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JFX

WinNTSetup v3.8.6 / 3.8.7 Beta 3

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Sigh.

Seems you learn by asking, but not reading or actually trying something.

Well let me answer questions in numeric order.

 

1. encrypted install.esd have an ENCRYPTEDESD node inside their XML

2. WinNTSetup doesn't require wimlib for wimboot, if you use windows 8.1 upd 1.

3. Both using the "technique" on Windows 8.1 upd 1, but wimlib can do this experimental on older windows versions, too.

4. same as 3

5. the 1st of course, saving disk space is the purpose of wimboot

6. 3rd!

7. well yes, that the point of dynamic vhd's

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Well, sorry, this is off-topic, but I was very unpleasantly surprised todat that the very good Com! magazin (German) is, well, basically DEAD! JFX, did you read the magazine regularly? Have you seen the new format ("August" issue)? What do you think? I think it's a bloody shame!

 

Congratulations JFX, you're in the latest issue of "Com! Magazin" (German)!!!!

(Article "Boot from NAS", starting at page 44, WinNTSetup 3.4 is on pages 47,50 and 54).

attachicon.gifWinNTSetup-ComMagazin-2014-07.gif

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No, I generally don't read any PC related magazines.

What happened, that they get you so upset?

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Hello JFX Sir,

 

First thousands of thanks and regards for such a useful information........

 

Can I use 'WIMBoot.wim' as a Source in 'WinNTSetup v.3.6.1' in order to create 'WTG + WimBoot + VHDX' combo ?

 

Do you know about a Script/Tool/Commands/Method in order to convert 'install.esd' into 'WIMBoot.wim'

directly ?

 

 

Regards...........

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Well yeah, it should work, but you have to copy the wimboot.wim to the UDF before using WinNTSetup.

 

To convert your esd try: wimlib-imagex export /?

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Oh sorry, I thought maybe you read the WinNTSetup-related parts from time to time (didn't they send you the mag when your program was mentioned, like ChrisR?).

The magazine had a complete change (guess it will stop soon), without informing any of the subscribers beforehand...

I only read the online version anyway, no biggie for me, but I can imagine people who paid for their subscription being quite disappointed....

 

No, I generally don't read any PC related magazines.

What happened, that they get you so upset?

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Well yeah, it should work, but you have to copy the wimboot.wim to the UDF before using WinNTSetup.

 

To convert your esd try: wimlib-imagex export /?

 

I could not understand Where I have to copy 'WIMBoot.wim' before using WinNTSetup ?

 

What do you mean by UDF ? Should I have to copy 'WIMBoot.wim' into 'UFD- USB Flash Drive' ?

 

Can you please describe in little detailed steps ?

 

Regards

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Hello JFX

 

I want to request you for a little advancement in next release of 'WinNTSetup' which is as follow-

 

If possible then can you please introduce a new 'Check Box' option in next release of 'WinNTSetup' in such a way so that when we choose 'install.esd' as a source along with 'WIMBoot' option then 'Check Box' become activated automatically and convert 'install.esd' to 'WIMBoot.wim' with the help of 'wimlib' , Copy 'WIMBoot.wim' to the root of Boot Drive, Capture WIMBoot Installation and Apply 'WIMBoot.wim' to the 'Installation Drive' ?

 

If interested then you can also allow us to Check/Uncheck new 'Check Box' option when we choose 'install.wim' as a source along with 'WIMBoot' option and perform exactly the same process as described above for 'install.esd' + 'WIMBoot' combination.

 

Note- New 'Check Box' option will be activated only when we choose 'WIMBoot' option otherwise 'WinNTSetup' behave as usual for both 'install.esd' and 'install.wim' .

 

I have thousands of hope from JFX for above advancement............

 

Thanks in Advance

 

Regards.......

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Oh sorry, I thought maybe you read the WinNTSetup-related parts from time to time (didn't they send you the mag when your program was mentioned, like ChrisR?).

The magazine had a complete change (guess it will stop soon), without informing any of the subscribers beforehand...

I only read the online version anyway, no biggie for me, but I can imagine people who paid for their subscription being quite disappointed....

No, I only took a small look on the last issue, were winntsetup was used to install to NAS.

 

@devdevadev

Let's wait how wimboot will evolve, before adding such feature.

There would be a need to add much more options than just copying or converting the wim format.

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Hello JFX.....

 

As my 'Win8.1ToGO.vhdx' is Dynamically Expanding VHDX so I do not want to keep more spare space within 'Win8.1ToGO.vhdx'. I want to keep 'Win8.1ToGO.vhdx' as smallest as possible so that it just contain extracted files required for WIMBoot.

 

 

What would be the smallest sizes of 'Win8.1ToGO.vhdx' so than I can just apply x86/x64 'WIMBoot.wim' into 'Win8.1ToGO.vhdx' with the help of 'WinNTSetup v.3.6.1' ?

 

 

Regards......

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Hello friends ...

I have encountered the following error when using the Winntsetup361
 
"Failed To Loaded offline Registry

Please how do I fix?
 
Tanks for help.

 

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No, I generally don't read any PC related magazines.

 

JFX, do you read "c't magazin"? It looks like there are very good articles in the current issue (2014-17) about SSD and Wimboot.

I could send you the PDFs of the article if you like. (Of course, not to "educate" you, just to "inform").

All the info on creating the install.wim is very interesting (at least to me, having never used it, not being able to without the proper hardware), but luckily, for the apply phase we have it much easier with WinSE and WinNTSetup!!

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JFX, do you read "c't magazin"? It looks like there are very good articles in the current issue (2014-17) about SSD and Wimboot.

I could send you the PDFs of the article if you like. (Of course, not to "educate" you, just to "inform").

All the info on creating the install.wim is very interesting (at least to me, having never used it, not being able to without the proper hardware), but luckily, for the apply phase we have it much easier with WinSE and WinNTSetup!!

 

 

Hello 'Atari800XL'

 

I want to read current issue (2014-17) of  "c't magazin" about SSD and Wimboot.. Can you please send me the PDFs of the article ?

 

Thanks in Advance

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@jamisir

Either you an aggressive AV software or your windows distribution have missing or corrupted registry hives.

 

@Atari800XL

Well, don't think there can be much interesting stuff about WimBoot.

But you can send me the PDF in a PM.

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@jamisir

Either you an aggressive AV software or your windows distribution have missing or corrupted registry hives.

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply JFX, I found that to be Install.ESD the Tweaks don't work, but worked perfectly in Install.win. 

(Y)

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I will add more details to the error message in the next version. So we can figure out why it fails to load the registry.

 

But for now you should be careful with this install.esd, cause it's most likely corrupted. 

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Hi JFX,

 

Winntsetup doesn't seem to recognise the images install.swm from a sony vaio recovery usb.

 

Dism reveals the images have no names, but they do have descriptions.

 

Index : 1
Name : <undefined>
Description : FOUNDATION IMAGE 1
Size : 14,264,405,102 bytes

Index : 2
Name : <undefined>
Description : PUSHBUTTONRESET Image
Size : 32,068,376,490 bytes
 

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Sorry if this is OT, but I need to install Vista x64 with WinNTSetup. and before I use WinNTSetup, I would like to service the install.wim with all of the updates after SP2. I was under the assumption that I could use dism to service the wim. I can do things like dism /Mount-Wim,  /Unmount-Wim,  /get-wiminfo and imagex.exe /export, but when I try /get-packages or /Add-Package, I get the errors below:

C:\>dism /image:r:\Offline /get-packages /format:table /English >R:\$WVista\DrWin\VBSP2_a-r.txtDeployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 6.1.7601.17514Error: 50The command specified is unknown or not supported when running DISM.exe against a Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or a Windows Server 2008 target image. For more information, see the Help documentation available in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows-AIK) or the Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK).AlsoC:\>dism /image:r:\Offline /Add-Package /PackagePath:R:\$WVista\DrWin\Repo-Dir\Deployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 6.1.7601.17514Error: 2An error occurred while processing the command.For more information, review the log files.

Is adding patches to a Vista install wim (SP2 RTM 6.0.6002.18005) supported?

I don't know how to get past these errors to use WinNTSetup.

 

 

DISM.txt

dism.log.pkgmgr.txt

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Is adding patches to a Vista install wim (SP2 RTM 6.0.6002.18005) supported?

No, You can not use Dism for a Windows Vista Distribution. You should be careful adding patches this way to newer Windows, too.

Updates in pending state can cause problems with the fast install way.

 

To add updates to your Vista you have to install it, update it and than generalize it with sysprep again.

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Well, yes dism supports Vista since SP1, but only very limited.

Under Vista dism will properly only be a wrapper for pkgmgr.exe

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Hi 'JFX'....


 


Suppose I have a 64-bit UEFI firmware/system based PC along with UEFI/GPT 'WINDOWS' drive partition as follows-


 


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After booting through 'Win8.1U1SE_x64_boot.wim' in 64-bit UEFI firmware/system , I will use 'WinNTSetup v3.61' in order to install 32-bit 'install.wim' into 'WINDOWS Drive'


 


Will 'WINDOWS Drive' boot in '64-bit UEFI mode' after windows installation ?


 


Can I use 32-bit 'install.wim' in order to install 'Win 8.1 U1' in 64-bit UEFI firmware/system in place of 64-bit 'install.wim' ?


 


Is it necessary to use 64-bit 'install.wim' file in order to install in 'WINDOWS Drive' in 64-bit UEFI mode ?


 


Regards........


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Small Update to Version 3.6.3

 

- error code get's logged if offline registry fails

- Description field is used if the WIM index has no name

- Winntsetup_iso.cmd can be moved into Tools folder

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z.I. Download link on first page points to the version in \old (3.6.1).

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Thanks, It's corrected now.

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