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  1. *** Update UEFI_MULTI and UFD_FORMAT - Version 86 *** - Add VHDX to Boot Manager Menu for BIOS and UEFI Secure booting with Windows 10 x64 VHDX as FILEDISK - Add WIM to Boot Manager Menu for BIOS and UEFI Secure booting with Windows 10 x64 WIM from RAMDISK - Add Grub2 of Linux Mint to boot various Linux versions in BIOS and UEFI Secure mode - AIO Boot is supported in BIOS mode by adding Grub4dos and Grub2 entry to Boot Manager Menu - AIO Boot is supported in UEFI Secure mode by booting with Grub2 EFI Manager of Linux Mint - Update Grub4dos to version grub4dos-0.4.6a-2018-09-19 for booting in BIOS mode Download : UEFI_MULTI-86.zip How to make USB Drive booting with various Linux versions in BIOS and in UEFI Secure mode 1. Make FAT32 USB Drive (Max = 32 GB) booting with Microsoft Boot Manager Menu Microsoft Media Creation Tool (Architecture both 32 and 64 bits) Or UFD_FORMAT Or Other Format Tool can be used 2. Download and Unpack AIOBoot-v0.9.8.17.7z - Don't use Extractor and Don't Overwrite existing Microsoft files Unpack and Copy content of folder AIOBoot-v0.9.8.17 to FAT32 USB Drive, but keep existing Microsoft Boot files 3. Use UEFI_MULTI to Add Grub2 EFI Manager of Linux Mint, which fixes AIO Boot for booting in BIOS and UEFI Secure mode 4. On USB run AIOCreator.exe - Select Integration Linux OS and your Linux ISO linuxmint-19-cinnamon-64bit-v2.iso - preferred 5. Boot from USB after beep via F8 menu UEFI or in BIOS with Grub2 menu and Select your Linux OS More Info in Win10_Inst_Eng.pdf - Linux Mint - Knoppix Live More Info: Install Windows 10 after booting with WIM or VHDX at Reboot.pro Forum YouTube Video - Make VHDX and Make USB Win10 and Make USSD Win10 and USB AIO Linux
  2. Make Portable SSD booting from USB with AIO Boot Linux Booting with Windows BootManager Menu in BIOS mode and in UEFI Secure mode Description is given in Win10_Inst_Eng.pdf The content of AIOBoot-v0.9.8.17.7z is copied to USB FAT32 Boot drive. Do not auto install new Bootloader, but keep Windows BootManager as Bootloader. Linux Mint files bootx64.efi and grubx64.efi are used in EFI\BOOT folder for support of UEFI Secure booting. grubx64.efi expects for UEFI booting grub.cfg in folder boot\grub The grub folder of AIO is copied to boot folder made by Microsoft MediaCreationTool. In file Main.cfg of folder boot\grub make new boot entry for UEFI booting of Windows BootManager menuentry "[b] Windows 10 x64 EFI USB BootManager" --hotkey=b { chainloader /efi/microsoft/boot/bootmgfw.efi } BOOTICE is used to add Grub2 entry to boot\bcd Windows BootManager for BIOS booting support with Boot file \AIO\grub\grub2win AIOCreator.exe is used to Integrate Linux ISO files. Linux Mint and Knoppix Live and Porteus and Ubuntu are booting from USB in BIOS and in UEFI Secure mode YouTube Video: USB AIO Linux = - - -
  3. Install Windows 10 from USB after booting with WIM or VHDX - MediaCreationTool makes USB stick 32 GB for Installing Win10x64 and Win10x86 - Add WIM file for USB boot from RAMDISK - filename = w10x64A.wim - Add VHDX file to Portable SSD 250 GB for booting with FILEDISK filename = W10x64.vhdx - Add ISO file used by WinNTSetup for Installing Win10x64 in VHDX or hard disk - Update BCD files in folders boot and efi using reserved BCD copies, to add WIM and VHDX to USB Boot Menu - Or BOOTICE x64 is used to add New WIM or VHD entry to BCD files in boot and efi folders on USB - Keep BCD files in boot and efi folders as copy for future boot repair Download and Add Explorer++ and WinNTSetup and BOOTICE =============================================================================== A. Microsoft Method - also needed for New hard disk - via option New the EFI partition is created 1. Download MediaCreationTool 2. Make USB-stick 32 GB for Installing Win10x64 and Win10x86 (choose option both) 3. Boot from USB after beep via F8 menu and choose from Boot menu: Windows 10 Setup (64 bits) to Install Shift F10 gives Command Window for Repair with bcdedit and bcdboot and bootsect and DiskPart and DISM Cmd Window run notepad - File Open - All files - R-mouse Run as admin WinNTSetup x64 for method B. In WinNTSetup select in USB folder x64\sources file install.wim or install.esd or install.swm and use Setup Update of Windows 10 with preservation of Programs and User Data - After starting up Windows 10 then setup.exe from USB will allow Update =============================================================================== B. WinNTSetup Method - Boot from USB with WIM or VHDX file and use WinNTSetup and ISO file This method gives more control to existing hard disk and you can simply install Windows 10 in VHDX 1. Download MediaCreationTool and Create Win10x64.iso for Installing Win10x64 First create the ISO file on an internal hard disk and then copy the ISO file to USB 2. Boot from USB after beep via F8 menu and with WIM from RAMDISK or with VHDX as FILEDISK 3. Use WinNTSetup x64 and ISO file for Install of Windows 10 x64 in VHDX or hard disk More Info : Forum and WinNTSetup and Boot from USB and VHDX and Native Boot More Info: WinCmd and bcdedit and bcdboot and bootsect and DiskPart and DISM =============================================================================== Attachment: Win10_Inst_Eng.pdf YouTube Video Make VHDX and Make USB Win10 and Make USSD Win10 and USB AIO Linux More Info: Install Windows 10 from USB after booting with WIM or VHDX at Reboot.pro Forum How to use WinNTSetup in Microsoft USB Media How to use Explorer++ and Show Hidden Files in Microsoft USB Media ShowHidden.reg can be used with double click in Explorer++ after booting with Microsoft USB Media Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ; Show all hidden files [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "SuperHidden"=dword:00000001 "WebViewBarricade"=dword:00000001 "Hidden"=dword:00000001 "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001 ; Show all file extentions [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000 Attachment: ShowHidden_reg.txt DiskPart script to make UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions for Install of Windows 10 rem == rem == CreaPartGPT-SSD-Disk0.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used in Win10PE with DiskPart to create 3 GPT partitions rem == for Install of Win10 on a UEFI/GPT-based computer SSD harddisk rem == In DiskPart use list disk to find disk number and adjust partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == list disk select disk 0 clean convert gpt rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 300 MB ========================== create partition efi size=300 format quick fs=fat32 label="0_EFI" assign rem == 2. Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition ======= create partition msr size=16 rem == 3. Windows 10 partition NTFS ======================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="0_W10" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-uefigpt-based-hard-drive-partitions rem == Info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-biosmbr-based-hard-drive-partitions rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\DiskPart\CreaPartGPT-SSD-Disk0.txt rem == DiskPart script to make UEFI/MBR-based portable SSD or USB-harddisk booting with WIM or VHDX rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-USB-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create two partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable SSD or USB-harddisk rem == In DiskPart use list disk to find disk number and adjust partition sizes and label as necessary rem == list disk select disk 5 clean rem == 1. Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting =========== create partition primary size=20480 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Data partition NTFS - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ================== rem == partition contains also 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-uefigpt-based-hard-drive-partitions rem == Info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-biosmbr-based-hard-drive-partitions rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\DiskPart\CreaPartMBR-USB-Disk5.txt rem == More Info: WinCmd and DiskPart and UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions and BIOS/MBR-based hard drive partitions Attachment: CreaPartGPT-SSD-Disk0.txt and CreaPartMBR-USB-Disk5.txt VHDX booting from portable SSD has the full power of Windows 10 x64. That means it has the drivers for all hardware and it allows to use all Windows programs. The Boot Menu for the VHDX is made only once with BOOTICE and reserved copies of BCD files can be used on other devices. Updating the portable SSD for Install of new versions of Windows requires only to add new Windows setup ISO file. There is no 4GB size limit for the ISO and you don't need to Integrate the ISO with any Toolpack and there is no need to Switch partitions. The present approach is an easy to make all in one transparent solution for booting fast on any hardware in BIOS or UEFI secure mode and allows then to Install any version of Windows by using WinNTSetup and Windows setup ISO file. There is no need to boot first in Legacy mode. With VHDX you can boot straight into UEFI Secure Boot mode.
  4. Download UEFI_MULTI-85.zip from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqA1-Hg3ltssgbYna78xaVPrpcR2sA
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  6. PXE wimboot of Win10PE Or Win8.1SE boot.wim from Network http://reboot.pro/topic/19015-boot-mini-windows-vhd-from-network-via-ipxe/page-2#entry182393 File wimboot.ipxe in Tiny PXE Server for PXE wimboot of Win10PE Or Win8.1SE boot.wim file #!ipxe set boot-url http://${dhcp-server} kernel ${boot-url}/wimboot initrd ${boot-url}/bootmgr.exe bootmgr.exe initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/bcd bcd initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segmono_boot.ttf segmono_boot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf segoe_slboot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/segoen_slboot.ttf segoen_slboot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf wgl4_boot.ttf initrd ${boot-url}/Boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi initrd ${boot-url}/sources/boot.wim boot.wim imgstat boot How to make Win10PE x64 boot.wim file is described here. Download Tiny PXE Server I copied folders Boot and sources from Win10PE_SE_2016-04-08\ISO\TargetImage\WIM folder to pxesrv\files folder and added file bootmgr.exe and file wimboot.ipxe to pxesrv\files folder. F12 hotkey can be used for PXE boot when LAN PXE Boot ROM is enabled in BIOS F8 hotkey can be used to select PXE boot in BIOS Boot Menu. After booting with Win10PE from Network you can use WinNTSetup with Win10 ISO file for Install of Windows 10. In WinNTSetup use R-mouse to mount Win10x64 Setup ISO file as virtual DVD-drive and then select (again) install.esd or install.wim in folder sources. Select your (hidden) internal FAT32 drive Z: as UEFI Boot Drive or select your FAT32 USB-Stick as UEFI Boot Drive. PXE Server ==> Win10PE x64 Client ==>
  7. wimb

    X99 no USB in PE3?

    Win10PE has much better driver support for modern hardware. Can you try to make and use Win10PE as described here ==
  8. Hallo Chris,
    wofadk.sys driver is added to Win10PE, but it is giving in bootmgr menu already a problem for booting with boot.wim
    I solved the problem by returning to Win10PE_SE_2015-11-26.zip package so that wofadk.sys driver is not added to windows\system32\drivers

    It is a pleasure to use Win10PE and I have added AOMEI Backupper Professional and Partition Assistant Professional.


    W10PE-2016-04-01_191743.png 

    Cheers, Wim

  9. After the introduction of Windows 8 in september 2012, then new computers with Windows 8 or 10 are characterized by having a GPT partitioned harddisk booting in UEFI secure mode through efi folder on hidden FAT32 boot drive. In case of UEFI then Install of Windows 10 requires on most hardware a GPT partioned harddisk e.g. as partioned by Setup in Unused space when USB-stick is used as made by Media Creation Tool. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 This procedure is the standard for Install of Windows 10 x64 on Unpartioned harddisk and creates GPT efi + windows partition for booting in UEFI mode. In case of existing GPT partioned harddisk having FAT32 EFI Boot Drive and NTFS Installation Drive, then WinNTSetup can be used in WinPE environment to prepare the Boot and Installation Drives for Install of Windows 10 x64 as described here. Windows Disk Management and e.g. AOMEI Partition Assistant can NOT be used to create efi GPT partition and in that case Setup of Windows 10 will fail. DiskPart is really needed to make efi partition having the proper Partition type GUID. UEFI booting of a MBR partioned harddisk for Win10 x64 installed to partition is possible only on some hardware. In that case it is possible to Install Windows 10 x64 on MBR harddisk with FAT32 Boot Drive and NTFS Installation partition. MBR-FAT32 USB-Stick with WinPE WIM files can always boot in UEFI and BIOS mode and GPT is NOT needed. MBR portable SSD or USB-harddisk with WinPE WIM on FAT32 and VHD files on NTFS partition can always boot in UEFI and BIOS mode and GPT is NOT needed. UFD_FORMAT.exe and UEFI_MULTI.exe are used to prepare such drives http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 Another example is the Media Creation Tool of Microsoft that creates MBR-FAT32 USB-stick for Install or Repair of UEFI or BIOS computer. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 How to prepare UEFI/MBR portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe for booting WIM and VHD files in UEFI or BIOS mode rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create three partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe. rem == Adjust disk number and partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == select disk 5 clean rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting ======== create partition primary size=20000 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Windows partition NTFS 100 GB - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ======== create partition primary size=100000 format quick fs=ntfs label="U-SYSTEM" assign rem == 3. Data partition NTFS - 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt rem == More Info on UEFI_MULTI.exe is here http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 BIOS mode booting is NOT compatible with GPT partitioning. For BIOS mode booting the Boot folder must be located on FAT32 (or NTFS) partition of MBR partitioned harddisk or USB-stick. XP and Win7 are not compatible with GPT partitioning and are not compatible with UEFI boot mode. XP has no access to GPT partitions and Win7 has access (read/write) to GPT partitions. Win7 VHD's can NOT boot when located on GPT partitions and Win7 is not compatible with UEFI boot mode. XP and Win7 VHD's can boot in BIOS mode (= CSM mode), when located on NTFS partition of MBR partitioned harddisk. Preparing W10x64P.vhd in WinNTSetup UEFI booting W10x64P.vhd from MBR USB MultiBoot Portable USB-harddisk with WinPE WIM and VHD ============================================================================================
  10. Thanks for restoring permissions. Unlock option is now available and I can Add posts to a Locked topic. Also Editing existing posts is now possible and I fixed the Code Boxes by replacing the correct code.
  11. No. The problem is illustrated here with a ScreenCapture of my old existing post: which should read as illustrated by adding in this post new Code Box (use <> option) as: rem == rem == CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt == rem == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to create three partitions rem == for a UEFI/MBR-based portable USB-harddisk that can be used by UEFI_MULTI.exe. rem == Adjust disk number and partition sizes and label as necessary. rem == select disk 5 clean rem == 1. EFI Boot partition FAT32 20 GB - WinPE 8/10 x64 WIM files UEFI /BIOS booting ======== create partition primary size=20000 format quick fs=fat32 label="U-BOOT" assign active rem == 2. Windows partition NTFS 100 GB - UEFI 8/10 x64 VHD files - BIOS XP/7/8/10 VHD ======== create partition primary size=100000 format quick fs=ntfs label="U-SYSTEM" assign rem == 3. Data partition NTFS - 7/8/10 ISO files for Install with WinNTSetup ================== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="U-DATA" assign list volume exit rem == rem == Info https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898504(v=vs.85).aspx rem == Info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825677.aspx rem == rem == In admin command window use: DiskPart /s G:\CreaPartMBR-Disk5.txt rem ==
  12. Unlock of a topic is no longer available for MSFN Forum Developers. In Code boxes the Returns are missing so that all the code is one sentence. Have a look here .... Posts are reformatted with double spacing ........ This forum update is a quite a pain ..... Editing posts existing before the forum update is impossible (text for editing is NOT available)
  13. What is the size of your USB-stick ? What is the Windows version that you are using ? UFD_FORMAT - http://reboot.pro/topic/19140-ufd-format/ In Win 7/8 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot Could it be that this requirement was not fulfilled ? For UEFI Boot support then Windows 8x64 or 10x64 is needed as operating system FAT32 has size limit of 32 GB for Windows Format - If the size of your USB-stick is more than 32 GB, then you can try to Format with 2nd Partition checkbox selected and use 50% for 2nd partition. Alternatively you can try RMPrepUSB with settings as shown http://www.rmprepusb.com/ Or you can try Rufus-2.7 http://rufus.akeo.ie/with settings as shown using UEFI:NTFS
  14. wimb

    Windows PE I could use some help, please

    What is the size of your ISO ? Profiling was used in Make_PE3 to Reduce Size and you can also make a Minimal Version. The MIN Version 7pe_x86_X.iso has size of 180 MB which should work to boot your old low ram machines. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/143529-make-pe3-program-to-create-portable-windows-7-pe/ If you have sufficient RAM then Win8.1SE or Win10PE are the best WinPE, which can boot modern machines in UEFI or BIOS mode. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/121446-install-from-usb-after-booting-with-pe/page-2#entry1117324
  15. wimb

    WinNTSetup v3.9.2

    The error is an indicator that you try to boot XP in a wrong way, since winload.exe is not a file of XP (it is NOT there). XP is booting through ntldr and boot.ini file, whereas later Windows versions 7/8/10 are booting through bootmgr menu and using file winload.exe Could it be that you are booting through bootmgr on hidden active partition, whereas boot drive and installation drive for install of XP as selected in WinNTSetup are the same and not being set active ? After booting with WinPE from USB, then you can inspect the drives and set the drive with ntldr where XP is to be installed as active partition. If you try to boot with bootmgr menu, then you can add Grub4dos boot option to your menu by using UEFI_MULTI.exe Don't Add XP to Bootmgr Menu, since this will add the real ntldr to your boot drive, whereas you want to find ntldr (= renamed setupldr.bin) for install of XP. After booting in BIOS-mode first select Grub4dos , and then in Grub4dos menu select find and load NTLDR of Windows NT/2K/XP http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/#entry168079 More Info is here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/121446-install-from-usb-after-booting-with-pe/page-2#entry1117324 What is exactly your present boot configuration ? What is your boot drive and what is your system drive ? Where is file ntldr located needed for booting XP ? What is the drive that is set active for booting ? What is the partitioning of your drives ? XP needs MBR and is NOT compatible with GPT partitioning. Are you booting in BIOS-mode (needed) or in UEFI-mode (which does not work for XP) ? In case of booting from USB then USB 2.0 is required, since USB 3.0 will not work for XP. Give screenshot as shown of Windows Disk Management. UEFI boot of Win10 x64 showing Drives == XP installed on drive C: and Grub4dos booting from USB Drive D: ==
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