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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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Im Vibhu im new to ur forums but brousing them fro last 1 year

I must thank u all fo dooing such a nice work of research of installing ap from usb i simply dont have words to thank the developers and helpers :thumbup

but as a student i want to know that how ur software works and thae tools used in it like grub for dos etc.

can any one write an tutorial about manually dooing the entire thing so that ones who dont really unerstand the prodcess may understand its complexity and its details of ur labour in developing the methord

i lll be realy obeliged if some one woulld werite an tutoral abt it . :rolleyes: .

bye and trhanks againto all the helpers may god bless u all.

:hello:

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I did that too... But it only copies a small part of the boot sector, not all the DVD. So, I tried to copy my self all the files, but then it didn't boot (I didn't replace any of the created files)... So, that part is just for recovery options or for testing the boot capability...

Wait a second, you need to put Windows 7 on the USB stick, right? Then use the appropriate field, I guess you are using the one for 2000/XP/2003, do NOT. Use the appropriate field and select the root of the DVD:

magicalsnap200905081727.th.jpg

Initially I thought you run the program on Windows 7, not that you need to put 7 on USB stick.

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Im Vibhu im new to ur forums but brousing them fro last 1 year

I must thank u all fo dooing such a nice work of research of installing ap from usb i simply dont have words to thank the developers and helpers :thumbup

but as a student i want to know that how ur software works and thae tools used in it like grub for dos etc.

can any one write an tutorial about manually dooing the entire thing so that ones who dont really unerstand the prodcess may understand its complexity and its details of ur labour in developing the methord

i lll be realy obeliged if some one woulld werite an tutoral abt it . :rolleyes: .

bye and trhanks againto all the helpers may god bless u all.

:hello:

Have a look here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=797585

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=815048

And the "historical" thread, which covers all basics:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=61384

I guess the first two links should be pretty close to a tutorial.

I did that too... But it only copies a small part of the boot sector, not all the DVD. So, I tried to copy my self all the files, but then it didn't boot (I didn't replace any of the created files)... So, that part is just for recovery options or for testing the boot capability...
Nope, there is something else wrong going on. This part is NOT just for testing boot or recovery options. Why it didn't boot and separate problem, you need to provide more details what you performed, what files system was used on the USB stick etc.

Bootsector is something different, it's not copied from the DVD anyway.

Please run the following command in CMD window, replacing G with the drive letter of the DVD drive:

dir /a /s G: > c:\windows7.txt

Put in a zip archive your WinSetupFromUSB.log, found in program's directory, all date-time-log.cab files, found in \backups\ directory and c:\windows7.txt. Upload the zip file here, or on datafilehost.com or similar hosting site.

The option which does not work for you has been used on number of machines to prepare Vista and 7 for installation and never gave a glitch.

Did you format the USB in FAT16 by any chance?

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@ilko_t

I have successfully made the bootable USB stick. How can I duplicate this stick (without repeating the steps again) ? Any easy way ? Thanks !

P.S. I know it does not work by simply copying all the files, of course.

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Assuming you put XP setup on it:

1. Format it using HP USB format tool, use the one which comes with WSFUSB.

2. Use grubinst_gui.exe to install grub4dos bootsector on it

3. Copy grldr and menu.lst first

4. Copy the rest of the files in root next

5. Copy ~BT folder

6. Copy ~LS folder last

This will take longer than if you just run WSFUSB again and prepare the new stick with it.

Or are both stick 100% similar? You may try to create an image and put it back on the other stick:

http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=12

http://dubaron.com/diskimage/

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1299

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Assuming you put XP setup on it:

1. Format it using HP USB format tool, use the one which comes with WSFUSB.

2. Use grubinst_gui.exe to install grub4dos bootsector on it

3. Copy grldr and menu.lst first

4. Copy the rest of the files in root next

5. Copy ~BT folder

6. Copy ~LS folder last

This will take longer than if you just run WSFUSB again and prepare the new stick with it.

Or are both stick 100% similar? You may try to create an image and put it back on the other stick:

http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=12

http://dubaron.com/diskimage/

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1299

So, there are no easy ways. Thank you.

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I have been following this project and decided to give it a go, but I have run into a problem.

The install to Flash Drive seems to work fine I have opted to have XP, BartPE, and Vista. XP boots and starts to install but blue screens on "Starting Windows" (text section) the error is

Stop 0x0000007b (0xf7c80524, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Vista works fine I have yet to try BartPE

The PC is a Dell 755 with sata hard drive

I am getting the same thing when trying XP for a Dell Optiplex 745, or a Dell GX280. Have we found a solution for this yet?

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I have been following this project and decided to give it a go, but I have run into a problem.

The install to Flash Drive seems to work fine I have opted to have XP, BartPE, and Vista. XP boots and starts to install but blue screens on "Starting Windows" (text section) the error is

Stop 0x0000007b (0xf7c80524, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Vista works fine I have yet to try BartPE

The PC is a Dell 755 with sata hard drive

I am getting the same thing when trying XP for a Dell Optiplex 745, or a Dell GX280. Have we found a solution for this yet?

The answer is just a couple of posts below the one you quoted, it's also in the FAQs thread:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=116766

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=786908

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Just ran into this topic, that I bookmarked right away :)

Got 2 questions, before I start trying...

- If this is possible:

Would like XP Prof x86 SP3**, XP x64** and both x86 and x64 of Windows 7 (RC) installers on my Voyager GT USB stick.

4 OS installers, do I have to do anything special for that if it's even possible?

There's more than enough room on my Voyager GT, that won't be a problem...

- And what if... I want to add a linux distribution to those 4, kubuntu for example, what then?

** Both XP x86 and XP x64 are unattended, except the part where to select the harddrive, and both have a cmd running during 1st boot. The cmd is already prepared if the source of the installers is different somehow: The cmd looks for a storage device with dvd.txt in the root and then runs the installers of some programs from that storage device.

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You may be better off with Wimb's tool:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=121446

The problem is x64, which using this method of install will delete some files during file copy phase in text mode, so you'd need to synchronize your x64 source with contents on USB stick after each setup.

As for adding various Linux distros- look at this post for a generic solution:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=845651

Or search on grub4dos forum:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=66

Latest Kubuntu may work in a similar way:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ost&p=64856

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thank you for sizable great efforts. Also thanks for msfn forum.org for bridging to share knowledge with members.

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Hi :hello:

I just tried doing what you said. :unsure: I went to driverpacks and slipstreamed the mass storage drivers on a copy of win xp pro sp3 on my drive c: then i redid process of formatting with hp boot`, then used the slipstreamed copy from c: instead of using the original. reboot from usb but i think i messed up my boot.ini. :wacko: it doesn't go to setup and don't show the 1st part of setup but a few copies of part 2. I'm pretty sure this attempt is worst than my 1st one. :wacko:

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 1" /FASTDETECT
c:\="-------------------------"
c:\="Try entries below if getting HAL.DLL/NTOSKRNL.EXE not found errors"
c:\="--------------------------"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 2" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 3" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 4" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 1" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 2" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 3" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 4" /FASTDETECT

Sorry, I don't know much about other methods in formatting my laptop without a cd and floppy drive so I tried this out. :hello:

My Laptop problem -- Toshiba Satellite M205-S4804

sorry bad english, language not my main. :sneaky:

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This should be the relevant part:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&F9 : Intel® ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850

You may want to leave alone for the moment the drivers pack and use this method:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=107504&hl=

to integrate your ICH8 drivers to your source.

In any case, start form scratch, i.e. re-format the stick and re-run fully WinsetupfromUSB.

jaclaz

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Will do sir. :) thanks for the reply and link.

I'll use this:

"b ) Especially for desktop/notebook users with an Intel ICH8 or ICH9 (without R or M) chipset mainboard, who want to use AHCI:"

Thanks. :)

EDIT:

Btw, is my boot.ini supposed to be like that?

I just finished making another copy of winxp with sata using the steps on the above link. But I think my boot.ini is wrong, idk. :} I understand what the boot.ini does just don't know much about what to modify.

My aim is just simple, just very new to this. ^ ^

I also made a seperate topic, since my post are very long. LINK:lol:

Thanks. :)

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