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WinNTSetup v3.6.1


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Features:


  • - Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8.x x86/x64
  • - Practically runs even on the most minimalistic WinPE
  • - Choose able drive letter for the new Windows installation
  • - Install Windows also if nlite/vlite has remove winnt32.exe/setup.exe
  • - Integrate Drivers: normal PNP and Textmode Drivers also
  • - patch uxtheme to allow unsigned Themes
  • - Some tweaks
  • - Support "Windows to Go" for Windows 7 and later installs
  • - Supports WimBoot option for Windows 8.1 Update 1
  • - supports all current WIM files: WIM/SWM (XPRESS / LZX / XPRESS HUFFMAN = Wimboot compression)
  • - supports unencrypted ESD files (LZMS compressed WIM)

Not Supported:

 

  • - No Windows embedded version (this includes WinFLP)
  • - No Installation onto USB disk *New* only Windows 7 and later
  • - No support for ESD files


As some may know the last version 1.5 had only Support for Win 2000/XP/2003.
Fujianabc present an very easy approach to install Windows 7 NT 6.x fast installer

basically it's simply applying the windows image from install.wim and generating the boot files.
He also discovered that the drive letter of a Windows 7 image can be (opposed to Vista) easily changed.
So I have added that way of installing to WinNTSetup.



For the driver installation:

Every driver added in NT6.x windows will be added to the driver store.
So it's not recommended to add countless driver, but rather more really required ones.

NT5.x massstorage driver integration is possible thanks to Mr dUSHA powerful MSSTMake.exe tool

To the Unattend option:

It's possible to use an unattend.xml to run the Setup unattended.
But as the actual WinPE Setup Phase isn't effective in that way of install, all Winpe related settings inside the unattend.xml
won't be applied.

Ini config file

It's possible to save all GUI-settings to a ini file:

push Ctrl + S to save all settings to an ini.
push Ctrl + L to load all settings from an ini.

A WinNTSetup.ini file in the same dir as the app itself will be loaded automatically at startup.

It also can be selected via command line:

WinNTSetup.exe /cfg:"C:\mysettings.ini"

more command line options

Spoiler


Changelog:

Spoiler


To install Windows in a VHD file:

- requires Windows 7 as OS and Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 as Source
- create a partitioned VHD and assign a drive letter (push Ctrl + Shift + V to use build in diskpart wrapper for this)
- select the VHD drive as installation drive (make sure you boot drive ist a active primary partition on a physical disk)

If you get an Antivirus warning from your AV software, please report it to them as a false positive and let them check it.


Current Version: 3.6.1

http://sdrv.ms/19lIr3s

 

 

 

 


Edited by JFX, 18 June 2014 - 07:12 AM.



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It looks like a nice tool. :thumbup

And it shouldn't be dedicated to "USB only", if I am not mistaken. :unsure:

Let's hope that whoever tests it will be so kind as to (please read as "anyone testing it please do") provide - for the benefit of the less expereinced users - some details on the various available options, and their usage.

Usual bothering request to the developer :blushing: :
  • Any chance that it will ever support command line? (or provide a pre-set in the form of a .ini file?) :whistle:

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And it shouldn't be dedicated to "USB only", if I am not mistaken. :unsure:

Well, you right, not the most correct forum section


Let's hope that whoever tests it will be so kind as to (please read as "anyone testing it please do") provide - for the benefit of the less expereinced users - some details on the various available options, and their usage.

hmm, yeah i could add tool tip/balloons for every check box


Thanks for reminding about the ini file :) Added to first Post

More command line options could be added, if requested.

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Thanks for the link @ reboot.pro wonko, but, how come this v 2.0 was not even mentioned by original creator? Excuse me but,...Did i missed the part where JFX became "was_JFX" there? :huh:
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Thanks for the link @ reboot.pro wonko, but, how come this v 2.0 was not even mentioned by original creator? Excuse me but,...Did i missed the part where JFX became "was_JFX" there? :huh:

Evidently yes.
And however I don' t think it is part of your business.

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Very nice :thumbup

Handy to have XP and NT6 Installer for all versions combined in one Tool.

Thanks for creating this Power Tool, which allows also to Set User Preferences :thumbup

Everything went OK when testing Install of 32-bits XP and 32-bits Windows 7

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Edited by wimb, 11 February 2011 - 01:14 PM.


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Evidently yes.
And however I don' t think it is part of your business.

jaclaz

that bad huh? :unsure: not that i'm interested in some war or something... but one does get questions about disconnected news... i'm almost resident there and... could not have known (without your linking)
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@lama
I don't participate anymore on the boot-land forum, so sorry for not informing your guys there.

@wimb
Thank you very much for feedback.
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Hi :huh: I tried to install XP to partition (all default settings, no tweaks, winnt.sif used) and it just... pauses at black screen (after bios) :blink:

After this I tried the old version 1.4x and it worked as usual...
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a black screen (after bios) would mean that MBR and /or the PBR was not updated.

Make sure you choose an active primary partition and choose to update the boot configuration (default on "Ready?" GUI)

In case you have multiple disks in your PC, make also sure you choose the boot partition on disk 0.

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Update: Version 2.0.3.32

  • added more GUI tooltips
  • fixed FolderBrowse not working in default WinPE 3.x
  • fixed possible duplicates in boot menu
  • fixed drive letter assignment cause error message on empty cardreader drives
  • avoid possible installation on same drive as currently running Windows
  • avoid possible installation of WinPE
  • avoid NativeVHDBoot of not supported Windows Editions
  • added VHDHelper (diskpart wrapper) to create, attach and detach VHD's (reserved for Windows 7 users only :) )
  • new commandline options -DisableVHDChecks, -VHDHelper (Hotkey: Ctrl + Shift + V)

know issue:

- Under WinPE 3.x diskpart may fail to detach a vdisk (blame Microsoft, not me.)

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Edited by JFX, 21 February 2011 - 07:04 AM.


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:thumbup: ok :) downloading...

Edited by lama, 21 February 2011 - 10:55 AM.

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JFX

it is VERY VERY nice to hear from you after a long time . it is good to see you again my friend . i would never have seen this if WIMB did not have mentioned your new tool on reboot....

i will test and let you know about this tool . thanks once again .

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Hi JFX

Your WinNTSetup2_x86.exe tool is very handy, I used it for Direct Install of Windows 7 in VHD file. :thumbup

http://reboot.pro/98...post__p__123974

For the Tweaks I found that:
- Disable System Restore did NOT work to Disable System Protection in Win 7 VHD
- Show cmd icon - the context menu does not appear

The latter was easily fixed as you know and then also shows cmd icon

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Open Command here - just delete the 2 keys

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

Thanks again for your POWER TOOL :thumbup

Edited by wimb, 04 March 2011 - 07:31 AM.


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Hi JFX,

Very nice tool as always. :thumbup
Thank you very much.

Used to come this forum for more than 5 years as a guest.
Today, I'm a new member here.
Thanks to msfn forum leads.
Wimb! Thank you as well.

K Regards,

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Hi maanu,

nice to see my old friend here again :hello:

You welcome too, AyeHtay.


@wimb

Thanks, System Restore tweak will be fixed in next version.

Command prompt and TakeOwn tweaks are currently on the hidden extended menu, (holding shift while right clicking).

I will change it for Command prompt as suggested.

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Edited by JFX, 07 March 2011 - 05:13 AM.


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Update: Version 2.0.3.37

  • fixed Tweaks for command promt and system restore (Thanks wimb)
  • fixed msvcrt error when running WinNTSetup2_x64.exe under Win 2003/XP x64 (Thanks Lancelot)
  • removed Tweak to disable language bar (was not working in some cases)
  • added Tweak to remove Security warning for newly downloaded files
  • add VHD button for Windows 7 users

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Thanks a lot JFX,
:thumbup B)

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JFX, thanks a lot for your nice tools
please can you add the VHD install for windows server 2008 R2?

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Oh, thanks. I had forgot that Server 2008 R2 support NativeVHDBoot too :blushing: .

Uploaded version 2.0.3.38

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JFX, thanks a lot for your hard work :wub:

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:w00t: Fan-Tastic.... downloading downloading downloading...
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I am just looking into installing Win7 and I currently use WinNTSetup for doing XP Installs. I tried WinNTSetup V2 to do a Win7 install and it works great.

With XP, I was able to use a cmdlines.txt in \$WIN_NT$.~LS\$OEM$\ to add a RunOnceEx.cmd etc. to do my customizing. The structure for this is created using V1 of WintNTSetup, but With V2, I no longer see a structure to do this. Even though V2 allows regtweaks, I cannot determine how these tweaks are run. I was hoping to find a way to adapt the XP way of doing things to Win7. Is it possible?

Thanks..

Edited by click-click, 16 March 2011 - 09:25 AM.


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The setup of windows vista and later does not use a cmdlines.txt during installation.

So for windows 7 winntsetup loads the registry hives of the prepared windows installation and writes the tweaks directly.

I don't know if there is an alternative to cmdlines.txt in windows vista or later :unsure:

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The setup of windows vista and later does not use a cmdlines.txt during installation.

So for windows 7 winntsetup loads the registry hives of the prepared windows installation and writes the tweaks directly.

I don't know if there is an alternative to cmdlines.txt in windows vista or later :unsure:

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Is there a readable version of the regtweaks and how they are applied by V2?

I'd like to get an idea how I could add application registry entries for preloaded software that I copy to Win7.
I have the .reg entries for each application and need to apply them to both HKLM and HKCU keys. I assume
all of the V2 regtweaks apply to the HKLM system and software hives only. Is that correct?

Edited by click-click, 16 March 2011 - 05:15 PM.





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