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#1 wimb

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

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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

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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/
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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

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

Win_Restore.exe - Restore of Windows XP/7/8 on HDD or USB

 

Win_Restore7.png == Win_Restore8.png

 

:cheers:

 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

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*** Update Win_Restore_78  ***
 
Download Win_Restore_78 - http://reboot.pro/fi...-on-hdd-or-usb/
 
- FAT32 can be used for Restore of XP (and also for Portable Win7, but not for 8 or Full 7 which need NTFS)
- Grub4dos MBR is recognised
- waitbt driver added to enable booting from USB
 
:cheers:
 
Restore of Portable Win7 VHD and Portable Win8 VHD on USB Drive
 
W7_F32.png == W8x32_NTFS.png

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:35 AM

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*** Update Win_Restore_79 - On HDD or USB ***
 
Download Win_Restore_79 - http://reboot.pro/fi...-on-hdd-or-usb/
 
- Added USB 3.0 boot support for XP restored on USB-drive
 
Install USB 3.0 Drivers for XP from folder Windows\DriverPacks\C\U as integrated by DPs_BASE.exe by using KTD option.
This will add Services 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

amdhub30, amdxhc, asmthub3, asmtxhci, EtronHUB3, EtronXHCI, FLxHCIh, FLxHCIc, 
nusb3hub, nusb3xhc, rusb3hub, rusb3xhc, tihub3, tixhci, ViaHub3, xhcdrv
 
Etron(EtronHUB3 + EtronXHCI) and Fresco(FLxHCIh + FLxHCIc) and VIA(ViaHub3 + xhcdrv)
require still improvement of the registry, but all other USB 3.0 drivers are expected to work.
 
If you have Etron, Fresco or VIA USB3.0 hardware working OK for XP, 
then I would like to receive the Exported Registry for the mentioned Services,
so that I can improve the registry in my program packages by adding the missing Parameters and WDF Service registry. 
 
:cheers:


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:05 AM

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*** Update Win_Restore_80  ***
 
Download Win_Restore_80 - http://reboot.pro/fi...-on-hdd-or-usb/
 
Added USB_W7_Fix.exe so that you can fix Win 7/8 Drive or VHD for booting from USB.
When you use it in Win 7/8 or 7 PE environment then you can Add Drivers 

and can Make Boot Manager Menu on Selected Target Boot Drive .

 

:cheers:



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

Dear Wimb,

 

First:

Thank you for making our lives easier with this kind of tools :)

 

Second, i have a question about this software before i start playing around with it...:

Do i get it right... i can make with this tool a universal clone (VHD) of my windows 8 or 7 system on an USB or other HD?

So i can take the VHD with me and start it on an other PC and the system is like on my own PC? Correct?

(Offcourse via G4D)

 

I'm confused with all the tools. Sorry for the question.

 

And thanks in advance to whoever answers my question!



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

Wimb Dear, thank you very much for this useful tool, it has served me well in all versions, with windows XP (in Spanish) but not with windows 7 SP1 (in Spanish). When I try to restore Windows 7 SP1 I always restores first the Program Files folder of host (in Spanish) which should not do and then the mounted disk with the operating system windows 7 SP1 (in Spanish) that I want to restore, copying me of this, the program Files folder in English. I tried to delete one of the 2 folders called, Program Files (in Spanish) and Program Files (in English) with the purpose of saving space, but either way the operating system fails me.
 
Could you help me with the problem?
 
Thank you.

Edited by joseim, 04 January 2014 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

@ScarySpons
 
UEFI_MULTI.exe is the program to make other HDD or USB bootable with your VHD.
It will copy the VHD and make Boot Manager and Grub4dos Menu to boot your VHD.
 
Win_Restore.exe is the program to make other HDD or USB Drive bootable with the content of your VHD.
It will copy the content of your VHD to a Drive and make the Drive bootable.
 
 
@joseim
May be you can try to Exclude the Unwanted folder by putting it in the Exclude list.
You can edit file Exclude_Rest.txt in makebt folder as to Exclude unwanted files and folders.
I hope this helps to solve your problem.
Can you give some Screenshot to illustrate the problem ?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:19 AM

cheers wimb. thanks for clearing this out.
then uefi tool is the tool i need :)

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

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Where "C" is the operating system, "M" is the USB drive, and "W" is the source VHD.
 
The process "xcopy" do not let it fill in question of time.
 
Thank you very much to correspond.

Edited by joseim, 10 January 2014 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

For using Win_Restore.exe you can try to edit file Exclude_Rest.txt in makebt folder and add to exclude:

 

C:\Program Files

 

 

If it does not work you may consider to use VHD_W7_Create.exe to make New VHD derived from Win7 Source.

So in this case instead of restore to destination Drive you make New VHD on destination drive and boot this VHD.

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

 

I am not sure how to solve this problem, but may be you find a working solution and tell us about it ....

 

:cheers:



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:54 PM

For using Win_Restore.exe you can try to edit file Exclude_Rest.txt in makebt folder and add to exclude:

 

 

If it does not work you may consider to use VHD_W7_Create.exe to make New VHD derived from Win7 Source.

So in this case instead of restore to destination Drive you make New VHD on destination drive and boot this VHD.

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

 

I am not sure how to solve this problem, but may be you find a working solution and tell us about it ....

 

:cheers:

 

 

Dear Wimb:
 
Yes, I tried Exclude_Rest.txt.
 
The Win_Restore I worked with Windows 7 without SP, but with SP1 do not work 100% for the inconvenience foregoing. Still I have managed to restore the VHD on the HDD using USB_W7_Fix and other tools such as: MiniTool patition Magic and EasyBCD, however I wanted to see, is if you had a solution to the problem with Win_Restore and Win7SP1.
 
Anyway thank you very much for answering.

Edited by joseim, 12 January 2014 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

 

@ScarySpons
 
UEFI_MULTI.exe is the program to make other HDD or USB bootable with your VHD.
It will copy the VHD and make Boot Manager and Grub4dos Menu to boot your VHD.
 
Win_Restore.exe is the program to make other HDD or USB Drive bootable with the content of your VHD.
It will copy the content of your VHD to a Drive and make the Drive bootable.
 

 

@ Wimb,

 

it seems to me that the 2 descriptions you gave (for the usage of UEFI_Multi and Win_Restore) are a bit different in the wording but the meaning/target seems to be the same.

 

Could you please expand & elaborate more where the 2 tools are different or/and if they have different targets ?

 

Thanks,

ambralivio 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:32 AM

@ambralivio

 

The Target can be the same, but what is done at the Target is different.

 

VHD is a container that can be copied to any drive.

Signature and all files + registry are inside VHD and on copy of VHD there is no change in signature.

UEFI_MULTI.exe needs only to make boot files to boot the VHD.

 

Win_Restore.exe will mount the VHD and then copy the files + registry from inside VHD to Target Drive.

Then the signature of the Target Drive must be taken into account to make drive bootable with Windows.

After using Win_Restore there is no VHD on Target Drive, but just the files and folders of Installed Windows.

It is comparable and like using Ghost to Restore Windows and can be used instead of reinstall of Windows.







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