Supported Sources

Here is an incomplete list of 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.

WindowsLinux / *BSD / *nixAntivirus Rescue DisksDOS/Other

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::

UBCD4Win/WinBuilder/Windows FLPC setup/BartPE option:

IA64/Itanuim versions are not tested.

Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option, multiple sources are supported:

Ubuntu / Xubuntu / Kubuntu
Get Debian

  • 7.1 Netinst i386, AMD64
  • 7.2 Netinst i386, AMD64
  • 7.2 live i386 standard, live i386 kde desktop
  • Mageia3 Dual CD – When the message that can’t find Installation disc appears, select Back, then Cancel, then select Hard disk from the menu. Next select the USB disk, sdb4 or whatever the USB disk was named, make sure 4th partition is selected and OK twice. Or point it to the installation ISO in /ISO/ directory.
Fedora / CentOS / RedHat
Suse / OpenSUSE
  • SlackWare14.0 x86 DVD ISO -Once in terminal issue:
    >fdisk -l <–make a note of the USB disk name
    >mkdir /hd
    >mount /dev/sdb1 /hd <– replace sdb1 with your USB disk name
    Continue to setup and for source media select “Install from a hard drive partition”. For partition enter /hd and for directory enter /iso/. Setup will ask you to mount the Slackware ISO and use it as source. If you need to use more ISO files as sources, for different versions and architectures, you might have to place them in different directories. More details here.
Instructions for Ophcrack
once loaded, open Sakura Terminal (top left corner) and issue:
>su root
enter root as password
note which device is the newly mounted one with ISO9660 file system, typically /dev/sdb4
>mkdir /media/oph
>mount /dev/sdb4 /media/oph
Now return back to Ophcrack Launcher and select Search for tables and start Ophcrack
Other way around is to copy tables directory from the ISO file to the root of the USB disk

Use Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option unless other specified

Use Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option

51 thoughts on “Supported Sources

    • Will add it, thanks.

      Basically, all DOS based ISOs should work fine, since they operate in real-mode and the created by grub4dos virtual CD with the contents of the ISO file are still active and visible.

      • Hiren’s Boot CD 15.2 – Tested
        Note: the file must be renamed with letter because contains some special char.
        Please add this to the list and delete this post for flood reason and my previous one as well.

        • Sorry, I wouldn’t support Hiren’s BCD while it contains files and operating systems which are subject to proper licensing and redistribution rights.

          I see no flooding and no reason to delete your posts. Let me know if you need them removed anyway.

  1. How did you get norton bootable recovery tool to work. When I try adding as an ISO it starts and says file not found error

    • Maybe something has changed. At least one of the AutoIt dependencies, wsock32.dll is missing in new NBRT boot.wim images, and the custom AutoIt script which mounts the ISO cannot start, hence the error about missing files.
      You can get it running by copying all files from the large NBRT.ISO in the relevant WinSetup folder to Sources un USB disk root, e.g.:
      NBRT.ISO \Sources\SYMANTEC_NBRT –> USB disk \Sources\SYMANTEC_NBRT\
      NBRT.ISO \Sources\Drivers\ –> USB disk \Sources\Drivers\

      Then you can delete NBRT.ISO.

      I will see what I can do to get it properly supported in the next versions.

    • Thank you.
      Localization is in the to-do list, but since it would require going through all the code and rewriting lots of it, it’s lower priority. Hopefully by 2.0 version it will be ready.

    • Inq-live-3.1beta2-amd64-debian.iso works fine here, both on NTFS and FAT32 formatted partition and real machine.
      Not so lucky with inq-live-3.0-x86_64.iso- seems to based on old version of Alt Linux which does not support SysLinux isohybrid-ed images and file system, nor I could find a proper kernel parameter to pass the ISO file as argument, as the most recent distribution have.
      The only suitable kernel parameter I found was automatic=method:disk, which brings up later on options to provide an ISO file or a directory with livecd file, but sadly ISO mounting fails half way through, and providing a directory with the livecd file brings another error that it cannot be found or something along the lines. That’s on FAT32, NTFS is a no-go, since the module seems to be missing in the build.

      • Thanks for checking it. The beta version works fine. I admire your work, Winsetupfromusb is awesome. I have tried a lot of multiboot programs but all of them had problems. Keep it up!

  2. this software can create bootable usb for multi iso files? even if the flash drive format was ntfs and usb 3.0? because i tested many softwares but every-time windows 7 fail to see drivers during installation process when i create it with that method

    • What do the ISO files contain?
      NTFS should be irrelevant, no idea why mentioning it, are you booting Linux source as well?
      Windows 7 does not include USB 3.0 drivers, you’d have to integrate them in your source using DISM for example, or use USB 2.0 port.
      The next version, which is nearly ready, has an option to load custom drivers before start of Setup, that might help.
      Or you are experiencing some other issue?

    • Just add the second one the same way you added the first one, pressing GO between each source.
      Have you looked at the FAQs, #10 in particular?

  3. This is very convient tool I’ve used sor far, thank you.
    I have a few suggestions here:
    For Windows 7 multi-version ISO (e.g. I have an ISO of Windows 7Ultimate with both x64 and x86 on it, and should be able to choose which version as a menu, right after the install process get started.) Similar to this screenshot:
    But WinSetupFromUSB skips this step, and automatically choose the x64 version. Is there a solution?

    Another request is:
    For Windows 7 setup ISO to show on the first level of the menu. Currently, you need to choose the first line in the level one menu, and than choose again on the second level menu.

    Thank you so much, great job

    • To the first question- depends how the ISO was made. If single boot.wim and single boot image in it, and selecting versions is done when setup is loaded, as in install.wim, then everything will be transferred as it is. In all other cases manual intervention is needed.
      To the second question – not possible, since we are multibooting, right? How would you select and boot Linux source for example, if Windows NT6 boot menu is displayed right away? ;-)

  4. I cannot get the Kaspersky rescue disk to boot it just goes to a black screen, everything else works great but that.
    Anybody know of what may be causing it?

    • Try the Text mode boot option if Graphics one does not work on a particular machine. Once in Text mode, you could try the few options to start Graphics mode, or just use the Text mode.
      It might be also a good idea to test on another machine to rule out bad download etc.

      • The moment I select it it goes to a black screen, no chance to select the text mode. I have tested on 3 machines none of them have worked.
        And re-downloaded the iso and have tested it with yumi and sardu and by itself, it loads fine.

        • Weird…
          I’ve tested with freshly downloaded ISO in case something was changed and both the old and the new ISOs worked fine on real hardware and VirtualBox. Do not test in QEMU, it most likely won’t work.

          Can you send me the relevant WinSetupFromUSB.log file in program directory? Paste it on or upload it to and give me the link.

          In addition- do you happen to be using wrote-protect hard switch on the USB stick?
          How was the USB disk formatted initially? The auto-format option or some other tool? What file system?

          Try also holding the INSERT key on your keyboard once booting from USB, this should enter grub4dos debug mode where you have to press a key to go to each next step. Select Kaspersky Rescue once you get to the boot menu and tell me where it hangs.

    • Did you try adding the ISO using the Vista/7 option?

      Added: Just tried freshly made rescue disk and it worked fine using the “Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Server 2008/2012 based ISO” option.

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