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WinNTSetup v5.3.5.2


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WinNTSetup - a simple but powerful universal Windows Installer

 

Features:

  • Install (unattend) Windows 2k/XP/20??/Vista/7/8.x/10/11 x86/x64/arm64
  • Practically runs even on the most minimalistic WinPE
  • selectable drive letter for the new Windows installation
  • Fully automated with save/load setting in ini file and various command line options
  • Install Windows also if nlite/vlite has remove winnt32.exe/setup.exe
  • Integrate Drivers: normal PNP and Textmode Drivers
  • Patch uxtheme to allow unsigned Themes
  • Some common registry tweaks and *.reg file import
  • DISM APPX  removal, feature enable/disable
  • Simple VHD creation and Installation
  • Support "Windows to Go" for Windows 7 and later installs
  • Supports WimBoot and CompactOS option for Windows 7 and later
  • Supports all current WIM files: WIM/SWM/ESD and ISO files
  • WinCapture - capture a Windows installation to WIM or ESD file
  • MinWin - simple trimming WIM in memory before apply
  • WinCopy - copy an existing Windows installation to another partition
  • Offline Hotfix uninstall
  • Offline password reset

 

Not Supported:

  • - No Windows embedded version (this includes WinFLP)
  • - No upgrades of existing installations



About driver installation:

Every driver added in NT6.x windows will be added to the driver store.
So it's not recommended to add countless driver, but rather more really required ones.

NT5.x massstorage driver integration is possible thanks to Mr dUSHA powerful MSSTMake.exe tool


To the Unattend option:

It's possible to use an unattend.xml to run the Setup unattended.
But as the actual WinPE Setup Phase isn't effective in that way of install, all Winpe related settings inside the unattend.xml
won't be applied.


Ini config file

It's possible to save all GUI-settings to a ini file:

push Ctrl + S to save all settings to an ini.
push Ctrl + L to load all settings from an ini.

A WinNTSetup.ini file in the same dir as the app itself will be loaded automatically at startup.

It also can be selected via command line:

WinNTSetup.exe /cfg:"C:\mysettings.ini"

 

If you want to modify ini settings yourself, click-click has made a nice PDF for it.

For advanced users there are also hidden settings described in the included WinNTSetup.ini.txt

 

Command line:

- Press F1 to get list of all options

 

To install Windows in a VHD file:

- requires Windows 7 as OS and Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 as Source
- create a partitioned VHD and assign a drive letter (push Ctrl + Shift + V to use build in diskpart wrapper for this)
- select the VHD drive as installation drive (make sure you boot drive ist a active primary partition on a physical disk)

If you get an Antivirus warning from your AV software, please report it to them as a false positive and let them check it.


Current Version: 5.3.5.2

 

Download: Mega - MediaFire

 

 

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It looks like a nice tool. :thumbup

And it shouldn't be dedicated to "USB only", if I am not mistaken. :unsure:

Let's hope that whoever tests it will be so kind as to (please read as "anyone testing it please do") provide - for the benefit of the less expereinced users - some details on the various available options, and their usage.

Usual bothering request to the developer :blushing: :

  • Any chance that it will ever support command line? (or provide a pre-set in the form of a .ini file?) :whistle:

jaclaz

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And it shouldn't be dedicated to "USB only", if I am not mistaken. :unsure:

Well, you right, not the most correct forum section

Let's hope that whoever tests it will be so kind as to (please read as "anyone testing it please do") provide - for the benefit of the less expereinced users - some details on the various available options, and their usage.

hmm, yeah i could add tool tip/balloons for every check box

Thanks for reminding about the ini file :) Added to first Post

More command line options could be added, if requested.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the link @ reboot.pro wonko, but, how come this v 2.0 was not even mentioned by original creator? Excuse me but,...Did i missed the part where JFX became "was_JFX" there? :huh:

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Thanks for the link @ reboot.pro wonko, but, how come this v 2.0 was not even mentioned by original creator? Excuse me but,...Did i missed the part where JFX became "was_JFX" there? :huh:

Evidently yes.

And however I don' t think it is part of your business.

jaclaz

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Very nice :thumbup

Handy to have XP and NT6 Installer for all versions combined in one Tool.

Thanks for creating this Power Tool, which allows also to Set User Preferences :thumbup

Everything went OK when testing Install of 32-bits XP and 32-bits Windows 7

cheers.gif

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Evidently yes.

And however I don' t think it is part of your business.

jaclaz

that bad huh? :unsure: not that i'm interested in some war or something... but one does get questions about disconnected news... i'm almost resident there and... could not have known (without your linking)

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Hi :huh: I tried to install XP to partition (all default settings, no tweaks, winnt.sif used) and it just... pauses at black screen (after bios) :blink:

After this I tried the old version 1.4x and it worked as usual...

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a black screen (after bios) would mean that MBR and /or the PBR was not updated.

Make sure you choose an active primary partition and choose to update the boot configuration (default on "Ready?" GUI)

In case you have multiple disks in your PC, make also sure you choose the boot partition on disk 0.

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Update: Version 2.0.3.32

  • added more GUI tooltips
  • fixed FolderBrowse not working in default WinPE 3.x
  • fixed possible duplicates in boot menu
  • fixed drive letter assignment cause error message on empty cardreader drives
  • avoid possible installation on same drive as currently running Windows
  • avoid possible installation of WinPE
  • avoid NativeVHDBoot of not supported Windows Editions
  • added VHDHelper (diskpart wrapper) to create, attach and detach VHD's (reserved for Windows 7 users only :) )
  • new commandline options -DisableVHDChecks, -VHDHelper (Hotkey: Ctrl + Shift + V)

know issue:

- Under WinPE 3.x diskpart may fail to detach a vdisk (blame Microsoft, not me.)

cheers.gif

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  • 2 weeks later...

JFX

it is VERY VERY nice to hear from you after a long time . it is good to see you again my friend . i would never have seen this if WIMB did not have mentioned your new tool on reboot....

i will test and let you know about this tool . thanks once again .

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Hi JFX

Your WinNTSetup2_x86.exe tool is very handy, I used it for Direct Install of Windows 7 in VHD file. :thumbup

http://reboot.pro/9830/page__view__findpost__p__123974

For the Tweaks I found that:

- Disable System Restore did NOT work to Disable System Protection in Win 7 VHD

- Show cmd icon - the context menu does not appear

The latter was easily fixed as you know and then also shows cmd icon


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Open Command here - just delete the 2 keys

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

Thanks again for your POWER TOOL :thumbup

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Hi JFX,

Very nice tool as always. :thumbup

Thank you very much.

Used to come this forum for more than 5 years as a guest.

Today, I'm a new member here.

Thanks to msfn forum leads.

Wimb! Thank you as well.

K Regards,

ah

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