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Install Windows 10 from USB after booting with WIM or VHDX

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#1 wimb


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Install Windows 10 from USB after booting with WIM or VHDX
MediaCreationTool1803.exe makes USB stick 32 GB for Installing Win10x64 and Win10x86
- Add WIM file for USB boot from RAMDISK - filename = w10x64A.wim
- Add VHDX file to Portable SSD 250 GB for booting with FILEDISK filename = W10x64.vhdx
- Add ISO file used by WinNTSetup for Installing Win10x64 in VHDX or hard disk
Update BCD files in folders boot and efi using reserved BCD copies to add WIM and VHDX to USB Boot Menu
- Or BOOTICE x64 is used to add New WIM or VHD entry to BCD files in boot and efi folders on USB
- Keep BCD files in boot and efi folders as copy for future boot repair
A. Microsoft Method - also needed for New hard disk - via option New the EFI Partition is created
2. Make USB-stick 32 GB for Installing Win10x64 and Win10x86 (choose option both)
3. Boot from USB after beep via F8 menu and choose from menu: Windows 10 Setup (64 bits) to Install
Shift F10 gives Command Window for Repair with  bcdedit and bcdboot and bootsect and DiskPart and DISM
Cmd Window run notepad - File Open - All files - R-mouse Run as admin on file WinNTSetup x64 - allows method B.
In WinNTSetup select in USB folder x64\sources file install.wim or install.esd or install.swm and use Setup
Update of Windows 10 with preservation of Programs and User Data
- After starting up Windows 10 then setup.exe from USB will allow Update
B. WinNTSetup Method - Boot from USB with WIM or VHDX file and use WinNTSetup and ISO file
This method gives more control to existing hard disk and you can simply install Windows 10 in VHDX
1. Download MediaCreationTool1803.exe and Create Win10x64_1803.iso for Installing Win10x64
    First create the ISO file on an internal hard disk and then copy the ISO file to USB
2. Boot from USB after beep via F8 menu and with WIM from RAMDISK or with VHDX as FILEDISK
3. Use WinNTSetup x64 and ISO file for Install of Windows 10 x64 in VHDX or hard disk
More Info : Forum and WinNTSetup and Boot from USB and VHDX and Native Boot
Attached File  Win10_Inst_Eng.pdf   550.48KB   12 downloads
YouTube Video Make VHDX and Make USB Win10 and Make USSD Win10

How to use WinNTSetup with Microsoft USB Boot Media


Attached File  Media2_VHDX.png   295.6KB   0 downloads == Attached File  Media3_VHDX.png   378.9KB   0 downloads == Attached File  Media4_ShowHidden.png   365.73KB   0 downloads


ShowHidden.reg can be used with double click in Explorer++ after booting with Microsoft USB Media

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Show all hidden files

; Show all file extentions


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