Jump to content
MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. ×

WinNTSetup v5.1.2


Recommended Posts

Well first make sure the installation has the wof driver installed.
Best if you have installed that system with any of WinNTSetups compact option.

Than start the compression:

WofCompress -c:LZX -path:C:\

It will automatically use the exclusion list in WimBootReCompress.ini that WinNTSetup has placed in Windows\System32 folder.


You can also use it to just compress any folder, if you want:

WofCompress -c:LZX -a -path:D:\Programs


Edited by JFX
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


I keep forgetting what some of the WinNTSetup ini values do or mean. I assume they are related to the command line switches. Are these explained anywhere or could you briefly explain the different values below?

OEM=\sources\$OEM$                                                                                                                                                                          BCD= (0, 1, 2, ?, ?)
BootSect=(0, 1, 2, ?, ?)
Win7USBBoot=(0. 1, ?, ?)
AddOtherOS=(0 ,1, ?, ?)

Also where is the wimlib.ini supposed to be put if you enable using wimlib as stated in the ReadME. for wimlib - in  \Tools with the other ini files?


Edited by click-click
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can I install XP from Windows 10 PE using an XP ISO as the source within the 'XP' tab form?

The only way I can do it is to first go to the Win10 tab and select the XP ISO so it is mounted as a virtual drive and then go to the XP tab and select the virtual XP CD.

I have found that winnt32.exe does not work under Win10 PE - it complains about a 'Basic disk'


So using WinNTSetup to install XP from an ISO is useful when booting to WinPE10...


Link to comment
Share on other sites


These are just the GUI options on the Ready? GUI.
The last 3 should be 0 or 1.

You just add all options in the WinNTSetup.ini there is no wimlib.ini.


On XP Tab you need to right click on the source button to select an ISO.

Edited by JFX
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...


I have used before the option for add drivers, but not for unsigned drivers, and I have some questions:

AFAIK: The procedure should be select + Drivers (Bottom left corner) making right click to allow install unsigned drivers, and the path to the drivers folder.

1 - Is this all?

I allready did this and made a WinNTSetup.ini to take a look and I can find Drivers= The path to Drivers folder, but I can't find anything about allow install unsigned drivers.

2 - How can I verify this option is selected?

I'm assuming using this option is like ForceUnsigned on Dism.

3 - Is this right?

4 - Wath OSs (and arch.) can use the option for install unsigned drivers?

5 - Does this also modify the BCD to allow Test Mode and/or No integrity checks, or not?

Edited by alacran
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi alacran,

1) Yes, that's all. Just select the drivers folder and use right click on checkbox to change the unsigned option.

2) Should look like this https://imgur.com/X8Zgd8V for 3 seconds

3) Yes, it just passed the ForceUnsigned parameter to Dism

4) Windows 7 and newer

5) It set testsigning in BCD

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...
On 6/29/2018 at 8:02 PM, JFX said:

Oh, fixed now.

Seems we lost a lot of content in this topic.
I think you asked for an option to exclude some volumes from being mounted.

This can now be done in the ini, Choose eihter a dos device name or just a disk number.



hi ! i don't remember , is it possible to disable all "boot" partition ?

tried BootMountExclude=1 , doesn't work

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, Sonic said:

hi ! i don't remember , is it possible to disable all "boot" partition ?

tried BootMountExclude=1 , doesn't work

Conventionally the "pipe" sign "|" means "or", these (from JFX's post) are valid options:







Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I'm not sure if what I am asking is possible, but I would like to create a recovery flash drive that will boot on
PCs that have either UEFI or legacy set in the BIOS. I currently have a recovery flash that I created with WinNTSetup
that has W10 installed in a VHD. The system boots and runs well if the hardware BIOS is set for legacy. The other
day I tried to boot from a laptop that was set up for UEFI and the flash gets ignored and there is no way to boot it
unless I go into the BIOS and set it to legacy. Not all BIOS implementations allow a legacy mode, so is there a way to
avoid having to create 2 flash recovery drives to accommodate both modes?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • JFX changed the title to WinNTSetup v5.1.2

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...