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not only u3 flash stick but also nearly every flash with a peroper mass production tool can image a usb cdrom.

a usb stick is made of tow main parts which is control chip and flash chip. the control chip controls the flash chip.

already sb use control chip software (we call mass production tool)divide a usb stick into 3 hard usb devices: usbcdrom, usb hdd/zip, usb floppy. thus 3 ways got to usb booting the system.

If you know Chinese please come here: http://bbs.wuyou.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=45

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not only u3 flash stick but also nearly every flash with a peroper mass production tool can image a usb cdrom.

a usb stick is made of tow main parts which is control chip and flash chip. the control chip controls the flash chip.

already sb use control chip software (we call mass production tool)divide a usb stick into 3 hard usb devices: usbcdrom, usb hdd/zip, usb floppy. thus 3 ways got to usb booting the system.

If you know Chinese please come here: http://bbs.wuyou.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=45

Thank you bro. My Kingston Datatraveller 4gb working perfectly. :)

But I cant find register page. Google translate or altavista babelfish dont work. :)

I can download file other site. http://www.chinafix.com.cn or http://www.flashboot.ru/index.php?name=iflash

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Hi mmafterme,

the cdfs-format has a maximum of 4Gb. Lager does not work

Hi Renaud91

if you already have vista installed, making a bootable Vista install-disk is easy.

Found this:

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Here's some step-by-step instructions on how we do this,

1. Acquire an ultra-fast USB 2.0 flash drive

2. Format USB Drive

3 Run CMD.EXE and type the following.

Note: This set of commands assumes that the USB flash drive is addressed as "disk 1".

you should double check that by doing a list of the disks (type "list disk") before cleaning it.

If you have multiple hard drives, like an SDFlash drive or a Multibay drive,

you could end up wiping your second drive using this command.

1. diskpart

2. select disk 1

3. clean

4. create partition primary

5. select partition 1

6. active

7. format fs=fat32

8. assign

9. exit

4 Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

Simply issue the following command to start copying all the content from the Windows Vista DVD to your newly formatted high speed flash drive.

* xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\

Boot up the machine, have it boot off the USB drive, and watch how fast the installation completes.

mge

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dear mg.eggink

google for:

"Boot up the machine, have it boot off the USB drive, and watch how fast the installation completes."

:whistle:

It is much appreciated that whenever ones cites something, credits to the Author is given.

Besides being fair to the intellectual property of the Author, it is often useful, as usually people who publish such things post follow-ups, updates or other info related to the matter.

jaclaz

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Jaclaz,

i completely agree on referencing and have references in earlier posts.

However the Vista-method can be found on hundreds of sites.

For example here:

http://www.realtime-vista.com/general/2007...e_to_boot_f.htm

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/...dows-vista.html

http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...hijfbeheer.html

https://www.computercare.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=2168

So I do not know who is the original author, sorry

MGE

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Yep, the specific procedure is widely spread, but the actual wording of the snippet you posted undoubtedly come from the blog I mentioned, most probably it was "copied and pasted" on some other site/forum, removing the "brand" specific references, where you found it.

jaclaz

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I managed installing windows 2003 server(with sp1) from USB (Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1GB) with the help from this post to my diskless Asus Eee Box b202 PC. For all you out there trying to figure it out (took me 3 days, and only the suggestions in this post worked!), I hereby paste the combined steps I did (the info is in this post, but is easier to have it all together).

Note: I used the ISO image from the MSDN website containing Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition with SP1. I had to choose the second USB Cruzer device provided in the Bios and set it to CD-ROM emulation, while the first instance I had to set to Auto emulation. I used the original U3 software first to clear the USB stick. Some lines in the Hacked Launchpad Updater are not similar to the provided steps, but in the end just type what is provided in the steps and you will be allright. Also lines containing: <productId value= might be double in the scripts. In this case just kill these lines and keep one; edit it accordingly the steps and it will work.

Asus does not provide drivers for windows 2003, but it is possible to enable the hardware by using the provided(or downloadable) drivers.

Sometimes you can just use the setup, but sometimes(e.g. display driver) you have to install it manually and browse to the inf file in the driverset.

Good luck...

Steps (many thanks to the people, which provided these steps earlier in this post):

*** For informational purposes only ***

*** Use at your own risk ***

*** I will not be responsible if you damage your drive ***

*** Backup Your Data ***

!!! The original instructions were found at http://usb.smithtech.us/projects/u3updater.php

1. Download the Memorex LaunchPad Updater v1.4.0.2

http://www.memorex.com/u3/upgrade_vista/

2. Download Universal Extractor

http://www.legroom.net/software/uniextract

3. Download Resource Hacker

http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

4. Extract U3 Launchpad v1.4.0.2 Updater.exe to a folder with Universal Extractor

5. Open UpdaterCore.exe from the folder you extracted the LaunchPad Updater to

with Resource Hacker.

6. Expand "String Table". Expand "132". Click "1033". You should see

STRINGTABLE

LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US

{

2096, "Skip"

2097, "Skip All"

2098, "Retry"

2099, "Abort"

2100, "Wrong password"

2101, "%d attempt(s) before device is permanently locked"

2102, "Failed to set password. To try again, please remove your %2 and reinsert it."

2103, "%1 failed to format your %2"

2104, "Backing up your data..."

2105, "Updating the %2 firmware..."

2106, "Restoring your data ..."

2107, "Formatting your %2..."

2108, "Updating your version of the U3 Launchpad..."

2109, "1.0.5.17\n"

2110, "bin\\Launchpad.iso"

2111, "\\\\Launchpad.zip"

}

Change 2109, "1.0.5.17\n" to 2109, "_LP_VERSION_"

and 2110, "bin\\Launchpad.iso" to 2110, "bin\\U3CUSTOM.iso"

Click the Compile Script button

This just allowed you to update the drive over and over. This fools the updater in to thinking the firmware isnt updated

7. Expand "133", Click "1033", you should see

2123, "Memorex Inc."

2124, "Memorex Inc."

2125, "Memorex"

Change the values to:

2123, "*"

2124, "*"

2125, "*"

Click the Compile Script button

8. Expand "BIN", Expand "709", Click on "0", you should see

<vendorId value="2284"/>

<vendorName value="Memorex"/>

<productName value="Mini TravelDrive"/>

<productId value="22"/>

Change the values to:

vendorId value="*"/>

<vendorName value="*"/>

<productName value="*"/>

<productId value="*"/>

Click the Compile Script button

9. Click File and Save

10. Delete Updater.pdb

11. Delete the LaunchPad.iso file in the bin subdirectory and place to one of your own

Rename it to U3CUSTOM.iso

12. Run CoreUpdater.exe to install the U3CUSTOM.iso to your U3 Drive,

follow instructions, be patient!

13. Boot from USB-CDROM and start installing XP

you must configure your bios in order to select the CD-ROM Usb key found by the bios. This means that the key must be plugged in before entering bios. In my case, my computer shows the key as two differents element : USB HDD and USB CDROM. You must select USB-CDROM for booting on ISO image.

What may be confusing is :

- sometimes it just says USB Micro Cruzer .... (no info about HDD or CDROM)

- sometimes you will see twice the same label (so peek one and if it does not work try the other one)

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I saw that the Memorex-site changed, I can not find the Memorex LaunchPad Updater v1.4.0.2 .

Courtesy of The WayBack Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.me...2%20Updater.zip

http://web.archive.org/web/20071011003648/...0.2+Updater.zip

00 byte missing at the end:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=2681&st=24

jaclaz

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