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?

267 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. hello can make a bootable usb with partitioned external hard drive and how to edit and Colcar background image in the windows menu selection 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 that black backgroun

  2. Dear Sir,

    i could make a Windows 7 32Bit but when I try to select the second ISO Windows 8.1 it show me an error as: This doesn’t seem to be valid source
    Either or all of \sources\boot.wim, \bootmgr\boot\ \boot\BCD are missing, or source is not supported.
    RETRY to select another source or CANCEL to return to the main menu

    other all ISO acceptable except this one.
    and also we are using Windows 8.1 Pro 32bit with different ISO bootable makers it’s working normal i mean the ISO is not corrupted or missed any file.

    I use and test the following ISOs:

    Window 7 32bit
    Window 8.1 64bit
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows Server 2012
    All working normal except that one.

    please instruct me any way to use it.

    Thanks

  3. Hello,

    I have USB Boot include Win 7, 8, 8.1, 10…

    Now Windows 10 update (ver 1511) released in Nov 15…

    Can I copy the new ISO file over the old ISO in USB?

    Do I have to make bootable usb from the beginning or just copying the new ISO?

    Thanks for any help.

    • Just add it.
      If you have not used version 1.6 final to add the previous sources, you’d need first to delete /winsetup/imdisk folder, so new files to be placed.
      If you used 1.6 final for all sources then just need to add the new source.

      If you need yo remove the previous win10 source then check the FAQ how to do that.

  4. The app is not adding new file to my list anymore.
    I tried to add Ubuntu iso and active boot iso and both didn’t add into my list.

  5. Я скачал программу WinSetupFromUSB.Открываю.Она показывает,что загружается на комп и все.Не открывается ее окно.Удалил программу и скачал заново с вашего сайта.То же самон: нет окна программы.Нет ничего.
    Как мне поступать.Я хочу сделать загрузочную флешку с программой Касперского (для настройки компа).

    • What USB files? :)
      In short – no, unless auto-format option is used which of course will wipe out the whole disk after several warnings. Same would happen if you use any the other formatting tools included.

  6. Hi. I’m proud to inform everybody that I was able to create a USB multi-installer containing Windows XP, (Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 — Each Windows version with all Editions in 2 different ISOs one for 32-Bit and one for 64-Bit), plus Utilities ISOs like Wondershare Liveboot 2012, Partition Wizard 9,DBaN, Windows Password Reset & Ubuntu liveCD & installer as well! — using WinSetupFromUSB 1.6 in a 32-GB external Hard Disk Partition and its all working! Thanks for this wonderful software. Now it’s easy for me to configure, format & install OS (not to mention that I was able to put also other installers like, MS Office, Utilities, etc. within the 32-GB HD space!). The included formatting tool– FBinstTool is not working with me well and I have to use Rufus instead. Modified Windows ISOs that contain both 32 & 64-Bit Windows Installers are not working with WinSetupFromUSB. Should be separate ISOs for 32 & 64-Bit.

    I hope in the future releases, an option to create ISO would be a great addition. Of course, this would be limited to the size (writable space) available on CD, DVD, Blue-Ray disks. One big advantage of optical disks over USB memory drives is once files are written on disks, and finalized — all are locked and cannot be corrupted or deleted. Very rarely you can find now a USB Stick with a physical write-protect slide switch that can prevent accidental corruptions of your files, even formatting.

    This option to Create ISO would require placing the files/folders first to a temporary folder that would allow users to add, edit menus, tests & re-tested until all are working well before writing to ISO and further finalize to burning into optical disks. –OR perhaps and option to create ISO from the USB created from WinSetupFromUSB would be an great. These disks would be bootable of course. Supposed I used an 8GB USB, then to be able to create an ISO, it should conform to a maximum size of a dual-layer DVDs or Blue-Ray. Likewise, a 512MB USB would fit in a 650 or 700MB CDs. A Multi-Boot DVD, how about that?

    • Glad that you have everything going.

      About the ISOs- bear in mind that many installers behave in a different way when media is optical or hd type. Great effort was put to convert or find workaround such multiple ISOs to work from hard disk type media, and the resulting multiboot file disk structure cannot be simply wrapped in another ISO and burnt to a CD/DVD, just forget about such scenario :)
      This may work for some sources which don’t care about cd/hd, but is not a direction I will spend any time on.
      Better focus on how to protect and backup your HD. Simple full image of it, placed somewhere safe, takes minutes to take and restore, just an example.

  7. boot\bcd missing or not supported when i add windows 10 iso
    log file
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- WinSetupFromUSB 1.6 started
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- OS: WIN_81 Architecture type: X64 ServicePack: OS Language: 0409
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- Program directory: D:\boot\WinSetupFromUSB-1-6
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- Checking if important program files are present
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- Getting USB drives information
    2016/02/09 14:14:32- Show all drives option is NOT selected, displaying USB drives only
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Imation Ridge USB Device
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- PNPDeviceID: USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_IMATION&PROD_RIDGE&REV_PMAP\07035667D2A69F15&0
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- DiskSize: 57.6 GB Signature: CAD4EBEA
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Partitions found: 1 MediaType: Removable Media
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Disk–Partition: Disk #1, Partition #0
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Logical Disk:I: File system:FAT32 Primary:True Bootable:True
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- FreeSpace: 42.0 GB Partition Size: 57.6 GB
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Partition Starting Offset: 8257536
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Drive letter of the selected partition- I:
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Drive letter of the first primary partition in selected disk- I:
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Disk number of the selected disk- 1
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- PNPId of the selected disk- USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_IMATION&PROD_RIDGE&REV_PMAP\07035667D2A69F15&0
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- File system type of the selected partition- FAT32
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Disk type of the selected disk- Removable
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Total target space available- 45146505216 bytes ( 42.0 GB )
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Checking sizes…
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Total source size- 0 bytes
    2016/02/09 14:14:33- Target space available- 42.0 GB
    2016/02/09 14:14:35- Checking sizes…
    2016/02/09 14:14:35- Total source size- 0 bytes
    2016/02/09 14:14:35- Target space available- 42.0 GB
    2016/02/09 14:14:38- Obtaining size of NT6 boot files
    2016/02/09 14:14:38-
    7-Zip 9.30 alpha Copyright (c) 1999-2012 Igor Pavlov 2012-10-26

    Listing archive: D:\windows\10\win 10.iso


    Path = D:\windows\10\win 10.iso
    Type = Udf
    Comment = Windows_10_VL_ML
    Cluster Size = 2048
    Created = 2015-08-03 18:59:26

    Date Time Attr Size Compressed Name
    ——————- —– ———— ———— ————————
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 D…. boot
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 262144 262144 boot\bcd
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 17408 18432 boot\bcd.LOG1
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 0 0 boot\bcd.LOG2
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 65536 65536 boot\bcd{d3205c35-39c2-11e5-82ac-00248c6f01ed}.TM.blf
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 524288 524288 boot\bcd{d3205c35-39c2-11e5-82ac-00248c6f01ed}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 524288 524288 boot\bcd{d3205c35-39c2-11e5-82ac-00248c6f01ed}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
    2015-06-18 04:08:35 ….. 3170304 3170304 boot\boot.sdi
    2015-03-28 00:33:08 ….. 1024 2048 boot\bootfix.bin
    2015-07-10 08:07:35 ….. 111968 112640 boot\bootsect.exe
    2015-08-03 18:24:07 D…. boot\en-us
    2015-07-10 06:15:27 ….. 16896 18432 boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui
    2015-03-28 00:33:08 ….. 4096 4096 boot\etfsboot.com
    2015-08-03 18:24:07 D…. boot\fonts
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 3694080 3694592 boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 3876772 3876864 boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 1984228 1984512 boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 2371360 2371584 boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 168212 169984 boot\fonts\malgun_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 165764 165888 boot\fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 134508 135168 boot\fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 132888 133120 boot\fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 154896 155648 boot\fonts\msjh_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 152892 153600 boot\fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 146228 147456 boot\fonts\msyh_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 142124 143360 boot\fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 36020 36864 boot\fonts\segmono_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 77404 77824 boot\fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 77088 77824 boot\fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 47452 49152 boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf
    2015-07-10 08:16:15 ….. 780640 782336 boot\memtest.exe
    2015-08-03 18:24:07 D…. boot\resources
    2015-07-10 07:35:45 ….. 19296 20480 boot\resources\bootres.dll
    2015-07-10 08:30:21 ….. 395268 397312 bootmgr
    2015-08-03 18:24:08 D…. efi
    2015-08-03 18:24:08 D…. efi\boot
    2015-07-10 08:17:41 ….. 978272 978944 efi\boot\bootia32.efi
    2015-07-10 08:07:41 ….. 1156448 1157120 efi\boot\bootx64.efi
    2015-08-03 18:24:08 D…. efi\microsoft
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 D…. efi\microsoft\boot
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 262144 262144 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 17408 18432 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd.LOG1
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 0 0 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd.LOG2
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 65536 65536 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd{96ad2018-3f71-11e4-8950-00155dedb01b}.TM.blf
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 524288 524288 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd{96ad2018-3f71-11e4-8950-00155dedb01b}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 ….. 524288 524288 efi\microsoft\boot\bcd{96ad2018-3f71-11e4-8950-00155dedb01b}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
    2015-07-10 08:05:01 ….. 845664 845824 efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot.efi
    2015-07-10 08:05:01 ….. 845664 845824 efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot_noprompt.efi
    2015-07-10 08:25:48 ….. 1474560 1474560 efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin
    2015-07-10 08:25:48 ….. 1474560 1474560 efi\microsoft\boot\efisys_noprompt.bin
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 D…. efi\microsoft\boot\fonts
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 3694080 3694592 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 3876772 3876864 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 1984228 1984512 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 2371360 2371584 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 168212 169984 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malgun_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 165764 165888 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 134508 135168 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 132888 133120 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 154896 155648 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjh_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 152892 153600 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 146228 147456 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyh_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 142124 143360 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 36020 36864 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segmono_boot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 77404 77824 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 77088 77824 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf
    2015-06-18 04:05:56 ….. 47452 49152 efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf
    2015-07-10 08:05:23 ….. 1022304 1024000 efi\microsoft\boot\memtest.efi
    2015-08-03 18:24:09 D…. efi\microsoft\boot\resources
    2015-07-10 07:35:45 ….. 19296 20480 efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll
    ——————- —– ———— ———— ————————
    41827420 41865216 60 files, 10 folders

    2016/02/09 14:14:38-
    2016/02/09 14:14:38- Func _GetVistaKickerIsoSize returned an error: 3
    2016/02/09 14:14:39- Checking sizes…
    2016/02/09 14:14:39- Total source size- 0 bytes
    2016/02/09 14:14:39- Target space available- 42.0 GB
    2016/02/09 14:14:40- ———————————Program quited———————————————–

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