as Escape Boot Option in case Booting with Windows XP or XP Setup may fail, so that you can Repair your System or use Ghost for System Backup and System Restore. The XP Setup Procedure for Fresh Install of XP: Connect USB-Stick having XP Source in partition 1 (Connect before Booting with LiveXP from HDD) or use any other XP Setup Source. Remove All Other USB-Drives like CardReaders and USB-Harddisks Reboot from C-Harddisk and Select to Boot from RAMDISK with LiveXP into PE Environment Run USB_XP_Setup.exe and Quick Format with NTFS your Selected Target Install-Drive usually C: Use GO to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Target Install-Drive. First give XP Setup Source Path and give LiveXP RAM BootSDI IMAGE File. So in case when XP Setup fails, you have LiveXP as Escape Boot Option available on your Fresh Formatted Install Drive. XP Source not on USB-stick is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive. If you Install on other than Active C-drive, then Use Disk Manager to Activate Install Drive Partition Reboot Computer from Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Proceed as usual with TXT-mode and GUI-mode of Unattended XP Setup In TXT-mode after FAST loading drivers the blue screen becomes black and then one needs to wait sufficiently until the blue screen with the Drive Partition List appears. Select the Install Partition usually C: and Auto proceed with FileCopy and Reboot for GUI-mode of XP Setup. WARNING Don't Delete the Install Partition, just Install on this previously in PE Quick Formatted NTFS Partition. Changing the Partitioning is a task which is done in LiveXP PE Environment with 7Tools Partition Manager 2005 of Paragon ( Preferred ) or Acronis Disk Director 10. The advantage of the present technique is that there are no changes needed in the BIOS Setting. Booting for XP Setup occurs all the time as normal from the C-Install Drive if you Install on C-Drive. Thus the USB-stick does not need to be bootable and it is not needed that the motherboard supports booting from USB. In the case of total computer disaster it can still be handy to boot with LiveXP from USB-drive. Another advantage is that you can use the FULL XP Source unchanged just as with Install from CD and the $OEM$ folder is recognised and the [unattended] section of winnt.sif file is used as normal. Moreover USB_XP_Setup.exe allows to Select from different XP Sources on USB-Drive to be used for XP Setup. Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder in XP Source Folder on USB-Drive http://driverpacks.net/downloads Install XP from USB AFTER booting with PE does not make use of WINNT32.EXE In fact the only thing I do is Create the XP BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT of only 12 MB on the Install Drive by parsing dosnet.inf and to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the FULL XPSOURCE. In this case the XP Setup Source Folder must be on USB-stick. For all other cases of Install of XP e.g. from any Harddisk folder or Network Shared folder or from CD / DVD disk, then the XP Source is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive. Thanks to ilko_t I have learned how to use SetupSourcePath and SetupSourceDevice to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the XP Source Folder, thus enabling Alternative location of Setup files when installing from HD media http://www.msfn.org/board/Alternative-loca...en-t119742.html ================================================================================ TXT-mode XP Setup Error in case of Install of XP with Setup Source on USB-stick TXT-mode Setup Memory/CD-Error means harddisk nr in SetupSourceDevice is incorrect Solution: - ReBoot with LiveXP Boot Image from RAMDISK, Run PStart and run again USB_XP_Setup.exe - Now Select Copy XP Setup Source Folder to Target Drive folder $WIN_NT$.~LS - Reboot Computer from Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Possible causes of TXT-mode Setup Memory/CD-Error are: - Change of Harddisk Numbering by BIOS due to Hardware Configuration Change on Reboot. Try to disconnect ZIP-drive, Cardreader or use different USB-port. - Change of Harddisk Numbering by BIOS due to connecting USB-drive AFTER Booting with PE or XP XP Setup may fail - due to XP Source Harddisk Number Change on Reboot In this case Reboot with LiveXP PE and USB-drive CONNECTED to Reset Harddisk Number Run USB_XP_SETUP.cmd again to get correct SetupSourceDevice in TXTSETUP.SIF - Inconsistent Harddisk Numbering by BIOS caused by Incompatible type of USB-stick - Intuix 8 GB - Old BIOS versions, where harddisk number of USB-Drive and Install Drive are Reversed in TXT-Mode and GUI-Mode You can Use Disk Manager Manually to determine Harddisk Numbers and use Notepad to correct harddisk nr and XP SOURCE Folder in TXTSETUP.SIF [setupData] SetupSourcePath = "\XPPRO\" SetupSourceDevice = \device\harddisk1\partition1 In this case change file %instdrive%\txtsetup.sif and %instdrive%\$WIN_NT$.~BT\txtsetup.sif ================================================================================ How to boot with LiveXP from Harddisk using extra option in boot.ini Menu was described by me in http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 Combining this technique with the possibility to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on C-Install-Drive by parsing dosnet.inf and to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF the XP Source location on USB-stick has resulted in this way of Install of XP from USB-stick AFTER booting with PE from C-Harddisk. In LiveXP you can Connect to Network Drive using PENetwork Manager with Path: \\ComputerName\ShareName User: ComputerName\UserName Pass: PassWord It might be necessary to switch off the Firewall of the Network computer. Network Shared Folders can also be used as Source folder in USB_XP_Setup.exe and Make_USB.exe For Install of XP in a folder e.g. WIN51 next to existing WINDOWS folder or for Repair Install you can use USB_XP_Setup.exe direct from HDD without booting first into PE Environment. Repair Install using USB_XP_Setup.exe XP Setup Source Folder can be on USB-stick or anywhere else. Connect USB-stick having XP Source in partition 1 Remove All Other USB-Drives like CardReaders and USB-Harddisks Reboot as NORMAL from C-Harddisk, so that BIOS Resets USB-drive number Run USB_XP_SETUP.exe to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive usually C: Repair Install is enabled by Disabling [unattended] Section using ; in C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\winnt.sif file Reboot Computer from Install Drive usually C: and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Select in TXT-mode Existing Windows for Repair and continue with GUI-mode of XP Setup ================================================================================ 2. XP-Source Preparation Take care that your XPSOURCE Folder is located on your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. Copy the Content of your Windows XP Setup CD to your XPSOURCE Folder on Harddisk Slipstream ServicePack SP3 First Manually in your XP-SP2 Source (don't use here nLite). http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/S...ice_Pack_3.html Siginet's RyanVM Integrator or nLite can then be used to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks in the XP-Source. Preferred is using RyanVM Integrator 1.6 - http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?download Or Alternatively use nLite to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks http://www.nliteos.com/ Windows XP UpdatePacks and Addons: http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/ http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack-sp2.html http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?addons http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/ Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive http://driverpacks.net/downloads For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems. It will be useful to Add also Chipset, CPU and LAN DriverPack, which are small so that the decompression at the beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup does NOT take to much time. Always first use RyanVM Integrator or nLite and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source. The program supplies a Customised presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks. When you don't use nLite, you can copy the supplied $OEM$ folder to your XP Source folder. Change $OEM$ folder to your needs for UserAccounts and Registry Tweaks and Adding Drivers. CMDLINES.TXT is used for making UserAccounts and install of Registry Tweaks at T-12 Info see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/ PnP Drivers specified in winnt.sif can be added to $OEM$\$1\Drivers http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/34/ TEXTMODE Drivers defined in winnt.sif and located in $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder of the XP Source can be used instead of using F6 floppy for MassStorage Drivers. The content of the $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder is copied by USB_XP_Setup.exe to XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT\$OEM$ See cdob and allanf in http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=180 Smart Driver Backup 2.12 of Jaque is very useful to Backup your drivers before install of XP. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=20555 The complete XP-Source can be copied by Make_USB.exe to USB-Drive. Computation of Estimated XP Folder Size is used to prevent USB-stick overflow and includes cmpnents + I386 + AMD64 + $OEM$ + OEM Folders. Excluding LANG and WIN98X Folders from Copy to USB is the Default Setting in Make_USB.exe Main Menu, which reduces the XP-Source on USB-Drive by 135 MB ================================================================================ 3. LiveXP Boot Image File Preparation Download LiveXP e.g. lx77rc2cxw.exe from folder Projects or lx77rc2cbw.exe from folder Portable http://amalux.winbuilder.net/ Run the downloaded exe and extract to simple path without spaces e.g. extract to root of your local harddisk. You can add a Ghost script (Ghost Plus!.script) which is very handy for System Backup and Restore. Copy file Ghost Plus!.script from http://amalux.winbuilder.net/index.php?dir=MyScripts/Backup/ to <WinBuilder>\Projects\LiveXP\Apps\System folder For making LiveXP Boot Image file you need original XP-SP2 or XP-SP3 Setup CD copied to folder in root of harddisk. Use simple name without spaces for XP Setup Source folder and Switch Off your Firewall and AntiVirus protection. The MassStorage DriverPack for support of SATA drives is automatically integrated in LiveXP made with WinBuilder. In case of WinBuilder Errors use Button Clean Temporary Files in Advance. On Success Save WinBuilder Settings with WB Manager useful later for Restore of Settings. Run WinBuilder to make in 15 min your LiveXP_WIM.ISO or LiveXP_RAM.ISO Boot Image file in folder <WinBuilder>\ISO Alternatively you may use BootSDI.img file made in folder <WinBuilder>\ISO\Ram\I386 ramdisk.sys and setupldr.bin of Windows Server 2003 SP1 must be in <WinBuilder>\Workbench\Common\BootSDI directory. Activate Finish > Create Image > Boot SDI and Run WinBuilder. You can Deactivate Emulation and Burn Image, since we don't need a CD for our purpose. IMG-type files can be changed afterwards more easily by simply mounting them in Virtual Drive with R-mouse using ImDisk or with VDK. Run makebt\Mount_IMG.cmd and Select to Mount your BootSDI.img file in a Virtual Drive using VDK Copy your add-ons to your Virtual Drive in which you mounted BootSDI.img file Use UnMount_IMG.cmd to Close the Virtual Drive and Save the Changes in your BootSDI.img file FileName of IMG or ISO files for loading into RAMDISK, like LiveXP BootSDI.img file, must be conform DOS 8.3 because otherwise in case of FAT or FAT32 Filesystem you would get Error 14 (File Not Found). Tutorial of amalux on how to create LiveXP Boot Image files using WinBuilder http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=4111 ================================================================================ 4. Install of Drivers and Programs Automatic Install of Drivers during XP Setup 1. Using 7-Zip Compressed DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive, which are decompressed by presetup.cmd at beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup. http://driverpacks.net/downloads For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems. First use RyanVM Integrator and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source. The program supplies a Customised presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks. 2. Using DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe to Install from C:\Drivers at T-9 of GUI XP Setup (just for the last Reboot). DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe made by kickarse http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=110783 At end of TXT-mode XP Setup the folder $OEM$\$1\Drivers is copied to C:\Drivers and $OEM$\$1\Install\DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe is copied to C:\Install When you don't use nLite, you can Copy the supplied USB_XP_Setup\$OEM$ folder to your XP Source folder. For Auto Use of DriverForge at T-9 you can place uncompressed drivers (or folders) in Drivers of $OEM$ and then Uncomment two rules by removing ; in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\w_sif\winnt.sif file (see below). You can also change driverforge.ini to your needs if you want to use drivers on a different location, or you may even use the compressed DriverPacks. [setupParams] UserExecute = "%SystemDrive%\INSTALL\SetupPar.cmd" Method 2 can be very fast because you can just use in Drivers your well known set of required drivers. The ATI Catalyst Control Center can be Installed separately with other Apps After Setup has completed. Smart Driver Backup 2.12 of Jaque is very useful to Backup your drivers before install of XP. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20555&st=69 ================================================================================ Install of Programs After XP Setup has finished It is handy to use the Office Integrator of Siginet and benners to Integrate Service Packs and HotPacks before installing Office. http://www.siginetsoftware.com/forum/ Download Office Integrator v1.1 Build 16 http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/inde...dons&id=213 The Folder usb_cfg_extra provides a script for Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI) - http://wpiw.net/ WPI is very handy for the Automatic Install of Programs after Install of XP from USB. Some Tweaks are done at best when XP Setup has completed e.g. the IE7_Tweaks and NoWallpaper So I combine these tweaks with the Install of Apps using WPI and launch WPI Manually AFTER logon and when the XP Desktop is ready. As example a config.js script is provided in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\usb_cfg_extra\INSTALL_PRGS_WPI\WPIScripts In WPI script there is the option to run SFC /purgecache which deletes the dll cache by deleting the files in Folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache This is a very simple way to reduce the WINDOWS Folder Size by 360 MB The Result is a XP WINDOWS Folder Size on Harddisk of only 900 MB inclusive all Updates. Install of XP from USB including Drivers with DriverForge and Post Install using WPI for the Apps is realised Now within 30 minutes using USB-stick with NTFS Format. ================================================================================ 5. Install Vista from USB Procedure for Install of Vista or Windows 7 from USB-stick Download and Extract U_XP_SET package making U_XP_SET folder on your Harddisk Launch PStart.exe in U_XP_SET folder Run BOOT_IMG.exe from PStart Menu to Install Windows PE 2.1 ISO as GRUB4DOS Boot Option in menu.lst Menu on Harddisk Boot Drive e.g. C:\ Reboot in 40 sec with Windows PE 2.1 ISO loaded by GRUB4DOS from HD into RAMDISK X: Run Vista Setup from folder on USB-stick by using e.g. Free Commander in PE 2.1 Environment Select and Format your Install Drive e.g. C:\ Proceed with Install of Vista from USB (Copy + Extract) Disconnect USB-stick precisely at First Reboot (just at the BIOS Beep when the screen is black). Without Removal there is 10 min Extra Install time. Proceed with Install of Vista - Totally in about 18 min The present approach is Install of Vista from USB without booting from USB. So you don't need BIOS USB Boot Support and you don't need to change BIOS Settings. Moreover, Vista Setup Source can be located in a folder on USB-stick so that it does not interfere with other Setup Sources like folders with Vista x64 or Windows 7 Setup Source. Thanks to jaclaz for Help with GRUB4DOS menu to boot with Windows PE 2.1 ISO file. Thanks to allanf for making WinBuilder Project to make Windows PE 2.1 ISO having GUI interface http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7053 Download WAIK 1.1 Vista SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en Booting in 40 sec with pe21.iso loaded by GRUB4DOS from HD into RAMDISK X: allows then to Launch Vista or Windows 7 Setup.exe from folder on USB-stick. http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=6800&st=37 Instead of Windows PE 2.1 we can also use VistaPE ISO, but booting with VistaPE will take several minutes. http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=51 ================================================================================ Windows PE 3.0 ISO Boot Image With PStart Menu for Portable Programs Universal PE Booting from RAMDISK for Rescue and Install of XP or Windows 7 ================================================================================ Making Windows PE 3.0 ISO using AIK for Windows 7 Requirements The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 WLAN HotFix file Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Installed Windows 7 to supply files to improve Windows PE 3.0 Program Make_PE3.cmd to make in 2 min your pe3.iso Boot Image in folder C:\winpe3_x86 Step 1. The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 Download KB3AIK_EN.iso from HERE Use ImgBurn or Nero to Burn the ISO Image on DVD Install Windows AIK according to: In case of Windows 7 Set User Account Control Off or use R-mouse Menu to Run as Administrator Run STARTCD.EXE from the AIK DVD In case of XP as OS - Install .NET Framework 2.0 In case of XP as OS - Install MSXML 6.0 Install Windows AIK Download WLAN HotFix from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972831 Extract the HotFix to get file Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Copy your HotFix file to folder WinPE_OCs made in Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86 folder. C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\WinPE_OCs\Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Step 2. Get Program Make_PE3.cmd to make pe3.iso Download - End of Support Run the SFX SelfExtractor Make_PE3.exe and use Extract to the Root of your Workstation Harddisk. The folder Make_PE3\PE3_mod contains file WIN7_Files.txt and 4 folders: PE3_add - Add your extra non-driver files in subfolder x86 structured as in Windows PE 3.0 PE3_reg - x86 subfolder contains 3 predefined Registry files with Windows 7 settings to improve the Registry of Windows PE 3.0 WIN7_add - Files needed from Installed Windows 7 are collected by the program in subfolder x86 WIN7_drivers - Add your Driver files e.g. for WLAN in folder x86 (recurse scanning allows subfolders with driver files) The actual filelist used by the program to get files is the generated WIN7_add_files.txt copy in folder WIN7_add\x86 In case of 64-bits Operating System then everywhere folder amd64 is used instead of x86 so that 64-bits can have its own list of files. For 64-bits Operating System you have to make similar registry files from your own Windows 7 Registry. Step 3. Run Make_PE3.cmd as Administrator to Create Windows PE 3.0 ISO pe3.iso of about 155 MB has been created in 2 minutes in folder C:\winpe3_x86 Working Directory Folder C:\winpe3_x86 is Created if it does not exist. File winpe.wim remains unchanged and is copied as file boot.wim to folder C:\winpe3_x86\ISO\sources The boot.wim file is mounted by imagex.exe in folder C:\winpe3_x86\mount Files from WIN7_add\x86 and PE3_add\x86 are added to mount by xcopy.exe, Packages and Drivers are added by Dism.exe The PE3 SYSTEM and SOFTWARE Registry files are improved with Windows 7 Settings using reg import Then imagex.exe will Unmount and Commit changes in boot.wim And finally oscdimg.exe will create the pe3.iso file in folder C:\winpe3_x86 Folders WIN7_add\x86 and AIK_Tools are generated and stay ready for future use. WARNING: In Windows 7 OS not using as Administrator results in Errors, because using imagex.exe reg.exe and dism.exe is Not allowed by User Account Control. If you made this mistake, you need before the next run to empty folder C:\winpe3_x86\mount Step 4. Install pe3.iso as GRUB4DOS boot option on HDD or USB Use BOOT_IMG.exe to Install pe3.iso of about 155 MB as GRUB4DOS boot option on HDD or USB Copy folder PStart or U_XP_SET to Root of HDD or USB drive to provide PStart Menu for portable programs. Download ppApps_Base!.exe from amalux for a nice collection of Portable Programs. http://amalux.winbuilder.net/index.php?dir=Portable%2F Add additional Portable Programs to folder Progs in folder PStart. Use PStart > Edit > Add file to modify PStart Menu. GRUB4DOS menu.lst entry title Boot pe3.iso - ISOfind --set-root --ignore-floppies /pe3.isomap /pe3.iso (0xff)map --hookroot (0xff)chainloader (0xff)/BOOTMGR Step 5. Reboot with pe3.iso from GRUB4DOS Menu on HDD or USB Boot with 155 MB pe3.iso in 30 sec from HDD or in 4 min from USB-stick. Use MultiRes from PStart PE3 System Menu to adjust the Screen Resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels Using ImDisk Install allows to use mounting e.g. XP Setup ISO in a in a Virtual Drive If desired, Run CmdHere to add Command Prompt Hereto the R-mouse context menu. Step 6. Install of XP or Windows 7 AFTER booting with pe3.iso If your XP Setup Source is an ISO file, then first install ImDisk driver so that you can mount the ISO in a virtual drive. Use PStart > Edit > Add file to select imdiskinst.exe from U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt folder and Run to install ImDisk driver. Then Launch Notepad from cmd window or from PStart Menu. In Notepad Select File > Open to get the FileSelector which can be used as File Browser for All Files. Then with R-mouse on the ISO file you can use the ImDisk context menu to mount the ISO in a Virtual Drive. If your Setup Source is a folder on HDD or USB or a CD/DVD drive then you don't need to use ImDisk. Launch USB_XP_Setup.exe from PStart Menu to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP. Info USB_XP_Setup.exe of U_XP_SET package http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21883 Launch NT6.X fast installer from PStart Menu to prepare your Target drive for Install of Windows 7. Info NT6.X fast installer of fujianabc http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10126 Mounting XPSETUP.ISO in ImDisk Virtual Drive = = Windows PE 3.0 with PStart Menu for Portable Programs and having Browse for Folder Support = = Windows PE 3.0 with Partition Manager and Internet - Opera Portable and PENetwork.exe = = Windows PE 3.0 with PStart Menu for PE3 System and for Portable Programs = = ================================================================================ 6. MultiBoot USB-drives prepared with Make_USB.exe CD / DVD Content can be copied unchanged to Root of USB-stick by using the Add Extra Content Selector. This allows to use a well-tuned CD / DVD as Setup Source including Apps for Install of XP from USB. In this case you must Uncheck the Copy Checkbox of XP Setup Source Folder Selection so that this XP Source Selection is only used to have access to the XP BootFiles NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM and is NOT used as normal to Copy the XP Source to a Folder on Target Drive. Support for Ultimate Boot CD - UBCD ISO booting via boot.ini Menu from GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu See Info of Icecube given in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\usb_cfg_extra folder. UBCD 5 - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7312 Support for LiveXP minint was added to the BartPE group of Make_USB.exe Autodetect of modified ntdetect.com when placed in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt folder Support for VistaPE on MultiBoot USB-stick was made, where you can use the Vista Add Extra Source Selector to Select your VistaPE\Target\VistaPE-Core Folder. VistaPE - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=51 BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to Add Multiple BartPE type IMG or ISO files. LiveXP - BootSDI.img or BartPE.iso booting from RAMDISK must contain I386\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\RAMDISK.SYS file of Windows 2003 SP1 In that case Win2k3 SP1 setupldr.bin is renamed as RMLD1 and patched for ramx1.sif file with the SetupData instead of winnt.sif The index in RMLDx can range from 1-9 for support of 9 different LiveXP Boot Image Files. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to Add Multiple CD-ISO Images as Boot Option to GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu, where mapping of the ISO image to (hd32) or (0xff) is used. VistaPE and Windows PE 2.1 ISO are booting from RAMDISK this way. Other CD-ISO images when Installed on HD are copied first to RAM using the --mem option, so that Harddisk operations are allowed. In the case of Removable USB-stick the --mem option is NOT used in order to gain speed in all cases. Then the CD-ISO Files need to be contiguous (unfragmented), check and repair with wincontig: http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/map.htm Parted Magic 4.0 of Patrick Verner and Icecube is a handy Partition Manager. Parted Magic can be booted with grub4dos iso emulation. http://partedmagic.com/documentation/124-g...so-booting.html Download pmagic-grub4dos-4.0.iso.zip from http://www.digitalincursion.net/partedmagic/ Use latest BOOT_IMG.exe to Install pmagic-4.0.iso as GRUB4DOS Boot Option in menu.lst on your Harddisk or USB-stick. menu.lst title Boot pmagic-4.0.iso - ISO from RAMfind --set-root --ignore-floppies /pmagic-4.0.isomap --mem /pmagic-4.0.iso (0xff)map --hookroot (0xff)chainloader (0xff) After Booting with Parted Magic ISO from GRUB4DOS menu.lst on Harddisk, you can use GParted to change the partioning of your USB-stick e.g. to Create a second partition. In a similar way Booting from HD with LiveXP BootSDI.img into RAMDISK allows to use Acronis Disk Director 10 to create multiple partitions on USB-stick, without any need to use a filter driver as needed in regular Windows XP. Guides on How to Make MultiBoot USB Drives: Make_USB.exe is used to make MultiBoot USB-sticks having NTLDR-type bootsector and boot.ini Menu plus GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu. NTLDR + NTDETECT.COM and boot.ini are copied to the root of an USB-stick previously NTFS formatted with Format Stick procedure, so that it is configured as a Harddisk having NTLDR-type BootSector. BOOTMGR-type Bootsector made by Vista Disk Management will be changed to the compatible NTLDR-type Bootsector. This is the way to make Bootable USB-stick with boot.ini Menu, where GRUB4DOS grldr can be launched from boot.ini Menu. Booting is as: MBR > BootSector > NTLDR > boot.ini > grldr > menu.lst The Bootsector refers to NTLDR file in Root of USB-stick or Harddisk Windows XP can be launched from any primary partition of any harddisk using arcpath in boot.ini Menu. Windows Vista can be launched from any harddisk using chainload of bootmgr in menu.lst Menu of GRUB4DOS. Make_USB.exe can also be used to Install LiveXP BootSDI.img as Boot option on e.g. 30 GB USB Harddisk Primary partition, previously Formatted with NTFS FileSystem using Windows XP or Vista Disk Management. Guide for MultiBoot USB-stick with boot.ini Menu http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=20089 Important Info on making MultiBoot USB-drives was given by diddy in 2 Guides: Guide for Multi-booting from a USB Drive http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=18846 Multiboot Usb (pe, Linux And Dos), Using Syslinux, GRUB4DOS and/or multiple partitions Grub4dos Guide http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm More Info on Booting with GRUB4DOS grldr with menu.lst Menu http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index...ub4dos_tutorial grub4dos, .iso images and (hd32) or (0xFF) mapping http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041 Install of Grub4dos MBR BootCode is used to make Bootable USB-sticks without the need of having XP Setup Source. Booting is as: MBR > grldr > menu.lst In this case Grub4dos grldr BootLoader can e.g. direct Boot CD ISO or DOS floppy images or chainload BOOTMGR of Vista or Windows 7 Setup Source. = = ================================================================================ Format Stick using Make_USB.exe An AutoIt3 Routine was created to Format USB-sticks with a Harddisk like structure and NTFS/FAT32/FAT FileSystem. It can be used in Make_USB.exe with the Format Stick Button instead of using the HP Format Tool. First 100 Sectors of USB-stick are erased quickly using dsfi.exe and file Erase_100.bin MBR BootCode is obtained from XP file dmadmin.exe just as in MBRBatch.cmd made by jaclaz http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=3191 Partition Table entry is constructed from the USB-stick CHS geometry as derived from MBRWiz.exe /list Partition is ending on Cylinder boundary to improve bootability as compared to HP Format Tool, which would give a CHS-LBA unbalanced partition. CHS Knockout Patches and Dummy Second Partition are user selectable options to improve USB-stick bootability CHS Knockout Patches can be applied to XP-MBR BootCode (HP Patch) http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=2246&st=15 and to FAT32 or NTFS BootSector to improve bootability as described by Clemens Fruhwirth and tested by cdob to be useful. http://blog.clemens.endorphin.org/2007/12/...ndows_3170.html http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...1702&st=129 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=215 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8528 Apply HP Patch to USB-stick XP-MBR Code for CHS Knock-out Change at offset 0xCA 3 bytes - 0xB8 0x01 0x02 --> patched to 0xEB 0x1A 0x90 Apply 4x NOP Patch to FAT32 and NTFS BootSector for CHS Knock-out FAT32 boot sector ("MSDOS5.0" found at offset 0x03) : Change at offset 0xE6 - 4 bytes - 0x0F 0x82 0x4A 0x00 --> patched to 0x90 0x90 0x90 0x90 NTFS boot sector ("NTFS" found at offset 0x03) : Change at offset 0xD9 - 4 bytes - 0x0F 0x82 0x3A 0x00 --> patched to 0x90 0x90 0x90 0x90 USB-sticks with Dummy Second Partition of about 8 MB (using 1 Cyl in case of n/255/63 geometry) can be generated to further improve bootability as described by online http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7512 The Format Stick routine was further improved for FAT and FAT32 FileSystem, by patching after Format two important bytes which determine bootability of USB-stick. MBR - Reset FAT FileSystem byte = 0E (LBA) at offset 0x1C2 in MBR, after format it was 06 (CHS) and not bootable FAT BootSector - drive-id patch 0x80 at offset 0x24 , after format it was 00 and Not bootable MBR - Reset FAT32 FileSystem byte = 0C (LBA) at offset 0x1C2 in MBR, after format it was 0B (CHS) and Not bootable FAT32 Bootsector - drive-id patch 0x80 at offset 0x40 , after format it was 00 and Not bootable FAT and FAT32 USB-stick are NOT bootable without patching these two critical bytes, and flashing cursor or Disk Error would be the result. The problem is that Windows OS all the time tries to reset these bytes to NON-bootable value. But this problem was overcome in the present procedure. ================================================================================ 7. Make_IMG.exe - Make and Install Boot Image File - Type IMG or ISO Supported are: Make and Install 15 MB FreeDOS FAT12 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing kernel.sys Make and Install 25 MB MS-DOS FAT16 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing IO.SYS Make and Install 15 MB XP Recovery Console FAT12 IMG file Booting from RAMDISK and made from Windows XP Setup Source Make and Install LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK (max 500 MB) Install WinPE 2.1 or VistaPE ISO files Booting from RAMDISK Install CD-ISO file e.g. ubcd50b12.iso or pmagic-4.0.iso or LiveXP_RAM.iso as boot option in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu Images are made from a Virtual Drive by using ImDisk virtual disk driver of Olof Lagerkvist http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html For using Make_IMG.exe it needs to install previously the ImDisk Driver with U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\imdiskinst.exe You will find the Image files made with Make_IMG.exe in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\make_image folder. For the XP Recovery Console a 15 MB FAT12 Superfloppy Image file is made, where the cmdcons folder is generated by parsing dosnet.inf of the Windows XP Setup Source. Then cmdcons folder is renamed as i386 and ramdisk.sys of win2k3 is added instead of the original one. In root of bootdrive we have setupldr.bin of win2k3 renamed as the bootloader RCLDR, which is patched for using rcons.sif as setup information instead of winnt.sif to allow MultiBoot Environment. More Info: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=5316&st=60 I would like to thank jaclaz for making use of his CATCH22 folder. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20983&st=25 Adding the CATCH22 folder to the root of any HD-like device allows to use Recovery Console Superfloppy Boot Image without using admin password and to get unlimited access to any folder by connecting to CATCH22 instead of to WINDOWS folder and then using the command: batch SETALLON For the LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK, it is possible to migrate USB-stick to DriveLetter U: so that Shifting of other Drive Letters is prevented. In root of boot drive we have Win2k3 SP1 setupldr.bin renamed as RMLD1 and patched for ramx1.sif file with the SetupData instead of winnt.sif The index in RMLDx can range from 1-9 for support of 9 different LiveXP Boot Image Files. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 Install of Boot Image files is possble on Harddisk Boot Drive C: or on Bootable USB-stick made e.g. with Make_USB.exe by making boot entries in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu and in some cases in XP boot.ini Menu as well. The program will recognize the type of image and will generate the corresponding GRUB4DOS entry in menu.lst The DOS Superfloppy Images including DOS-Apps are booting from RAM, which allows to boot with DOS from a NTFS Harddisk. FreeDOS Superfloppy file BTFRDOS.img is in folder Downloads - http://wimb.winbuilder.net/downloads/ GRUB4DOS is updated to the latest version grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-06-11 which is also essential for booting the DOS Superfloppy Images using the generated menu.lst entries. More Info on GRUB4DOS Menu entries for various types of Image files: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041 http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm = = ================================================================================ Summary After preparing your USB-stick with Make_USB.exe we have two cases, each of them needs Booting from HD into RAMDISK with a compatible PE Boot Image. Install of XP needs Booting with LiveXP - IMG allowing to format Install Drive with NTLDR type BootSector. Install of Vista and Windows 7 need Booting with Windows PE 2 - ISO allowing to format Install Drive with BOOTMGR type BootSector. Procedure - Install XP from USB-stick Connect USB-stick and Run BOOT_IMG.exe Install LiveXP IMG in boot.ini / GRUB4DOS Menu on Harddisk HD Boot LiveXP into Ramdisk - Quick Format and Run USB_XP_Setup.exe HD Reboot and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Keep USB-stick Connected Until AFTER Logon XP Procedure - Install Vista or Windows 7 from USB-stick Run BOOT_IMG.exe Install Windows PE 2 ISO in GRUB4DOS Menu on Harddisk HD Boot Windows PE 2 into Ramdisk - Start Vista Setup from USB Precisely on First Reboot - Remove USB-stick The present approach is Install from USB without booting from USB. So you don't need BIOS USB Boot Support and you don't need to change BIOS Settings. Moreover, Unchanged Setup Sources can be used and can be located in a folder on USB-stick so that they do not interfere with eachother. ================================================================================ LiveXP + U_XP_SET = = Credits: I would like to thank ilko_t for publishing his AutoIt3 Source of WinSetupFromUSB_0-1-1.au3 at MSFN Forum http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=120444 Parts of WinSetupFromUSB were used for Creating Make_USB.exe ================================================================================ From Tutorial at BootLand: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=5306 The original topic was started on July 29, 2008 and was closed at January 4, 2010 because it was often inaccessible due to overload (nr of pageviews was 132.698) ================================================================================
  4. Have a look here: http://labalec.fr/erwan/?cat=28
  5. 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 ==>
  6. X99 no USB in PE3?

    Win10PE has much better driver support for modern hardware. Can you try to make and use Win10PE as described here ==
  7. 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

  8. 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 ============================================================================================
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ==
  11. 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)
  12. 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
  13. Windows PE I could use some help, please

    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
  14. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    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: ==
  15. 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. ==
  16. Go direct to new description ================================================================================ Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive ================================================================================ 0. Use BOOT_USB.exe to prepare USB or HDD drive for booting with Grub4dos Menu and using 7 PE Boot Image file - Info BOOT_USB - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24424 - Info Make_PE3 - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23931 1. Boot from USB or HDD with 7 PE loaded in RAMDISK - use Grub4dos Boot Menu and 7pe_x86_E.iso Boot Image file 2. Use R-mouse to Mount Windows Setup ISO in ImDisk virtual drive - If needed first Install ImDisk driver by running imdiskinst.exe (also available in makebt folder) 3. Quick Format TargetDrive - use NTFS FileSystem 4. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and prepare Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 Thanks to JFX - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v2/ 5. Reboot from Target Drive and Install XP or Windows 7 Instead of 7 PE you can use any other way of booting that allows you to Format and prepare your Target Drive. You might decide e.g. to boot with Portable Windows XP IMG or with Windows 7 VHD from USB In any case you can use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 See Tutorial file XP-W7-Setup.txt in IMG_XP\Help_Info folder Info IMG_XP - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23553 Download - End of Support The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing. Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB. Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain. Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2 As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity. ================================================================================ old approach with useful info left here for reference From Tutorial at Boot Land Forum http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4900 ================================================================================ ***** USB_MultiBoot.cmd - Install XP from USB ***** ================================================================================ 1. Introduction The Batch Program USB_MultiBoot.cmd can prepare a Bootable USB-Stick, which can be used to Install XP from USB. Install from USB-Drive is of general use, it's convenient and faster than installing from CD or DVD, but is limited to computers that are able to boot from USB, as determined by BIOS and Motherboard. Updating and Changing an USB-stick is also easier than preparing a new Bootable CD or DVD. Install XP from USB is very useful when the computer does not have a optical drive, like e.g. ASUS Eee subnotebook. Preparing a Bootable USB-Drive with USB_MultiBoot.cmd Involves: Format USB-stick like a Bootable Harddisk Drive with NTLDR BootSector using PeToUSB or HP USB Format Tool Select from the Main Menu of USB_MultiBoot.cmd 1 - Give XP Setup Source Folder and give UserData for XP Setup 2 - Give USB-Drive Target 3 - Make Bootable USB-Drive with XP Setup Folders Installing XP from USB requires a Reboot from USB-Drive and Select from Boot Menu: 1. Begin TXT Mode Setup Windows XP - Download Direct from CD Forum - End of Support - Unpack USB_MultiBoot.zip to your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. USB_MultiBoot.cmd is Vista Compatible, but requires User Account Control OFF. In this case a BOOTMGR type BootSector is made when Formatting the USB-Drive. Such Bootsector is Detected and Auto Converted by BootSect.exe to NTLDR type Bootsector required for booting with boot.ini Menu XP as OS is Preferred for Speed of FileCopy to USB ( 10 min instead of 30 minutes for Vista OS ) The procedure for installing Windows XP from a bootable USB-stick was developed by ilko_t , jaclaz , cdob, porear and wimb at MSFN Forum - Install XP from USB at MSFN Forum 157-install-windows-from-usb - List of FAQs - More Info See Guide with ScreenShots - More Help with Bookmarks is available in the Help_Info Folder in USB_MultiBoot.zip - Use of MultiBoot.cmd and everything in this Guide is COMPLETELY use at your own risk. 2. XP-Source Preparation - *** BEFORE YOU START *** Make sure that your XPSOURCE Folder is located on your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. Copy the Contents of your Windows XP Setup CD to your XPSOURCE Folder on Harddisk. Siginet's RyanVM Integrator or nLite can be used to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks in the XP-Source. http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?download http://www.nliteos.com/ Windows XP UpdatePacks and Addons: http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/ http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack-sp2.html http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?addons http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/ Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive http://driverpacks.net/downloads For installing XP on modern systems with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated and will appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on USB-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Installation Boot Problems. First use RyanVM Integrator and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source. The program supplies a Customized presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks. The Complete XP-Source is Copied by USB_MultiBoot.cmd to XP LocalSource Folder $WIN_NT$.~LS on USB-Drive Computation of Estimated XP Folder Size is used to prevent USB-stick overflow and includes $WIN_NT$.~BT + cmpnents + I386 + AMD64 + $OEM$ + OEM Folders. Excluding LANG and WIN98X Folders from Copying to USB can be Selected from USB_MultiBoot.cmd Main Menu, which can reduce the XP-Source on USB-Drive by 135 MB. Reduction of the XP WINDOWS Folder can be achieved with nLite but do NOT select Operating System Options-->Manual Install and Upgrade for removal. If you do you will get BSOD, error 0x0000006F during Text mode Setup of Windows XP. ========================================================================= 3. Making a Bootable USB-Drive with USB_MultiBoot.cmd - Remove all other Removable Drives, like USB Backup Harddisks and Memory Cards - Use USB-sticks with High Read/Write Speeds of about 15 MB/sec - Unpack USB_MultiBoot.zip to your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. - Launch USB_MultiBoot.cmd and Display the Format Menu - Format the USB-Drive with FAT or NTFS. Note: FAT32 is very SLOW for installing XP P) - PeToUSB - FAT Format - Max 2 GB To Format USB-Drive : Enable Disk Format with LBA FAT16X Do NOT Select "Enable File Copy" of BartPE File Copy Options. FAT Format Supports Direct Booting with MS-DOS using MULTI_CONTENT Installing XP from USB takes 30 minutes - Buffalo FireStix 2 GB H) - HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool V2.0.6 - NTFS Format - use X_CONTENT NTFS Format Supports DOS Boot Floppy Images via GRUB4DOS Menu Installing XP from USB takes 16 minutes - Corsair Flash Voyager 4 GB Do NOT use the HP Tool for USB-Harddisks having more than 1 Partition WARNING - HP Tool Formats whole Disk - Second Partition is Lost N) - No Format - Use USB-Drive with FAT or NTFS formatted by Windows XP Or Update Existing Bootable USB-Drive having NTLDR Bootsector - For USB-Harddisk use Main Menu Option 0) to Change from USB-stick to USB-Harddisk. Because this makes use of rdummy.sys and is essential for using USB-Harddisk. rdummy.sys makes Fixed USB-Harddisk seen in XP Setup as Removable Device. - Select from the Main Menu of USB_MultiBoot.cmd 1 - Give XP Setup Source Folder and give UserData for XP Setup 2 - Give USB-Drive Target 3 - Make Bootable USB-Drive with XP Setup Folders 4. XP Setup Parameters in winnt.sif file and $OEM$ folder Display and Edit of the 8 required parameters for Unattended Setup allows you to give your ProductKey and TimeZone used in the Current_winnt.sif and copies your winnt.sif file. The Current_winnt.sif file is auto adjusted for the Installation of XP from USB and then copied by USB_MultiBoot.cmd to $WIN_NT$.~BT folder on USB-Drive. The file useraccounts.cmd with UserName is made in the $OEM$ Folder copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on USB-Drive. CMDLINES.TXT is used for making UserAccounts and install of Registry Tweaks at T-12 Info see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/ For the Option Edit UserData for XP Setup we have: A. Unattended Install - UserName = YourName in winnt.sif file - unattendswitch="Yes" - UserName is used Automatically useraccounts.cmd with UserName is created in $OEM$ Folder copied to USB-drive B. Semi-Unattended Install - UserName = None in winnt.sif file - unattendswitch="No" - UserNames are given Manually at Windows Welcome Screens useraccounts.cmd is Renamed to Inactive txt file in $OEM$ Folder copied to USB-drive C. Undefined Install - UserName = Unknown No Changes are made in winnt.sif file or $OEM$ folder In all cases Selecting Cancel keeps given Settings for winnt.sif file and $OEM$ folder Unchanged Selecting Unattended Install in the Editor instead of Cancel will enable to skip the Welcome Screens by automatic adding the unattendswitch="Yes" Setting to the [Data] Section of the Current_winnt.sif file. The UserName given at Edit Screen 8 will not be used in the case of XPSOURCE made by nLite. OEM or nLite winnt.sif file is detected in XPSOURCE and Auto Changed for the Installation of XP from USB. In that case All Setup Parameters come from XPSOURCE and therefore Empty $OEM$_X Folder is Selected. Windows XP file SETUPLDR.BIN is Renamed to XPSTP according to the 5-letter limit requirement for making NTFS BootSector Files using MakeBS3.cmd of jaclaz http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=2362 In the Attended Install all Setup Parameters are given Manually during the GUI Mode of Setup Windows XP. For each XP Source the Program Supports to launch Unattended or Attended Setup. For Attended Setup a second SetupLoader XATSP is made , where winnt.sif is Patched as winat.sif using gsar.exe So the extra Setup Option does not take extra space from the USB-stick. Attended Install is always available as Extra Option in the boot.ini Menu. 5. Installing XP from USB Remove all other Removable Drives, like USB Backup Harddisks and Memory Cards This will enable that your Computer Harddisk in XP Setup gets DriveLetter C Boot with the USB-Drive plugged in and Press [Delete] key or F2 to Enter BIOS Setup Your BIOS may use a different key for starting BIOS Setup. Change BIOS Boot Priority Settings: (your USB device is listed as Harddisk) Make First Boot Device Type is Harddisk and give your USB device the First Priority of Harddisks Boot from USB-Drive and Select 1. Begin TXT Mode Setup Windows XP Use Only C: Drive of Computer Harddisk as Partition for Installing Windows XP and then Select Quick Format with NTFS FileSystem, XP Install is Automatic ***** NEVER UNPLUG USB-Drive ***** Until After First Logon of Windows XP New Harddisk and Creating Partitions after Booting from USB-Drive: Direct after Deleting and Creating New partitions, Quit XP Setup with F3 OR Switch OFF your Computer and Boot in any case from USB-Drive again and Run 1. TXT Mode Setup again so that DriveLetters get their Correct Value So in this case one Boots ** TWICE ** in the TXT-mode Setup XP USB_MultiBoot.cmd can make USB-stick to be seen in XP Setup as Boot Drive U: In this preferred case the driveletters of Harddisk Partitions and Optical Drives will get there desired normal value. Otherwise the USB-stick will get Drive Letter D: and other drives will get shifted drive letters. The same shifting of drive letters occurs for Installing from USB-Harddisk, for which it is not possible to make it seen as Boot Drive U: by changing migrate.inf After First Logon there is only 1 USB-Harddisk partition visible as a Removable Drive. After Reboot for Second Logon then all partitions of USB-Harddisk will become visible as Fixed Local Drives and the highest partition number of USB-Harddisk will get DriveLetter D: This reversal and use of DriveLetters might be unwanted and consequently the use of USB-stick for XP Setup is Preferred NON-STANDARD INSTALLS OF WINDOWS XP AND INSTALL OF WIN2003 Install of Windows XP from bootable USB-Drive next to WINDOWS on the same or on a different partition of the harddisk, is possible by proper manually adjustment in advance of the BOOT.INI file on the USB-Drive. Adjust BOOT.INI on USB-Drive: ( Or Select Correct boot.ini Using Option B in Menu Screen ) For Install on the Second Partition, change partition(1) in partition(2) For Install Next to WINDOWS, change WINDOWS to what will be used as Install FolderName, e.g. WINDOWS.51 Windows Install Folder Name required according to MS-DOS 8.3 format So these non-standard installs are still possible, but require only small changes in the BOOT.INI on the USB-Drive in advance. Otherwise an ERROR Message for Setup of WINDOWS XP: WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll file missing will orccur on Reboot for GUI Mode. hal.dll ERROR for Install of XP from USB ========================================================================= In case of hal.dll Error on Reboot for GUI-mode of XP Setup: The Error means only that in GUI mode the Windows folder is NOT found on the default location which is normally partition(1) of your internal harddisk and would need in boot.ini Menu to Select rdisk(1)partition(1) The error can be due to a Hidden First Partition (case of HP Computer) so that you Install on partition(2) For your Netbook it can be that you Install on partition(3) In that case you Select in GUI-mode and on Start of XP the line in boot.ini Menu with HD 1 - Part 3 It is also recommended to remove any Additional USB-drive like USB Backup Harddisk or External Cardreader since these extra USB-drives may interfere in Harddisk numbering and can cause then also the hal.dll Error. In TXT-mode of XP Setup, where you Select the partition on which you are going to Install, you must count the partition number and use this in your boot.ini Menu on your USB-stick on Reboot for GUI-mode of XP Setup and for Start of XP. To solve your hal.dll Error you need to Change the boot.ini file on your USB-stick. It can be handy to make a boot.ini with multiple entries like this: [Boot Loader]Timeout=20Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS[Operating Systems]C:\btsec\XPSTP.bs="1. Begin TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until Logon"multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 0 - Part 1" /FASTDETECTmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 1" /FASTDETECTmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 2" /FASTDETECTmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 3" /FASTDETECTmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 2 - Part 1" /FASTDETECT Partition Numbering starts with 1 Harddisk Numbering starts with 0 On booting from USB-stick it will count in the arcpath as rdisk(0) and your Internal Harddisk will then normally be rdisk(1) As alternative you can try: Install XP from USB AFTER Booting with PE from HDD or USB http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=5306 In this way you are insensitive to the hal.dll Error Moreover, after booting with LiveXP into PE environment you are able to use Disk Manager and can see what is the partitioning of your harddisk and see which is the Active Partition e.g. the partition from which the computer will try to boot. Also you can make then appropriate changes using Disk Manager or Acronis Disk Director available in LiveXP ========================================================================= 6. Post-Install of Drivers and Programs The Folder usb_cfg_extra provides a script for Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI) - http://wpiw.net/ WPI is very handy for the Automatic Install of Programs after Install of XP from USB. In WPI script there is the option to run SFC /purgecache which deletes the dll cache by deleting the files in Folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache This is a very simple way to reduce the WINDOWS Folder Size by 360 MB The Result is a XP WINDOWS Folder Size on Harddisk of only 785 MB inclusive all Updates. ================================================================================ Advanced Use of USB_MultiBoot.cmd for making MultiBoot USB-Drives 7. Adding Extra Sources for Booting with BartPE, UBCD4WIN, Windows PE 2.0 and Vista Setup BartPE - http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ or UBCD4Win - http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm can be added to USB-Drive by Selecting BartPE Source Folder in the Main Menu. Remove with Cancel. The Folder usb_cfg_extra provides scripts for BartPE Menu Install of Vista from USB is supported and launched via GRUB4DOS Menu http://www.msfn.org/board/vista-t114092.html&st=6 http://www.msfn.org/board/Install-Vista-fr...6.html&st=2 For Vista Install from USB, Remove on first Restart your USB-stick. Overflow Control is used by measuring DiskSize, FreeSize, XP-Source and Extra Source Folders using ASP Drive Object and Visual Basic Scripting. http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_ref_drive.asp http://www.robvanderwoude.com/index.html 8. Multiple XP Install from USB and Multiple PE (BartPE and UBCD4Win) Booting from USB Multiple XP Install from USB is Supported (max 9 sources) http://www.msfn.org/board/SOLVED-Install-M...SB-t114543.html Run USB_MultiBoot.cmd again using New XP Source and Empty XX_CONTENT Source Folder Multiple PE (BartPE and UBCD4Win) from USB is supported using Multi_Partition USB-Drives. Multi-Partition an USB-stick after using INSTALL_DUMMY.cmd from makebt Folder. When dummy.sys is Installed in your OS, then USB-sticks are seen as Fixed Local Harddisks. In that case you can make Multiple Partition USB-sticks with NTFS format, allowing to combine BartPE and UBCD4WIN or different Vista Versions x86 and x64 http://www.msfn.org/board/Multiple-PE-from....html&st=11 http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20089&st=24 Run USB_MultiBoot.cmd again using New BartPE Source and using Empty XX_CONTENT Source Folder and No Copy of XP Source. ================================================================================
  17. How to install XP from USB

    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. ==
  18. 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: ==
  19. Make PE for 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 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:
  20. For this purpose you should not use Make_PE3 You should first make Win8.1SE x64 boot.wim and then use UEFI_MULTI.exe to make USB-drive booting with that boot.wim Procedure Info UEFI_MULTI - http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 1. Download Win 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation x64 ISO from - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-8-1-enterprise 2. Then make Win8.1SE x64 boot.wim - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170546-win81se/ 3. Use UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe to make USB-stick bootable with x64 boot.wim
  21. WIn8.1SE

    Hi ChrisR, Thanks for the NEW AOMEI_Backupper_Standard v2 plugin http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=541.msg12290#msg12290 and for the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard plugin http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=1046.0 I changed the language setting from French into English Everything is working OK How to make Multi-Boot USB Flash Drive booting with boot.wim of Win8.1SE x64 Support Topic - http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/ - and http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=25269
  22. WinPE8.1 Help!

    PE is not the way to go if you want to keep registry changes. Registry changes are permanent in Portable and Mini 8 VHD (booting as FILEDISK) as made by VHD_W8_Compact.exe from fresh installed full Win81 VHD used as Source. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=25333
  23. startnet.cmd is launched silently by PEShell See Boot Sequence description in Customize_Info.txt in PE3_mod folder Good find - sendmail.dll will be added to the list
  24. setup.bmp is present in boot.wim that is used as source in Make_PE3 Use 7-zip to look in boot.wim e.g. win7pe_x86\boot.wim\2\Windows\System32\setup.bmp It can be modified by adding your setup.bmp to folder PE3_mod\PE3_add\x86\Windows\System32
  25. Probably the image is related to setup.bmp found in X:\Windows\system32 Try to modify by adding your setup.bmp to folder PE3_mod\PE3_add\x86\Windows\System32
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