Currently Supports: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7.
Much thanks to jaclaz for the idea on how to get this to work!
This is very helpful if you have created a USB Stick to install Windows from. But you are trying to install on a computer that does not have support in the BIOS to boot from USB HDD.
I took jaclaz information and created a simple exe that will install PLoP to your system and add it into the BOOT menu as an option.
It is very easy to use.
Just launch it... it will ask if you want to install. Click Yes.
If you want to Uninstall it just launch it again... It will ask if you want to Uninstall it. Click Yes.
I set the Timeout (Countdown) to only 3 Seconds... so be quick to press up/down when the boot screen shows up.
I'd rather have the screen only show for a few seconds so it doesn't slow down my normal boot process by much.
When you boot up the computer you will see options to boot into windows or "Boot From USB" if you select to "Boot From USB" it will automatically attempt to boot from any bootable usb devices you have connected to the system.
This also speeds up the BIOS USB speed on some computers. Some computers only run at USB 1.1 speed during the boot process even though they have USB 2.0 capability. But PLoP loads a USB 2.0 driver that is used instead of the USB 1.1.
I plan to add full support for PE environments in the next release.
GRUB4DOS removed. Now it uses only PLoP!
Added support for Vista, 2008 and Windows 7!
Fixed a potential bug with the uninstall process.
If you want to use your own PLoP files put them in a folder called PLoP inside the directory with SiginetUSB.exe
It will now directly boot from the USB device when you select to "Boot From USB".
You can now force the program to use your own grldr, plpbt.bin, or menu.lst by placing you versions in the same directory as SiginetUSB.exe
So far it only sets up the Boot Menu on OSes that use BOOT.INI (Windows 2000, XP and 2003)
A later release will have support for Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7.
If you use this and find it helpful please send me a donation at:
Edited by Siginet, 17 December 2009 - 11:02 AM.