USB Tools for Windows install from USB

Kasual

Well-Known Member
1.- WinSetupFromUSB
http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/
If you need to install windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) from USB unattended and also a Linux OS/tool, this is the tool for you.

WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.1 program can create USB disk with Windows versions which support (U)EFI (Vista x64 SP1 and later x64 versions), which USB disk can be used in both (U)EFI and Legacy BIOS modes.

The install Windows from USB project started as a challenge back in 2006 at the msfn.org forum. With the invaluable contribution of several forum members, it was the first method to have regular XP setup run from a USB disk, just like if started from a CD media.

2.-YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator
https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
If you need to install windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10) from USB and also many Linux OS/tool, this is the tool for you.
YUMI doesn't support unattended windows Vista and newer windows versions, it breaks at the start of the setup.
The advantage with YUMI is that you can have only one XP and many Vista, 7, 8 and 10 as much needed space is available in your USB and the ISO source name are different.

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISOs which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Portable Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.

YUMI was originally intended to be used to store and run various "LIVE Linux" Operating Systems and tools from USB. Using YUMI to install Linux from USB to a Hard Drive works on some but not all distributions. (I'm working to address this).
3.-Rufus
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
Seems like this tool is for only one ISO/source, windows or linux, nothing more, i just run the portable version and looks clean, simple, thin.
Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:
  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility
4.- Manual process
Yeah...I do it the old fashioned way. This way I know it's done right and my usb is UEFI compliant.

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DISKPART
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RUN CMD (in admin mode)
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK (Select the flash drive number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
format fs=fat32 quick
or
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit

source xcopy *.* /s/e/f h:\ (or the assigned drive letter)

PS: The source can be ISO or free standing extracted ISO
If you know and tested another good tool, feel free to let us know.
 
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Kasual

Well-Known Member
BE CAREFULL with IMGBurn, the installer has OpenCandy in it.

WARNING, the MajorGeeks official mirror has opencandy in it(i extracted it), the other mirrors will probably have it too.
I have always downloaded clean from mirror 7.- Provided by ImgBurn, it now includes Hotspot Shield, just do not check to agree the EULA in that screen and you are good to go.
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
The downloads from IMGBurn site and from MajorGeeks are for the same version but have different sizes, Both include opencandy.
Nope, downloaded, installed, registry and taskmgr checked, nothing found.

Read your source's references 27 - 30.
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
If you haven't installed, shouldn't guess it only.

From many years i don't use antimalware programs, sometimes i use hosts to block ads, i'm not doing it today and i'm not watching ads in webs more than the common as always.
 

Saaglem

Active Member
Yeah...I do it the old fashioned way. This way I know it's done right and my usb is UEFI compliant.

---------------------------------------------------
DISKPART
---------------------------------------------------
RUN CMD (in admin mode)
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK (Select the flash drive number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
format fs=fat32 quick
or
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit

source xcopy *.* /s/e/f h:\ (or the assigned drive letter)

PS: The source can be ISO or free standing extracted ISO
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
Does WinSetupFromUSB install XP with an unattended file?
Yes, just follow the intructions (boot step 1 for DOS/text mode setup then boot for the second part/gui of the setup).

With WinSetupFromUSB is possible to add 1 XP and many ISOs with WIM format images, i have tested already and use it for my tests.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Nice one. There was a way to install xp from usb but it ignored the answer file. I will give this a try this week. Thank you :).

It works on source files with xp, great.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
I have been using Sandisk Cruzer Blade usb2 keys for my install testing, they are reliable and inexpensive. If buying from Amazon avoid them in "fuss free packaging", ie somebugger has taken them out of the packet for you. If your device only has usb3 ports then try their usb3/3.1 keys. If they are as good and reliable as the cruzer blades, then you will be in luck. :)

If you are still rocking hdd's and money is tight, you can use them for program files, Nero8 startup is almost instant.
 

thamermousa

Member
BootICE (and other tools, gimagex isn't) is found in WinSetupFromUSB-1-8\files\tools folder.
Yes Yes Yes , I forgot the same program , I deleted it because I do not use it all , Because I do not know how to use them all , And the program link to my favorite , But I forgot that the tools are in the program

Thank you Kasual
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
That is easy, connect the USB drive, open WinSetupFromUSB-1-8, in the drop down menu select the USB drive, then check the box for Vista/7/8/10..., click on the right side button and select the original ISO or the ISO created with NTLite (or other tool), Press Go button and wait for the message Job done!
Sorry for the lack of images, i'm in a hurry right now.
 

thamermousa

Member
Excellent tools From the Russian site , ( Arabic to English to Russian:D o_O )

http://usbtor.ru/index.php
This tool helped me , I worked bootmgr New and in a new folder too , This tool BMplus bootmgr


XorBootU0.24 BOOTMGR / GRLDR / NTLDR



These are many beautiful tools in one tool UTmake_v2.0

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Rumanty

New Member
Reminds me of the last thing I did, even though I managed to create one, I forgot to set up my boot device after I plugged it into the computer,
Causing me to fail several times.Hahahaha...But it won't happen again.
The Windows installations disc can be made by any of them.
 
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