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*** IMG_XP package *** Make XP and Win7 Universal Image files booting with Grub4dos Menu on HDD

or USB ============================================================================= Download - IMG_XP 1. VHD_XP_Create.exe - Make VHD file and Install XP in VHD by using Grub4dos Boot Menu on HDD First Prepare XP Setup ISO file with integrated UpdatePack and DriverPacks as described below in Section 2 and Copy XP Setup ISO file to the Target boot drive of your computer. 0. Run IMG_XP.exe and Extract to the Root of your Local Harddisk - gives folder IMG_XP 1. Use IMX_XP\makebt\imdiskinst.exe to Install ImDisk driver (if not present) - Imdisk is used by USB_XP_Fix.exe to mount VHD and HDD Image files in a virtual drive SELECT 2 2. in Win 7 OS - Run VHD_XP_Create.exe to create XP-1.vhd and Grub4dos Boot Menu for Install of XP in VHD - Select Local Harddisk as Target drive and select XP Setup ISO file located in root of Target Drive 2. in Win XP OS - Run IMG_XP_Create.exe and use button NEW to create XP-1.img and Grub4dos Menu for Install of XP in IMG - Select Local Harddisk as Target drive and select XP Setup ISO file in root of Target Drive - and Select checkbox to make grub4dos XP Setup Boot Menu in menu.lst on local bootable Target Drive 3. Reboot and in Grub4dos menu select Start XP Setup on XP-1.vhd - WinVBlock driver - XP-1.vhd has already NTFS compressed format, so you should NOT format at Setup, just keep settings - Format XP-1.img inside XP Setup cannot be used, it results in corrupt message 4. After Reboot select Continue XP Setup and then Reboot to Start XP from Image XP-1.vhd 5. Reduce size and improve settings as usual and Install missing Drivers and Install Standard Controllers for IDE and USB and VGA - Reduce Size e.g. Change Virtual memory and Sleep settings to get rid of pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys - Set System Restore and Windows Update Off and Run PURGE_DLLCACHE.BAT to delete 350 MB of dllcache folder - In Device Manager instead of Hardware specific Controllers you must Install Standard Controllers for IDE and USB and Install Standard VGA Adapter 6. Connect USB-HDD where you want to use XP Image, so that USB-HDD settings are known in XP registry, and Reboot 7. Reboot with other OS and copy XP-1.vhd to bootable USB-drive and create entry in Grub4dos menu.lst - BOOT_USB.exe can be used to make USB-drive bootable with Grub4dos Menu - BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to make Grub4dos Boot Menu on existing bootable drives 8. Run USB_XP_Fix.exe and Select your XP-1.vhd file on USB-drive and click GO 9. Reboot from USB on the same computer and Select Boot XP Image - XP-1.vhd - WinVBlock FILEDISK 10. Reboot from USB on other computers and Select Boot XP Image - XP-1.vhd - WinVBlock FILEDISK - to make Universal When booting on other unknown machine, then XP will auto adjust itself in about 3 min and install the required drivers. In this learning process, the registry gets extra info on how to boot on that machine and will use it next time and
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so XP becomes Universal. This process requires that you have the WINDOWS\DriverPacks folder of 135 MB available with Chipset + Processor + MassStorage + LAN drivers and that DevicePath in the registry was properly set by the Keep The Drivers Option KTD (see below and in Picture). If you have Installed XP in VHD on AMD machine and then boot XP Image file first time on Intel machine, then intelppm Service will have Start=1 value, which will give BSOD 7 E when booting again on AMD machine. This problem can be overcome by running the intelppm_Start3.reg registry tweak from POST_FIX folder. In that case intelppm Service will get Start=3 and everything will be OK all the time for AMD and Intel. VHD_XP_Create.exe is preferred but requires Win 7 PE or Win 7 OS with User Account Control = OFF In case of a hidden boot partition containing Boot folder and file bootmgr of Windows 7, then Grub4dos Boot menu for Install of XP in VHD cannot be made by this means. However, in most other cases the Grub4dos boot menu is created, e.g. on partition booting with XP or on partition booting direct with Windows 7 OS or on partition booting simply with Grub4dos. After Install of XP then you need to fix XP-1.vhd for booting from USB-drive by using USB_XP_Fix.exe The fix will prevent BSOD 7B and will help to allow the XP VHD to boot on various hardware and so become Universal.

menu.lst on USB drive CODE title XP-2.vhd - WinVBlock FILEDISK - 2000 MB # Sector-mapped disk map /XP-2.vhd (hd0) map --hook root (hd0,0) chainloader /ntldr title XP-2.vhd - WinVBlock RAMDISK - 2000 MB # Sector-mapped disk
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map --mem /XP-2.vhd (hd0) map --hook root (hd0,0) chainloader /ntldr =============================================================== IMG_XP_Compact.exe can be used to make Mini or Portable XP in NEW Image file bootable from Grub4dos Menu on HDD or USB Source can be drive where XP is installed or full XP Image file. Mini XP = OS Size 400 MB - including IE8 + WLAN + Audio + Printer + 7-Zip + ImDisk and all installed drivers Port XP = OS Size 600 MB - extra system32 complete + Windows Media Player - Multimedia support In case of Mini XP then external VLC portable player can be used for MultiMedia support Advised size of NEW XP Image file is 0.8 - 1.0 GB =============================================================== How to prepare XP Setup Source ? - Prepare XP Setup ISO file with integrated UpdatePack and DriverPacks Take care that your XPSOURCE Folder is located on your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. Copy the Content of your Windows XP Setup CD to your XPSOURCE Folder on Harddisk First Integrate ServicePack SP3 in your XP-SP2 Source (don't use here nLite). http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/S...ice_Pack_3.html Download from - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/detai...ng=en&id=24 In Command Window use for English version and XPSOURCE folder on drive E: CODE WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /integrate:E:\XPSOURCE Siginet's RyanVM Integrator 1.6 can then be used to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks in the XP-Source. http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?download Download preferred version RVM Integrator 1.6.1 Beta 2.1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?ynajonymmnz Windows XP UpdatePacks and Addons: http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/ http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack-sp3.html http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?addons http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/ Work according to Section 2 in - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21883 For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe for Integrating in your XPSOURCE DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. http://driverpacks.net/downloads In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems. Use DPsBase.exe to Integrate DriverPacks Chipset + Processor + MassStorage + LAN + WLAN DriverPacks
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which will then be located in OEM Folder in your XPSOURCE folder Always first use RyanVM Integrator and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source DPsBase makes presetup.cmd in folder I386 and changes the I386\winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks presetup.cmd in folder I386 will start decompression of DriverPacks located in OEM folder at the beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup, which does NOT take to much time for the 5 DriverPacks You should select to Keep The Drivers for Chipset + Processor + MassStorage + LAN Then WINDOWS\DriverPacks is about 135 MB which is acceptable and provides a lot of extra driver support which is useful to make XP Universal and adapt easily to very different hardware. In that case the DevicePath is set accordingly in key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion so that XP can automatically make use of these drivers for adjusting to New Hardware When you don't use nLite, you can copy the supplied $OEM$ folder to your XP Source folder Change $OEM$ folder to your needs for UserAccounts and Registry Tweaks and Adding Drivers CMDLINES.TXT is used for making UserAccounts and install of Registry Tweaks at T-12 Info see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/ Use DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe to Install from C:\Drivers at T-9 of GUI XP Setup (just for the last Reboot). DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe was made by kickarse http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=110783 At end of TXT-mode XP Setup the folder $OEM$\$1\Drivers is copied to C:\Drivers and $OEM$\$1\Install\DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe is copied to C:\Install For Auto Use of DriverForge at T-9 add uncompressed driver folders in $OEM$\$1\Drivers and Uncomment two rules by removing ; in winnt.sif file copied from winnt_sif to your I386 folder This is very useful for Install of your well known Audio and Video driver during GUI-mode of XP Setup. [SetupParams] UserExecute = "%SystemDrive%\INSTALL\SetupPar.cmd" PnP Drivers specified in winnt.sif can be added to $OEM$\$1\Drivers http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/34/ TEXTMODE Drivers defined in winnt.sif and located in $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder of the XP Source can be used instead of using F6 floppy for MassStorage Drivers. The content of the $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder is copied to XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT\$OEM$ See cdob and allanf in http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=180 Smart Driver Backup 2.12 of Jaque is very useful to Backup your drivers before install of XP http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=20555 =============================================================================== = How to make XP Setup ISO File ? - Use BBIE (see below) or Isobuster to Extract Boot Image bootsect.bin from Original bootable XP Setup CD bbie will make image1.bin that you can copy as bootsect.bin to XP Setup source folder - Reduce Size of XP Setup Source folder (if needed to fit on CD then remove folders LANG WIN9XMIG WIN9XUPG) - Use ImgBurn and bootsect.bin to make Bootable CD
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1. Remove 3 folders LANG WIN9XMIG WIN9XUPG - reduction in size = 135 MB 2. Run ImgBurn - Portable Tool in PStart Menu - IMG_XP\MULTI\PStart\Progs\ImgBurn - Select Write files/folders to disc - Output - Select Image File - Browse Source folder and Select your XP Setup Source folder - Browse Destination file - Give Name e.g. XP-Setup.iso - Labels ISO 9660 - Give Name e.g. XP-Setup - Advanced Restrictions - ISO9660 - Select Level X and DOS CharSet with 4x Checkbox On (allow ...) - Bootable Disc - Make Image bootable - Checkbox On - Browse Boot Image - Select bootsect.bin file - Bootable Disc - Emulation Type = None Load Segment = 07C0 Sectors to Load = 4 BOOT_USB\makebt>bbie M:\XP3_1201.iso BBIE - Bart's Boot Image Extractor v1.0, 2001, Bart Lagerweij http://www.nu2.nu will make BOOT_USB\makebt\image1.bin that you can rename as bootsect.bin =============================================================================== =

POST_FIX Tools for XP - Readme You can use DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe to Install any missing driver (e.g. video audio or WLAN) by selecting Path to Uncompressed Driver Files e.g. S:\D In that case DevicePath in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion is set to what DriverForge needs. It means that any previous settings are lost e.g. for making use of the KTP C:\WINDOWS\DriverPacks store. If you have selected in DPsBase.exe to Keep The Drivers by using KTP Option, then after using DriverForge you need to run DevicePath_Reset_KTP.reg to Reset DevicePath to the KTD settings. =============================================================================== = If you have Installed XP on AMD machine and then boot XP Image file on Intel machine, then intelppm Service will have Start=1 value, which will give BSOD 7 E when booting on AMD machine. This problem can be overcome by running the intelppm_Start3.reg registry tweak. In that case intelppm Service will get Start=3 and everything will be OK for AMD and Intel. =============================================================================== = Post Install Add DriverPacks to XP: 1. Boot with Universal XP Image file 2. Extract 3 DriverPacks to C:\ e.g. Chipset + CPU + MassStorage - will give C:\D folder 3. Use R-mouse to Open command prompt at C:\POST_FIX and run command
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CODE DevPath.exe %SystemDrive%\D DevicePath in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion is set to subfolders of C:\D =============================================================================== =

3. Boot Win7 VHD Image file from USB - Direct Install Windows 7 in a VHD file on local harddisk created by WinNTSetup2_x86.exe with Ctrl + Shift +V - Copy Win7 VHD file to USB and use USB_W7_Fix.exe to fix for booting from USB-drive - Make Boot Manager menu on USB for Win7 VHD Image file Thanks to JFX for creating the very handy WinNTSetup2 tool to Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/Vista/7 x86/x64 Info in folder IMG_XP\WinNTSetup2_x86_x64 and here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612winntsetup-v2/ WARNING: Boot menu of your computer and your USB-drive will change needed for booting with Win7 VHD file. WinNTSetup2_x86.exe will create or change Boot Manager menu (folder Boot and file bootmgr) Details of Procedure to create Win7 VHD file for booting from USB-drive 1. Boot with Windows 7 or 7PE 2. Use R-mouse menu to Mount Windows 7 Setup ISO file in ImDisk virtual drive (if needed first Install imdiskinst.exe) 3. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and use Ctrl + Shift + V to create Win7 VHD file on local Harddisk (or use Disk Management) 4. In WinNTSetup2_x86.exe adjust Windows 7 Tweaks and Select install.wim and Bootdrive and your attached Win7 VHD Select all System-Only Tweaks except Turn OFF USB and select other tweaks that you like 5. Use Setup to prepare Win7 VHD file and Boot drive menu and Reboot to Start Install of Windows 7 6. Reboot 2x with Win7 VHD to finish Install of Windows 7 in VHD 7. Set System Restore and UserAccount Control Off and Reduce Size e.g. Change settings to get rid of pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys No pagefile.sys - Run as Administrator in cmd window: sysdm.cpl and Change Advanced Performance Virtual memory Settings - Set to use No paging file No hiberfil.sys - Run as Administrator in cmd window: powercfg.exe -H off - Install Missing Drivers and Install Standard Controllers for IDE and USB and VGA - In Device Manager instead of Hardware specific Controllers you must Install Standard Controllers for IDE and USB and Install Standard VGA Adapter 8. Install anything you need like ImDisk and 7Zip and connect your USB-harddisk to Update registry Use Computer Properties and Set System Protection for Win7 VHD drive Off and Reboot Win7 VHD 9. Reboot with Windows 7 or 7 PE
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10. Copy Win7 VHD to bootable USB-drive and use Disk Management to Attach Win 7 VHD located on USB 11. Open cmd prompt and create Boot Manager menu on USB-drive by running CODE bcdboot N:\Windows /s P: where N: is your attached Win7 VHD and P: is your USB-drive 12. In Disk Management Detach Win7 VHD 13. If your USB-drive was NOT formatted in Windows 7 OS, then you need to fix the Bootsector of USB-drive P: with CODE bootsect.exe /nt60 P: /force 14. Run USB_W7_Fix.exe of IMG_XP package to fix the registry of Win7 VHD file on USB 15. Reboot with Win7 VHD from USB Instead of points 9-14 you can make use of VHD_W7_Compact.exe to make Portable Windows 7 VHD file of 2 GB booting from USB-harddisk. Procedure for booting with 2 GB Portable Windows 7 VHD file on USB-harddisk Step 1. - Direct Install Windows 7 in a 10 GB VHD file on local harddisk and created by WinNTSetup2_x86.exe with Ctrl + Shift + V Step 2. - Run VHD_W7_Compact.exe to Copy Win7 VHD content in 10 min to New VHD file of Reduced Size on USB-harddisk Step 3. - Reboot with 2 GB Win7 VHD file from USB On Running VHD_W7_Compact.exe you need to Select your User Folder in folder Users of the Win7 VHD Source file The program takes care of Attach and Detach of VHD files by using diskpart.exe of your Windows 7 or 7 PE Operating System. The program is suitable for 32-bits Windows 7 and was tested with en-US Ultimate version, but may work with other distributions as well. VHD_W7_Compact.exe - makes 2.0 GB Win7 VHD file for booting from USB-harddisk

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=============================================================== 4. Universal Image Create and Restore - Details - IMG_XP_Restore.exe for Restore on USB drive takes care of: USB Services get "Group"="Boot Bus Extender" and Start=0 to prevent BSOD 7B UsbBootWatcher.exe and UsbBootWatcher.conf are copied to USB-HDD\WINDOWS\system32 directory.
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Thanks to marv and cdob for describing effect of Driver Group and Start value to prevent BSOD 7B in booting XP from USB. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=22473 IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_systemdst_USB_XP.reg - Added to SYSTEM registry for Restore on USB drive IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_systemdst_BOOT_HDD.reg - Added to SYSTEM registry for Restore on HDD drive In all cases of Restore the DiskSignature 4 bytes in MBR at hex offset 1B8 must be taken into account: Value of \DosDevices\C: in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices on Target Drive is set according to DiskSignature. All other values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices on Target Drive are deleted. More Info on DiskSignature http://thestarman.pcministry.com/asm/mbr/index.html User can add extra registry tweaks to HKLM_systemdst_Add.reg or HKLM_softwaredst_Add.reg in IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks folder, which will be added in Restore to the WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM and the SOFTWARE registry files on Target drive. IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_systemdst_Add_XP.reg - used by HKLM System CheckBox IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_softwaredst_Add.reg - used by HKLM Software CheckBox CODE Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------; SuppressNewHWUI - Suppress popup of Wizard New Hardware found, so that Universal OS can continue recognizing New Hardware ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings] "SuppressNewHWUI"=dword:00000001 ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------; Diable SystemRestore ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Microsoft\Windows Nt\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore] "DisableSR"=dword:00000001 ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------; Disable Automatic Windows Updates - Notify Only, No download ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------; [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update] ; "AUOptions"=dword:00000002 ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------; Win7 Search drivers via WindowsUpdate - Auto Install of some missing drivers
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata] "PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DriverSearching] "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000001 ; Disable WindowsUpdate [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\softwaredst\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update] "AUOptions"=dword:00000001

After Install of Windows 7 on system with BIOS SATA = IDE Controller, then the msahci Service has Start = 3. Subsequent booting from USB-HD with msahci Start=3 on system with BIOS SATA = AHCI controller results in BSOD 7B. The msahci tweak to set Start = 0 has been added to HKLM_systemdst_iaStor.reg used by Add iaStor - AHCI CheckBox. This is needed to prevent BSOD 7B in Restore of Windows 7 for support of BIOS with SATA = AHCI controller setting. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/en-us Adding iaStor driver prevents BSOD 7B on booting from USB-HDD on other computer systems. Copy iaStor.sys to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers and iaStor.inf + iaAHCI.inf to C:\WINDOWS\inf Copy iaStor.cat + iaAHCI.cat to your CatRoot folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE} download the latest version of the Intel Matrix Storage Manager from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Fi...01&lang=eng More Info on adding iaStor driver to SYSTEM registry - http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831 http://www.msfn.org/board/enable-ahci-inte...xp-t109450.html IMG_XP_Restore.exe has Add iaStor - AHCI CheckBox to take care of the above and IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_systemdst_iaStor.reg registry tweak is added to the WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM registry file on Target drive so that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase contains the required PCI device values. IMG_XP\makebt\registry_tweaks\HKLM_systemdst_iaStor.reg - used by Add iaStor - AHCI CheckBox Besides the already existing option to Add iaStor Driver, there is additional possibility to add other drivers by dropping them previously in the corresponding IMG_XP\makebt\drivers folder. Registry Tweaks used for Win7 instead of those for XP are HKLM_systemdst_Add_W7.reg and HKLM_systemdst_USB_W7.reg Additionally for Install of Windows 7 on USB-HDD primary partition with DriveLetter U: CODE bcdedit /store U:\Boot\BCD /set {bootmgr} device partition=U: bcdedit /store U:\Boot\BCD /set {default} device partition=U:
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bcdedit /store U:\Boot\BCD /set {default} osdevice partition=U: bcdedit /store U:\Boot\BCD /set {default} detecthal on On booting from USB this USB-HDD partition will automatically get drive letter C: http://www.multibooters.co.uk/cloning.html For making correct Windows 7 entry in BCD store of BOOTMGR menu it is essential that Windows 7 was set as the default option. ============================================================================= 5. Universal XP - Support in boot.ini menu for Multiple Hal and Kernel The boot.ini menu of XP can be used to select on the fly which hal and kernel file will be used for booting. In this way one can support booting with the same Universal Image file on computers having quite different hardware. http://www.vernalex.com/guides/sysprep/hal.shtml http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/appnotes/port_winnt_sanboot The method described above is improved and used in IMG_XP_Create.exe and IMG_XP_Restore.exe Default XP boots by boot.ini entry LAST CONFIG with the files hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe and ntkrnlpa.exe The boot.ini switches /hal and /kernel will copy the in boot.ini named switchfiles and on the fly overwrite hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe At the same time the kernel name (max=6 letters) plus pa .exe file is used to overwrite ntkrnlpa.exe A set of 7 hal files and 4 kernel files in folder halkern is generated from the XP Setup Source provided by user. The hal and kernel files are extracted in priority from sp3.cab or sp2.cab or driver.cab (used by RVM Integrator) e.g. as CODE D:\XPSOURCE\I386>expand driver.cab -f:hal*.dll D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern\ D:\XPSOURCE\I386>expand driver.cab -f:nt*.exe D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern\ In folder halkern we rename: CODE D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern>ren hal.dll halstan.dll D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern>ren ntoskrnl.exe ntkrup.exe D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern>ren ntkrnlpa.exe ntkruppa.exe D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern>ren ntkrnlmp.exe ntkrmp.exe D:\IMG_XP\makebt\halkern>ren ntkrpamp.exe ntkrmppa.exe In this way folder halkern contains 7 hal and 4 kernel files: CODE halmacpi.dll halaacpi.dll halacpi.dll halmps.dll halapic.dll halstan.dll
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halsp.dll ntkrmp.exe ntkrmppa.exe ntkrup.exe ntkruppa.exe IMG_XP_Create.exe and IMG_XP_Restore.exe will copy the files of the halkern folder to Image folder WINDOWS\system32 Multiprocessor = MP and Uniprocessor = UP boot.ini file with Multiple Hal and Kernel for making Universal XP CODE [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="LAST CONFIG - XP Pro (Last Configuration)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="MP HALMACPI - XP Pro (ACPI Multiprocessor PC) for multi-core, hyperthreading" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrmp.exe /hal=halmacpi.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="UP HALAACPI - XP Pro (ACPI Uniprocessor PC) for single-core, no hyperthreading" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrup.exe /hal=halaacpi.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="UP HALACPI - XP Pro (ACPI PC) for most compatability on ACPI computers" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrup.exe /hal=halacpi.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="MP HALMPS - XP Pro (MPS Multiprocessor PC) for multi-core Xeons" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrmp.exe /hal=halmps.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="UP HALAPIC - XP Pro (MPS Uniprocessor PC) for singlecore Xeons" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrup.exe /hal=halapic.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="UP HALSTAN - XP Pro (Standard PC) for old non-ACPI computers" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrup.exe /hal=halstan.dll multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="MP HALSP - XP Pro (Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor PC)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkrmp.exe /hal=halsp.dll =============================================================================== = Summary Universal XP is reality now: - The same VHD Image File made with VHD_XP_Create.exe can be used for booting XP from FILEDISK on HDD or USB or from RAMDISK, on computers having quite different Hardware architecture. - IMG_XP_Restore.exe can be used to Install on HDD partition in 3 min XP including Office + PRGS + Updates using 1.6 GB Universal XP HDD Image as source.
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- BOOT_IMG copies Universal VHD Image File to Target Drive and makes GRUB4DOS Boot Menu. Use this e.g. on a laptop running Vista or Windows 7 to make a boot option in BOOTMGR menu for Grub4dos. Without the need to make new partition for XP, one can now simply use BOOT_IMG.exe to install 1.6 GB Universal XP Image file booting in 1 min from WinVBlock or FiraDisk RAMDISK. - IMG_XP_Update.exe is used after booting with XP Image file from RAMDISK, to Update the Image file that you just booted from. Boot with full XP Image file in RAMDISK and Update Drivers using DriverForge with Drivers folder that you supply. Then run IMG_XP_Update.exe to improve full XP Image file in 1 minute with drivers for New Hardware. - Most computers nowadays are ACPI Multiprocessor PC and we can use the corresponding HAL. If you need for XP to support old computers using a different HAL then you can use Add Hal and Kernel files and let modify by IMG_XP programs your boot.ini as described in Section 5. http://www.vernalex.com/guides/sysprep/hal.shtml http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/appnotes/port_winnt_sanboot - IMG_XP_Create.exe and IMG_XP_Restore.exe have been tested running in 32-bits XP and Windows 7 and can also be used from LiveXP or 7 PE Environment. In all cases ImDisk must be installed in XP or Win7 by using previously the provided imdiskinst.exe file. ImDisk is used to mount the full XP VHD Image file in a virtual drive. To Install ImDisk driver on Vista and Windows 7 you need to turn off UAC, User Account Control http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html The 64-bit ImDisk driver files included in the install package will not load on 64-bit Vista or 64-bit Windows 7 unless the machine is running with testsigning switched on. Open Command Prompt as Administrator: CODE bcdedit /set testsigning on Reboot to activate this. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd419910.aspx Thanks to karyonix, more Info see: FiraDisk - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8804 Install FiraDisk driver in XP with R-mouse on firadisk.inf in IMG_XP\makebt\firadisk-driver- folder Forum FiraDisk - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=94 Windows 7 - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=77 Windows 7 on USB-HDD - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9196 Thanks to jaclaz for pointing me to strarc.exe of Olof Lagerkvist , which is used in IMG_XP_Update.exe to Update the XP Image File on HDD after booting from RAMDISK. Updating Registry and Drivers in Image file is done in only 5 sec, a Total Update of the Image requires 1 min. Thanks to joakim for starting the subject
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Development and historical thread here: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9830 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9227

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Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive

0. Use BOOT_USB.exe to prepare USB or HDD drive for booting with Grub4dos Menu and using 7 PE Boot Image file - Info BOOT_USB - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24424 - Info Make_PE3 - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23931 1. Boot from USB or HDD with 7 PE loaded in RAMDISK - use Grub4dos Boot Menu and 7pe_x86_E.iso Boot Image file 2. Use R-mouse to Mount Windows Setup ISO in ImDisk virtual drive - If needed first Install ImDisk driver by running imdiskinst.exe (also available in makebt folder) 3. Quick Format TargetDrive - use NTFS FileSystem 4. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and prepare Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 Thanks to JFX - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v2/ 5. Reboot from Target Drive and Install XP or Windows 7 Instead of 7 PE you can use any other way of booting that allows you to Format and prepare your Target Drive. You might decide e.g. to boot with Portable Windows XP IMG or with Windows 7 VHD from USB In any case you can use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7 See Tutorial file XP-W7-Setup.txt in IMG_XP\Help_Info folder Info IMG_XP - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23553 Download - IMG_XP The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing. Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB. Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain. Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2 As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity.

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=============================================================================== = old approach with useful info left here for reference
*** Install from USB AFTER Booting with PE ***

Install from USB without Booting from USB by using U_XP_SET =============================================================================== = 0. Introduction Install of XP from USB involves:

Boot in 30 seconds with LiveXP Boot Image from RAMDISK loaded in few seconds from HD (preferred) or from USB in 5 minutes Run USB_XP_Setup.exe and select and Quick Format your Target Drive on which you want to Install XP Select your XP Setup Source folder and LiveXP Boot Image file and use GO to prepare Target Drive for Install of XP Reboot Computer from Target Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Proceed as usual with TXT-mode and Reboot for GUI-mode of Unattended XP Setup

To perform the above requires some preparation:


Prepare XP Setup Source Folder and Live XP Boot Image file as described in Tutorial in Sections 2 and 3 Use Make_USB.exe so that your USB-stick or USB-Harddisk contains XP Setup Source folder and U_XP_SET folder and LiveXP Boot Image file Run BOOT_IMG.exe to Install LiveXP Boot Image file as boot option on C-BootDrive of Harddisk

For blank HDD you need to create first an Active Primary NTFS partition:

Use Make_USB.exe to make USB-stick having XP Setup Source and being bootable with LiveXP Use BOOT_IMG.exe to make USB-stick also bootable with Parted Magic 4.6 (See Section 6) After booting from USB-stick with Parted Magic from GRUB4DOS menu, you can create Primary NTFS partition using GParted Reboot from USB-stick with LiveXP PE and Set Active the created Primary NTFS partition using Disk Management In LiveXP you must fix the MBR of your HDD using MBRFix.exe (in makebt folder), since Parted Magic will not create the required MBR bootcode to make drive bootable If your HDD is drive 0 then in cmd window opened at makebt folder run: CODE MbrFix /drive 0 fixmbr
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Run USB_XP_Setup.exe to Quick Format TargetDrive and prepare HDD for Install of XP Reboot from HDD for Install of XP and continue as usual with TXT and GUI mode of XP Setup (change BIOS settings to boot from HDD if needed)

=============================================================================== = 1. Install of XP using USB_XP_Setup.exe The package U_XP_SET contains Folder USB_XP_Setup with 3 Programs, which you can Launch via PStart.exe Menu

Make_USB.exe can Copy your XP Source to USB-Drive and can make it Bootable with LiveXP for Emergency BOOT_IMG.exe Copies WinBuilder LiveXP Boot Image file to C-Harddisk or USB-Drive and makes Entry for boot.ini Menu and GRUB4DOS menu.lst for Booting with LiveXP PE from RAMDISK. This is useful as Escape Boot Option in case Booting with Windows XP or XP Setup may fail, so that you can Repair your System or use Ghost for System Backup and System Restore. USB_XP_Setup.exe can make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive usually C: and will specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the FULL XP Source on partition 1 of USB-Stick. For all other cases of Install of XP e.g. from any Harddisk folder or Network Shared folder or from CD / DVD disk, then the XP Source is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive.

Direct Download - U-XP-SET - mirror - (Thanks to Siginet)

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Before you Start to Install XP:


Prepare XP Source Folder and Live XP Boot Image File as described in Sections 2 and 3 Vista as OS requires to turn User Account Control OFF (only needed for the old Batch cmd Programs) Run the SFX SelfExtractor U_XP_SET.exe and use Extract to the Root of your Workstation Harddisk In this way you will get on your Local Harddisk the folder U_XP_SET with PStart.exe to launch the 3 Programs Copy Winbuilder\Workbench\Common\BootSDI\setupldr.bin and ramdisk.sys to USB_XP_Setup\makebt\srsp1 folder Run Make_USB.exe and Select and use as Target Drive a FAST USB-stick (e.g. Corsair Flash Voyager 4-8 GB) Use Format Stick button or HP Format Tool to format Target USB-stick with NTFS FileSystem (Fastest for FileCopy) Select your XP Source Folder and LiveXP Boot Image File and Enable Copy of U_XP_SET Folder to Make your USB-stick Run BOOT_IMG.exe to Copy WinBuilder LiveXP Boot Image file to C-BootDrive of Harddisk and make Entry for boot.ini Menu and GRUB4DOS menu.lst for Booting with LiveXP PE from RAMDISK. This is also useful as Escape Boot Option in case Booting with Windows XP or XP Setup may fail, so that you can Repair your System or use Ghost for System Backup and System Restore.

The XP Setup Procedure for Fresh Install of XP:


Connect USB-Stick having XP Source in partition 1 (Connect before Booting with LiveXP from HDD) or use any other XP Setup Source. Remove All Other USB-Drives like CardReaders and USB-Harddisks Reboot from C-Harddisk and Select to Boot from RAMDISK with LiveXP into PE Environment Run USB_XP_Setup.exe and Quick Format with NTFS your Selected Target Install-Drive usually C: Use GO to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Target Install-Drive. First give XP Setup Source Path and give LiveXP RAM BootSDI IMAGE File. So in case when XP Setup fails, you have LiveXP as Escape Boot Option available on your Fresh Formatted Install Drive. XP Source not on USB-stick is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive. If you Install on other than Active C-drive, then Use Disk Manager to Activate Install Drive Partition Reboot Computer from Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Proceed as usual with TXT-mode and GUI-mode of Unattended XP Setup In TXT-mode after FAST loading drivers the blue screen becomes black and then one needs to wait sufficiently until the blue screen with the Drive Partition List appears. Select the Install Partition usually C: and Auto proceed with FileCopy and Reboot for GUI-mode of XP Setup. WARNING Don't Delete the Install Partition, just Install on this previously in PE Quick Formatted NTFS Partition. Changing the Partitioning is a task which is done in LiveXP PE Environment with 7Tools Partition Manager 2005 of Paragon ( Preferred ) or Acronis Disk Director 10.

The advantage of the present technique is that there are no changes needed in the BIOS Setting. Booting for XP Setup occurs all the time as normal from the C-Install Drive if you Install on C-Drive. Thus the USB-stick does not need to be bootable and it is not needed that the motherboard supports booting
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from USB. In the case of total computer disaster it can still be handy to boot with LiveXP from USB-drive. Another advantage is that you can use the FULL XP Source unchanged just as with Install from CD and the $OEM$ folder is recognised and the [Unattended] section of winnt.sif file is used as normal. Moreover USB_XP_Setup.exe allows to Select from different XP Sources on USB-Drive to be used for XP Setup. Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder in XP Source Folder on USB-Drive http://driverpacks.net/downloads Install XP from USB AFTER booting with PE does not make use of WINNT32.EXE In fact the only thing I do is Create the XP BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT of only 12 MB on the Install Drive by parsing dosnet.inf and to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the FULL XPSOURCE. In this case the XP Setup Source Folder must be on USB-stick. For all other cases of Install of XP e.g. from any Harddisk folder or Network Shared folder or from CD / DVD disk, then the XP Source is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive. Thanks to ilko_t I have learned how to use SetupSourcePath and SetupSourceDevice to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF where to find the XP Source Folder, thus enabling Alternative location of Setup files when installing from HD media http://www.msfn.org/board/Alternative-loca...en-t119742.html =============================================================================== = TXT-mode XP Setup Error in case of Install of XP with Setup Source on USB-stick TXT-mode Setup Memory/CD-Error means harddisk nr in SetupSourceDevice is incorrect Solution: - ReBoot with LiveXP Boot Image from RAMDISK, Run PStart and run again USB_XP_Setup.exe - Now Select Copy XP Setup Source Folder to Target Drive folder $WIN_NT$.~LS - Reboot Computer from Install Drive and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Possible causes of TXT-mode Setup Memory/CD-Error are: - Change of Harddisk Numbering by BIOS due to Hardware Configuration Change on Reboot. Try to disconnect ZIP-drive, Cardreader or use different USB-port. - Change of Harddisk Numbering by BIOS due to connecting USB-drive AFTER Booting with PE or XP XP Setup may fail - due to XP Source Harddisk Number Change on Reboot In this case Reboot with LiveXP PE and USB-drive CONNECTED to Reset Harddisk Number Run USB_XP_SETUP.cmd again to get correct SetupSourceDevice in TXTSETUP.SIF - Inconsistent Harddisk Numbering by BIOS caused by Incompatible type of USB-stick - Intuix 8 GB - Old BIOS versions, where harddisk number of USB-Drive and Install Drive are Reversed in TXT-Mode and GUI-Mode You can Use Disk Manager Manually to determine Harddisk Numbers and use Notepad to correct harddisk nr and XP SOURCE Folder in TXTSETUP.SIF
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[SetupData] SetupSourcePath = "\XPPRO\" SetupSourceDevice = \device\harddisk1\partition1 In this case change file %instdrive%\txtsetup.sif and %instdrive%\$WIN_NT$.~BT\txtsetup.sif =============================================================================== = How to boot with LiveXP from Harddisk using extra option in boot.ini Menu was described by me in http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 Combining this technique with the possibility to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on C-InstallDrive by parsing dosnet.inf and to specify in TXTSETUP.SIF the XP Source location on USB-stick has resulted in this way of Install of XP from USB-stick AFTER booting with PE from C-Harddisk. In LiveXP you can Connect to Network Drive using PENetwork Manager with Path: \\ComputerName\ShareName User: ComputerName\UserName Pass: PassWord It might be necessary to switch off the Firewall of the Network computer. Network Shared Folders can also be used as Source folder in USB_XP_Setup.exe and Make_USB.exe For Install of XP in a folder e.g. WIN51 next to existing WINDOWS folder or for Repair Install you can use USB_XP_Setup.exe direct from HDD without booting first into PE Environment. Repair Install using USB_XP_Setup.exe

XP Setup Source Folder can be on USB-stick or anywhere else. Connect USB-stick having XP Source in partition 1 Remove All Other USB-Drives like CardReaders and USB-Harddisks Reboot as NORMAL from C-Harddisk, so that BIOS Resets USB-drive number Run USB_XP_SETUP.exe to make XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive usually C: Repair Install is enabled by Disabling [Unattended] Section using ; in C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\winnt.sif file Reboot Computer from Install Drive usually C: and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu Select in TXT-mode Existing Windows for Repair and continue with GUI-mode of XP Setup

=============================================================================== = 2. XP-Source Preparation Take care that your XPSOURCE Folder is located on your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES. Copy the Content of your Windows XP Setup CD to your XPSOURCE Folder on Harddisk Slipstream ServicePack SP3 First Manually in your XP-SP2 Source (don't use here nLite). http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/S...ice_Pack_3.html Siginet's RyanVM Integrator or nLite can then be used to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks in the XP-Source.
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Preferred is using RyanVM Integrator 1.6 - http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?download Or Alternatively use nLite to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks http://www.nliteos.com/ Windows XP UpdatePacks and Addons: http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/ http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack-sp2.html http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/index.php?addons http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/ Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive http://driverpacks.net/downloads For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems. It will be useful to Add also Chipset, CPU and LAN DriverPack, which are small so that the decompression at the beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup does NOT take to much time. Always first use RyanVM Integrator or nLite and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source. The program supplies a Customised presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks. When you don't use nLite, you can copy the supplied $OEM$ folder to your XP Source folder. Change $OEM$ folder to your needs for UserAccounts and Registry Tweaks and Adding Drivers. CMDLINES.TXT is used for making UserAccounts and install of Registry Tweaks at T-12 Info see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/ PnP Drivers specified in winnt.sif can be added to $OEM$\$1\Drivers http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/34/ TEXTMODE Drivers defined in winnt.sif and located in $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder of the XP Source can be used instead of using F6 floppy for MassStorage Drivers. The content of the $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder is copied by USB_XP_Setup.exe to XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT\$OEM$ See cdob and allanf in http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=180 Smart Driver Backup 2.12 of Jaque is very useful to Backup your drivers before install of XP. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=20555 The complete XP-Source can be copied by Make_USB.exe to USB-Drive. Computation of Estimated XP Folder Size is used to prevent USB-stick overflow and includes cmpnents + I386 + AMD64 + $OEM$ + OEM Folders. Excluding LANG and WIN98X Folders from Copy to USB is the Default Setting in Make_USB.exe Main Menu, which reduces the XP-Source on USB-Drive by 135 MB =============================================================================== = 3. LiveXP Boot Image File Preparation Download LiveXP e.g. lx77rc2cxw.exe from folder Projects or lx77rc2cbw.exe from folder Portable http://amalux.winbuilder.net/ Run the downloaded exe and extract to simple path without spaces e.g. extract to root of your local harddisk.
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You can add a Ghost script (Ghost Plus!.script) which is very handy for System Backup and Restore. Copy file Ghost Plus!.script from http://amalux.winbuilder.net/index.php?dir=MyScripts/Backup/ to <WinBuilder>\Projects\LiveXP\Apps\System folder For making LiveXP Boot Image file you need original XP-SP2 or XP-SP3 Setup CD copied to folder in root of harddisk. Use simple name without spaces for XP Setup Source folder and Switch Off your Firewall and AntiVirus protection. The MassStorage DriverPack for support of SATA drives is automatically integrated in LiveXP made with WinBuilder. In case of WinBuilder Errors use Button Clean Temporary Files in Advance. On Success Save WinBuilder Settings with WB Manager useful later for Restore of Settings. Run WinBuilder to make in 15 min your LiveXP_WIM.ISO or LiveXP_RAM.ISO Boot Image file in folder <WinBuilder>\ISO Alternatively you may use BootSDI.img file made in folder <WinBuilder>\ISO\Ram\I386 ramdisk.sys and setupldr.bin of Windows Server 2003 SP1 must be in <WinBuilder>\Workbench\Common\BootSDI directory. Activate Finish > Create Image > Boot SDI and Run WinBuilder. You can Deactivate Emulation and Burn Image, since we don't need a CD for our purpose. IMG-type files can be changed afterwards more easily by simply mounting them in Virtual Drive with Rmouse using ImDisk or with VDK.

Run makebt\Mount_IMG.cmd and Select to Mount your BootSDI.img file in a Virtual Drive using VDK Copy your add-ons to your Virtual Drive in which you mounted BootSDI.img file Use UnMount_IMG.cmd to Close the Virtual Drive and Save the Changes in your BootSDI.img file

FileName of IMG or ISO files for loading into RAMDISK, like LiveXP BootSDI.img file, must be conform DOS 8.3 because otherwise in case of FAT or FAT32 Filesystem you would get Error 14 (File Not Found). Tutorial of amalux on how to create LiveXP Boot Image files using WinBuilder http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=4111 =============================================================================== = 4. Install of Drivers and Programs Automatic Install of Drivers during XP Setup 1. Using 7-Zip Compressed DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive, which are decompressed by presetup.cmd at beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup. http://driverpacks.net/downloads For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe
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for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled. In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems. First use RyanVM Integrator and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source. The program supplies a Customised presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks. 2. Using DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe to Install from C:\Drivers at T-9 of GUI XP Setup (just for the last Reboot). DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe made by kickarse http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=110783 At end of TXT-mode XP Setup the folder $OEM$\$1\Drivers is copied to C:\Drivers and $OEM$\$1\Install\DriverForge.v4.5.4.exe is copied to C:\Install When you don't use nLite, you can Copy the supplied USB_XP_Setup\$OEM$ folder to your XP Source folder. For Auto Use of DriverForge at T-9 you can place uncompressed drivers (or folders) in Drivers of $OEM$ and then Uncomment two rules by removing ; in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\w_sif\winnt.sif file (see below). You can also change driverforge.ini to your needs if you want to use drivers on a different location, or you may even use the compressed DriverPacks. [SetupParams] UserExecute = "%SystemDrive%\INSTALL\SetupPar.cmd" Method 2 can be very fast because you can just use in Drivers your well known set of required drivers. The ATI Catalyst Control Center can be Installed separately with other Apps After Setup has completed. Smart Driver Backup 2.12 of Jaque is very useful to Backup your drivers before install of XP. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20555&st=69 =============================================================================== = Install of Programs After XP Setup has finished It is handy to use the Office Integrator of Siginet and benners to Integrate Service Packs and HotPacks before installing Office. http://www.siginetsoftware.com/forum/ Download Office Integrator v1.1 Build 16 http://integrator.siginetsoftware.com/inde...dons&id=213 The Folder usb_cfg_extra provides a script for Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI) - http://wpiw.net/ WPI is very handy for the Automatic Install of Programs after Install of XP from USB. Some Tweaks are done at best when XP Setup has completed e.g. the IE7_Tweaks and NoWallpaper So I combine these tweaks with the Install of Apps using WPI and launch WPI Manually AFTER logon and when the XP Desktop is ready. As example a config.js script is provided in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\usb_cfg_extra\INSTALL_PRGS_WPI\WPIScripts In WPI script there is the option to run SFC /purgecache which deletes the dll cache by deleting the files in Folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache This is a very simple way to reduce the WINDOWS Folder Size by 360 MB The Result is a XP WINDOWS Folder Size on Harddisk of only 900 MB inclusive all Updates.
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Install of XP from USB including Drivers with DriverForge and Post Install using WPI for the Apps is realised Now within 30 minutes using USB-stick with NTFS Format. =============================================================================== = 5. Install Vista from USB Procedure for Install of Vista or Windows 7 from USB-stick

Download and Extract U_XP_SET package making U_XP_SET folder on your Harddisk Launch PStart.exe in U_XP_SET folder Run BOOT_IMG.exe from PStart Menu to Install Windows PE 2.1 ISO as GRUB4DOS Boot Option in menu.lst Menu on Harddisk Boot Drive e.g. C:\ Reboot in 40 sec with Windows PE 2.1 ISO loaded by GRUB4DOS from HD into RAMDISK X: Run Vista Setup from folder on USB-stick by using e.g. Free Commander in PE 2.1 Environment Select and Format your Install Drive e.g. C:\ Proceed with Install of Vista from USB (Copy + Extract) Disconnect USB-stick precisely at First Reboot (just at the BIOS Beep when the screen is black). Without Removal there is 10 min Extra Install time. Proceed with Install of Vista - Totally in about 18 min

The present approach is Install of Vista from USB without booting from USB. So you don't need BIOS USB Boot Support and you don't need to change BIOS Settings. Moreover, Vista Setup Source can be located in a folder on USB-stick so that it does not interfere with other Setup Sources like folders with Vista x64 or Windows 7 Setup Source. Thanks to jaclaz for Help with GRUB4DOS menu to boot with Windows PE 2.1 ISO file. Thanks to allanf for making WinBuilder Project to make Windows PE 2.1 ISO having GUI interface http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7053 Download WAIK 1.1 Vista SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en Booting in 40 sec with pe21.iso loaded by GRUB4DOS from HD into RAMDISK X: allows then to Launch Vista or Windows 7 Setup.exe from folder on USB-stick. http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=6800&st=37 Instead of Windows PE 2.1 we can also use VistaPE ISO, but booting with VistaPE will take several minutes. http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=51 =============================================================================== =
Windows PE 3.0 ISO Boot Image With PStart Menu for Portable Programs Universal PE Booting from RAMDISK for Rescue and Install of XP or Windows 7

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Making Windows PE 3.0 ISO using AIK for Windows 7

Requirements

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 WLAN HotFix file Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Installed Windows 7 to supply files to improve Windows PE 3.0 Program Make_PE3.cmd to make in 2 min your pe3.iso Boot Image in folder C:\winpe3_x86

Step 1. The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 Download KB3AIK_EN.iso from HERE Use ImgBurn or Nero to Burn the ISO Image on DVD Install Windows AIK according to:

In case of Windows 7 Set User Account Control Off or use R-mouse Menu to Run as Administrator Run STARTCD.EXE from the AIK DVD In case of XP as OS - Install .NET Framework 2.0 In case of XP as OS - Install MSXML 6.0 Install Windows AIK

Download WLAN HotFix from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972831 Extract the HotFix to get file Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Copy your HotFix file to folder WinPE_OCs made in Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86 folder. C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\WinPE_OCs\Windows6.1-KB972831-x86.cab Step 2. Get Program Make_PE3.cmd to make pe3.iso Download - Make-PE3 Run the SFX SelfExtractor Make_PE3.exe and use Extract to the Root of your Workstation Harddisk. The folder Make_PE3\PE3_mod contains file WIN7_Files.txt and 4 folders:

PE3_add - Add your extra non-driver files in subfolder x86 structured as in Windows PE 3.0 PE3_reg - x86 subfolder contains 3 predefined Registry files with Windows 7 settings to improve the Registry of Windows PE 3.0 WIN7_add - Files needed from Installed Windows 7 are collected by the program in subfolder x86 WIN7_drivers - Add your Driver files e.g. for WLAN in folder x86 (recurse scanning allows subfolders with driver files)

The actual filelist used by the program to get files is the generated WIN7_add_files.txt copy in folder WIN7_add\x86 In case of 64-bits Operating System then everywhere folder amd64 is used instead of x86 so that 64-bits can have its own list of files. For 64-bits Operating System you have to make similar registry files from your own Windows 7 Registry.
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Step 3. Run Make_PE3.cmd as Administrator to Create Windows PE 3.0 ISO pe3.iso of about 155 MB has been created in 2 minutes in folder C:\winpe3_x86 Working Directory Folder C:\winpe3_x86 is Created if it does not exist. File winpe.wim remains unchanged and is copied as file boot.wim to folder C:\winpe3_x86\ISO\sources The boot.wim file is mounted by imagex.exe in folder C:\winpe3_x86\mount Files from WIN7_add\x86 and PE3_add\x86 are added to mount by xcopy.exe, Packages and Drivers are added by Dism.exe The PE3 SYSTEM and SOFTWARE Registry files are improved with Windows 7 Settings using reg import Then imagex.exe will Unmount and Commit changes in boot.wim And finally oscdimg.exe will create the pe3.iso file in folder C:\winpe3_x86 Folders WIN7_add\x86 and AIK_Tools are generated and stay ready for future use. WARNING: In Windows 7 OS not using as Administrator results in Errors, because using imagex.exe reg.exe and dism.exe is Not allowed by User Account Control. If you made this mistake, you need before the next run to empty folder C:\winpe3_x86\mount Step 4. Install pe3.iso as GRUB4DOS boot option on HDD or USB Use BOOT_IMG.exe to Install pe3.iso of about 155 MB as GRUB4DOS boot option on HDD or USB Copy folder PStart or U_XP_SET to Root of HDD or USB drive to provide PStart Menu for portable programs. Download ppApps_Base!.exe from amalux for a nice collection of Portable Programs. http://amalux.winbuilder.net/index.php?dir=Portable%2F Add additional Portable Programs to folder Progs in folder PStart. Use PStart > Edit > Add file to modify PStart Menu. GRUB4DOS menu.lst entry CODE title Boot pe3.iso - ISO find --set-root --ignore-floppies /pe3.iso map /pe3.iso (0xff) map --hook root (0xff) chainloader (0xff)/BOOTMGR Step 5. Reboot with pe3.iso from GRUB4DOS Menu on HDD or USB Boot with 155 MB pe3.iso in 30 sec from HDD or in 4 min from USB-stick. Use MultiRes from PStart PE3 System Menu to adjust the Screen Resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels Using ImDisk Install allows to use mounting e.g. XP Setup ISO in a in a Virtual Drive If desired, Run CmdHere to add Command Prompt Hereto the R-mouse context menu. Step 6. Install of XP or Windows 7 AFTER booting with pe3.iso

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If your XP Setup Source is an ISO file, then first install ImDisk driver so that you can mount the ISO in a virtual drive. Use PStart > Edit > Add file to select imdiskinst.exe from U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt folder and Run to install ImDisk driver. Then Launch Notepad from cmd window or from PStart Menu. In Notepad Select File > Open to get the FileSelector which can be used as File Browser for All Files. Then with R-mouse on the ISO file you can use the ImDisk context menu to mount the ISO in a Virtual Drive.

If your Setup Source is a folder on HDD or USB or a CD/DVD drive then you don't need to use ImDisk. Launch USB_XP_Setup.exe from PStart Menu to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP. Info USB_XP_Setup.exe of U_XP_SET package http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21883 Launch NT6.X fast installer from PStart Menu to prepare your Target drive for Install of Windows 7. Info NT6.X fast installer of fujianabc http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10126 Mounting XPSETUP.ISO in ImDisk Virtual Drive = Reduced: 85% of original size [ 800 x 600 ] - Click to view full image

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Windows PE 3.0 with PStart Menu for Portable Programs and having Browse for Folder Support = Reduced: 85% of original size [ 800 x 600 ] - Click to view full image

= Windows PE 3.0 with Partition Manager and Internet - Opera Portable and PENetwork.exe = Reduced: 66% of original size [ 1024 x 768 ] - Click to view full image

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= =============================================================================== = 6. MultiBoot USB-drives prepared with Make_USB.exe

CD / DVD Content can be copied unchanged to Root of USB-stick by using the Add Extra Content Selector. This allows to use a well-tuned CD / DVD as Setup Source including Apps for Install of XP from USB. In this case you must Uncheck the Copy Checkbox of XP Setup Source Folder Selection so that this XP Source Selection is only used to have access to the XP BootFiles NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM and is NOT used as normal to Copy the XP Source to a Folder on Target Drive. Support for Ultimate Boot CD - UBCD ISO booting via boot.ini Menu from GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu See Info of Icecube given in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\usb_cfg_extra folder. UBCD 5 - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7312 Support for LiveXP minint was added to the BartPE group of Make_USB.exe Autodetect of modified ntdetect.com when placed in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt folder Support for VistaPE on MultiBoot USB-stick was made, where you can use the Vista Add Extra Source Selector to Select your VistaPE\Target\VistaPE-Core Folder. VistaPE - http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=51 BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to Add Multiple BartPE type IMG or ISO files. LiveXP - BootSDI.img or BartPE.iso booting from RAMDISK must contain I386\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\RAMDISK.SYS file of Windows 2003 SP1
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In that case Win2k3 SP1 setupldr.bin is renamed as RMLD1 and patched for ramx1.sif file with the SetupData instead of winnt.sif The index in RMLDx can range from 1-9 for support of 9 different LiveXP Boot Image Files. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 BOOT_IMG.exe can be used to Add Multiple CD-ISO Images as Boot Option to GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu, where mapping of the ISO image to (hd32) or (0xff) is used. VistaPE and Windows PE 2.1 ISO are booting from RAMDISK this way. Other CD-ISO images when Installed on HD are copied first to RAM using the --mem option, so that Harddisk operations are allowed. In the case of Removable USB-stick the --mem option is NOT used in order to gain speed in all cases. Then the CD-ISO Files need to be contiguous (unfragmented), check and repair with wincontig: http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/map.htm Parted Magic 4.0 of Patrick Verner and Icecube is a handy Partition Manager. Parted Magic can be booted with grub4dos iso emulation. http://partedmagic.com/documentation/124-g...so-booting.html Download pmagic-grub4dos-4.0.iso.zip from http://www.digitalincursion.net/partedmagic/ Use latest BOOT_IMG.exe to Install pmagic-4.0.iso as GRUB4DOS Boot Option in menu.lst on your Harddisk or USB-stick. menu.lst CODE title Boot pmagic-4.0.iso - ISO from RAM find --set-root --ignore-floppies /pmagic-4.0.iso map --mem /pmagic-4.0.iso (0xff) map --hook root (0xff) chainloader (0xff)

After Booting with Parted Magic ISO from GRUB4DOS menu.lst on Harddisk, you can use GParted to change the partioning of your USB-stick e.g. to Create a second partition. In a similar way Booting from HD with LiveXP BootSDI.img into RAMDISK allows to use Acronis Disk Director 10 to create multiple partitions on USB-stick, without any need to use a filter driver as needed in regular Windows XP. Guides on How to Make MultiBoot USB Drives: Make_USB.exe is used to make MultiBoot USB-sticks having NTLDR-type bootsector and boot.ini Menu plus GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu. NTLDR + NTDETECT.COM and boot.ini are copied to the root of an USB-stick previously NTFS formatted with Format Stick procedure, so that it is configured as a Harddisk having NTLDR-type BootSector. BOOTMGR-type Bootsector made by Vista Disk Management will be changed to the compatible NTLDR-type Bootsector. This is the way to make Bootable USB-stick with boot.ini Menu, where GRUB4DOS grldr can be launched
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from boot.ini Menu. Booting is as: MBR > BootSector > NTLDR > boot.ini > grldr > menu.lst The Bootsector refers to NTLDR file in Root of USB-stick or Harddisk Windows XP can be launched from any primary partition of any harddisk using arcpath in boot.ini Menu. Windows Vista can be launched from any harddisk using chainload of bootmgr in menu.lst Menu of GRUB4DOS. Make_USB.exe can also be used to Install LiveXP BootSDI.img as Boot option on e.g. 30 GB USB Harddisk Primary partition, previously Formatted with NTFS FileSystem using Windows XP or Vista Disk Management. Guide for MultiBoot USB-stick with boot.ini Menu http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=20089 Important Info on making MultiBoot USB-drives was given by diddy in 2 Guides:

Guide for Multi-booting from a USB Drive http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=18846 Multiboot Usb (pe, Linux And Dos), Using Syslinux, GRUB4DOS and/or multiple partitions Grub4dos Guide http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm

More Info on Booting with GRUB4DOS grldr with menu.lst Menu http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index...ub4dos_tutorial grub4dos, .iso images and (hd32) or (0xFF) mapping http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041 Install of Grub4dos MBR BootCode is used to make Bootable USB-sticks without the need of having XP Setup Source. Booting is as: MBR > grldr > menu.lst In this case Grub4dos grldr BootLoader can e.g. direct Boot CD ISO or DOS floppy images or chainload BOOTMGR of Vista or Windows 7 Setup Source. =

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= =============================================================================== = Format Stick using Make_USB.exe An AutoIt3 Routine was created to Format USB-sticks with a Harddisk like structure and NTFS/FAT32/FAT FileSystem. It can be used in Make_USB.exe with the Format Stick Button instead of using the HP Format Tool.

First 100 Sectors of USB-stick are erased quickly using dsfi.exe and file Erase_100.bin MBR BootCode is obtained from XP file dmadmin.exe just as in MBRBatch.cmd made by jaclaz http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=3191 Partition Table entry is constructed from the USB-stick CHS geometry as derived from MBRWiz.exe /list Partition is ending on Cylinder boundary to improve bootability as compared to HP Format Tool, which would give a CHS-LBA unbalanced partition. CHS Knockout Patches and Dummy Second Partition are user selectable options to improve USB-stick bootability

CHS Knockout Patches can be applied to XP-MBR BootCode (HP Patch) http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=2246&st=15
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and to FAT32 or NTFS BootSector to improve bootability as described by Clemens Fruhwirth and tested by cdob to be useful. http://blog.clemens.endorphin.org/2007/12/...ndows_3170.html http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...1702&st=129 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=215 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8528

Apply HP Patch to USB-stick XP-MBR Code for CHS Knock-out Change at offset 0xCA 3 bytes - 0xB8 0x01 0x02 --> patched to 0xEB 0x1A 0x90 Apply 4x NOP Patch to FAT32 and NTFS BootSector for CHS Knock-out FAT32 boot sector ("MSDOS5.0" found at offset 0x03) : Change at offset 0xE6 - 4 bytes - 0x0F 0x82 0x4A 0x00 --> patched to 0x90 0x90 0x90 0x90 NTFS boot sector ("NTFS" found at offset 0x03) : Change at offset 0xD9 - 4 bytes - 0x0F 0x82 0x3A 0x00 --> patched to 0x90 0x90 0x90 0x90

USB-sticks with Dummy Second Partition of about 8 MB (using 1 Cyl in case of n/255/63 geometry) can be generated to further improve bootability as described by online http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7512 The Format Stick routine was further improved for FAT and FAT32 FileSystem, by patching after Format two important bytes which determine bootability of USB-stick.

MBR - Reset FAT FileSystem byte = 0E (LBA) at offset 0x1C2 in MBR, after format it was 06 (CHS) and not bootable FAT BootSector - drive-id patch 0x80 at offset 0x24 , after format it was 00 and Not bootable MBR - Reset FAT32 FileSystem byte = 0C (LBA) at offset 0x1C2 in MBR, after format it was 0B (CHS) and Not bootable FAT32 Bootsector - drive-id patch 0x80 at offset 0x40 , after format it was 00 and Not bootable

FAT and FAT32 USB-stick are NOT bootable without patching these two critical bytes, and flashing cursor or Disk Error would be the result. The problem is that Windows OS all the time tries to reset these bytes to NON-bootable value. But this problem was overcome in the present procedure. =============================================================================== = 7. Make_IMG.exe - Make and Install Boot Image File - Type IMG or ISO Supported are:

Make and Install 15 MB FreeDOS FAT12 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing kernel.sys Make and Install 25 MB MS-DOS FAT16 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing IO.SYS
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Make and Install 15 MB XP Recovery Console FAT12 IMG file Booting from RAMDISK and made from Windows XP Setup Source Make and Install LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK (max 500 MB) Install WinPE 2.1 or VistaPE ISO files Booting from RAMDISK Install CD-ISO file e.g. ubcd50b12.iso or pmagic-4.0.iso or LiveXP_RAM.iso as boot option in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu

Images are made from a Virtual Drive by using ImDisk virtual disk driver of Olof Lagerkvist http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html For using Make_IMG.exe it needs to install previously the ImDisk Driver with U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\imdiskinst.exe You will find the Image files made with Make_IMG.exe in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\make_image folder. For the XP Recovery Console a 15 MB FAT12 Superfloppy Image file is made, where the cmdcons folder is generated by parsing dosnet.inf of the Windows XP Setup Source. Then cmdcons folder is renamed as i386 and ramdisk.sys of win2k3 is added instead of the original one. In root of bootdrive we have setupldr.bin of win2k3 renamed as the bootloader RCLDR, which is patched for using rcons.sif as setup information instead of winnt.sif to allow MultiBoot Environment. More Info: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=5316&st=60 I would like to thank jaclaz for making use of his CATCH22 folder. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20983&st=25 Adding the CATCH22 folder to the root of any HD-like device allows to use Recovery Console Superfloppy Boot Image without using admin password and to get unlimited access to any folder by connecting to CATCH22 instead of to WINDOWS folder and then using the command: CODE batch SETALLON For the LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK, it is possible to migrate USB-stick to DriveLetter U: so that Shifting of other Drive Letters is prevented. In root of boot drive we have Win2k3 SP1 setupldr.bin renamed as RMLD1 and patched for ramx1.sif file with the SetupData instead of winnt.sif The index in RMLDx can range from 1-9 for support of 9 different LiveXP Boot Image Files. http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...21682&st=24 Install of Boot Image files is possble on Harddisk Boot Drive C: or on Bootable USB-stick made e.g. with Make_USB.exe by making boot entries in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu and in some cases in XP boot.ini Menu as well. The program will recognize the type of image and will generate the corresponding GRUB4DOS entry in menu.lst The DOS Superfloppy Images including DOS-Apps are booting from RAM, which allows to boot with DOS from a NTFS Harddisk. FreeDOS Superfloppy file BTFRDOS.img is in folder Downloads - http://wimb.winbuilder.net/downloads/ GRUB4DOS is updated to the latest version grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-06-11 which is also essential for booting the DOS Superfloppy Images using the generated menu.lst entries.
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More Info on GRUB4DOS Menu entries for various types of Image files: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041 http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm =

= =============================================================================== = Summary After preparing your USB-stick with Make_USB.exe we have two cases, each of them needs Booting from HD into RAMDISK with a compatible PE Boot Image.

Install of XP needs Booting with LiveXP - IMG allowing to format Install Drive with NTLDR type BootSector. Install of Vista and Windows 7 need Booting with Windows PE 2 - ISO allowing to format Install Drive with BOOTMGR type BootSector.

Procedure - Install XP from USB-stick


Connect USB-stick and Run BOOT_IMG.exe Install LiveXP IMG in boot.ini / GRUB4DOS Menu on Harddisk HD Boot LiveXP into Ramdisk - Quick Format and Run USB_XP_Setup.exe HD Reboot and Select XP Setup from boot.ini Menu
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Keep USB-stick Connected Until AFTER Logon XP

Procedure - Install Vista or Windows 7 from USB-stick


Run BOOT_IMG.exe Install Windows PE 2 ISO in GRUB4DOS Menu on Harddisk HD Boot Windows PE 2 into Ramdisk - Start Vista Setup from USB Precisely on First Reboot - Remove USB-stick

The present approach is Install from USB without booting from USB. So you don't need BIOS USB Boot Support and you don't need to change BIOS Settings. Moreover, Unchanged Setup Sources can be used and can be located in a folder on USB-stick so that they do not interfere with eachother. =============================================================================== = LiveXP + U_XP_SET Reduced: 66% of original size [ 1024 x 768 ] - Click to view full image

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= Program Direct Download - U-XP-SET - mirror Live XP Script Download - U-XP-SET Script - mirror Browse Folder Downloads - http://wimb.winbuilder.net/downloads/ - mirror - (Thanks to Siginet) = Credits: I would like to thank ilko_t for publishing his AutoIt3 Source of WinSetupFromUSB_0-1-1.au3 at MSFN Forum http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=120444 Parts of WinSetupFromUSB were used for Creating Make_USB.exe =============================================================================== = From Tutorial at BootLand: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=5306 The original topic was started on July 29, 2008 and was closed at January 4, 2010 because it was often inaccessible due to overload (nr of pageviews was 132.698) =============================================================================== =

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