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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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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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post Jan 23 2009, 08:53 PM
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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?


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post 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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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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post Jan 23 2009, 09:33 PM
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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


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post 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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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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post Jan 23 2009, 10:18 PM
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Thank you Dhilip89 worship.gif
only if i can download confused1.gif , sorry for my unskillful download capability, i couldnt download.


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post Jan 23 2009, 10:36 PM
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I think it's the icon on the left in the 'live' page.


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post Jan 23 2009, 10:39 PM
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Thank you allanf

i was repeatedly (stubbornly) clicking icon on right up smile.gif, thanks


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I hate Medusa problems of WinBuilder, Cryptic codes, syntax rules fakingly mismatching working lines, not having even basic fundemantal syntax rules and mostly 'lies' and 'post games'.
('post games' = includes dishonest, childish posts that have goal to annoy others in community)
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post Jan 24 2009, 06:28 AM
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QUOTE (Lancelot @ Jan 23 2009, 04:39 PM) *
Thank you allanf

i was repeatedly (stubbornly) clicking icon on right up smile.gif, thanks


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





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post Jan 24 2009, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (Dhilip89 @ Jan 23 2009, 11:18 PM) *
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.


Most probably the only thing needed is HD signature in the MBR cloned unsure.gif

jaclaz


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