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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
Dhilip89
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Version 3 under development. scared9.gif

Screen shot:
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jun 3 2010, 10:22 AM


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QUOTE (matx1212 @ Jun 3 2010, 04:51 PM) *
but - i dont fully understand...

this project purpose is to make portable live windows vista/7 ?

on all computers ?

or only on my computer, one specific hardware ?

can i make this usb once and run it on 1000 diffrent laptops ?


It will run on different hardware, I tried to boot my Windows 7 from USB on different computer including desktop and laptop, it worked well.

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Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)-independent

Beginning with Windows Vista you can maintain a single Windows image that applies to all HAL types. There is no need to create special images for single core and multi cores - Windows will automatically select the approperiate HAL for your system at boot. However, you will need to maintain different images for different processor architectures (32-bit and 64-bit platforms).

Source: http://www.elbacom.com/embedded/7x7
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jun 3 2010, 04:56 AM


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QUOTE (matx1212 @ Jun 3 2010, 04:30 AM) *
can i truecrypt it ?


As long as the Windows support booting from it, you may give it a try.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jun 2 2010, 03:07 PM


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New update released: Version 2.1 (check first post)
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Dec 21 2009, 04:54 PM


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QUOTE (yahoouk @ Dec 20 2009, 07:10 PM) *
Same to my two old desktops sad.gif
But fortunately it does work on my friend's HP Laptop. Sound and Graphic card are also working perfectly. roll1.gif

Thanks to Dhilip89 thumbup.gif

YahooUK


You can try to refer the first post under "Important" section(added recently) to see whether the problems can be solved.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Dec 21 2009, 12:29 AM


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QUOTE (MatthewFelgate @ Dec 15 2009, 07:29 PM) *
Will this work for Windows 7?

I'd like to boot Windows 7 from USB so that I don't have to install it on my HDD.



Yes, it will work for Windows 7 Beta, RC, RTM (All tested).
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Dec 20 2009, 05:01 PM


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Updated to version 2.0, check first post smile.gif
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Feb 3 2009, 09:24 AM


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QUOTE (kyl @ Feb 3 2009, 04:22 AM) *
It doesn't work for me.Tried to install win 7 on usb-hdd(hitachi from laptop) and after start just keep saying "windows starting" and after several minutes it restarts sad.gif


Well, Windows 7 on USB works on my machine, you may try to unplug any other connected USB devices then try to boot again.
If it doesn't work, try it on other machine.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Feb 1 2009, 11:34 PM


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QUOTE (Michael McStarfighter @ Feb 1 2009, 09:56 AM) *
A question: How is it possible to avoid the problem of different CPU's on the computers, especially the thing with drivers and not to get a BSOD?


So far, I booted my Vista from USB on differences of machines (from Intel P4 to Quad CPU, Desktop to Laptop) without any BSOD issues.
Except Boot Manager throw 0xc000000e error with some older machine (BIOS has poor support for USB booting?)


QUOTE (Michael McStarfighter @ Feb 1 2009, 09:56 AM) *
Another question: Is it possible to automatic clean the current hardware configuration, so there are no problems at the next reboot? And how can this be done WITHOUT destroy software with drivers for virtual hardware (VirtualCD, Daemon Tools, the most VPN software, and so on)?


No, I don't have any idea to clean the hardware configuration, but I think that Windows will unload the unneeded drivers on different machine.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Feb 1 2009, 12:04 AM


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QUOTE (Michael McStarfighter @ Feb 1 2009, 04:58 AM) *
The download link doesn't work (wordpress error) ... sad.gif


Sorry, I didn't realize that when I try to install wordpress.

Fixed download link (first post)
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Happy birthday Joshua!
Dhilip89
Posted on: Jan 29 2009, 07:35 AM


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Happy birthday to Joshua! cheerleader.gif
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 28 2009, 12:37 PM


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QUOTE (blah @ Jan 28 2009, 08:26 PM) *
In any case, will the patching cause any issues with my current installation ?


No, I'm using it as my main OS for very long time without any issues.

QUOTE (blah @ Jan 28 2009, 08:26 PM) *
Do you mind tell me the inner-workings of the patching process - AS in what files were patched and the like ?


1.[check_ispatchable] - true (enable patchbutton), false (disable patchbutton)
2.[patch] - patch usb related setup information (*.inf), update registry, copy required driver file if doesn't exist.
3.[patchsuccess] - true (success msg), false (error msg)
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
Dhilip89
Posted on: Jan 28 2009, 12:23 PM


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QUOTE (blah @ Jan 28 2009, 08:19 PM) *
And I'll need no other changes ? Besides, will the cloned windows installation detect the portable partition with the same drive letter as teh original windows partition ? Meaning, if my org. windows drive was C, when booting from the cloned portable partition, will windows still recognize the boot partition as C - or will it use the portable partition's default drive letter ?

And in teh same note, will the drive letters of the other drives be shuffled as well. I'm asking this question because something similar happened to me while booting of my port. HDD ( usign XPE )


I think it doesn't require changes to make it work, since I never tested this method.
Windows Vista will assign system drive as C: by default.

If BSOD happened, try to unplug the HDD that you clone from.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 28 2009, 12:15 PM


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QUOTE (blah @ Jan 28 2009, 08:12 PM) *
Wonderful ! A no-brainer Q : On I patch my windows Installation, how best do I transfer it to a portable HDD ? DO I need to clone the my windows partition ?


The best way to transfer: disk cloning
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 28 2009, 12:09 PM


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QUOTE (TheHive @ Jan 24 2009, 02:28 PM) *
lol! I did the same thing. Untill I said it wouldnt hurt to try the big zip icon on the left.

Suggestion for title similar to youre other thread.
Boot your full Windows Vista+ installation from USB

Very crafty project. thumbsup.gif


Updated topic's description laugh.gif

Version 1.1 released.
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[project] ETBoot
Dhilip89
Posted on: Jan 23 2009, 09:58 PM


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Well, regarding about the differences of CPU and DVD file size limit:

I have tested ETBoot on different machines during the development stage: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, and another is AMD Athlon 1800+
Both of the machine booted without any problem as it detect and install the CPU driver on boot.

About the file size limit that I mentioned before:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ost&p=28799
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 23 2009, 09:35 PM


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QUOTE (MedEvil @ Jan 24 2009, 05:33 AM) *
Congratulations Dhilip89! Another fine project. thumbup.gif

Just one question. This project is meant to be used on different computers, not just the one it was created on, right?

cheers.gif


Yes, it was designed for portability as long as the boot machine is compatible.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 23 2009, 09:18 PM


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QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Jan 24 2009, 04:53 AM) *
Awesome! 1st.gif

I can't wait to try this out! celebrate14.gif


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One suggestion: Why not automate the rest of the process using diskpart to create the bootable USB pendisk and copying the windows folder onto the pendisk with one click as well?


Hmm, this project are designed to use on the existing Windows installation.
I also found that if just copy the entire system contents to an USB storage(and apply boot sector) will fail to boot, unless using disk cloning.
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[project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*
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Posted on: Jan 23 2009, 08:35 PM


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Hello everybody,
I'm going to release a new project PWBoot today.

So, what is PWBoot project ?
PWBoot stands for Portable Windows Boot project, this project aims to be make your Windows operating system to boot from USB storage media easily.

Supported platforms: Windows version 6.0+ (Vista or higher).

Tested storage type:
  • USB Flash
    1. Kingston DataTraveler 100 (8GB)
    2. Sandisk Cruzer Extreme (16GB)
    3. Apacer Handy Steno AH328 (8GB)

  • USB HDD
    1. Standard 2.5 inch IDE HDD (60GB)
    2. Standard 2.5 inch SATA HDD (120GB)
    3. Standard 3.5 inch IDE HDD (40GB)
    4. Seagate FreeAgent Go (320GB)


Worked boot methods:
- VHD boot
- Native boot

Tested working list:
- Windows Vista (SP: 0, 1, 2)
- Windows 7 (Beta, RC, RTM)


Important!

  • You do not have to use other USB booting program such as USB Watcher.
  • Remember to re-patch after a new service pack updates installed.


Optimization Tips
  • Use HDD instead of FDD.
  • Turn off indexing service.
  • Use DiskMod for enable pagefile on USB (Windows 7+).
  • Defragment the disk.
  • NTFS compression.


Change Logs:
Version 1.0:
- Initial release.

Version 1.1:
- Core improvement
- Main GUI changes

Version 2.0
- New GUI
- Minor improvements
- Support External system patching (Not fully tested)

Version 2.1 *New*
- Minor improvements
- Fixed: External system patching doesn't work

Upcoming release:
Version 3, will introduce some new features to eliminate troublesome procedure and new user interface.

Screen shots:




Download Link:
Version 2.1
PWBootPatch.exe (470KB)

Extras:
Step-by-step screenshots: PWBoot_StepsScrshot.zip (15.7MB)

Original source: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6851
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[project] ETBoot
Dhilip89
Posted on: Jan 20 2009, 07:19 PM


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@Sylvast

I have the solution to solve this problem since I am using the same configuration as your Workstation.

Your hardware will be detected and installed automatically without the prompt, so that you can control your USB keyboard and Mouse. (But it may take a long time depend on your configuration)

Method 1:
Use classic logon screen.

Method 2 (Welcome screen):
Enable password in your user's account, or create multiple user accounts.

Method 3:
Use MinLogon from Windows XP Embedded, this will detect and install drivers without any prompt.
Disadvantages: Only has "SYSTEM" account, "Log Off" will reboot your machine.
Advantages: Faster than Winlogon, Full control permissions.
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ETBoot Live MiniDVD
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Posted on: Nov 13 2008, 07:09 PM


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Hmm...
Yes, I'm still using the old project. smile.gif
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ETBoot Live MiniDVD
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[project] ETBoot
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Posted on: May 23 2008, 09:28 PM


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Hi all,

I forgot to mention something, this project can be posted to other forum.

Some new physical machine will cause BSOD on boot, this can be fixed by changing the disk controller to "Legacy" or "IDE" in BIOS setup.
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[project] ETBoot
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Hello everyone,

Sorry that I've been missing for a long time because I don't have internet access since last 2 months ago.

QUOTE (hodgestructure @ Mar 28 2008, 12:41 AM) *
Also I think the C:\ is not because copying files to ram, since I found the usage of memory is only 400K.

But I can save files to C:\, could someone tell me why ??


You may refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms912906.aspx for the information about EWF.

QUOTE (hooovahh @ Apr 4 2008, 05:06 AM) *
So I got some time yesterday and I tried it out, it worked perfectly, and I was able to test it on two physical machines.

My P4 2.6Ghz with 768Mb of RAM, it took about 5 minutes to boot, and be at a place that Windows was responsive.

My Core2 Quad 3.0Ghz with 4GB of RAM took...about 5 minutes. I looked at the task manager and it was only using one of the cores, as I should have known, and only 3GB of the RAM (since it is not x64).

Still I'm very happy and the tutorial is laid out nicely, do you mind if I post it in another forum? Not CD forum but they might want this too.

And I don't know much about USB drives and booting, but do you think it could be tweaked to boot this? Thanks.


It uses all CPU core on my Core 2 Quad, to enable this:

Try using 2 processors in VMware while installing Windows

-or-

Update the "Computer" driver in device manager to "APCI Multiprocessor PC".

About the USB Booting, that is theoretically possible, you may integrate the WinXP USB Boot tutorial around the web with ETBoot, but I can't tell that 100% work.
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[project] ETBoot
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Posted on: Mar 9 2008, 05:45 PM


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@ASSR

Check your physical machine's BIOS has the option for changing SATA/IDE to legacy mode or not.
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