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?

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  1. I have Windows 10 OEM 64bit and wanted to make bootable USB. But when I load, program says
    “This doesn’t seem to be a valid source! Either \bootmgr or \BOOT\BCD are missing, or source is not supported. RETRY to select another source or CANCEL to return to the main menu. Please advise, this program does it best for me.

    • Radevic

      The reason for the error message which says “This seems not to be from a valid source” and all other statements that follow is that your windows 10 OEM 64-BIT may not be a correct or genuine ISO. You can do a fresh compilation of your windows 10 ISO image by using Anyburn free software if you know how to use it. *NOTE* You must make the ISO image bootable, otherwise it will not work. This problem occurs with me when I wanted to add windows 8.1 64bit and 8.0 64-bit after I have succeeded with window 7 64-bit SP1. I thereafter recompile a new ISO images of the two OS which are made bootable and saved before using the WINSETUPFROMUSB tool. With the new compilation made, just click the browse button on WINSETUPFROMUSB tool and navigate to where you save the new ISO image file. That is it, by clicking on the GO button on WINSETUPFROMUSB app. Tick the “Show log” box to know what is going on as the tool starts its operation.

    • Radevic

      Is it possible to make a multiple bootable flash drive combining 32-bit and 64-bit OS ISO using the Winsetupfromusb tool?

      • Can do using Microsoft’s ISO file and folder structure for 32&64 bit ISOs.
        Can also do it with single boot.wim and add the 32&64 bit versions in single install.wim.
        If disk space is not a concern, can simply add them as separate ISOs saving time to combine ISOs and experiment.

  2. Radevic

    I have put in to practice all that I have read about installing multiple os in a bootable flash drive using the WINSETUPFROMUSB tool and it has been successful so far. I have opened up the WinSetUp folder in the flash drive and have seen all the OS added.

    My concern and question is will all names as appeared in the WinSetUp folder in the flash drive appear in the boot menu during any installation of any of the os. Where the OS names fail to appear as expected, where and how can I add the OS names to the BOOT MENU.
    I am not so good in COMMAND LINE issues but I can try a little more than I know if there is a simple guide to follow. I am more pleased and at home when I am given the Graphic User Interface which I can manover to achieve my objectives.

    Looking forward to a helpful response.

    • Boot menus are described in this FAQ:
      http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/faq/#faq16

      BootIce can edit BCD, so does VisialBCD if easier to you. Just need to make sure you are editing the correct BCD store on the USB disk and not the internal one.
      For editing menu.lst and winsetup.lst any text editor will do, I prefer Notepad++.

  3. Radevic

    I don’t know what I might have done wrong with WINSETUPFROMUSB tool that made the Windows Boot Manager to generate error Status: 0xC000000F with the accompanied Info: “A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed”.

    I have successfully added Window 10 64bit ISO and booted successfully to the point where I have to select the partition in which to install the OS before I cancel the installation having been convinced that the installation will go on successfully if continued.

    Thereafter I added Window 8.1 Pro. 64bit ISO which went through successfully to the end with the tiny Window of “JOB DONE” displayed. On restarting the system, I selected Window 8.1 setup from the boot menu and press the enter key pad on the keyboard which brought about the error message stated above.

    Please I need help of what I need to do to solve this problem. I want to add other OS to the 32 GB flash drive that I am using for the program. Looking forward to your assistance.

    • Are we sure this computer can boot Windows 8.1?
      Is there USB 2.0 port on it you can try?
      Have you tried both BIOS and UEFI boot?

  4. Radevic

    I forgot to state in my last post that despite the failure of Window 8.1 Pro to boot, the Window 10 part is still working fine.

  5. Radevic

    Like I said in my second post of May 7 2021 at 20:56 that the Window 10 iso that was added to the flash work perfectly well and is still working even after the failure of Window 8.1 to boot. Likewise the Window 7 service pack 1 I added as the first attempt in using WINSETUPFROMUSB tool work well to the point of copying files and folders to the partition on the setup page before I cancel the process.

    Thereafter I started adding others Win 8.0, 8.1 and 10. A total of 4 OS were the flash including Win 7 which I now tried to boot from the flash drive for the second time from where I discovered that the flash drive failed to boot from the added OSs. I then decided to start all over again with Window 10 and run a setup with the flash drive which work well. I then added Window 8.1 which went well throughout the addition but boot to the point of selecting Win_8.1Setup from the boot menu and pressing the Enter Key that produced the error message I reported earlier in. my first post of May 7 2021 at 20 :23..If there is a way I can attach the screen shot of the booting and the boot manager screen in my next attempt, I will surely do that.
    Thanks for all the responses.

    • So in summary all Windows OS work except 8.1?
      Again- have you tried 8.1 and BIOS and UEFI boot?
      Do you have USB 2.0 port you can try 8.1?

      Program adds all these sources in the same way, not matter if it’s 7 or 10 or whatever Windows.

  6. Radevic

    Thanks for your quick response.

    I want to use this medium to thank all expecially Itaushanov for their help in the successful configuration and installation of multiple OS into a bootable flash drive with the use of WINSETUPFROMUSB Tool after so many trials and failures due error messages

    Right now I have successfully added the following OS which are all booting well.
    Window 7 Service Pack 1
    Window 10
    Window 8.0
    Window 8.1
    Although I have ISO of Window Xp Service Pack 3 which I did not add for the fear of complicating the already added OS.

    Once again thank you all.

  7. Silly, probably stupid question: What’s the suggested best method for updating an existing entry for Windows or Linux?

    • I’m guessing it’ll be “remove the old, add the new” as opposed to an in-place replacement.

      • If it’s minor version change just replace the ISO with the new one keeping the file name intact.
        For other cases take a look at FAQ # 15 above.

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