JFX

WinNTSetup v3.8.6 / 3.8.7 Beta 4

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hi,

I have problem to reproduce this error, so far with the new GENA release i tested a lot combination and all work well :unsure:

The link you gave, describe overwriting bootstr.dll.mui with one of the Win7 beta files. I can figure that it will be a solution nor that it would be good since you use Vista.

the good thing so far: the error message(s) are not critical and should not cause a problem for booting the new Windows installation.

Have not much time currently, but will continue trying to find a solution.

Maybe you can try to describe how you create/boot your GENA. Made special GENA support topic --> WinNTSetup2 script

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Hi JFX,

Thank you for your great work.

Is there a way of installing Windows with your tool without extracting the iso? Could it be possible for your program to access directly isos?

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Hi Drake,

a direct use of an ISO would not be possible, but you could mount it with imdisk. That's the way I do it.

create a sub folder ISO and put imdiskinst.exe and your ISO inside.

create a batch file next to winntsetup similar like this:


@echo off

set ISO="ISO\de_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677306.iso"

ISO\imdiskinst -y
imdisk -a

for /f "TOKENS=3,4 SKIP=1 DELIMS=: " %%i in ('imdisk -a -m #: -f %ISO%') do (
set Imdisk_device=%%i
set Imdisk_letter=%%j
)

echo Imdisk Device Number: %Imdisk_device%
echo Imdisk Device Drive : %Imdisk_letter%:

WinNTSetup2_x64.exe -NT6 -Source:%Imdisk_letter%:\sources\install.wim


rem optional unmount and imdisk uninstall

rem imdisk -D -u %Imdisk_device%
rem rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 %windir%\INF\imdisk.inf

@Killerdog

sorry for keeping your waiting so long, next version will completely solve that issue with XP Based PE.

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at first, i'm sorry for my bad English. I'm trying to improve it.

i got a problem with your tool when i used it to setup my own windows xp ( i built it by RVMi with 3 addons: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3, OnePiece Windows Media Player 11 True AddOn v2.5.0 ENU and OnePiece IE8 WinXPSP3 v2.8.0 AddOn ENU, and i created a winnt.sif (attached file)

[RegionalSettings]

LanguageGroup=1,7,8,9,14

SystemLocale="0409"

UserLocale="042a"

UserLocale_DefaultUser="042a"

InputLocale="0409:00000409"

InputLocale_DefaultUser="0409:00000409"

Language Group I choosed is: US, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.

And all problem i had is:

1. At blue screen stage ( i don't know what its name ), when copying, it misses some file: ie4uinit.mui.... about 4 or 5 files. I have esc to skip

2. At next stage ( i think it is gui stage ), it misses all of font file i need for the Languege Group and some file i don't know.

But when I run setup.exe (winnt32.exe) directly from Setup folder, the installation work normally.

can anyone help me?

WINNT.SIF

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Hi dlinh9, Welcome here :)

1. problem is caused by the IE8 AddOn, nlite Addon Packs are not supported.

It would require a complete parsing of dosnet.inf, txtsetup.sif layout.inf, ... , like the original winnt32.exe does.

2. Problem occurs because Winntsetup does not copy the \I386\LANG folder from the Windows source

I will adjust next version to copy LANG folder, if LanguageGroup has multiple selections

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I will adjust next version to copy LANG folder, if LanguageGroup has multiple selections

Hi JFX,

I hope you also syncronise changes with WinNTSetup v1 :angel

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Sure because maintaining one version is not enough work :blink:

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You know I know......,

and you know (can easly guess) why I asked ;)...

Besides not critical, I will follow what you decide :thumbup

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I've just found a manual solution instead :D. I found that in ref.chm

H:\i386\winnt32 /syspart:c: /tempdrive:c: /makelocalsource /copysource:lang /unattend

But windows doesn't reboot automatically.

What can I do if I want computer reboot after source copying finish as your tool does.

Did I miss some code?

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I think you need to tell it where the setup answer file (winnt.sif) is located.

H:\i386\winnt32 /syspart:c: /tempdrive:c: /makelocalsource /copysource:lang /unattend:"D:\winnt.sif"

will release next version in a few days, that will copy lang folder if necessary.

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Update: Version 2.1.0.0

  • - Support for Windows 8 Pre Release
  • - GUI upscale on higher Windows DPI settings
  • - Now automatically finds Vista/7 "system reserved" boot partition
  • - filesize and speed improvment
  • - file patching no longer changes NTFS ACL attributes (Thanks Jeff Bush - bcopy tool)
  • - added support for splitted WIM files (.swm)
  • - added support for direct USB install for Windows 7 (Thanks cdob, wimb, maanu)
  • - added more manufactors for XP CD OEM detection
  • - fixed bootstr.dll error message on certain WinPE1.x
  • - fixed small issue with reboot option
  • - fixed small issue with command line
  • - fixed shutdown option not works correclty on certain winpe version
  • - fixed app crash when running under Windows 8 Pre-Release
  • - fixed wrong warning on too low disk space
  • - fixed Service Pack not displayed for Vista sources
  • - fixed copy LANG folder if multiple selections are used for LanguageGroup in winnt.sif
  • - Improved VHD creation:
  • - fixed .vhd file extention was not auto appended for VHD creation
  • - fixed VHD creation output on unicode languages
  • - fixed WIM file discription not displayed correctly on some selfmade install.wim files
  • - fixed VHD creation possible even in forensic WinPE

:now use diskpart script like this one:

create vdisk file="C:\Windows7.vhd" maximum=25600 type=(fixed|expandable)
select vdisk file="C:\Windows7.vhd"
attach vdisk
online disk noerr
attributes disk clear readonly noerr
create partition primary align=(32|64|128|256|512|1024|2048)
online volume noerr
attributes volume clear readonly noerr
active
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win7 VHD" uint=(512|1024|2048|4096|8192|16K|32K|64K)
assign letter=X:

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Thank you for all version Windows setup from HDD.

it's excellence if you make : from WinNTSetup, we simple browse to ISO setup windows XP or 7, 8 ... like en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x86_dvd_619077.iso). Do you attend to make this for Windows 8 beta (release at 30 september 2011)

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Hi, sorry for late respond.

Yes the Windows 8 Pre-Beta is supported by the current release.

Will add ISO file browsing, that's running user defined batch file and scan for new drives ...

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Thank, but I do not understand somes problem:

A. After finish install, log in Windows XP, remain OEM folder contain Driver pack. Why do not you make automatic delete OEM folder after log in Windows XP successful?

B. I made follow steps:

1. Use nlite make Windows XP setup.iso (tried to run Windows XP setup.iso to setup Windows, successfully )

2. On Vmware 8.0, I use Winnt setup 2.1 made setup into Hard disk C:

3. Use Norton Ghost to make image.GHO of C hard disk

4. But recover Image.GHO on really computer, can not boot with message: disk error (I think Winnt setup do not support Vmware disk, Am I correct?)

C. I made follow steps:

1. Use nlite make Windows XP setup.iso (tried to run Windows XP setup.iso to setup Windows, successfully )

2. Do not use Vmware, use Winnt setup 2.1 made setup into Hard disk C (actived, primary) (MBR, NTLDR, BOOT FLAG are green colour)

3. Use Norton Ghost to make image.GHO of C hard disk in Computer 1

4. But recover Image.GHO on other computer, computer can not log in with black screen in CMOS (do not appear some words, only blank screen)

5. I tried recover Image.GHO on Computer 1, it's successfully

Please help me solve A, B, C problem, thank you so much! Sorry for my bad English.

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hmm, i wouldn't call "A" a problem, it's just that I prefer keeping the folder. Deleting it manually should not be that much of a problem

I guess B and C are the same problem:

Have not used Norton Ghost for ages, maybe it does not cause the problem.

anyway if you want to make an image of "Pre" - setup phase, that should run on different hardware make sure you have necessary SATA drivers in setup.

Also do NOT use, the 2 options: "Mount installation drive as ..." and "use migrate.inf for drive lettter pre assignment". Both saving disk/partition infos that will cause trouble if use on different hardware.

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