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?

834 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. I worked out a simple method that allows me to place all my Windows images on an NTFS partition, so I have no concerns about file size limitations or 32GB space limitations.

    I start by creating two partitions on my USB flash drive:

    1) FAT Partition, 8MB in size
    2) NTFS Partition using all remaining space on the drive

    Use WinSetupFromUSB as usual pointing to the second partition as the destination.

    Here is what I do that is a bit different:

    We need to obtain some files used by the utilty RUFUS. This only needs to be done one time…

    • Run Rufus
    • Select a thumb drive to format (you will lose data on this drive!).

    Note: This is NOT the thumb drive you prepared above. If you use that thumb drive, you will need to prepare it again.

    • Boot selection: Choose “Disk or ISO image (Please select)”.
    • Click on “SELECT” and point to a bootable Windows 10 ISO image.
    • Partition scheme: Select “GPT”.
    • Target system: Select “UEFI (non CSM)”.
    • File system: Select NTFS.
    • Click “START”.

    On the FAT32 partition, you will find a folder called “EFI”. Save that folder and all contents for future use (it is very small). Now, simply copy that folder to the FAT partition on the flash drive you configured with WinSetupFromUSB.

    By saving that small EFI folder, you won’t have to run RUFUS again since the only reason for running it was to get that EFI folder.

  2. Please add in a new version the option of correct deleting of unneeded or not correctrly installed OS. For example, a user at first successfully have installed WinXP, Win7, Win 8.1 at USB flash drive, and then he have installed any Linux ISO or WinPE image, and the adding of this system was not correct or not successfull (maybe this distribution kit is not able to be correctly installed with WinSetupFromUSB, or simply was installed wrong). So, it is necessary to delete wrong installation. Please add option of correct deleting of wrong installation – with automatic correction of all menu.lst files and aŭtomatic deleting of all extra records, etc…

  3. Можно ли удалить одну установленную операционную систему на флешку? Так получилось, что у меня осталось название, но фактически самой операционной системы на флешке нет. Не хотелось бы заново записывать 30 ГБ

  4. Добрый день! С Windows Server 2022 пару раз была ошибка после загрузки, сама утилита показывала, что все сделала корректно. 2022 оф поддерживается?

  5. I have a problem, every time I load a windows 10 iso that contains several versions, example: Pro, home

    it takes only one of the versions and ignores the other, the same not the option to select the version, does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Source must have these added to install.wim.
      If multiple boot.wim are used instead, pointing to different install wim, these are ignored.

  6. Hello. I often upload acronis images to computers with uefi bios. However, I need to use both an 18 gb image file and a uefi-formatted booted acronis at the same time in one flash. Do you have a solution to use both uefi booted acroni and 18 gb image in a single usb?

    • Create two partitions in the UFD, one small FAT32 for the boot files, and another exFAT or NTFS for the data. Note that this does not work for WinSetupFromUSB, AFAIK.

  7. will WinSetupFromUSB support any Mac OS and if NO- would it support Mac os ‘s if they were converted from .dmg to iso if you were going to use them on intel chip based macbook pro laptops for example

  8. problema com a execução com o hirens boot, consigo colocar o hirens no pendriver porém quando ele executa não inicia alguns programas que tem dentro do hirens, isso usando o winsetupfromusb, esse problema nao acontece quando e utilizado o rufus

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