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 [project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*, Boot existing installation of Windows Vista+ from USB storage
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post Jan 23 2009, 08:35 PM
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Dhilip89
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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

This post has been edited by Dhilip89: Jun 2 2010, 03:03 PM


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QUOTE (Dhilip89 @ Jan 1 1970, 12:00 AM)
What a wonderful world...
http://dhilip89.boot-land.net/
[project] ETBoot - Boot your full Windows installation from CD/DVD-ROM.
[project] PWBoot - Boot existing installation of Windows Vista+ from USB storage.
[tool] Driver Index - Useful program for integrating driver pack into ETBoot project.
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- Dhilip89   [project] PWBoot *Updated: Version 2.1*   Jan 23 2009, 08:35 PM
- - Nuno Brito   Awesome! I can't wait to try this out...   Jan 23 2009, 08:53 PM
|- - Dhilip89   QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Jan 24 2009, 04:53 AM...   Jan 23 2009, 09:18 PM
|- - jaclaz   QUOTE (Dhilip89 @ Jan 23 2009, 11:18 PM) ...   Jan 24 2009, 09:39 AM
- - MedEvil   Congratulations Dhilip89! Another fine project...   Jan 23 2009, 09:33 PM
|- - Dhilip89   QUOTE (MedEvil @ Jan 24 2009, 05:33 AM) C...   Jan 23 2009, 09:35 PM
- - Lancelot   Thank you Dhilip89 only if i can download , so...   Jan 23 2009, 10:18 PM
- - allanf   I think it's the icon on the left in the ...   Jan 23 2009, 10:36 PM
- - Lancelot   Thank you allanf i was repeatedly (stubbornly) cl...   Jan 23 2009, 10:39 PM
- - TheHive   QUOTE (Lancelot @ Jan 23 2009, 04:39 PM) ...   Jan 24 2009, 06:28 AM
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