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. The Linux “Boot-repair” program updated the grub on my WinSetupFromUSB drive, and it no longer shows the correct menu.lst. Is there anyway of fixing this short of reformatting with fbinst, and reinstalling all the ISOs on the WinSetupFromUSB drive?

    • Was it initially formatted with fbinst?
      If yes, then you may try to reinitialise fbinst boot code using fbinst from command line, don’t recall the exact option, run help option to check. Fbinst Tool might also repair it. Make a backup of the contents first!
      Take a look here for options:

      fbinst (hd1) format
      fbinst (hd1) restore

      Make sure you deal with the correct disk, if you format the wrong disk, contents might be gone for good!

      fbinst –list

      Depending what was wiped out, you might also need to add fbinst menu again.

      If fbinst was not used initially, then you can reinstall grub4dos MBR from command line again, or with BootIce.

      Alternatively, just redo the USB disk 🙂

  2. I cant be install windows 10. I am trying to install windows 10 Pro 64 bit through this programm then I receive an error i.e. “Could not mount the virtual disk. Cannot continue, Press OK to reboot” Please help how to rid from this error.

      • WinSetupFromUSB-1-8 записывая образы на флешку не даёт возможность указать какой язык windows…ну если мы записали 5 образов русский итальянский…немецкий…просто показывает windows 8.1-64/windows 8.1-64/windows 8.1-64/windows 8.1-64 плохо что не указывается при этом язык…например я хочу установить сегодня немецкий к примеру….и как понять который тут русский а который немецкий?? большой минус

        • In the advanced options- you can provide custom names for the boot menu entry and folder name on the disk.

          If you only want to edit existing boot menu name- check the FAQ page.

          Большой минус для не читающий и не спрашивающий 😉

        • In that case try to add the relevant chipset/usb drivers to the source. Most likely Windows doesn’t see the USB drive at all if ISO mount fails.
          Also check if there are any USB related options in BIOS.

          What’s the exact model of this laptop/motherboard?

  3. using the windows 10 boot works perfectly perfectly
    if I use Vista at each installation startup I leave this window for 5 seconds before installation


    how can I avoid this
    I tried everything … to modify the Winpeshl.ini file but nothing …
    thank you

  4. I have booted window from ext-hdd, Ext-hdd stops working at 1st step when we have to choose Language & currency format

    it was working before using windows server, now i’m trying to make a bootable ext-hdd from both windows but it is not working….I also 1st time formatted my device with ALLOCATION UNIT SIZE = 8192 bytes

    • Maybe drive goes to sleep to save power or something? Try reconnecting it.
      Doubt format options matter at all.

  5. Hello friend! I made a perfect multiboot because of you and I’m so grateful! Thank you very much!

    One question only! How could enable UEFI for Linux ISOs e.g Parted Magic, Ubuntu.

    Thank in advance!

    • All linux stuff is handled by grub4dos which doesn’t and won’t support UEFI because of its nature of using BIOS calls. The closest alternative which supports UEFI, grub2, can’t yet provide the needed functions to replace grub4dos, hence the lack of such support for the linux ISOs.

  6. it sucks..This doesn’t seem to be (a) valid source! Either or all of \sources\boot.wim, \bootmgr \boot\, \boot\BCD are missing, or source is not supported.

    • Well, most likely the source sucks, if I have to use this language…

      Try to open it with 7-zip, does it open? If not- fix the ISO, most likely it is not in UDF format as it should be. If it opens- are these files listed? If not- use proper source. If yes to bith questions, which is highly unlikely- blame the program 😉

  7. I was trying your software in 2014, Version 1.4 – it did not work at all. Now I’m trying it again with version 1.8 – it does not work at all… My machines _could_ boot from USB, just not with sticks created with your software… DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER – that’s all I get…

    • Program provides N ways of formatting USB stick, either by the auto-format option with FBInst which has X combinations beside the preselected one, or by using RMPrepUSB or BootIce with their own options, or NO format at all- only grub4dos MBR installed. Or even no grub4dos MBR installed, user does that by himself.

      Apparently you tried 1 or 2 ways of formatting.

      Did you try the rest N-1 ways before jumping into conclusions?

      There is NO such format option which works on every single PC, it simply doesn’t exist. What’s preselected is reported to work on many.
      If it doesn’t work for you, than you have all the freedom and tools to experiment which one works for you, and you have all that bundled in the program. All you need is a bit of knowledge and potentially the right attitude if asking for assistance…

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