How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI Lets make it easy
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:05 AM
There are possible sollutions, for example placing it in a virtual floppy, or maybe in the small ISO file...
You may also want use NTFS and hard links on the USB disk in order to save disk space, DFHL.exe is included in \files\tools.
As a side note- as far as I know as rule of thumb, BTS stuff goes last, after using nLite.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:23 AM
I found it little annoying that the boot menu starts in XP by default after 10 seconds and I guess it can be changed because I have the latest version and still there aren't boot options. Maybe I need to edit the boot file .
Nlite has an option to disable automatic SFC which decreases the time to install the OS but how can I manually enable it after Windows XP installation?
This post has been edited by momchilandonov: 21 April 2012 - 03:25 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:54 AM
I found it little annoying that the boot menu starts in XP by default after 10 seconds and I guess it can be changed because I have the latest version and still there aren't boot options. Maybe I need to edit the boot file . ..
Timeout value can be edited in file menu.lst and in winsetup.lst for XP/2000/2003, change the values per your needs.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:55 AM
"Accessing directly the download link doesn't work. The download only starts if you click from the download page. "
succesfuly downloaded file under Ubuntu
This post has been edited by craftsman: 22 April 2012 - 11:21 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:56 AM
Unfortunately I must say that something is wrong with the "display disk drives on all interfaces" option. This happens when I try to enable it.
2012/04/27 21:54:14- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta8 started 2012/04/27 21:54:14- OS: WIN_2000 Architecture type: X86 ServicePack: Service Pack 4 OS Language: 0409 2012/04/27 21:54:14- Program directory: D:\Pulpit\Win Setup_1_0_beta8 2012/04/27 21:54:14- Getting USB drives information 2012/04/27 21:54:14- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only 2012/04/27 21:54:15- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted 2012/04/27 21:54:15- Checking sizes... 2012/04/27 21:54:15- Total source size- 0 bytes 2012/04/27 21:54:15- Target space available- 0 bytes 2012/04/27 21:54:21- Getting USB drives information 2012/04/27 21:54:21- Show all drives option is selected 2012/04/27 21:54:22- ATA SAMSUNG HD502HJ SCSI Disk Device 2012/04/27 21:54:22- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 2012/04/27 21:54:22- PNPDeviceID: SCSI\DISK&VEN_ATA&PROD_SAMSUNG_HD502HJ&REV_0001\5&1D01176&0&040
Number of downloads: 39
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 27 April 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
Have the previous versions worked with this option enabled?
Added: The WMI function used, not supported in 2000 is Win32_DiskDrive.Signature. I can get around this one, but another used in this version and important one is FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME, which doesn't seem to be present in 2000 either. For a few other used I recall to be present since XP.
In short- many of the new features wouldn't work in Windows 2000, so for now, unfortunately, I won't be planning on running the program on 2000 host OS.
2000 being added to the USB disk, as long as program is run on XP onwards is still supported as far as I have tested.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:40 PM
Maybe it would be good to put a note that the last Win2K compatible version is 1.0 beta7?
This is a log from 1.0 beta7:
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 28 April 2012 - 02:46 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:15 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:26 AM
By the way, not only USB drives but all drives seem to be detected as SCSI. I've got both SAS & SATA devices connected but all of them are listed as SCSI in the log file.
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 30 April 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:51 AM
Can't claim 2000 support for host OS in previous versions as it seems half broken half working.
The proper solution would be to get rid of WMI alltogether but that would require a lot of coding as well as most likely introducing new bugs until everyting gets polished.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:48 PM
It has been in BETA so long i'm wondering if google is behind it LOL
Going to retry it tonight,. Multi boot USB sticks have not worked for me in the past, then again x86/x64 windows 7 disks from MSDN don't either. (well they work fine in IDE mode but you cant load a 64bit storage driver with a 32bit installer and a 64 bit installer wont work for a 32bit OS...seems obvious but...) thats not your guys issues, just much easier to buy 10 4GB USB sticks and use each for its one boot installer Hoping this still works for XP, I dont buy optical disks anymore
thanks again for keeping your project up to date
Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:50 PM
Today however I have been trying to use it and getting an error.
I've tried 1.0b8, b7, and .23 all of them produce an AutoIt error upon opening, here is the b8 error:
Line 27623 Error: The requested action with this object has failed.
I am running Windows 7 64-bit and have tried both versions of b8, the error is the same.
b7 says line 7932.
I tried to search this thread for AutoIt Error but didn't find anything that seemed relevant.
Since I'm really just making basic Windows 7/8 flash drives I suppose I could go get the M$ one but I figured I'd at least ask here for anything I could try.
I know you may want to see the log file, it barely prints anything out to it before erroring out so here it is
2012/06/06 15:48:31- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta8 started
2012/06/06 15:48:31- OS: WIN_7 Architecture type: X64 ServicePack: Service Pack 1 OS Language: 0409
2012/06/06 15:48:31- Program directory: C:\WinSetupFromUsb
2012/06/06 15:48:31- Getting USB drives information
2012/06/06 15:48:31- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only
Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:38 AM
I'm going to tell you the steps i have made:
1) Winsetupfromusb with options:
Auto format it with Fbinst, NTFS, Align
Section "Add to USB DISK"
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Setup Checked and the correct drive with an iso mounted inside the textbox
Windows Vista / 7 ... Setup Checked and the correct drive with an iso mounted inside the textbox
2) Start the process
3) Try each installation
- On Windows XP, when i started the second part of the installation it get hanged when the installation said "39 minutes left"
- On Windows 7, it get hanged when the installation reached the Blue Screen of the installation beginning.
It seems WinSetupfromUSB have a problem detecting the USB pendrive
Is there another way to do this Multiboot?
This post has been edited by dagonas: 07 June 2012 - 01:54 AM