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Win_Restore - on HDD or USB

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    Submitted Aug 11 2013 04:39 PM

Win_Restore - on HDD or USB


Win_Restore - on HDD or USB -

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

Download and Run Win_Restore_77.exe 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 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.

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

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