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  1. sorry for the late reply ilko, but busy, I will do this tommorrow once back at work //EDIT1 Can you give some more details about the machine at work? If laptop- brand, model, if desktop- motherboard model? Do you have an option in BIOS how USB mass storage devices are emulated- USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-HDD etc. ? What is the USB disk, brand, model? Is it a pen drive or USB/eSata hard disk in enclosure? What's its disk space? It's rather how BIOS recognizes the USB disk/flash drive, probably in different way depending how its formatted, hence the different results. Contents of USB disk should be the same no matter what you have used, above Vista it's simply copying the whole source as it is, the only difference are the steps before bootmgr is launched, i.e. what MBR is, how bootmgr is launched- chainloaded by grub4dos, invoked by the bootsector etc. WinSetupFromUSB only adds a few extra debug boot options for Vista/7/8 Setup for some rare machines where Setup may fail at very early stage, or for cases when Setup is confused where to place boot files and USB and internal disks must be swapped. Machine dxdiag is attached Summary ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 8/24/2012, 14:44:14 Machine name: WINDOWS8PROARN Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247) Language: French (Regional Setting: French) System Manufacturer: Acer System Model: Aspire X3812 BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM Page File: 4130MB used, 8668MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Key: Maxell SSD 32Gb eSATA link Forgot Bios stuffs, will watch them Monday DxDiag.txt
  2. Hey ilko I have more Windows 8 infos at home, installation of Windows 8 with eSATA key worked at work, installation of Windows 8 with USB failed (same key in usb mode), it complains right after I click Install it does not find a driver, with FAT32 partitioned key, no advanced options but I don't really know which driver is it about, my key does not need a specific driver to work in usb mode, I will try in NTFS mode and a few of your advanced options and let you know //Edit: Same in NTFS with advanced option #3 //Edit2: Tried DriverPacks Mass Storage and Chipsets but couldnt find one working for the problem, Intel SATA AHCI and USB drivers are shown in list but when I select it and continue it comes back to the driver selection, will look if someone in thread as got same problem //Edit3: Have tried numerous of drivers without sucess, the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" also failed to recongize my usb stick, I will try another approach by using bootsect.exe to make usb bootable and XCOPY windows files, its explained on MSDN blog here //Edit4: Looks like machine specific problem rather than a usb key problem because now I'm back at home, the same key works in USB mode, the only difference I notice is that on my home machine(where it works for both eSATA+USB) I see the grub4dos menu you have customized with a Green background, and on my work machine (where it fails in USB) booting on the key does never show the grub4dos green menu, instead there is a blackscreen for 10sec. (seen physically and also in Qemu) then the Windows installation starts and fails later (asking for an unknown driver after hitting Install), very weird bug, I'm stuck, I will try to look the long list of replies to see if someone experienced the same trouble //Edit5: Finally method in Edit3's link worked with diskpart.exe, bootsect.exe and xcopy.exe invocations on my work computer, it looks like a winsetupfromusb with win8+usb problem, unfortunelly it is not a complete solution for you ilko but at least from my edits you can easly spot there is something wrong with winsetupfromusb with win8+usb but not with esata
  3. It is an historical day, Windows 8 goes RTM and is available to pros in its final state in MSDN I confirm WinSetupFromUsb 1.0 beta8 worked here for installing Windows 8 Pro (x64) through an eSATA flash drive No problems at all, thanks again MSFN and ilko and good bye MS aero
  4. Ha sorry dude Im too much formatted with windows =) it seems it does not exist tools like Defraggler but for linux. However I have read a few lines saying if you had moved the iso to another place, you could get it back in 1 fragment and you could have saved your bandwith. Not sure so could be a fake rumour but next time try this trick too
  5. use Defraggler to defragment the iso file NT Man, I'm not sure but I think this error is due to booting on a fragmented file
  6. Sophos 9 reports \WinSetup-1-0-beta4\files\winsetup\PyronSetup\i386\setup.exe & setup_dbg.exe as Mal/Generic-A But I think its much about a false warning I dont get suspect activities here and Sophos usually detects a lot of stuffs not supposed to be on an enterprise computer
  7. Hey ilko I realized you made a new topic from my post in the old thread, just for information do you want the old thread to die or should I grab now WinSetup 1.0 beta2 from another thread ? Because I see you are on many projects but I dont really now if they are related or which thread should I follow I m a biut confuised because the old thread was talking about WinSetup from Smal iso, there is another one with Loaded RAM iso, I see too How to install from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI, or add ion your sig the different projects yoiu are one to clear things up ^^
  8. Ok so below are the logs, C: is VolumeRAID0, (2x disks of 1Tb) Y: and Z: is my Maxell SSD drive, one partition is for NTFS and the other is FAT32 where I'm putting all my bootable stuffs WinSetup OS aswell Could be problematic so if you dont want to add PhysicalDrives for security, maybe you can code a warning when a physical drive is selected for a user confirmation the destination drive is the one wanted. Well anyway if that is too complicated nvm its fast to workaround here 2010/02/23 20:53:58- WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta5 started 2010/02/23 20:53:58- OS: WIN_XP Architecture type: X64 ServicePack: Service Pack 2 OS Language: 0409 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Program directory: C:\Temp 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Getting USB drives information 2010/02/23 20:53:58- VolumeRAID0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Interface type: SCSI 2010/02/23 20:53:58- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- PNPDeviceID: IDE\DISKVOLUMERAID01.0.00__\4&19FEAA6C&0&0.0.0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Partitions count: 1 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Disk--Partition: Disk #0, Partition #0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Logical Disk: C: File system: NTFS Primary: True 2010/02/23 20:53:58- 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Interface type: SCSI 2010/02/23 20:53:58- DeviceID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 2010/02/23 20:53:58- PNPDeviceID: IDE\DISK________________________________________02.10103\4&19FEAA6C&0&0.1.0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Partitions count: 2 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Logical Disk: Y: File system: NTFS Primary: True 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Disk--Partition: Disk #1, Partition #1 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Logical Disk: Z: File system: FAT32 Primary: True 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Drive letter of the selected partition- C: 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Drive letter of the first primary partition in selected disk- C: 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Disk number of the selected disk- 0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- PNPId of the selected disk- IDE\DISKVOLUMERAID01.0.00__\4&19FEAA6C&0&0.0.0 2010/02/23 20:53:58- File system type of the selected partition- NTFS 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Disk type of the selected disk- Fixed 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Total target size avialable- 682 MB 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Checking sizes... 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Total source size- 0 MB 2010/02/23 20:53:58- Target space available- 682 MB 2010/02/23 20:54:12- Removing TEMP folder 2010/02/23 20:54:12- ---------------------------------Program quited-----------------------------------------------
  9. Hey ilko I have a small request at 1.0 beta2 The method you are using to detect USB sticks is problematic when using eSATA drives like the OCZ Throttle or Maxell SSD, they physically have the size of USB keys but they are recognized like HDD SSD drives and because WinSetup is looking for trus USB pen, I can't have my eSATA drives detected to install properly But yet I have found a workaround which is to mount a real usb drive, then WinSetup set the drive letter correctly, and the workarounds come here, I'm uplugging the USB pen, plugging the eSATA pen, I set the same drive letter in Wiundows that the USB pen had and then WinSetup thinks it is copying on USB but in reality this is my eSATA drives Else I have tested with Win7 x64 install after an XP x64 installed at dual booting, all went fine except it wrote the boot informations to my eSATA drives instead of my real HDD byt anyway I dont care to have this fixed this is easly doable now with bootsector /NT60 all Id like to show you how fast it is to install windows with your WinSetup application from a eSATA drives on RAID0, its soooooooooo fast I love you so much
  10. May I suggest you instead of that Voyager GT something pwning it Both keys I have speedtested in a very long speedtest thread Maxell SSD, OCZ Throttles, only in USB mode it pwns the fastest USB key GT included and in eSATA mode no comments ...
  11. I have managed to temporarily finish my XP X64 SP2 setup 100% done here. 1) TXT setup 2) with a famous bootcd copying install partition from hd0 to an unpartitioned space on h1 our destination windows with partition magic 8 for dos, dont hide and dont set active the newly created part, it will be D: on GUI setup 3) GUI Setup works as on XP X32 SP3, no invalid paths warnings, cmd prompt is in D: so pushd D: worked 4) Im yet inside X64 and all my past problems solved, IE windowsupdate and all other missing stufffs I had reported are installed correctly now In case you do not find a workaround dude that maybe enough to code a warning that on X64 you have to copy files between TXTsetup and GUI, it does not requires more hacks because I haven't edited at your files and it worked perfectly as for the 32bit version
  12. I have partially solutionned the last problem with your last version ilko for XP SP3 32bit, files copy + boot + txt setup ok, gui setup ok, installation 100% ok for XP SP2 64bit, files copy + boot + txt setup ok, gui setup wrong path and installation uncomplete, missing inf registration, unstable os XP x64 still has a wrong srcpath = \??\\WIN_SETUP\XP_x64\, it should be \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\Harddisk1\Partition1\WIN_SETUP\XP_x64\AMD64 nor according to XP you are expecting D: to host it but thats not the case here I have checked all letters at setup gui boot they are all unaccessible I have found out that it is linked to your precmd script and 64bit version because on xp 32bit your "pushd D:" correctly mounts the installation files to D: but under 64bit D: is accessible later during the Device setup when 34 minutes lasts, there is no possible ways to get install files from a drive letter at the very beginning of setup gui unlike xp 32bit. Thats probably why I get all these .inf problems because in the background, windows stores this wrong path for a later use and it does not alert if the path is wrong, it passes over giving an uncomplete and unstable Xp 64bit The way you setup src path is to review I think presetup.log srcpath = \??\\WIN_SETUP\XP_x64\ regopt.log ************************************************************ Region and Languages Options Unattended Mode Log ************************************************************ /f:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\$winnt$.inf" /s:"GLOBALROOT\??\\WIN_SETUP\XP_X64\AMD64" Switch /F detected! Switch /S detected! In setup mode! The unattended mode file path is: \$winnt$.inf Supplemental Language Support installation cancelled - The operation was canceled by the user. ************************************************************ Region and Languages Options Unattended Mode Log ************************************************************ /I /s:"GLOBALROOT\??\\WIN_SETUP\XP_X64\AMD64" Switch /I detected! Switch /S detected! In setup mode! setupact.log The external program RUNDLL32 shell32,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,/f:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\$winnt$.inf" /s:"GLOBALROOT\??\\WIN_SETUP\XP_X64\AMD64" returned exit code 0. Setup aborted processing the file queue because of the following error: The operation completed successfully.
  13. yet testing a XP SP3 32bit in Qemu 0.11.x and virtual 10GB hdd, NTFS Primary Active partition for WinSetup files on hd0 and C: destination partition on the hd1 (been able to get C: that way good job ) All seems fine until the Setup GUI is reached, is returned an unknown path GLOBALROOT\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\WIN_SETUP\XP\I386 which is fixed just by adding \\?\ in front of the path, that way \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\WIN_SETUP\XP\I386 I have to repeat that ~30 times and the next parts of the install goes fine At least I'm sure you should add \\?\ somewhere ilko because I have noted this small problem since the beginning of your project when it was called USB_MultiBoot_10
  14. I confirm the .iso is created with new version now I will do further test later I should go out to see a friend but as far I can see yet in logs it looks all good, the ERROR message is removed aswell 2009/11/20 21:18:05- Copying completed. Took: 411.64418913577 seconds 2009/11/20 21:18:05- Creating boot ISO 2009/11/20 21:18:05- Launching MkMigrateInf4.cmd 2009/11/20 21:18:06- Ensuring presetup is launched 2009/11/20 21:18:06- setupORG.exe not found, replacing the original file 2009/11/20 21:18:06- mkisofs.exe -iso-level 4 -volid ""WIN_SETUP"" -R -o C:\WinSetup\temp\XP_x64 C:\WinSetup\temp\ 2009/11/20 21:18:09- Checking sizes... 2009/11/20 21:18:09- Total source size- 0 MB 2009/11/20 21:18:09- Target space available- 27488 MB 2009/11/20 21:18:09- Getting USB drives information Keep it up that very helpful script , saves DVD and thats faster, good for the planet
  15. how stupid Im, I should have tested to run mkisofs.exe before writing This is just cygwin1.dll missing "This application has failed to start because cygwin1.dll was not found" Else I have shortened paths and exe name but the log didnt changed, I think that is just about the missing cygwin lib I dont have it Im much with mingw liter so a workaround would be to find a mkisofs not cygwin-ed nor to include the lib.

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