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WinNTSetup v3.8.7

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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 upgrades of existing installations

 

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

 

 

 

- nt6, nt5 or vhd have to be the first parameter all other don't require any order
- does not matters if -paramter or /Parameter
- give paths can be relative (to WinNTSetup_x??.exe)
- if a path includes spaces enclose it with " "

- nt6 or nt5 - will let winntsetup know which os to install (nt6: for vista and later, nt5 for XP/2003)

- /source:(path) - defines the installation sources (for nt5 the root of the windows CD, for nt6 the install.wim file)
- /syspart:(driveletter:) - defines the driveletter you want as boot drive
- /tempdrive:(driveletter:) - defines the driveletter you want as installation drive

- /unattend:(file) - defines the path of the unattend file (winnt.sif or unattend.xml)
- /drivers:(path) - defines the path to a drivers folder you want to use
- /wimindex:n - defines the edition inside install.wim which should be installed beginning with 1 (like in the combo box Edition)

- /setupwait - will push the setup button and show you the proceed page
- /setup - will start the setup
- /reboot - will automaticly reboot 30 seconds after setup finished

- /forceunsigned - (only for installing Windows 7) will let the driver integration accept unsigned drives
- /testsigning - will set testsigning flag for the new Windows installation
- /disableuac - will disable User Account Control

- /Sysletter:{Letter} - will define the systemdrive letter the new windows installation will have
- /SaveDriveLetters - will save the current driveletter assaignment for the new windows installation
- /Uxtheme - will patch the uxtheme related dll's to enable the use of custom msstyles files
- /nobootsect - will not update BootSector and Master Boot Record

- /DisableHiberBoot - disable the fast boot feature of Windows 8, that can cause trouble in multiboot enviroments
- /DisableHibernate - disable the hibernate functions
- /DisableSystemRestore - disable the system restore functions
- /DisablePagefile - disable the virtual memory and the pagefile.sys file
- /DisableSFC - disable the system file protection of windows xp
- /RunAfter:{command} - will run a command before reboot

- /OEM:(path) - defines a custom $OEM$ folder

- /DisableVHDChecks - Disables all setup checks for VHD partitions

- /cfg:{inifile} - load settings from ini file

- /lng:nnnn - loading a different language file
- /bcd:{type} - select the firmware type to be set with bcdboot {ALL | BIOS | UEFI}

- /wimboot - will not apply the install.wim, but instead create pointer files


- /compact:{type}     - uses system comprresion of Windows 10
 [xpress4k | xpress8k | xpress16k | lzx}

- /wimlib - will use wimlib instead of wimgapi to handle wim files,
 requires to have wimlib dll files inside Tools\x??\wimlib

- /regtweaks:(path) - let you set a folder with *.reg files that will be merged into the installation

- /noreg - does not make any changes to the registry of the new windows installation

- /ref:{filter} - disables interal search for reference WIMs and uses a custom filter

- /wbc:{wimboot.ini} - use a custom wimbootcompressed.ini for Wimboot

- /timeout:{n} - use a custom timeout for the bootmenu (default = 30)


- vhd-create

- /File:{path} - defines the full path for the new VHD file
- /Size:{size} - defines the size in MB or GB (ex. 25600MB or 25GB)
- /Type:{type} - defines the type of VHD: fixed, expandable or fixedfast

---- optional ----

- /Label:{Label} - label for the vhd partition
- /Alig:{Alig} - Allignment (32|64|128|256|512|1024|2048) of the partition
- /Allo:{Allo} - Allocation unit (512|1024|2048|4096|8192|16K|32K|64K) of the partition

- vhd-attach - attach a VHD to system
/File:{path}

- vhd-detach - detach a VHD from system
/File:{path}

examples:

- Install Windows7 Ultimate (usually Wimindex 5) to drive C:, using unattend.xml file and define driver to integrate.
Use C: as driveletter for the new Win installation, run set_7_usb_boot.cmd before rebooting


WinNTSetup_x86.exe NT6 -source:G:\sources\install.wim -WimIndex:5 -syspart:C: -tempdrive:C: -unattend:"unattend\Win7x86_Ultimate_en.xml"-ForceUnsigned -drivers:"D:\driver_Win7x86" -Sysletter:C -RunAfter:"set_7_usb_boot.cmd C:\windows" -setup -reboot
- Install Windows XP to drive D:, where boot drive is C:, using unattend file [app dir]\unattend\winnt.sif,
integrate drivers [app dir]\XP_drivers, finsih install and reboot. But does not change MBR and BPR


WinNTSetup_x86.exe NT5 -source:E:\XPCD -syspart:C: -tempdrive:D: -unattend:"unattend\winnt.sif" -drivers:"XP_drivers" -setup -reboot -nobootsect
- creating a 25GB fixed VHD file


WinNTSetup_x86.exe vhd-create -File:"C:\my.vhd" -Size:25GB -Type:fixed
-attach vdisk "C:\my.vhd"


WinNTSetup_x86.exe vhd-attach-File:"C:\my.vhd"
-detach vdisk "C:\my.vhd"


WinNTSetup_x86.exe VHD-detach -File:"C:\my.vhd"

 

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: 3.8.7

http://1drv.ms/1rihbgL

 

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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:

jaclaz

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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.

jaclaz

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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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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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:thumbup: ok :) downloading... Edited by lama
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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/9830/page__view__findpost__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

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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,

ah

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