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Win_Restore - on HDD or USB -

Restore of Windows XP/7/8 on HDD or USB

Download and Run Win_Restore and Extract to simple path
In Win 7/8 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot

Run Win_Restore.exe in Windows 7/8/7PE/8PE environment.
For Restore of Windows XP then also XP environment can be used.

Source is Windows XP/7/8 VHD file or Windows XP/7/8 Drive (not running)
Target Drive is HDD or USB partition used for Restore of Windows XP/7/8

Add Drivers from makebt\drivers to system32\DriverStore\FileRepository is applied for Win 7/8 by using Dism.exe
Run first VHD_W7C_drivers.exe plugin to add useful extra drivers and copy to Win_Restore\makebt\drivers folder.
Download VHD_W7C_drivers from http://reboot.pro/fi...versexe-plugin/

For XP you can Install 130 extra MassStorage drivers to make Universal XP that can boot from USB on all hardware.
When WINDOWS\DriverPacks store with subfolder M (MassStorage) for support of SCSI- en RAID-controllers is found in XP Source,
then option MassStor will add CriticalDeviceDatabase registry and Services to allow booting on all hardware.

Install USB 3.0 Drivers for XP from folder Windows\DriverPacks\C\U as integrated by DPs_BASE.exe by using KTD option.
Add Service and CriticalDeviceDatabase Registry Values
and according to KTD we Set DevicePath in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
Add about 6 MB for 16 extra Drivers to boot from USB 3.0

Possible Scenario's for Restore of Windows XP/7/8 on HDD or USB
- Restore Win XP/7/8 VHD file to HDD or USB Target Drive
- Clone Windows XP/7/8 Drive to NTFS USB Target Drive for booting from USB


Credits and Thanks to:
JFX for making WinNTSetup2 to Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 x86/x64 - http://www.msfn.org/...-winntsetup-v2/
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 Windows XP/7/8 from USB:
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


What's New in Version 85 (See full changelog)

  • Update grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z
  • Improvement in all Help files - Procedures based on using Win8.1SE x64 boot.wim as Boot Image File
  • Thanks to ChrisR for making Win8.1SE - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170546-win81se/
  • v 81
  • Update USB_W78_Fix.exe to Fix Windows 7/8 VHD or Drive for booting from USB
  • Update UsbBootWatcher used to protect Services that Enable booting from USB
  • Update Booticex86.exe to version
  • Added EasyBCD 2.1.2.exe
  • v 80
  • Added USB_W7_Fix.exe to Fix Win 7/8 for booting from USB
  • waitbt limited to x86 case
  • Version 79
  • Install USB 3.0 Drivers for XP from folder Windows\DriverPacks\C\U
  • Support to boot XP from USB 3.0



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