How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI Lets make it easy
Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:59 AM
I've been using WinSetupForUSB for a while now and love it! It's the only app that I've ever been able to find that does just what I need it to do. Currently, I have a 64g USB/eSATA Kanguru drive with multiple WIndows installations, Linux Dists, and utility discs.
Here's my issue: I use SCCM to deploy operating systems (OSD) at my work. To do this (since I don't have PXE), a 150 mb boot disc is used which is basically Windows PE. I have 4 major discs that I use for two different distribution points and the x86 and x64 versions of each. I also frequently use a different Windows PE image to copy WIM files from images.
I tried to add each of these images with WinSetupFromUSB by extracting each to different folders, then adding them under the Windows7/PE section. The problem is that when I went to edit each of their titles in the menu.lst, I was that each of the 5 images I imported had the exact same entry (below)
title Start Windows PE x86
I also tried adding the ISO itself under the Linux ISO section. It copied successfully to by USB drive. When I booted to the menu and loaded it, I was surprised to see that it actually started loading Windows PE, but gave error messages soon after it loaded the GUI.
Does anyone have any suggestions to how I can get all 5 different images onto one drive?
Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:59 PM
Particularly this part :
I presume you want to follow this approach:
(or something "in between").
Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:24 PM
This post has been edited by kadetov1: 11 May 2011 - 02:28 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:26 AM
How to creat it manual (assign U: drive letter) such as do it WinSetupFromUSB (under Windows 7):
[Version] Signature = "$Windows NT$" [Addreg] HKLM,"SYSTEM\MountedDevices",,0x00000010 HKLM,"SYSTEM\MountedDevices","\DosDevices\U:",0x00030001,\ 5C,00,3F,00,3F,00,5C,00,53,00,54,00,4F,00,52,00,41,00,47,00,45,00,23,00,52,00,65,00,6D,00,6F,00,76,00,61,00,62,00,6C,00,65,00,4D,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,23,00,37,00,26,00,31,00,38,00,30,00,63,00,38,00,34,00,65,00,38,00,26,00,30,00,26,00,52,00,4D,00,23,00,7B,00,35,00,33,00,66,00,35,00,36,00,33,00,30,00,64,00,2D,00,62,00,36,00,62,00,66,00,2D,00,31,00,31,00,64,00,30,00,2D,00,39,00,34,00,66,00,32,00,2D,00,30,00,30,00,61,00,30,00,63,00,39,00,31,00,65,00,66,00,62,00,38,00,62,00,7D,00 HKLM,"SYSTEM\MountedDevices","\DosDevices\V:",0x00030001,\ 5C,00,3F,00,3F,00,5C,00,53,00,54,00,4F,00,52,00,41,00,47,00,45,00,23,00,52,00,65,00,6D,00,6F,00,76,00,61,00,62,00,6C,00,65,00,4D,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,23,00,36,00,26,00,31,00,38,00,30,00,63,00,38,00,34,00,65,00,38,00,26,00,30,00,26,00,52,00,4D,00,23,00,7B,00,35,00,33,00,66,00,35,00,36,00,33,00,30,00,64,00,2D,00,62,00,36,00,62,00,66,00,2D,00,31,00,31,00,64,00,30,00,2D,00,39,00,34,00,66,00,32,00,2D,00,30,00,30,00,61,00,30,00,63,00,39,00,31,00,65,00,66,00,62,00,38,00,62,00,7D,00 HKLM,"SYSTEM\MountedDevices","\DosDevices\W:",0x00030001,\ 5C,00,3F,00,3F,00,5C,00,53,00,54,00,4F,00,52,00,41,00,47,00,45,00,23,00,52,00,65,00,6D,00,6F,00,76,00,61,00,62,00,6C,00,65,00,4D,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,23,00,38,00,26,00,31,00,38,00,30,00,63,00,38,00,34,00,65,00,38,00,26,00,30,00,26,00,52,00,4D,00,23,00,7B,00,35,00,33,00,66,00,35,00,36,00,33,00,30,00,64,00,2D,00,62,00,36,00,62,00,66,00,2D,00,31,00,31,00,64,00,30,00,2D,00,39,00,34,00,66,00,32,00,2D,00,30,00,30,00,61,00,30,00,63,00,39,00,31,00,65,00,66,00,62,00,38,00,62,00,7D,00
This post has been edited by kadetov1: 12 May 2011 - 08:05 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:19 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:00 PM
I guess that the question was "can you post a snippet of the AutoIt code you have in WinsetupfromUSB (or make a selfstanding little app)?"
Some info is here, though not really "finalized" AFAICU:
Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:57 PM
i have the same problem as mentioned from "Elendil0" earlier in this thread
(I make this from win XP 32bits system.)
But now I have an error at w7 intall beginning :
" A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing ..."
It seems to come from a "corrupt" iso file (?) (or IDE bios settings but I checked this it's ok), so I will try to download an original iso file of my edition (Win7 pro x64, french) and test with.
Edit: I test with the other iso file and got the same error "required CD/DVD..."
Another advice is welcome.
i used the latest beta of WinSetupFromUSB to make an multiboot usb-hdd with 3 primary partitions and an additional 4th partition for some files and stuff (all as NTFS).
1st partition = win XP sp3 x86 (unattended) + win XP sp3 x86 (normal) + win 7 (All In One, selfmade with WAIK from the 2nd link in first post)
2nd partition = win 7 custom selfmade version (patches and stuff, x64) for testing
3rd partition = win 7 custom selfmade version (patches and stuff, x86/x64) for testing
all installed in this order. the win xp installations / setup works fine at my test-laptop (an old asus extensa 4100), no problems here. but the win 7 setup hangs at the same point described in the quote above.
the win 7 AIO iso burned on a dvd-r works perfect on my test-laptop.
When you see this message press shift + F10, and type:
diskpart list disk
Is the USB disk listed? To quit diskpart type "exit".
in diskpart i just see the intern installed laptop-hdd, no usb hdd
any advice to solve this problem?
thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english
This post has been edited by luppes: 22 May 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:07 PM
the usb hdd (WD My Passport Essential, 500 GB) is now listed in diskpart. but a review of the device to be installed didn't worked - still the same error-message.
then i just closed the started installation-process, so i came back to the win7-setup startscreen and clicked again the "start installation now" button and the installation runs as normal.
now i need an other pc to test this.
is it possible that this problem only appears on my old laptop or on newer machine too? maybe an problem with my usb hdd?
Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:46 PM
I was using 1.0.6 beta and it was good. today I saw 1.0.7 and I gave a try. and it gives error when text mode begin:I/O error. then I overwrite my old "winsetup.lst" file to the new one. and it seems ok now. I think there is problem with 1.0.7's winsetup.lst.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:07 PM
Did you use PLoP boot manager?
Start from USB disk/stick, press key "c" and type:
calc *0x475 & 0xFFthen press [ENTER]. What's the output?
How many disks do you have connected, including USB ones and card readers even empty ones?
Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:13 AM
READ the first post on this thread.
Get the tool.
READ the docs, then just try it.
There are suitable tools included to do the partitioning and formatting and writing of MBR, etc., if we are talking of a USB stick.
The adviced tool is RMPREPUSB:
On steve6375's site there are tutorials to do the same (and more) manually, should you need some feature not available in the tool:
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 28 May 2011 - 11:14 AM