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?

743 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Можно ли поменять имя папки WINSETUP , на любое имя ? И если можно , то как отредактировать ?

    • Would need edit the paths in \windows\system32\Winpeshl.ini in boot.wim next to the ISO, index 2, as well as \boot\bcd and efi\microsoft\boot\bcd using VisualBCD, the included BootIce, or bcdedit. Also in \winsetup.lst.

      Can use 7-zip to edit boot.wim or the included wimlib tools from command line.

    • Я так и сделал , отредактировал пути в \ windows \ system32 \ Winpeshl.ini в boot.wim рядом с ISO, индекс 2, а также \ boot \ bcd и efi \ microsoft \ boot \ bcd . Поменял название папки WINSETUP на название Windows , и флешка перестала загружать ISO.

      • The name you used might be confusing the setup, try not using Windows.
        Also confirm if index 2 is the boot one in boot.wim if you are using customized source.

    • Click advanced options and select “show disks on all interfaces”.
      Careful which disk you select there, internal disk will also be shown!

  2. “Установка windows на данный диск невозможна. Выбранный диск имеет стиль разделов gpt”. Как быть?

  3. Maybe I’m being dumb, but I’ve formatted the USB with NTFS and added Win 10 and Win 7 isos so see those two options, but how do I simply run the main WIn10 OS from my internal system rather than these two new versions? Do I have to make sure I unplug the USB first? I was expecting another option on the boot menu to run it rather than any from the USB. Maybe I’ve forgotten to do something.

    • Go to computer boot menu and start from the internal disk.
      That’s usually pressing F12, Esc or other hot key during initial boot, depending on the computer make and model. Other option is to go to BIOS/UEFI boot order and make the internal.disk first.
      Or simply remove the USB disk.

      If you start in BIOS/compatible mode, you should see a menu from the program named “boot first internal disk”.

      If you used NTFS then you most likely won’t be able to start in UEFI mode, unless the computer UEFI firmware supports NTFS, which is rare. Need to use FAT32 for UEFI.

  4. Hello, how to restore file FBdisk2-x-x.bin from backup folder? i format xbox 360 hard drive with fbtools and xbox dont see it, maybe restore this file help

  5. Few months ago I successfully made usb boot and include Win10 pro X64 and X86 versions (20H1). How to remove both editions and copy to usb new versions (20H2), without reformatting usb flash drive.
    Thank you.

  6. With a WinPE iso, should I check “Windows Vista / 7 / 8 /10 …based ISO” or “Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO”. It seems to work either way, except the former also generates about 30 unnecessary language folders.

    • I would use Windows/PE option as it will also support UEFI boot.
      These language folders are coming from the source, program won’t create them on its own.

    • It will likely be not bootable unless prepared in a similar way.
      You wouldn’t save much time by copying contents as opposed to preparing the other stick the same way.

      • I do this all the time (to create a backup copy of my USB drive):
        1) Format the new USB drive with FBINST
        2) copy everything else with xcopy, beyond compare, or simply with Windoze copy-and-paste

        It saves a great deal of time over redoing all the WinSetupFromUSB dialogues, and insures I have an exact copy, instead of making mistakes in folder names, iso names, menu entries, etc.

        You MIGHT potentially create a problem with Linux iso’s not being defragmented after being copied. If so, that can be handled with defraggler.

        • That applies if you bhave a lot of customized call menus and folder names.
          If using only handful of sources with default settings as I usually do, I would simply prepare the other disk in the usual way. Not a biggie, either way works.

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