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. When comes the newest version of the program?
    I created a multi boot pendrive, win7 and win 10 version 1809. My desktop pc booting from this pendrive both uefi and mbr with Asus TUF Z370-Plus Gaming motherboard. A tried to boot on a laptop (ASUS-Laptop-X540MA) but not working. This laptop only allows uefi boot. And here it is the error message:
    https://i.imgur.com/G1vLZeO.jpg

    I created an other bootable pendrive with rufus3.3, win10 1809. And this is working. Sucessfully installed the windows 10 on my laptop. So why the winsetupfromusb didn’t work?
    Sorry for my bad english.

    • Is secure boot enabled? Try disabling it.
      Did you try formatting the drive and placing only Win10 on it?
      Rufus dumps source as is, thus no multuboot. Same do Winsetupfromusb version before 1.0.
      In order to achieve multiboot, modifications have to be made, which of course comes at a price.

    • I guess you have used FAT32. Have you tried reformatting the disk in FAT32 and putting only Windows 10 source?
      Try also another USB port, if they are different, USB 2 and 3.

  2. Heya. I’ve used your software for years now, and it’s pretty amazing. Thank you for this.

    Here’s the thing: I’ve recently encountered a problem that, I guess, is a changing of the times? The ISOs now-a-days are getting bigger than 4GB, which is a problem for formating FAT32. Win10 is 3.8GB so it’s getting there, the new 8.1 combo ISO is 4.02GB, Windows Server 2016 Standard 6.8GB.

    I can format in NTFS and then create a bootable USB with all these ISOs, but I have to enable Legacy Support on any computer I work with. While, for some people, that might just be an inconvenience but, for me, it’s not an option.

    Is there anyway I can continue to make Multi-boot USB sticks with these large ISOs on them while still using a filesystem that boots with UEFI? Is there a version in the making that addresses this? Or do I lack a certain understanding of something and you can just tell me how I’m silly, and send me on my way?

    Thanks for reading my comment!

    • 4 GB limit for FAT32 is imposed by the file system itself. For Windows ISOs there is workaround in place since several versions, where the ISO file is split in parts. Later on, during start of the setup, ISO is mounted using the chunks. That gives you support for large Windows ISOs and FAT32.
      For other ISOs, such as Linux ones, there is no solution in place yet, due to the different way they are booted and the large variety of linux flavours.

  3. Thank you for your software, but I have a problem myself, so I hope to get help from you.
    I have made a usb drive for Windows10 and Deepin15.8(a Linux distribution) according to your boot, but when I tested it, I found that in normal BIOS boot mode, I could access the installation interface of the above two systems, but on UEFI boot mode, I could only see Windows10.
    So what do I need to do to get into Deepin15.8’s installation on a UEFI boot machine?
    Looking forward to your reply, thank you!

    • In UEFI mode only Windows is supported.
      Grub4dos, which is the boot manager used for BIOS mode and does wonderful job in booting just about anything, does not support and won’t support UEFI. Its close competitor which has UEFI support grub2, can’t do same job of multibooting all the Linux ISOs as grub4dos, hence the limitation.

  4. New entries will not show up in menu list after edited with bootice.
    I only added custom background with gfxmenu and everything is working fine, except new entries will not show up in menu list.
    How do i prevent that from happening?

    How do i manually add windows xp sp3 in the menu list? Or how do i totally remove windows xp from the usb (all files associated with it) without affecting othe entries?

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