Here is an incomplete list of some of the supported sources tested with WinSetupFromUSB.
Since new sources are added frequently, please check again for updates.
Tests are usually performed on a NTFS formatted USB flash disk, including the Linux based ones. If there are additional steps needed to get a source going or another file system is needed, there will be a note.
Please leave a comment if you have tested another source, with a description and link to it, or if you have a request for a new one.
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Setup option, multiple sources are supported:
- Windows XP, any architecture (32 and 64 bits), any Service Pack (SP), any version (Home, Professional etc.)
- Windows 2000, any SP, any version
- Windows 2003, any architecture, any SP, any version
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO option, multiple sources are supported::
- Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, any architecture, any SP, any version
- Windows 10 Technical Preview– if using it with WinSetupFromUSB version 1.4 and earlier, make sure to use the advanced option “Custom menu names for Vista/7/8/Server Source” and set folder and boot menu names.
- Windows 10 – single ISOs created by Microsoft Media Creation Tool or downloaded from Microsoft should work. Dual ISOs made by the same tool (x32 and x64 in a single ISO) are NOT supported yet due to the changed structure. Such source can still be added using the previous versions which dump entire contents as they are, 1.0 beta8 for example. Limitations- such source needs to be added first, and any other sources of the same type,but not the same x32+x64, has to be added using 1.6 beta 2 or later.
- Windows Server 2008, 2012, any architecture, any SP, any version
- Windows Thin PC – Windows Thin PC 90 day evaluation
- Symantec Norton Ghost 15.01
- Windows Defender Offline , 32 and 64 bit versions, select to save as an ISO file when creating the startup media
- EaseUS Todo Backup WinPE emergency disk
- ESET SysRescue
- Avast Rescue Disc
Norton Bootable Recovery Tool
UBCD4Win/WinBuilder/Windows FLPC setup/BartPE option:
IA64/Itanuim versions are not tested.
Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option, multiple sources are supported:
Note- if there are problems starting or installing Debian/Ubuntu from USB hard disk take a look at this tutorial
Use Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option unless other specified
- Avast Rescue Disk – Use Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO option
- AVG Rescue CD
- Avira Rescue System
- Bitdefender Rescue CD
- Comodo Rescue Disk
- Dr. Web LiveCD
- eScan Rescue Disk – Use Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO option
- ESET SysRescue – Use Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO option
- F-Secure Rescue CD
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
Norton Bootable Recovery Tool– Use Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO option
- Panda SafeCD
- PC Tools Alternate Operating System Scanner – copy AOSS.iso from /ISO/ directory to the root of the USB disk, delete /system/stage3 in /ISO/AOSS.iso if disk space is concern
- Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus
- Trinity Rescue Kit – please refer to Linux / *BSD / *nix, Others tab
- Vba32 Rescue
- Windows Defender Offline – Use Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO