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#1 HeshamRashwan

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I want to make a multiboot usb drive contains the following :

  • windows 7
  • windows 8.1
  • windows 10
  • DLC boot or Hearn's boot
  • Kaspersky Rescue Tool
  • etc....

and i want all windows to be installable on both GPT and MBR hard disks.

I've tried WinSetupFromUSB, but it works only on MBR target hard disks and didn't work on GPT hard disks

and to solve the problem i have used Rufus to make it bootable on gpt hard disk, but it create one windows installation.

Isn't there any way for creating a multiboot usb drive that can be bootable on both GPT and MBR (Legacy and UEFI) ?

If anyone know how, please give instructions for doing this!

 



#2 wimb

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Posted 2 weeks ago

UEFI_MULTI together with WinNTSetup can do it  :)

 

More Info: Install Windows 10 from USB after booting with WIM or VHDX

 

and here: http://reboot.pro/to...sb-drive/page-5

 

and here Attached File  Win10_Inst_Eng.pdf   1.78MB   81 downloads

 

Of course Windows 7 cannot be installed on GPT disk, but everything else you asked for is possible .....

 

In other words the thing that you want is in fact:

 

MultiBoot from MBR USB in UEFI Or BIOS (=Legacy) mode for Install of Windows on GPT Or MBR hard disks.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/faq/

 

WinSetupFromUSB supports UEFI. Just make sure you make a FAT32 USB drive.

 

Why do you think it does not work? Give a specific example of say a Win10 install ISO and WinSetupFromUSB - what happens when you try it exactly?



#4 HeshamRashwan

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Posted 2 weeks ago

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/faq/

 

WinSetupFromUSB supports UEFI. Just make sure you make a FAT32 USB drive.

 

Why do you think it does not work? Give a specific example of say a Win10 install ISO and WinSetupFromUSB - what happens when you try it exactly?

it gives me this error

Windows/Boot/Winload.efi not found



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Posted 2 weeks ago

OK. Any more words in the error message?

So are you using a Windows 10 64-bit install ISO as the source?

Is it the standard Microsoft ISO as distributed by Microsoft?

What system are you booting it on (Make/Model).

Is this error before it reaches Windows Setup?



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Posted 2 weeks ago

If Rufus works OK with the type of ISOs you want to use, then converting each one to a .imgPTN file and copying the files to an E2B USB multibooot drive should work OK. You will need to work out how to use the  .imgPTN files with E2B as there is no UEFI menu system.

http://www.easy2boot...files/e2b-uefi/



#7 HeshamRashwan

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Posted 2 weeks ago

If Rufus works OK with the type of ISOs you want to use, then converting each one to a .imgPTN file and copying the files to an E2B USB multibooot drive should work OK. You will need to work out how to use the  .imgPTN files with E2B as there is no UEFI menu system.

http://www.easy2boot...files/e2b-uefi/

i well try this and tell you.







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