Here you can download WinSetupFromUSB and updates of the tools included.

Please do not hotlink files, use this page if you want to post a link to the program. If you need to link to a specific version, you could use version number like this:


WinSetupFromUSB 1.4 - 27.March.2014
WinSetupFromUSB 1.3 - 10.Jan.2014
WinSetupFromUSB 1.2 - 20.Dec.2013
WinSetupFromUSB 1.1 - 08.Dec.2013
WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 - 17.Oct.2013 (libwim-9.dll updated- 14.Nov.2013)
Previous versions

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    • Windows XP iso has to be extroacted and added with the proper option, not as iso, look at FAQ and Tutorials pages for details. Cannot comment on RouterOS, haven’t tested it yet but I will.

  1. Hello!

    In some motherboards, some that are old, like in some HP, Dell and NEC, USB booting doesn’t work as it should. In BIOS the USB is recognized as “USB RMD-FDD”, not as “USB-HDD”. No option to change the USB type appears to BIOS configuration neither. It works great in ASUS and GIGABYTE boards, as far as I have tested.

    It seems it somewhat works when booting via the integrated Plop, but I get BSOD during Windows XP blue-screen setup, just before loading the partitions. Possibly not a fault of the Windows XP source because it works great with other computers. Notice that the modified fixed NTBOOT is also included in my source WinXP.

    Can this be solved?

    • Is the BSOD 0x7B and is that on Dells? If yes- most likely the modded was not added properly. How exactly did you add it?
      Another option is that the disk controller is in SATA/AHCI mode and drivers are not loaded. Look at the FAQ how to use the built-in DPMS option for such drivers.

      • I use the option “Custom NTDETECT.COM file for 2000/XP/2003 Setup”. It is either buggy BIOS (as I said, the BIOS should have read the USB stick as “USB HDD”, not as “USB RMD-FDD”, aka USB floppy drive) or WinSetupFromUSB problem. If I format via CD/DVD everything is normal, so it doesn’t seem to be a WinXP source problem. Strangely this happens only on old (2000 – 2006 era) OEM motherboards but not on newer ones or non-OEM motherboards (like ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, Intel).

          • “Is the BSOD 0x7B and is that on Dells?” => Yes, I got BSOD on a Dell computer.
            “If yes- most likely the modded was not added properly. How exactly did you add it?” => Via the option “Custom NTDETECT.COM file for 2000/XP/2003 Setup”. Again I must insist I didn’t get BSOD when formatting via CD/DVD.
            “Another option is that the disk controller is in SATA/AHCI mode and drivers are not loaded.” => Perhaps, possibly this was because of Plop boot manager. When booting the USB drive as normal, just after clicking “Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup”, a black command prompt appeared with GRUB corrupt error, something like that. Again I insist this errpr appeared on another machine (with MSI motherboard, the USB drive recognized as USB RMD-FDD), on the Dell machine it wasn’t recognizable at all, the computer booted to HDD directly.
            “Look at the FAQ how to use the built-in DPMS option for such drivers.” => Not applicable because the source already contains integrated Mass Storage drivers.

            All the questions answered.

            • In this case if the proper was used, there isn’t much I could do, at least without having such machine to play with.
              USB boot for NT5 family has never been supported officially and with broken BIOS it becomes even harder. You may try using larger USB stick, or even better USB disk, hoping that BIOS would recognise it as a hard disk, rather than FDD/ZIP.

    • Yes, perfectly safe. You can ensure sending the file to those 4 antivirus vendors for confirmatiom and ask them to update their definitions, as I did few years ago, with no replies.
      You should pay attention who is detecting it as well.

  2. I’ve been trying to install Windows Xp to a netbook with no disk drive for a week. I tried dozens of different apps and dozens of times. The best I could get was a good install with a bad MBR. This app worked for me the very first time. Thank you.

  3. is there an alternative of this tool for linux? i’d need to make a multiboot usb with win8 and linux mint but using linux.. thanks a lot

    • Sorry Peter, I can’t help much with this. You might want to search for YUMI, Universal USB installer and LiLi.

  4. I have a Problem – can I ask here?
    When I install WIN XP SP3 on a 4GB CF-Card at a thin-client (EPA-TEC) the Setup dosn’t create a “swap-file”,
    and after this i can’t activate manualy? Can this cause by “winsetupfromusb”.
    A time ago i have instaled XP on a 2GB CF-Card and ist works

  5. A second Problem:
    In order to solve the Problem “Installing WIN XP SP3″ i tryed to install “Win XP SP1a”. I crate the USB-Boot-Stick and start
    the instalions.
    Afer the frist pass of the installions – the instalion breaks an i get a meassage ” can’t find “%windior%/ntdectect”. When i
    try to start the second part of installion with den menu then the system try an then i get the same “meassage”.
    I looks like the ther seconed part from the installions can’t be started!

    Thansk a lot
    Regards ROBERT

    • I’d try with confirmed working source. If SP3 works, then SP1 should works as well, if both sources are good ones and the USB disk or the computer is not playing up.
      And of course, if was not copied for whatever reason, you won’t be able to start the second part. Even if you can, this should ring a big bell, that something is wrong.

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