Supported Sources

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.

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

Note- if there are problems starting or installing Debian/Ubuntu from USB hard disk take a look at this tutorial

Fedora / CentOS / RedHat
Suse / OpenSUSE

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

Use Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option

431 thoughts on “Supported Sources

    • I second that…I have some Intel Compute Sticks which can only handle UEFI boot (that is until I can get someone to mod the firmware for me).
      It would GREATLY expand the usefulness of your program because Legacy/CSM BIOS officially dies on devices shipping next year. Very sad but true!!!

      • As mentioned, until a new boot manager supporting UEFI and having similar functionality as what grub4dos offers is found, there will be no easy or even hard way of supporting all the various Linux ISOs under UEFI.
        Booting all kinds of Linux ISOs under BIOS mode, is only possible because of the unique grub4dos feature, which allows to boot just about any isohybrid Linux distro.
        grub4dos was entirely developed using BIOS functions and won’t be rewritten from scratch for UEFI, at least that’s what I have been reading. Until grub2, as the closest boot manager, eventually implements similar functionality, we are stuck.
        The other way around is to still use grub2 and create specific code for every Linux distro, which is crazy given the amount of distros and the constant changes with every other version. That’s hardly possible to keep up even for a full time paid job, let alone free project for spare time.

  1. Bitdefender and Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 are not working on my Winsetupfromusb 1.8 x64 on Win10. The ISO’s appear on the ISO folder but not on the Grub4DOS menu.

  2. Could not get it to do anything, need understandable instructions that make since.
    What I would like to do it put all my HP, Dell, etc ISO on single usb drives.

  3. What about Windows 98, 95, and 3.1? I know it will sound silly to some people, but it would be cool to have these as an option. I would think the Windows XP option would work… let me know!

  4. i use different iso files with different version of winsetupusb but after boot it says imdisk files needed and asking for path same thing happens in 7,8.1 and 10 windows now what to do need help

  5. Дякую за чудовий програмний продукт. Ідеально працює multi-USB в форматі Legacy. На свій multi-USB HDD записав Win 7SP1x32x64, 10 (1803, 1809)x32x64, LTSBx32x64, LTSCx32x64 та шість чи вісім USB_ISO_Antivir + Windows defender offlinex32x64

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