Jump to content


SUPPORT TOPIC File Information

  • Submitted: Jun 02 2013 04:33 PM
  • Last Updated: Jan 25 2022 08:04 AM
  • File Size: 12.74MB
  • Views: 82336
  • Downloads: 66535

Download VHD_W7_Compact - Make Mini 7 - 88

* * * * * 1 Votes
mini7 usb vhd win7

VHD_W7_Compact - Program to make Mini 7

Download: VHD_W7C_88 - Password = bootwimb

Download and Extract to simple path

In Win 7/8 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot

VHD_W7C_x64.exe - Make Portable W7 in 3.0 GB VHD booting from USB or HDD
x64 version needs 3.9 GB VHD because of extra 1 GB SysWOW64 folder

Source is Windows 7 x86 or x64 fresh installed in 10-15 GB VHD Or Install on primary active partition of internal harddisk.
Target Boot Drive can be FAT32 or NTFS USB-drive used only for Boot files so that there are no changes for booting of internal harrddisk .
Target System Drive must be NTFS and is the drive where the Win7 VHD file is created and this can be your internal harddisk drive.

Support topic - http://reboot.pro/to...ct-make-mini-7/

Ultimate Windows 7 VHD files make use of Microsoft VHD HBA driver which allows in Boot Manager Menu to boot VHD as FILEDISK.
Booting VHD files from Grub4dos Menu as FILEDISK or as RAMDISK requires to Install in Source VHD either FiraDisk Or WinVBlock driver.
Additinally Installed Programs and Drivers and Settings are remembered in FILEDISK just like in normal Windows OS.
Loading the VHD into RAMDISK is much faster when the VHD file is located on the internal NTFS harddisk drive.

Add Drivers from makebt\drivers to system32\DriverStore\FileRepository is applied for Portable version by using Dism.exe
Run first VHD_W7C_drivers.exe plugin to add useful extra drivers to makebt\drivers folder.
Download VHD_W7C_drivers from http://reboot.pro/fi...versexe-plugin/

Let Portable version boot on different hardware to make it Universal by Install of Drivers.
Use Universal Portable W7 VHD as Source to make Mini 7 VHD that can boot in any case on all experienced hardware.
Mini 7 has smallest Size of about 600 MB by removing Windows Media Player and by further reduction of system32 and DriverStore.
Mini 7 is very useful to Boot from RAMDISK on known hardware, since servicing for Adding Driver Packages has also been removed.

Build-in Defraggler is useful (really needed) to Defrag files within the W7 VHD, but post processing is also possible after mounting the W7 VHD.
NTFS Compression results in high fragmentation e.g. 85% so that it is advised to use Defrag VHD option.

VHD_W7_Compact.exe can create Boot Menu entry on HDD or USB Boot Drive for the Win7 VHD on NTFS Target System Drive.
VHD entry is added to Boot Manager Menu and Grub4dos Menu is made when FiraDisk or WinVBlock driver is found.

VHD filename W732USP1.vhd contains Architecture 64/32 + Distribution Language + Version P/M/C + Number 1-9

Program UEFI_MULTI can be used in Win 7/8/7PE OS to make other HDD or USB drives bootable with the created Win 7 VHD.

BOOT_IMG.exe makes Grub4dos Boot Menu on Target Boot Drive for VHD on NTFS Target System Drive (FileCopy of VHD occurs if not yet present)


Windows 7 Source VHD preparation

Boot with Windows 7/8 or 7/8 PE and then use WinNTSetup3
to Install Windows 7 x86 or x64 in NTFS 10-15 GB VHD or to Install on primary NTFS partition of internal harddisk
Boot Drive can be FAT32 or NTFS USB-drive so that normal booting of the internal harddisk is not changed.

Win 7 Setup ISO file was mounted via R-mouse in ImDisk Virtual drive
In WinNTSetup3 - Tweaks - Select all System Tweaks so that UAC is off etc.

After booting with Windows 7 then Check to have Switched Off :
UAC + Defender + pagefile + System Restore + Hibernate + Windows Update + Action Center settings Disable ALL options
Hibernate OFF is needed via cmd window with

powercfg -h OFF

Install FiraDisk driver with R-mouse on firadisk.inf in makebt\firadisk-driver- folder
The 64-bit FiraDisk driver requires to boot with testsigning switched on

Open Command Prompt as Administrator:

bcdedit /set testsigning on

Reboot to activate testsigning - Info http://msdn.microsof...y/ff553484.aspx


Credits and Thanks to:
JFX for making WinNTSetup3 to Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 x86/x64 - http://www.msfn.org/...612-winntsetup-
ChrisR for making Win8.1SE - http://www.msfn.org/...170546-win81se/
chenall, tinybit and Bean for making Grub4dos - http://code.google.c.../downloads/list
karyonix for making FiraDisk driver- http://reboot.pro/to...k-latest-00130/
Sha0 for making WinVBlock driver - http://reboot.pro/to...8168-winvblock/
Olof Lagerkvist for ImDisk virtual disk driver - http://www.ltr-data....ode.html#ImDisk and http://reboot.pro/in...hp?showforum=59
Uwe Sieber for making ListUsbDrives - http://www.uwe-sieber.de/english.html
Dariusz Stanislawek for the DS File Ops Kit (DSFOK) - http://members.ozema...eezip/freeware/
cdob and maanu to Fix Win7 for booting from USB - http://reboot.pro/to...-windows-7-sp1/
marv for making UsbBootWatcher - https://github.com/v...sb-boot-watcher and http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=22473
Pauly for making Bootice - http://bbs.ipauly.co...06e07ab6f3b01cb
NeoSmart for making EasyBCD - https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
More Info on booting Win 7 VHD from grub4dos menu by using FiraDisk Or WinVBlock driver:
http://reboot.pro/to...-and-windows-7/ Or http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23553
Boot Windows 7 from USB - http://reboot.pro/in...hp?showforum=77
Boot Windows 7 from USB - karyonix - http://reboot.pro/in...?showtopic=9196


Grub4dos Menu to Boot W732USP1.vhd as FILEDISK or as RAMDISK by using FiraDisk driver

VHD filename W732USP1.vhd contains Architecture 64/32 + Distribution Language + Version P/M/C + Number 1-9

title Portable W732USP1.vhd - FiraDisk FILEDISK - 2.0 GB
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /W732USP1.vhd
map --heads=2 --sectors-per-track=18 --mem (md)0x800+4 (99)
map /W732USP1.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=disk,vmem=find:/W732USP1.vhd,boot;\n\0
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr
map --status
pause Press any key . . .

title Portable W732USP1.vhd - FiraDisk RAMDISK - 2.0 GB
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /W732USP1.vhd
map --mem /W732USP1.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr

Grub4dos Menu to Boot W732USP2.vhd as FILEDISK or as RAMDISK by using WinVBlock driver

title Portable W732USP2.vhd - WinVBlock FILEDISK - 2.0 GB
# Sector-mapped disk
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /W732USP2.vhd
map /W732USP2.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr

title Portable W732USP2.vhd - WinVBlock RAMDISK - 2.0 GB
# Sector-mapped disk
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /W732USP2.vhd
map --mem /W732USP2.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr


Screenshots Screenshots

Other files you may be interested in ..

  • 430 Total Files
  • 13 Total Categories
  • 92 Total Authors
  • 6786530 Total Downloads
  • Shell Latest File
  • Mahmoud Latest Submitter

87 user(s) are online (in the past 3000 minutes)

0 members, 87 guests, 0 anonymous users