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
18. Why I cannot boot other sources in UEFI mode, only Windows ones?
19. Is Windows Secure Boot supported?

796 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. I usually get this
    multiple boot option were detected in thus source only the default one with boot.wim file will be processed

  2. I would like to create a menu with various versions of windows. Is it possible to split them separately? For example, in menu.lst Win10 open a bcd with only the v. Win10, Win8.1 and open a bcd only with versions 8.1, without leaving together?

    • It’s bootmgr loading BCD. Will have to patch bootmgr to load bc1, bc2 etc. EFI bootmgr is loaded directly, so no options there unless you introduce another EFI boot manager and load different patched bootmgr efi pointing to different BCD stores.
      Will have to use google for details if you want to go this route.

      In short- doable, but not an easy task.

  3. Hello.

    What happens if I create a bootable usb with this tool (connected to a hard disk case with usb) and later I install that disk inside a computer, connected to its SATA or NVME port?
    Will it boot as a normal Windows operating system?

    • It’s same contents inside the disk, so should boot same as if it was on USB. If it was Windows Setup ISO added, same will be started on SATA.

  4. Hi,

    I’ve been using this app for the past 2 years and it’s working great. Saved me countless hours with troubleshooting/updating by just using latest builds of Windows. Thank you very much ! I highly appreciate your efforts !
    Now, I’ve tried to add an Windows 11 ISO (build 22000.318) using latest 1.10 version but I get the following error :

    This doesn’t seem to be valid source !
    Either \bootmgr or \BOOT\BCD are missing, or source is not supported.

    Retry/Cancel …

    (indeed, it’s not directly from Microsoft’s servers but I’ve used in the past dozens of Windows 10 AIO’s like this without any issues.

    I’ve uploaded 2 pics to see the folder structures. Left is W.11/Right is W.10.

    https://pasteboard.co/xoKObdq2QMYo.png (complete ISO structure)

    https://pasteboard.co/UCdXfX1VriXF.png (boot folder structure)

    Could it be a bad build ?

    Thank you.

    • Isn’t the Windows 11 source ARM, just looking at the file name? ARM sources don’t have some of the boot files program is checking for and using. For example can’t see /boot/bcd which in 32/64 builds is the boot configuration file for BIOS boot.

      • Yeah. The source included also x86 and x64 but the ISO needed to be build using some tool. Bad ISO. Thanks . My bad.

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