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New: v2.1.653 (2012-12-18) allows you to access any one of four primary partitions on a flash drive in Windows
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RMPrepUSB is similar to the HP Format utility, but much more flexible and should be better at creating a USB Flash memory drive that will boot on most systems successfully. See below for details of these utilities. It is mainly a 'roll-you-own' tool for people who want to make or modify a multiboot/multipass USB drive. Over 14 languages are supported. See here for more details or watch some YouTube Videos.
What are the utilities?
RMPrepUSB's main components are RMPrepUSB.exe and RMPartUSB.exe.
RMPartUSB.exe - a command line Windows app used by RMPrepUSB - allows you to partition and format any USB storage device as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS from Windows XP,2K3,Vista,Win7,2K8. Can be used in scripts/batch files.
RMPrepUSB.exe - a user friendly front-end Windows x86 (32-bit, 64-bit compatible) GUI for the command line tool RMPartUSB.exe. When you set the options in RMPrepUSb and click the Prepare Drive button, it will display the command line that it is going to use to run RMPartUSB and then run RMPartUSB. If you have selected a folder, it will then copy the entire contents of that folder over to the new partition when RMPartUSB has finished formatting the USB Flash Drive (UFD). You can then use the Eject button and disconnect the UFD when you have finished.
Details on RMPartUSB and RMPrepUSB
RMPrepUSB calls RMPartUSB which makes a single user partition of any size and is primarily intended for USB Flash Drive (UFD) memory sticks although it can be used on USB hard drives to create a single partition. The utility also places boot code on the USB device for either XP/WinPEv1 (ntldr), Vista/WinPEv2/Win7 (bootmgr), MS-DOS (io.sys) or FreeDos (kernel.sys). RMPartUSB does not place any files on the UFD - you must copy these over yourself or set the option in RMPrepUSB to copy over the contents of a folder of your choice.
There are some options that allow the UFD to boot either as a super-floppy (ZIP) drive or a Fixed disk (HDD). Thus DOS or FreeDos can boot from a UFD as either the A: drive or the C: drive depending on how you partition and format it using the options available (and if your BIOS supports booting as Floppy or ZIP).
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RMPrepUSB and RMPartUSB are free for private use only for anyone. Commercial use however is forbidden and you need to contact RM for licensing costs if you wish to use it or re-distribute it as part of a commercial solution - contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for Classroom Technolgies - RMPrepUSB licensing department.
Visit www.rmprepusb.com Beta Downloads page for latest version (recommended)