FAQ

 

1. What can be added to the USB disk with WinSetupFromUSB?
2. Does it support multiple sources of the same type?
3. My internal disk is not shown during first (Text mode) part of Windows XP (2000, 2003) setup
4. There is error 0x0000007B on blue background (BSOD) at start of XP (2000, 2003) Setup
5. Program does not display my USB disk
6. Are customized Windows sources supported?
7. What do the advanced options do?
8. My system won't boot from USB
9. Is (U)EFI supported?
10. How do I add another Windows or Linux source?
11. When adding NT6 (Vista and above setup or PE based utility) ISO occupied space on the USB disk is 150-220 MB more than my source
12. Is the program free and may it be freely redistributed?
13. XP/2003/2000 Setup is very slow when copying files at Text mode phase
14. How to report bugs or problems with the program?
15. How to remove already added sources?
16. How to edit boot menu names?
17. I am unable to add Linux/Other grub4dos ISO because it cannot be de-fragmented

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  1. Hello, I’m using winsetupfromusb for a long time, and its works great. But now I buy 256gb flash drive and now menu lists doesnt appear on some PC’s and laptops. there says cannot find menu.lst and loads GRUBDOS with commandline. Its normally works on most PC’s but on some pc-s I have that problem. with old usb drive all works great. What can I do?

    • Can’t do much except to use smaller disk, say 128 GB. Limitation comes from the machine/BIOS. Might also try different format tool, but safest bet is to use smaller disk.

  2. Hello,

    I wish I could add the contents of a bootable ISO because with an iso I do not have the desired result. Do you think this is possible and if so how?

    In advance, I thank you for your answer.

  3. When PC has UEFI and Safeboot enabled in BIOS, and I select to boot from USB, it bypasses boot menu goes straight to Windows 10 setup (although I have Linux ISO on the USB as well). When I disable UEFI in BIOS and boot from the same USB, then I get to choose what to boot… Is there a way make this work in the first scenario? Thanks!

    • In UEFI mode only Windows sources are supported. Grub4dos, which boots all other sources, does not support UEFI.

      • Thanks. If I create for example Ubuntu USB with rufus, then I can boot it even if UEFI is enabled. Why is that I wonder?

        • How many sources do you get on the USB disk with Rufus? It dumps source as it is, without any modifications or fancy stuff to get it going or to accommodate and boot more sources. As soon as you need to put more sources, the fun begins, along with the trade offs.

  4. I have tried Yummi and RM-Prep and with neither could I get win 7 to boot from a usb3 stick with multiple o/S on it.

    WinSetupFromUSB however worked immediately – it even stopped the dreaded a required CD driver is missing error when usb3 drivers arent present in the wims.

    I am really impressed.

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