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#1 Tokener

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:29 AM

WIMBoot for Windows 10 (MBR/nonUEFI)

 

Prerequisites:

Windows PE with:

  -  Partitioning program (disk management or similar)

  -  Wimlib-clc

Basic knowledge about partitioning and file management.

 

Prepare partitions

start PE system (here: Hiren's BootCD PE)

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start Disk Management (Computer Management)

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depending on the partitioning of the harddisk the following tasks may arise

Creation of a second primary partition (here: wim_boot),

large enough for the backing image file to be created

(not necessary if such a partition is available)

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mark this partition as active

(not necessary if boot partition (not Windows partition) was present)

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check partition arrangement:

  • Windows partition

  • backing partition and active boot partition (can be identical)

  • optional: additional primary/logical partitions

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Create WIMBoot compatible image via Wimlib-clc

start Wimlib-clc (capture tab)

select the source for the image (Windows partition)

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select the location for the backing file to be created (here: in the wim_boot partition)

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set --wimboot switch

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select wimbootcompress.ini (will be created if not available)

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set --config= switch

capture the Windows partition

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Apply WIMBoot compatible image via Wimlib-clc

switch to [Apply Tab]

select target partition (Windows partition)

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format Windows partition

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set --wimboot switch

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apply image to Windows partition

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Create boot files (BCD) via Wimlib-clc

(not necessary if boot partition (not Windows partition) was present)

use [Extras] - [BCDBoot GUI]

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select Windows directory explicitly (here: C:\Windows)

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select target partition for the boot files (here: wim_boot partition)

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make sure that the BCDBoot.exe of the Windows (not PE) system is used

start executing the command

Important: must be executed successfully

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Final reboot in WIMBoot mode

close all windows and restart computer normally (without PE system)

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check the storage space usage

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Duration with new installed Windows: (depending on your hardware) ca. 30min.

Test the steps in a virtual environment or test-computer first!

 

Good luck   Tokener

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:54 PM

This topic must be a joke. ONLY 50 steps?! (of which you haven't even listed 25). This is like saying "only 50 steps to becoming a billionaire".

"Check constellation": LMFAO! I had no idea that a working knowledge of astronomy would also be required for wimbooting! Now it truly is rocket science.

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:11 PM

so what would u propose instead?


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:14 PM

so what would u propose instead?


1. Actually bothering to list all 50 steps, with numbered bulleting and spacing, to make it more concrete and readable

2. Condensing those steps into a refined guide that shortens the amount of steps, making it easier to chew on for some people

3. Replacing "check constellation" with "check partition arrangement"
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Posted 23 July 2021 - 12:54 AM

that seems a lot more accurate!!!



#6 Tokener

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 05:48 AM

Thank you for participating in this thread.
Your suggestions have been taken into account.



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:23 AM

Thank you for participating in this thread.
Your suggestions have been taken into account.

Yes, I'm sure you're being genuine. As if you'll ever actually bother to list all 50 steps that your misleading thread title claims. I'm calling your bluff, prove me wrong. It's all lip service anyway, actions speaker louder than words.

Better get yourself a telescope and start studying those constellations too, knowing the location of the Big Dipper is apparently critical if you wish to wimboot successfully.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:34 AM

@Anon

I am sorry that you were not able to follow the steps successfully. At what point did you fail?



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:36 AM

@Anon
I am sorry that you were not able to follow the steps successfully. At what point did you fail?


Did I ever say I tried, or failed? That's your mistaken assumption. I was just pointing out that your 50 step guide doesn't have anything near 50 steps.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:54 AM

@AnonVendetta

The number in the title of the article is apparently the point at which you take offense.

I can reassure you, the number is not and cannot be considered an absolute value.

How many steps have you counted on your way to wimboot?



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:01 AM

@AnonVendetta
The number in the title of the article is apparently the point at which you take offense.
I can reassure you, the number is not and cannot be considered an absolute value.
How many steps have you counted on your way to wimboot?


AGAIN, I never said I tried, did I? Clearly you keep missing this subtle hint. So you can logically deduce that the answer to your question is that I didnt count. But I did skim the thread, and I can say there's not 50 steps.

Since you don't intend to have an absolute # of steps then perhaps you should use π (pi) instead, since it's value has never been exactly calculated and can therefore be considered to be infinite.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:17 AM

@Anonvendetta

JFYI, constellation is often used for *some* reasons by native German speaking people, though unusual, it's use is mentioned in some English dictionaries, example:

https://www.wordsens.../constellation/

https://www.thefreed...m/constellation

 

Probably 50 is expressed in base 6 :whistling:, and that would make 30 decimal, which give or take a few steps (some are optional/conditional) seems like accurate enough.

 

@Tokener

If you change the topic title into "A bunch of steps to WIMboot" or "How to WIMboot in a small number of steps" or "How to WIMboot in less than 50 steps" it may be possible to put an end to this (IMHO pointless) discussion on the accuracy of the title in enumerating needed steps.

 

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:37 AM

@Anonvendetta
JFYI, constellation is often used for *some* reasons by native German speaking people, though unusual, it's use is mentioned in some English dictionaries, example:
https://www.wordsens.../constellation/
https://www.thefreed...m/constellation
 
Probably 50 is expressed in base 6 :whistling:, and that would make 30 decimal, which give or take a few steps (some are optional/conditional) seems like accurate enough.
 
@Tokener
If you change the topic title into "A bunch of steps to WIMboot" or "How to WIMboot in a small number of steps" or "How to WIMboot in less than 50 steps" it may be possible to put an end to this (IMHO pointless) discussion on the accuracy of the title in enumerating needed steps.
 
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Yes, well, the most common definition of "constellation" is the one used in astronomy. Any reasonable person would agree with me. I could give 2 shits what it means to those Nazis.

You may think it's pointless, but to me it isn't. I'm a big proponent of "say what you mean, mean what you say". So goddamit, if you say something has 50, then ensure that it does.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:59 AM

@AnonVendetta

 

(...) then perhaps you should use π (pi) instead, since it's value has never been exactly calculated and can therefore be considered to be infinite.

This conclusion is obviously wrong since the goal (wimboot) has been reached and the number of steps must therefore be limited.
However, it seems quite logical that you consider the number of steps to be infinite if you believe that the goal cannot be reached.
But I can reassure you: the number given in the title is quite accurate and the method successfully achieves the goal.
Convince yourself by retracing the steps!

 

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 09:50 AM

excuse me, how do Nazi come into it? Don't "boister" me, pls.



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Posted 24 July 2021 - 08:09 AM

Friendly reminder:
The mentioned term is mostly used to distract from the topic or to discredit participants of the conversation


If you go into it, you've already been taken in by it.

 

Let's stick to the point (wimboot).

 

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 01:03 PM

@Wonko

 

If you change the topic title into "A bunch of steps to WIMboot" or "How to WIMboot in a small number of steps" or "How to WIMboot in less than 50 steps" it may be possible to put an end to this (IMHO pointless) discussion on the accuracy of the title in enumerating needed steps.

Thank you for your advice.
Please apologize if I do not change the title for now.

 

Best regards   T.

 
 

 

 



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Posted 25 July 2021 - 01:52 PM

 

@Wonko

Thank you for your advice.
Please apologize if I do not change the title for now.

 

Best regards   T.

No prob :) , it was just a quick idea/suggestion.

 

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