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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI


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I did another attempt this weekend, disabling the rdummy did the job (yes, it happened again) btw another minor bug it happens with the winsetupfromusb and not from the cdrom traditional way, in the middle of the text part of the installation, when the setup is copying the windows setup files for the first time, the setup complains about a file missing (phd.dll), I let it skip it and everything goes ok, anyway when I search the file after the installation it is in the system32 folder so np.

PD: Thanks jaclaz for the help.


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Thanks for the feedback :)

As for rdummy- can you change the line in winnt.sif in ~BT folder from:
"sc disable rdummy"

to:

command0="sc disable rdummy"

and try again installation. As mentioned above you'd need to reboot once after the first regular windows login in order to delete the service.

As for the missing file- please zip and attach txtsetup.sif with your next post.
Is this file part of any slipstreamed windows update or application? What program did you use for the purpose?
I don't find this file in a regular XP SP3 downloaded from MSDN.

Edited by ilko_t, 19 July 2009 - 04:00 PM.

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ok i dont know what im doing wrong, but whenever i tried to install windows xp pro sp3 on a mini lap top the c: disk doesnt appear,
does anyone know why?
i tried fat16 fat32 and im trying rite now ntfs that says to be faster but i dont care about that im just wondering

im new here and this forum is very usefull gonna hand here more often to be honest have learn lotta things

thanks in advanced

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ok i dont know what im doing wrong, but whenever i tried to install windows xp pro sp3 on a mini lap top the c: disk doesnt appear,
does anyone know why?


Is it a SATA hard disk?

Did you integrate in your source the correct drivers?

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dont know the model is hp mini 2140

when i tried to format the disk containing the windows (c:) it only appears my usb u: unit

its 4gb kingston data traverler

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ok i just see that i need to activate an option in bios....but i works with an acer that has the option to switch the sata drive into ide mode, cant fnd that option in the mini hp 2140.....

any ideas?

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i jsut did it yeah

i just disable sata mode on system configurations device configuration and turn LBA into Bit shift thats all..

thanks for the help....good bless the forums :D

Edited by Slackers, 21 July 2009 - 12:45 PM.


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I'm a noob to this board, so bear with me. To start, I wanted to thank the developers of WinSetupFromUSB. I have been struggling for 3 days to install XP onto a tablet PC with no CD drive, and this is the first program that has helped me to install and boot XP on it. My problem, I suppose, is that I don't understand the XP boot process very well. I have XP installed onto a primary partition on the tablet, with Windows Seven on another, its just that no matter what I do, I cannot get the XP bootloader to load XP. I can boot from the WSFU jump drive and then use the second/third boot option to start XP, but whenever I try to boot that partition directly, it gives me that

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read form the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."
message.

I copied the boot.ini (along with all the other files from the jump drive) from the jump drive to the XP partition, which gives me the boot menu from the jump drive, but it just gives me the same error message that I get when I was getting before copying boot.ini. XP is installed to the third partition of the only hard drive on the system, and the boot.ini line that I use from the jump drive is

"multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="2. GUI Mode Setup Windows XP, Continue Setup + Start XP from HD 1" /FASTDETECT".

I guess what I am asking is why the jump drive can boot XP, but the bootloader on the hard drive can't, even using the same boot.ini file, and ntloader file. What does it do differently to boot XP? I read the FAQ and specifically the section reminding users to leave the jump drive in until after seeing the Windows Desktop for the first time after the install; and I did do that. Should I rerun UNDOREN.CMD and BINIFIX.CMD again? I am pretty new to the intricacies of Windows bootloaders, and I realize that I am probably not providing enough information to help you guys answer my question, I just honestly don't know what information (log files, directory listings, etc) to include with this message. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Once again, thanks. This install program has gotten me much closer than any other XP install method I have tried over the last three days.

(edit: I do realize that other people have had similar problems to mine, but my boot.ini file has been adjusted to use rdisk(0).)
(edit2: I just found the problem, I had made a typo when adjusting the boot.ini file. Sorry for wasting space. I am going to remember to sleep on a problem before posting about it, next time. WinSeupFromUSB is awesome. :))

Edited by alienhunter3, 02 August 2009 - 08:27 AM.


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Yep, it's the file system indeed. Glad you got it sorted.

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THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL GUI!!! IT WORKS!! AT LAST MY 900 CAN SEE THROUGH WINDOWS!!

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Hey ilko_t, cdob, jaclaz,

I didn't get a chance to say thanks. And now I don't see the sticky on the forum. Bummer.

Um I was wondering where I can add the script in the install directory, so the program 0.2.3 can use it every time I setup the USB for an install.

May God bless your hearts for helping. Thanks much!!!!

Macster

Edit:

I found the topic. I was wondering if others will be able to see it too, so they to can benefit from what was done?

Edited by Macster, 01 September 2009 - 10:49 PM.


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Hey ilko_t, cdob, jaclaz,

I didn't get a chance to say thanks. And now I don't see the sticky on the forum. Bummer.

Um I was wondering where I can add the script in the install directory, so the program 0.2.3 can use it every time I setup the USB for an install.

May God bless your hearts for helping. Thanks much!!!!

Macster

Edit:

I found the topic. I was wondering if others will be able to see it too, so they to can benefit from what was done?

You are welcome :)

You may replace \WinSetupFromUSB\files\winsetup\MkMigrateInf3.cmd with the new version.
It will be used in the next version of the program.

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@ilko_t
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Thread splitted:
http://www.msfn.org/...ce-t137800.html

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OK... I tried and the problem is no matter how i made my usb drive, when it came to text setup for the first time. the setup program always regarded the usb drive as C drive and showed no internal hard drive at all. anyone encountered the same problem ever?

btw: i'm installing on my asus eeepc 1005 laptop.


thanks for any clue. i've been searching for installing xp from usb drive for a week....

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showed no internal hard drive

XP dosn't support your mass storage controller by default.
Integrate relating drivers http://www.msfn.org/...37-t107504.html

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showed no internal hard drive

XP dosn't support your mass storage controller by default.
Integrate relating drivers http://www.msfn.org/...37-t107504.html



You're right. I set in bios to use IDE mode and the setup program can show my hard drive now.

So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

thanks

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So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

It is not necessary, but you should be able to install the drivers and switch it later, example:
http://forums.pcper....ad.php?t=444831

There are LOTS of "bla-bla's" about AHCI being great, but ultimately most opinions rely to the FALSE silllogism New=Always Better.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Serial_ATA

The main advantages of AHCI over SATA (read IDE emulation) are:

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So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

It is not necessary, but you should be able to install the drivers and switch it later, example:
http://forums.pcper....ad.php?t=444831

There are LOTS of "bla-bla's" about AHCI being great, but ultimately most opinions rely to the FALSE silllogism New=Always Better.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Serial_ATA

The main advantages of AHCI over SATA (read IDE emulation) are:

jaclaz



Very helpful. didn't expect i can install os first then install driver and change to AHCI. will try this later.

and i reckon there should be a solution to this issue from another side, which is to integrate the sata driver into the xp installation media, in my case is the xp w/ sp3 installation files on my usb drive. true?

thanks again

Edited by buaaytt, 24 September 2009 - 09:31 PM.


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and i reckon there should be a solution to this issue from another side, which is to integrate the sata driver into the xp installation media, in my case is the xp w/ sp3 installation files on my usb drive. true?


Yes.

Usually the easiest is to integrate the DriversPacks, though for just one specific PC it is overkill.

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well i have got a big problem
I used the utility to setup my 1gb san disk cruzer into a bootable pen drive
whenever i start my pc with the penddrive plugged in i reach the point where i enter the "first part"
after that the blue screen with the heading "Windows Setup" on the top left
now at the point when it says 'Setup is loading Windows" the process kind of stucks and ends with an BSOD error "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"
please help as it'll be a week without my pc working

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First i'd like to say what an awesome little app this is! :thumbup

I've had a quick look through the forums, but cannot seem to find a tutorial on using WinSetupFromUSB to make a flash drive with multiple XP versions on it!

Anyone got any tips or advice on doing this? I have had success making an AIODVD before, but the process does not seem to work on this!! :wacko:

Cheers in advance!

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I've had a quick look through the forums, but cannot seem to find a tutorial on using WinSetupFromUSB to make a flash drive with multiple XP versions on it!

You don't need one.
It's "default" (up to ten versions) in the program.
Do read the docs.

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Look at \WinSetupFromUSB\Docs\HOW-TOs.txt.

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Sorry guys for making the mess. here's my log of failure. Any clue would be appreciated...
 

2009/10/02 21:23:24- WinSetupFromUSB 0.2.3 started
2009/10/02 21:23:24- OS: WIN_VISTA Architecture type: X86 ServicePack: OS Language: 0409
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Total target size avialable- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Target space available- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:26- RMPrepUSB launched
2009/10/02 21:23:54- RMPrepUSB closed
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Total target size avialable- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Total source size- 533.6 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Windows source selected- I:
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Source version- Windows XP Professional
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Service Pack- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
2009/10/02 21:24:05- AMD64 flag- 0
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Removing TEMP folder
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Checking if grub4dos is installed properly
2009/10/02 21:24:09- grub4dos BS/MBR and files are NOT installed properly
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Installing grub4dos BS/MBR and files
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Backing up MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:09- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe -s=mbrdisk2-20091002-212323.dat -t (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:11- Backed up MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:11- Backing up BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:13- Backed up BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:13- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:15- Saved BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:16- Grub4dos bootsector not found
2009/10/02 21:24:16- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:18- Saved MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:19- Grub4dos MBR not found
2009/10/02 21:24:19- Installing grub4dos bootsector to (hd2,0)
2009/10/02 21:24:19- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd2,0)
2009/10/02 21:24:23- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:25- Saved BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:26- Grub4dos bootsector not found
2009/10/02 21:24:26- Could not install grub4dos bootsector
2009/10/02 21:24:27- Installing grub4dos MBR to (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:27- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:32- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:34- Saved MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:35- Grub4dos MBR found
2009/10/02 21:24:35- Copying grldr
2009/10/02 21:24:36- Copying menu.lst
2009/10/02 21:24:36- Copying default
2009/10/02 21:24:36- grub4dos installed
2009/10/02 21:24:36- DOSNET.INF parsed, 117 files for ~BT folder
2009/10/02 21:24:36- I:\I386\disk1---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\disk101
2009/10/02 21:24:36- I:\I386\ntdetect.com---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ ---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\setupldr.bin---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\txtsetup.sif---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\biosinfo.inf---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\disk1---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\disk102
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\hal.dl_ ---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
....
2009/10/02 21:40:34- I:\I386\ASMS\52\POLICY\MSFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKING\RTCDLL\RTCDLL.CA_---> J:\$WIN_NT$.~LS\I386\ASMS\52\POLICY\MSFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKING\RTCDLL\RTCDLL.CA_
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51---> J:\WIN51
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51IP---> J:\WIN51IP
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51IP.SP3---> J:\WIN51IP.SP3
2009/10/02 21:40:35- Copying completed. Took: 945.661245173477 seconds
2009/10/02 21:40:35- Fixing unattended section in winnt.sif
2009/10/02 21:40:35- setupORG.exe not found, replacing the original file
2009/10/02 21:40:36- Removing duplicate entries in boot.ini
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Total target size avialable- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Target space available- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:54- ---------------------------------Program quited-----------------------------------------------

Edited by jaclaz, 03 October 2009 - 05:30 AM.


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What's actually the issue?

Please next time attach as a file such lengthy log, rather than copy-pasting it. Compress it if it exceeds allowed file size for attachments, or use free file share sites to upload it, such as www.datafilehost.com.

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Hi All!
Is it possible to install WinXP from 16Gb USB-flash?
I had successfully installed this OS from 4Gb and 8Gb USB-flash, but can't do this from 16Gb :wacko:

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If I missed this skimming through this thread my apologies, but is it possible to reuse a usb stick prepared with WinSetupfromUsb without redoing the source and boot files after completing an installation?

The reason I ask is that when I install from a hard drive, the ~BT and ~LS dirs are only temporary and eventually get deleted by setup when it's done with them. I would assume that this will also happen to the USB stick if I install from that. Is there a way around this so that I can use it over again just like a CD?

I don't have any USBs that have write-protect switches, which might be a solution for some but not others like me.

Thanks ...




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