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  1. Ok, thanks for the Info It is working OK when Applied to real drive, but when Applied to VHD then booting fails with Error 0xC0000225
  2. Thanks for the Info. Can you give some more info about Apply Mode Wimboot:WIMCOPY ?
  3. The first tests are OK. What is besides offreg.dll new in 4.0 RC2 ?
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    System_Info - Updated to version 4.2 - Added 2 extra buttons Sys Info and DX Diag to use systeminfo.exe and dxdiag.exe of Microsoft System_Info is also available at Reboot.pro Forum
  5. Thanks for version 4.0 RC1 which solves the Edit option for unattend.xml Did some testing with Apply of latest Win10 install.wim from Microsoft followed by wimlib Capture and then Apply in WimBoot mode using wimgapi. It seems the RC1 version corresponds to the 4.0 Beta 8 version and everything is working as expected and OK as long as the internal Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini is not modified.
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    System_Info - Updated to version 4.1 - Added 2 extra buttons to make Folder List and FileList from Selected Path and using Dir Command with Unicode support - Allows to keep multiple processes alive and visible System_Info is also available at Reboot.pro Forum
  7. For Unattend the option right-click to open that file in notepad does NOT work anymore in 4.0 Beta 6/7/8
  8. It is file bootmgr and file Boot\BCD that definitely need to be decompressed for booting VHD with grub4dos from RAMDISK in WimBoot mode. Decompressing the whole folder \Boot and \EFI is not needed and would take more free space from VHD and increase the time to load VHD into RAM. Booting with VHD in WimBoot mode from USB on various hardware can be improved when drivers are real files instead of WOF pointers. It is used to make a Portable Windows 10 Operating System in VHD booting in WimBoot Mode and located on Portable SSD connected via USB. But since Apply with wimgapi in WinNTSetup gives trouble in decompression of Windows 10 drivers, I think it is better NOT to add such option in WinNTSetup. We can use Apply with wimlib using WIM file Captured with wimlib and modified Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini if we want to have decompressed drivers in Windows 10 VHD booting in WimBoot mode.
  9. Yes you are right. I went back to the original Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini of Microsoft with simple PrePopulateList that does not contain the line \Windows\System32\drivers\*.sys Then I did a Capture using WinNTSetup with wimlib and used the WIM file for Apply using wimgapi. As you say indeed in that case there is no driver problem with wimgapi anymore. It means however that we cannot PrePopulate with drivers in this way, which can be useful for booting VHD from USB in WimBoot mode on various hardware. Also files \Boot\BCD and bootmgr inside the VHD are WOF pointers, so that booting with grub4dos from RAMDISK using SVBus driver does NOT work anymore. For some cases it is desired to use modified WimBootCompress.ini and for that case wimgapi cannot be used in WinNTSetup, but wimlib will work fine. It is also a bit confusing that your Tools\WimBootCompress.ini file that has the line \Windows\System32\drivers\*.sys is not used at all in case of Windows 10. Only the WIM Internal Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini is used for Apply of Windows 10 with WinNTSetup.
  10. Very Interesting In Beta 8 wimgapi results mostly in WIM backed driver files (WOF pointers) allthough the PrePopulate list instructs to make real files. In Beta 7 your code is doing better since then most driver files are indeed real files instead of WOF pointers. In both cases for some drivers the process fails and the error occurs when in the WIM file there is no iNode for these files. As conclusion we can say that wimgapi cannot be used in wimboot mode and wimlib is doing fine for this purpose. It would be better when for Capture the WimBootCompress.ini file in the WIM file is replaced by your Tools\WimBootCompress.ini file. That is what wimlib Capture is doing when --wimboot --config option is used. In this way the user has easy influence on what is occurring for Apply when the Internal Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini is used. As it is now the user can modify Tools\WimBootCompress.ini but these changes are not used during Apply.
  11. Thanks for the Info. How come that in Beta 8 for Apply wimgapi + WimBoot most drivers become WOF pointers and in Beta 7 are real files, whereas both Internal and External WimBootCompress.ini files contain in the PrePopulateList a line \Windows\System32\drivers\*.sys ? I assume that in Beta8 you overruled WimBootCompress.ini for drivers\*.* to be WOF pointers, but I think it is better to have that action not hardcoded. It is nice as a test since it has helped me to see where wimgapi is failing since there is a bunch of files not having the WOF pointer. For Beta 8 the 3 troublesome drivers btfilter.sys and nvhda64v.sys and TeeDriverW8x64.sys are clearly visible in 7-zip (sorted for WOF) as being not a WOF pointer.
  12. In Beta 8 for Apply wimgapi + WimBoot mode then most drivers are WOF pointers except for the troublesome drivers which files have normal size, but filled with byte zero. The bug is that somehow wimgapi is treating some drivers differently ..... It seems to me that only the Internal Windows\System32\WimBootCompress.ini is used. In what case and how is the file Tools\WimBootCompress.ini by WinNTSetup supposed to be used ? Capture with wimlib using --wimboot and --config replaces the internal WimBootCompress.ini file with the one used for Capture (property of wimlib) Such replacement of the internal WimBootCompress.ini does not seem to occur in WinNTSetup.
  13. Thanks for Beta 8 Driver Problem with wimgapi + WimBoot still the same, e.g. btfilter.sys file has normal size but composed of only byte zero
  14. The internal WimBootCompress.ini of the WIM file Applied with WinNTSetup is equal to my WimBootCompress.ini due to earlier Capture with wimlib in VHD_WIMBOOT Capture with wimlib using --wimboot and --config replaces the internal WimBootCompress.ini file with the one used for Capture (property of wimlib) WimBootCompress.ini
  15. When Tools\WimBootCompress.ini was removed then the After Apply wimgapi + WimBoot mode the driver files are present as file and not as pointer. So I thought that may be the {PrePopulateList] of the internal WimBootCompress.ini was used. Install of WofTab does not make any change on Properties of driver files. The drivers in the VHD are not compressed and I copied also these drivers to internal SSD for investigation of Properties.
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