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VHD_WIMBOOT - Apply and Capture of WIM Files for OS in VHD

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#126 wimb

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:57 AM

Update VHD_WIMBOOT Version 2.4

 

- Added VHD Info button - gives Info on which WIM File is connected to selected VHD File

 

This Info presented in file makebt\wim_info\vhd_info.txt is quite useful and helps to recall which VHD and WIM belong together  :rolleyes:  B)

 

The Info corresponds to WIM File path as given in the VHD file  \System Volume Information\WimOverlay.dat

 

More Info here: http://reboot.pro/to...n-vhd/?p=210594

and here: http://reboot.pro/to...n-vhd/?p=210751

and here: http://reboot.pro/to...n-vhd/?p=210771

 

In the program: After mounting VHD as drive V: then fsutil is used in admin command window

fsutil wim enumwims V:

makebt\wim_info\vhd_info.txt

fsutil wim enumwims V:  gives:

VHD File  Q:\W10x64_NL_3.vhd  Mounted as drive V:  is connected to WIM File:

   0 {819CE4FD-30A7-9816-8B99-E9C46207A274} 00000001 Q:\Wimboot\W10x64_NL_3.wim:1
Wim State:      SUSPENDED

Objects enumerated: 1

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Download:  VHD_WIMBOOT and  Attached File  VHD_WIMBOOT.pdf   502KB   79 downloads

 

VHD_WIMBOOT-2019-07-14_070937.png == VHD_WIMBOOT-2019-07-14_184345.png == VHD_WIMBOOT-2019-07-14_190135.png

 



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:58 PM

My dear Wimb and everybody else,

I dont wanna be a stickler or a stick in the mud, but there is a twich on my shoulder that I would like to get rid of: more often than not, I happen to be unable to boot off the vhd that I have just applied the wim to, which is a copy of the vhd I am currently on ("cant find \system in registry" it says on the bootscreen); but if I do it reverse, the other way round, meaning booting off the unsuccessful one and try applying the wim to the one I am currently on (copy it, reboot off the copy and apply the wim on the original one), it boots off like a charm --> rephrasing it, if a is c:\ and b is h:\, failure; if b is c:\ and a is h:\, success - why so?



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:15 AM

@antonino61

You should NOT copy VHD, but instead let VHD_WIMBOOT APPLY the WIM File to New Created Or to Existing VHD

Copy of VHD will lead to disk signature conflicts.

 

Also of course for CAPTURE and APPLY the OS inside VHD should not be running.

You have got to boot with Other OS Or PE in order to do CAPTURE Or APPLY on VHD.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:32 AM

thanks for the info, wimb. a few days ago I actually decided to let wimboot apply the newly-created wim afresh by leaving the vhd hatch empty. then again, it did work from one "copy" (probably the original) but did not from the other (probably the actual copy), which seems to be in line with what u have just said. I keep one copy to work on the vhd from the outside (as h:\, not c:\). it is handier to make on-the-fly tries and experiments than resorting to a wimpe usb drive. it would be all the more convenient to keep track of which is the original and which is the copy though. As they both work, I tend to forget which after a few days.  



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

Long Live the Flying Dutchman!!!

I can never stop repeating this tribute to an individual who might as well be too pragmatic for a philosopher or not so technical for a a scientist, as the pundits here would suggest, but with the synergy and help of other individuals here, I can say that he definitely contributed to changing the windows philosophy.

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:09 PM

I can never stop repeating this tribute to an individual who might as well be too pragmatic for a philosopher or not so technical for a a scientist, ....

 

Well, he may also be very, very shy, and you may be thus making him blushing ....

 

:duff:

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:04 PM

No blushing!!! This is the Wimboot Era!!! A transitional era, but still an era!!! WIB, it is a transitional era that has so far proved to be perennial - I haven't booted conventional windows in years!!! and I do not think I am the only one.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:22 AM

Update VHD_WIMBOOT Version 2.5

 

- Added exit in DiskPart scripts (sometimes script would not close)

- For VHD / VHDX on Internal GPT Drive, Use in Boot Manager entry Drive Letter instead of locate (otherwise reboot could fail to display Boot Manager menu)

 

Download:  VHD_WIMBOOT and  Attached File  VHD_WIMBOOT.pdf   502KB   75 downloads



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Posted A week ago

Update VHD_WIMBOOT Version 2.6

 

- wim files Captured with WinNTSetup4 can be used

 

Download:  VHD_WIMBOOT and  Attached File  VHD_WIMBOOT.pdf   502KB   79 downloads


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Posted A week ago

Hi wimb, thanks for yor new version, keep doing this good work my friend.

Just downloaded your new version, haven't tested it yet, but noticed your VHD_WIMBOOT.pdf is from July/14th/2019, in order to help not advanced users, I think it is a good idea to uptate it to include WinNTSetup new features and how they can be used in your program.

 

I hope you don't mind, I compiled the VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.exe to make things easier for other readers who may need it (attached).   Any virus warning is a false positive as usually happens with almost all AutoIt *.exe

 

Just extract VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.zip content on same folder of VHD_WIMBOOT-26.

 

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Posted A week ago

thanx to both wimb and alacrán,

I am gonna try it and let u know too.

In the meantime, one more question for both of u, hoping not to run into an off topic. As I have just run across ccboot and read about the main uses of it (server and client(s)), I was wondering if ccbooting wimboot (vhd+wim combo) on a single standalone pc could be done and be of any help in terms of speed, time and persistence. what do u guys think?



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Posted A week ago

@alacran

The new features of WinNTSetup4 are indeed very interesting and it is worthwhile to Update the VHD_WIMBOOT PDF Manual

 

VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.zip Addon for VHD_WIMBOOT is removed immediately by Windows 10 Defender.

So the download VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.zip Addon is only useful when you switch off Defender

 

@antonino61

I have no experience with ccboot , so I have no idea yet about it ....



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Posted A week ago

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@alacran

VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.zip Addon for VHD_WIMBOOT is removed immediately by Windows 10 Defender.

So the download VHD_WIMBOOT_x86.zip Addon is only useful when you switch off Defender

 

 

Ok, now I understand more clearly why you didn't include it in your download, I never noticed that problem since I allways have Defender dissabled.

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