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

Debian
Mageia
Fedora / CentOS / RedHat
Suse / OpenSUSE
Slackware
Others

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

Use Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO option

379 thoughts on “Supported Sources

  1. Does the program support the latest releases of Parted Magic and SystemRescueCD? Because i installed them using the ‘Linux ISO’ option and it seem that they are working fine.

    • I guess you got the answer yourself 🙂
      It’s been quite a while since I did extensive test for most famous distros and it’s impossible to keep up with updates. Best way is just to try. Most likely the majority if not all Linux distros on ISO hybrid images will work just fine.

      • I tested also Boot Repair Disk, Puppy Linux (tahrpup), ESET SysRescue CD and they seem to be working fine. But i had problem with Hiren Boot CD 15.2. In the end of creating the iso WinSetupFromUSB showed message that it ‘could not defragment’, and after that HIren Boot CD couldn’t boot. Is the defragmantation the reason for this? The usb has 1.43GB free space so i don’t know why it won’t defragment it.

        • Likely the remaining disk space is not contiguous, hence WinContig which is used internally, can’t defragment it. Google a bit about defragmentation, it’s good knowledge to have.
          Besides, Hiren BCD is not Linux distro, and I made any efforts to support it since it’s warez.

          • I freed some space from the usb drive, delete the hiren boot cd iso file and remove hiren boot entry from menu.lst and tried again. But in the end WinSetupFromUSB stuck on ‘defragmenting’ so i have to kill the process, it couldn’t abort it. I guess WinSetupFromUSB won’t work with Hiren Boot CD’s.
            I don’t know why you think Hiren Boot is warez. Version 15.2 contain only free software: https://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v152/

            • Again, if there is no enough contiguous space file won’t be defragmented. You have no guarantee where chunks of the files you deleted were placed. And again, it’s WinContig used for the defragmentation. Can find the executable file in WinContig directory. There is nothing like XXX file can’t be defragmented. Any file can, as long as WinContig can find suitable contiguous space.

  2. I want to create Windows 10 bootable usb but the .iso file is 5 GB. What formatting i should choose: FAT32 or NTFS? If i choose FAT32 it shows a message that says that the file is too big for FAT32 and will be split in parts.

    • Either will work, the message is informational, not an error. With NTFS you can’t boot in UEFI mode.

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