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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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If it works in QEMU then it should work on real hardware. I have no clue how and why you test in VMWare.

You are not supposed to edit that line in txtsetup.sif, it's auto edited by the boot grub4dos script, and modifying it would lead to results like the ones you got.

Actually, what's the point of your experiments? Are you just experimenting, or need to perform an installation on real hardware?

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If it works in QEMU then it should work on real hardware. I have no clue how and why you test in VMWare.

You are not supposed to edit that line in txtsetup.sif, it's auto edited by the boot grub4dos script, and modifying it would lead to results like the ones you got.

Actually, what's the point of your experiments? Are you just experimenting, or need to perform an installation on real hardware?

I want to install on my pc end i cant, :( nothing works! that's why i start experimenting.

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Start from scratch. Reformat the USB disk. Use the latest beta7. Do the changes mentioned in the first post next to the download link.

Try on real hardware. Reports any errors with details.

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Guys I managed to get very strange problem trying to boot Windows XP installation or the alternative boot manager PLoP (first option from menu). I didn't had problems with Hiren's or Windows 7. I saw like only 2-3 people who have it which is strange...

The error message is :

ls\usbdrive.tag Error 15 file not found, press any key to continue

There isnt't such file usbdrive.tag in the root directory of the USB HDD. So I didn't find such even in WinSetup installation directory nor in Grub4DOS files. The way I fixed the error was changing the menu.lst file ( I REMOVE THE "find --set-root --ignore-cd /usbdrive.tag" LINE)

FROM

title Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup

map --unmap=0:0xff

map --unhook

savedefault

find --set-root --ignore-cd /usbdrive.tag

configfile /winsetup.lst

TO

title Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup

map --unmap=0:0xff

map --unhook

savedefault

configfile /winsetup.lst

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There isnt't such file usbdrive.tag in the root directory of the USB HDD. So I didn't find such even in WinSetup installation directory nor in Grub4DOS files.
Something/somebody must have deleted/erased/eaten it :w00t:

Find who/what that was and tell it not to touch innocent empty tag files ever again!

The way I fixed the error was changing the menu.lst file ( I REMOVE THE "find --set-root --ignore-cd /usbdrive.tag" LINE)
Put the line back. Create an empty file in root of the USB disk and name it usbdrive.tag. Do the same for Program Directory\files\grub4dos\. Or better off, re-download the program, there could be other files missing/deleted/eaten by the same evil creature.

The file would not have been used if there was no need of it.

Added: by the way- always use recent 7-zip version to extract the program. Some other programs, "compatible" with 7z do not handle 7z archives properly, in particular ignoring empty files, which most likely is your case.

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Hello

I speak spanish but try present my problem

Win Setup from USB is very good software, but i have a problem with Windows XP installed from this method

I using a Western Digital Passport (1 T) for install Windows XP, Win 7, and another tools example Hiren's Knoppix live CD, etc, etc.

When I install XP (I'm force Use External as permanent hardare in options of WinSetupFromUSB), XP habe a litle bug, that not happened when i using same installers from normal CD/DVD

When attach External USB becomes Blue Screen Hardware error, but ocasionally (Xp installed whit method WinSetup From USB stable version)

and i need understand where is the problem

1. How force hardware WinSetupFrom USB an external usb as permanent hard disk

2. Beta version is better

3. I can resolve editing directly some file in external usb ($WIN_NT$.~BT $WIN_NT$.~LS or TXTSETUP.SIF) ????

Please help me for resolve this problem

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1. How force hardware WinSetupFrom USB an external usb as permanent hard disk

Cannot understand what you mean, can you try expanding on it?

2. Beta version is better

:thumbup:

The beta is online since december 2010 with very little problems reported by the users, so I would call it "stable".

A number of issues has been resolved in it that affected the orignal "stable" version.

Try it and report if you still have the same problems.

jaclaz

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Ok

In the program options of WinSetupFromUSB I'm forcing the external disk hardware as permanent.

I am using Windows XP SP2 but updated with Winup2.9

The problem is that after installing Windows, it has problems with USB, blue screen appears IRQ_LESS_EQUAL ... ... when you plug a USB but not every time

Tehe same Windows has no errors if I install normally from CD/DVD

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I just want to confirm that WinSetupFromUSB works with Windows 8 Consumer Preview too. It's detected as Vista but no problems occur during the installation process :)

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Ia have a very hard observation about your beta versions of software.

The drivers are very bad, if you add drivers (Only for WinXP 32, not all) The sistem crash if you add drivers with nLite to Windows XP

Examinando con mayor cuidado este compilado de drivers, algunos están parchados con archivos de otras versiones. En algunos casos se inventaron los archivos INF. Por lo menos la mitad de los drivers NO son drivers de los CDs originales, no son drivers de DVDs originales, hasta mi coleccion que es mucho más pequeña pero es directamente de CDs originales es mejor que esta versión de drivers, en cuanto pueda los subiré y trataré de hacerselos saber a los que están proveyendo esta solución que está dañada.

Examining more carefully this compilation of drivers, some are patched with files from other versions. In some cases, invented the INF files. At least half the drivers are NOT drivers of the original CDs, DVDs are not original drivers to my collection which is much smaller but is directly from original CDs is better than this version of drivers, as can the go up and try to let them know you are providing the solution that is damaged.

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The "compilation of drivers" is the latest BTS mass storage drivers packs, which is widely tested and used, and are not intended whatsoever to be integrated with nLite.

And the "solution" has been tested as much as possible by several people, before posting it here. The DPMS solution used in the latest version is relatively new, OPTIONAL and is yet to be widely tested, and surely that's something everyone has to contribute towards a bit with informative feedback in order to get things going.

As a side note, I don't quite get the point of your post, thanks for the feedback anyway, even put in this negative way, but for the rest you have to be more detailed and first figure out what is what, and finally ask for a refund.

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As a side note, I don't quite get the point of your post, thanks for the feedback anyway, even put in this negative way, but for the rest you have to be more detailed and first figure out what is what, and finally ask for a refund.

Just in case the request for refund should be addressed here ;):

http://driverpacks.net/

whilst constructive criticism may be posted here :whistle::

http://forum.driverpacks.net/

jaclaz

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1. Si te digo un error no es por molestar, no hablo por hablar solamente, lo probaré en el respectivo foro donde provienen esos drivers. Se lo que te digo.

2. Aun no he testeado las versiones Beta que me recomiendas, pero lo hare en estos días.

3. Tu software WinSetupFromUSB es muy bueno, es excelente, pero tengo la pantalla azul cuando se inserta un disco duro externo en un Windows instalado con este método, cosa que no sucede en instalación normal de un mismo Windows (sin tocar).

El Error que me sale con la versión estable es DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL pero cuando hago backup de los drivers no parecen haber diferencias. Eliminando el hardware oculto rdummy no se ha solucionado.

1. If you say a mistake is not to bother, not much point in going alone, I will prove in the respective forum where these drivers come from. I know what I mean.

2. I have not tested the beta versions I recommend, but I will do these days.

3. Your WinSetupFromUSB software is very good, excellent, but I have a blue screen when you insert an external hard drive on a Windows installed with this method, which does not happen in normal installation of the same Windows (without touching).

The error that I get with the stable version is DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL but when I backup the drivers do not seem to be differences. Eliminating the hidden hardware rdummy not been fixed.

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1) Here is alternative translator, I can barely understand what you are saying even with alternative translations, try using it too when reading in English:

http://itranslate4.eu/

Or get someone to put all this in understandable English. Currently it is not.

2) The drivers included in beta8 versions, BTS mass storage drivers pack, are NOT to be used with nLite, no idea why and what are you doing with them and why mentioning them at all, if that's not misunderstanding in first place.

3) I have no clue when you get BSOD, what drivers you backup and why, and whether you did disable rdummy service or not.

4) My recommendation remains the same- use the very latest version available, ignoring if it says Beta, RC, Alpha or whatever.

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heya,

long time i wasnt here... :)

anyway, since my 2,5" hdd suffered from vodka where i was drunken :) i bought a new one and now i need to do everything from scratch and research again how to do, i had it perfectly but i made it years ago

so i like to use the newest version RC8, and the first problem which i have with it is, it doesnt recognize the free/total space

i have 3 partitions, the 1st one is my active boot partitions and where i put many tools like acronis and something

2nd is just for XP Editions

3rd for W7

i made this partitions with acronis

but winsetup says 0 Bytes...

G: ST950042 0ASG (0 Bytes Tot) (FAT32) (0 Bytes Free)

X: ST950042 0ASG (0 Bytes Tot) (NTFS) (0 Bytes Free)

Y: ST950042 0ASG (0 Bytes Tot) (NTFS) (0 Bytes Free)

though should be something with winsetup because from beta 7 till RC1 it does recognize it correctly, all other from RC2 doesnt work...?

PS. should i use the DPMS solution or from driverpacks the massstorage driver?

greets

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Can you attach the log file in WinSetup directory along with a screenshot from Disk Management console?

PS. should i use the DPMS solution or from driverpacks the massstorage driver?
If you know how to integrate BTS mass storage drivers that would be a safer bet since it's longstanding and tested solution. DPMS uses the same drivers set, but in a different way. It wouldn't hurt at all to have DPMS included as well, if you decide to add a source without mass storage drivers integrated, since the menu is optional anyway.
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ah i knew i forgot something to post

thanks then iam going to use BTS drivers when iam ready!

is there any changelog from winsetup?

here the log.

(i have repartitioned the drive yet again)

2012/04/18 15:02:45- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta8 started
2012/04/18 15:02:45- OS: WIN_7 Architecture type: X64 ServicePack: Service Pack 1 OS Language: 0407
2012/04/18 15:02:45- Program directory: D:\USB_Boot\WinsetupUsb
2012/04/18 15:02:45- Getting USB drives information
2012/04/18 15:02:45- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only
2012/04/18 15:02:46- ST950042 0ASG USB Device
2012/04/18 15:02:46- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
2012/04/18 15:02:46- PNPDeviceID: USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_ST950042&PROD_0ASG&REV_0002\56409641&0
2012/04/18 15:02:46- DiskSize: 465 GB Signature: 4429A494
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Partitions found: 3 MediaType: External hard disk media
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #0
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Logical Disk:G: File system:FAT32 Primary:True Bootable:True
2012/04/18 15:02:46- FreeSpace: 0 Bytes Partition Size: 0 Bytes
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Partition Starting Offset: 1048576 HiddenSectors:
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #1
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Logical Disk:H: File system:NTFS Primary:True Bootable:False
2012/04/18 15:02:46- FreeSpace: 0 Bytes Partition Size: 0 Bytes
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Partition Starting Offset: 5369757696 HiddenSectors:
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #2
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Logical Disk:I: File system:NTFS Primary:True Bootable:False
2012/04/18 15:02:46- FreeSpace: 0 Bytes Partition Size: 0 Bytes
2012/04/18 15:02:46- Partition Starting Offset: 16107175936 HiddenSectors:
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Drive letter of the selected partition- G:
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Drive letter of the first primary partition in selected disk- G:
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Disk number of the selected disk- 1
2012/04/18 15:02:47- PNPId of the selected disk- USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_ST950042&PROD_0ASG&REV_0002\56409641&0
2012/04/18 15:02:47- File system type of the selected partition- FAT32
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Disk type of the selected disk- Fixed
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Total target space avialable- 0 Bytes
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Checking sizes...
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Total source size- 0 Bytes
2012/04/18 15:02:47- Target space available- 0 Bytes

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and here the log from RC1

2012/04/18 15:18:58- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta8 started
2012/04/18 15:18:58- OS: WIN_7 Architecture type: X64 ServicePack: Service Pack 1 OS Language: 0407
2012/04/18 15:18:58- Program directory: D:\USB_Boot\WinsetupUsb\WinSetup_1_0_beta8_RC1-
2012/04/18 15:18:58- Getting USB drives information
2012/04/18 15:18:58- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only
2012/04/18 15:18:59- ST950042 0ASG USB Device
2012/04/18 15:18:59- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
2012/04/18 15:18:59- PNPDeviceID: USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_ST950042&PROD_0ASG&REV_0002\56409641&0
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Partitions count: 3
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #0
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Logical Disk:G: File system:FAT32 Primary:True VolumeName:Boot_Tools
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #1
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Logical Disk:H: File system:NTFS Primary:True VolumeName:XP
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #2
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Logical Disk:I: File system:NTFS Primary:True VolumeName:W7
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Drive letter of the selected partition- G:
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Drive letter of the first primary partition in selected disk- G:
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Disk number of the selected disk- 1
2012/04/18 15:18:59- PNPId of the selected disk- USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_ST950042&PROD_0ASG&REV_0002\56409641&0
2012/04/18 15:18:59- File system type of the selected partition- FAT32
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Disk type of the selected disk- Fixed
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Total target size avialable- 5110 MB
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Checking sizes...
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Total source size- 0 MB
2012/04/18 15:18:59- Target space available- 5110 MB

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Attached is a simple VBS script,taken from here, using WMI do enumerate logical disks and display their properties. Can you run it on this machine and see if it returns logical disk size and free space properly for the USB disk in question?

Remove .txt extension so it becomes "LogicalDisk.vbs" and double click on it.

is there any changelog from winsetup?
Will post it when finish with the RC versions.

LogicalDisk.vbs.txt

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No it doesnt detect "Free Space" and "Size" they are empty, everything else okay

hm is it possible newer version uses something which i removed with RT7Lite?

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It uses WMI for the purpose, which for some reason does not work reliably on this machine.

In previous versions for disk size and free space were obtained from AutoIt functions DriveSpaceTotal and DriveSpaceFree.

In next RC will go back to AutoIt or WinApi functions, as a workaround for broken or buggy WMI, thanks for the report.

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ah okay, i see on my last session from rt7lite "wmiApSrv=True"

this should the problem on my machine so its not really a problem from winsetup...

should i use RC1 instead now?

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