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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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What version are you using? Use latest 1.0 beta6 and post/attach winsetupfromusb.log file found in program directory.

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I am using the latest. Please see enclosed log file:

2010/06/01 07:08:44- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta6 started

2010/06/01 07:08:44- OS: WIN_XP Architecture type: X86 ServicePack: Service Pack 3 OS Language: 0409

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Program directory: D:\XP\usb\WinSetup-1-0-beta6

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only

2010/06/01 07:08:44- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Total source size- 0 MB

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 07:08:49- Launching RMPrepUSB

2010/06/01 07:08:52-

2010/06/01 07:08:52-

2010/06/01 07:08:52- RMPrepUSB closed

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only

2010/06/01 07:08:57- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Total source size- 0 MB

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 07:08:57- Removing TEMP folder

2010/06/01 07:08:57- ---------------------------------Program quited-----------------------------------------------

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2010/06/01 07:08:44- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 07:08:44- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only

2010/06/01 07:08:44- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

What happens if you tell it to show ALL drives? :unsure:

jaclaz

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I tried that and that also doesn't work please see the attached screen shot and log:

Thanks for your assistance.

2010/06/01 18:17:20- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 18:17:20- Show all drives option is selected

2010/06/01 18:17:20- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 18:17:20- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:17:20- Total source size- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:20- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:21- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:17:21- Total source size- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:21- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:55- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Total source size- 6301 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Windows source selected- D:\XP\winxp

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Windows version- XPp

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Service Pack- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Windows source- D:\XP\winxp

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Windows version- XPpSP3

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Service Pack- SP3

2010/06/01 18:17:59- AMD64 flag- 0

2010/06/01 18:17:59- Boot menu name- Windows XP Professional SP3

2010/06/01 18:18:01- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 18:18:01- Show all drives option is selected

2010/06/01 18:18:01- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 18:18:01- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:18:01- Total source size- 6301 MB

2010/06/01 18:18:01- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:19:38- Launching Bootice

2010/06/01 18:24:46-

2010/06/01 18:24:46-

2010/06/01 18:24:46- Bootice closed

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Show all drives option is selected

2010/06/01 18:24:51- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Total source size- 6301 MB

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Getting USB drives information

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Show all drives option is selected

2010/06/01 18:24:51- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Checking sizes...

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Total source size- 6301 MB

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Target space available- 0 MB

2010/06/01 18:24:51- Removing TEMP folder

2010/06/01 18:24:51- ---------------------------------Program quited-----------------------------------------------

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That's very weird, haven't been reported anything similar, it should detect at least your internal drives or complain that WMI is broken.

The issue shouldn't be with your stick, but with your Windows. Have you installed changed anything lately?

Try repairing WMI:

http://www.nliteos.com/faq.html#Q26

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm

Try also on another computer if you can.

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hi!! ;)

Its possible create a version of the program without the WMI requirement? or a way to skip WMI requirement?

Every OS that I have installed is stripped .. and I tried with all my bootable windowsPE CDs and everyone have WMI removed :(

I tested your program in a friend´s computer (with a bloated full XP install).. and the USB created works pretty nice!!!

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This could be useful for me as well if I need to extract out of an ISO my flash drive while in bartpe and setup the flash drive to install with this program. Just thought I would give it a bump if at all possible... if not then keep up the good work anyway!!

~Fizz

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hi!! ;)

Its possible create a version of the program without the WMI requirement? or a way to skip WMI requirement?

Every OS that I have installed is stripped .. and I tried with all my bootable windowsPE CDs and everyone have WMI removed :(

I tested your program in a friend´s computer (with a bloated full XP install).. and the USB created works pretty nice!!!

Meanwhile I go to search a PE bootable enviroment with WMI support...

If anyone know one with the WMI let me know.. so not necessary to the coder to change the program if its working ok

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It would be possible but tricky without WMI, just much easier using it, all required information about the disks is pulled easily.

Could be done using external applications or maybe corresponding dll calls, avoiding WMI, but will require some coding and experiments.

If anyone wants to contribute- source code of 0.2.3 is included in the installation. In later versions that module is just about the same.

What information is pulled- PNPId of the selected disk, number of partitions, partition type- primary/logical, file system, free space, total space, disk/partition number.

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Hi,

I get an error trying to install Win7 from usb (fat32) on a desktop PC

-chainloader /bootmgr. Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

It is working fine if I boot VMWare from the same usb and install Win7.

Any idea ?

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Hi,

I get an error trying to install Win7 from usb (fat32) on a desktop PC

-chainloader /bootmgr. Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

It is working fine if I boot VMWare from the same usb and install Win7.

Any idea ?

I've also test it on 2 laptops + Vmware(didnt make full install though) but is booting just fine !!

I guess its only this old desktop PC with AMI BIOS which always gives me hard time . I tried as well different versions of gdlr with no success.

No big deal anyway ... I was just curios

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I used WinSetupFromUSB and also another UNetbootin 4.85 & USB MultiBoot 10

working for my laptop but not working for my pC. I got blue screen after loading :unsure: . post-274632-127736798276_thumb.png

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working for my laptop but not working for my pC. I got blue screen after loading :unsure: .

ACPI.SYS is a driver for particular (now pretty much standard) ACPI hardware.

Is it possible that your PC mainboard is NOT ACPI compatible? :unsure:

Or that it needs some additional drivers slipstreamed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Configuration_and_Power_Interface

Which settings have you tried in BIOS?

Some BIOS do have a setting for "Plug and play OS" or "ACPI" that may affect the installation.

Unfortunately often BSOD's messages are not accurate and point to something whilst the actual cause is something completely different.

Try using F7 to disable ACPI while booting:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_installation_of_windows_xp.htm

You can later re-enable ACPI, sometimes XP is "picky" during installation, but after it works allright.

jaclaz

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Finally a method that works! I have tried WinSetupFromUSB 0.2.3 but it didn't keep my unattended settings. Now with WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta 6 it just works without regressions. Tested on XP SP3 Professional Dutch with integrated updates (HFSLIP) and heavily tweaked settings. My install source is now almost 3GB in size including all DriverPacks. Very nice how the bootloader automatically detects at which stage setup is! I have not seen any other utility do this correctly!

I have tested in VMWARE some common error scenario's like trying to delete the USB partition but setup properly warns me about temporary install files being used. Also noticed the extremely slow FAT32 issue. I would suggest using FAT16 default for USB partitions less than 2GB and NTFS for larger partitions and expressively warn users when the USB stick is FAT32 formatted!

I still have a few questions. The setup.cmd script is run before setup.exe is launched. After installation this setup.cmd is found inside the Windows\System32 directory. I have monitored changes but how get this file copied to the harddrive? I've seen no changes to txtsetup.sif. Can't this setup.cmd not be run directly from the USB stick?

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