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?

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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:

    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?

  5. can you add support to make bootable on external hdd?

    the reason I want to make it bootable on an external HDD is because it has high speed and large capacity.

    but the problem I got when experimenting made it bootable for my external hdd in the current version of winsetupfromusb, namely:

    1. Winsetupfromusb does not support large capacity like HDD

    2. winsetupfromusb uses all the capacity to be bootable.
    Why not create a bootable partition?

    example I want to make bootable on an external hdd with a bootable 32gb partition capacity. then winsetupfromusb will create a bootable partition. or can use a partition that is already on an external hdd to be bootable. the remaining capacity is used for personal data

    I hope my request will be applied in the latest version of winsetupfromusb

    • You got everything needed in place already. If disk is not displayed- use the advanced option to display all disks. If you need custom partitioning- do not use the auto-format option, disk should be partitioned in advance with active partition set up. It will be then made grub4dos bootable, unless you check the other advanced option not to do so and take care of this part yourself.

  6. This would be an 18th FAQ:

    Is there anyway to repair Grub4DOS if the USB stick stops booting or do you have to start over with formatting?

    I may have deleted a file or folder I wasn’t supposed to or the MBR may be messed up. All the rest of the files are still there.

    • Program already does some basic checks for the boot files and tries to repair. Of course there is no fully automated one click repair-everything-for-me option, given the large variety of boot stuff involved 🙂

  7. I have a feature request: Command line support.

    I have written a batch file that can take a directory full of Windows ISO images and automatically inject all the latest Windows updates into them, all automatically. It would be truly incredible if I could then call on WinSetupFromUSB from my batch file to take each of these ISO images and integrate them into a multiboot thumb drive. As it currently stands, recreating my multiboot thumb drive, even with WinSetupFromUSB, is a lot of work since I have 9 ISO images that I need to manage.

  8. I have 2 questions:
    1. Let’s say that I added three ISOs on USB: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. But I want to remove Windows 7:
    – In the folder WINSETUP I manually delete folder of Windows 7,
    – then I have to edit menus. I read I have to use “Bootice” but then I do not know what to do.

    2. If I download newer ISO of Windows 8.1 or 10, I just replace older ISO with newest and do not need to edit menus?

    Thank you for answers!

    • 1. BCD > Other BCD > select the UFD BCD, F:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd > Easy mode > select the entry you want to delete > Delete.
      2. Yes.

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