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  1. Just wanted to share my experience w/setting up a Dual Boot for Windows 7 and Windows 8. - This is mainly for newer computers w/UEFI. - If you don't have UEFI.. then you can simply install as normal. - Also.. this is for clean installations.. This is what i did... Backup activation Copy "spp" folder in System32\spp. (ensure hidden files is enabled prior to copying) Use "OEM-DM" to extract the OEM Key from the BIOS. This can be used to activate Windows 8.0 or 8.1.. even if your computer came with Windows 8.0. Install Windows 8 first ensure you select the correct version that matches the SKU of your Windows 8. burn it to DVD. now..go into the BIOS, enable LEGACY. (this will automatically disable SucureBoot) go into Boot Options, select CD/DVD-Rom drive as first boot device. boot from the DVD and begin to install Windows 8. select "Custom" installation. Now.. here's the important part.. you must partition correctly.. since you're reading this tutorial.. im assuming you want to Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8. So you'll need atleast 2 partitions.. 1 for 7, 1 for 8. I also recommend making a 3rd partition for personal Data, PortableApps, etc. So as an example.. let's use 3 partitions. Use a calculator and divide your drive space into 3, then create the 3 partitions as equally as possible. Windows 8 will automatically create 3 additional partitions: a 300MB Partition for Recovery, a 100 MB Partition for System,and a 128 MB Partition for MSR (Reserved).Go ahead and let Windows 8 create those partitions.. they are important... so to recap.. there should be a total of 6 partitions: 3 for us.. and 3 for Windows 8. Format each partition.. then highlight the drive where you want to install Windows 8. and install. SETTING UP WINDOWS 7 im not sure if this works for x32 .. i installed Windows 7 x64. im assuming by now.. you have Windows 7 burned onto DVD. Go back into the BIOS.. > go into Boot Options > select "CD/DVD Drive with UEFI". (this is very important.. if you do not see "with UEFI".. this will not work.) Boot from the CD/DVD-ROM Drive and select "Custom" installation. Once you're at the partitioning screen.. select the drive you want to install Windows 7 on, then click Next to install. (An error will pop up stating: something about "GPR is not recommended" or something.. just click OK and it will continue) TIPS Switching between Windows 7 or 8 i switch between Windows 7/8 in Windows Environment... by right-clicking "My Computer" > "Properties" > "Advanced System Settings" > "Startup and Recovery" > and selecting either Windows 7 or Windows 8 as the Default Operating System. I also uncheck "Time to display list of operating systems". This causes either Windows 7 or 8 to boot w/out being prompted by the BIOS during the boot process. Enabling "LEGACY" support causes watermark Go here to download the hotfix. HP UEFI, RSA, and OEM Activations HP UEFI uses RSA encryption.. rendering BIOS Modding nearly impossible.. If you are hellbent on OEM activation or unlocking the Advanced Menu screen, you can ask Donovan for help or contribute and he'll do it for you. i would recommend installing Windows 7 VL Edition.. then use Microsoft Toolkit 2.3.2 by CODY to activate w/KMS. I recommend v2.3.2 because it will run out of the box under Windows 7. If you use the latest version.. it requires .NET Framework 4.5. I was hesitant to use KMS because i was under the assumption it required Internet. (It does NOT) It uses an emulator which activates against 127.0.0.1. It's also light and discreet. Microsoft Toolkit allows custom Tasks: which i set to reactivate at every boot, waiting 1 minute. And whenever the PC is idle. Install Windows 8 first: If you plan to Dual Boot Windows 7 and 8.. install 8 first and follow the tutorial above. This is easier because Windows 8 will automatically create the required partitions. Where as if you install Windows 7 first.. the required partitions for Windows 8 are not created. Reactivating Windows 8 with your backed up Tokens & OEM key: If your computer came with 8.0, and you're installing 8.0 .. you can simply copy the "spp" folder over in Safe Mode. If your computer came with 8.0, and you're installing 8.1: you have to copy the "spp" folder over in Safe Mode > and activate with the OEM key Online.. by clicking "Activate" in "My Computer" > "Properties".. Install Windows 8 without Internet connection: This makes it easier to avoid being forced to use an Online identity as your PC account. There are ways to undo this but from my experience.. it's easier to disconnect the Internet. Recovery Options, Restoring with Backed up System Images This is also different with UEFI. Previously, i was able to simply press HP's hotkey "F8" to access the "Repair computer" option, which allowed me to restore my PC with a backed up System Image. This no longer works.. the computer will produce an error once past the "Repair computer" option. You have to make a new Repair Disc in Windows 7.. this will create the required disc for UEFI support. Once the disc has been made: Shut down the computer.Put the Repair Disc in the Drive. (this is important.. otherwise UEFI will not detect the drive)Now boot back into the BIOS > select Boot Options > and now the CD/DVD-ROM Drive will appear.Select it.. and Windows will boot right to the System Recovery screen.USB 3.0/2.0 Many new machines come with USB 3.0 but do not support Windows 7. Obviously.. you have to search around the web for drivers.. but it is possible to find. This problem arises again in System Recovery.. the USB 3.0 port is not recognized. If you're using an external HD for backups.. make sure you try all USB ports if Windows does not detect your drive.
  2. Updated Gandalf’s Win10PE x64 Redstone 3 build 16299 version 07-10-2018. As with the x86 build, l will be updating the x64 on a monthly or every 2 months basis as well. Download link for version 05-08-2018 will be removed in a day or two. New and Updated or Fixed in this release Microsoft .Net 3 & 4 issues not being detected. Any .net apps should now work System Account fixed Boot selection to choice of admin or system accounts defaults to system after 3 seconds Emsisoft Emergency Kit Winrar 5.6 7zip 18.05 PingPlotter 5 Auslogics Disk Defragger 8.0.12.0 Lazesoft Recovery Suite 4.23 Task Manager Deluxe 2.28.1.0 Rufus 3.1 Defraggler 2.22. HDD Expert 1.18.1.40 Directory Lister 2.28 Winrar Powerful archiver and archive manager Acronis True Image 2017 Backup and disk imaging solution MS Paint and Wordpad Microsoft’s basic image and text editors Macrium Reflect 6.1.1311 Backup and disk imaging solution CCleaner System optimization, privacy and cleaning tool Media player classic Classic Windows media player HWiNFO Hardware information and diagnostic tool Snipping Tool Screen capture application. Any Desk Remote Desktop application Teamviewer Remote control solution Double Drive Driver backup application HDClone 6.0.5 Copy a complete hard disk onto another, larger hard disk Winmerge File comparison tool CrystalCPUID Get detailed System information VNC Viewer Remote Control Software Ntpwedit Change or remove passwords for local system accounts AOMEI Partition Assistant Partitioning solution. Partition Wizard Partitioning solution. Virtual Keyboard Virtual Magnifying Glass DiskCryptor Disk encryption application similar to Bitlocker Bitlocker Microsoft’s disk encryption application Powershell Powerful automation tool is both a shell and a scripting language Ultraiso Directly edit ISO files, make images from CD/DVD-ROM Unlocker Unlocker helps delete locked files with error messages Gimagex A graphical user interface for the ImageX tool SuperAntiSpyWare Free Malware Remover Magic Jelly Bean Key Finder A freeware utility that retrieves your Product Keys HiJackThis Spot home page hijackers and startup programs Ghost The classic imaging tool Sysinternal Suite Troubleshooting Utilities VLC Media Player Open-source cross-platform multimedia player IrfanView Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer User-friendly image browser, converter and editor. Mozilla FireFox Another great browser Easy BCD Boot management tool and bcd editor. Crystal Disk Info HDD/SSD utility software Drive Snapshot Disk imaging solution AOMEI Backupper Windows backup and restore software Rufus Utility to format and create bootable USB flash drives DismGui 4 Dism with a graphical interface WinToolkit Customize Your Windows Installation ImgBurn CD burning tool. Treesize Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs Defraggler Disk Defragmenter Recover Keys Retrieves your Product Keys Admin or System Session Choice Start Menu Updated PENetwork interface with easier wifi connecting. Build Notes Microsoft .Net 3 & 4 issues not being detected should now be working on apps requiring them (this fix added over 1gb to the iso size) Use Terminals RDP for rdp connections Did not update Chrome and Opera as most recent versions not working in the PE Boot selection to choice of admin or system accounts defaults to system after 3 seconds Macrium Reflect will remove the Y drive and set it as next logical drive. Just use Remount CDdrive Y found in Windows Systems folder. Only available on google drive presently. A BIG THANKS to ChrisR and everyone over at theOven.org without whom this build would not be possible. If you’re interested in making your own build be sure to check them out. It’s a very large download almost 5gb so be patient it can take 30-60 minutes (depending on your internet speed) to download. After downloading, burn the bootable ISO file to a USB of 8gb or larger, using rufus or a similar program to create your bootable USB. Do not burn to DVD, since many apps need to write data to the application folder. Checksum for Gandalf’sWin10PEx64Redstone3-07-10-2018.ISO MD5 Checksum: 3F0BC1D6A79536AE61B0E1B617601F7B HOMEPAGE DOWNLOAD: Site: https://drive.google.comSharecode: /drive/folders/1Kxm9JfDhJBEQcP29npx5I9LoIRVdK5wF regards
  3. Hello guys, My old Compaq Presario V2000 is not powering on at all. can you help me out please?
  4. This project is based on Win10PESE - Thanks to ChrisR and everyone over @ TheOven.org Version 4.7 Deployed - RS5NEW FEATURE - ADDED PXEBoot Server Installer - You can now choose a machine on your network and turn it into a PXEBoot (Network Boot) Server. This PXEBoot Server will broadcast the PE across the network and let you use the server as a centralized backup location. Clients must be in Legacy mode to use PXEBoot.(UEFI is not currently supported) - >> Thanks for the idea Sergei Added StartMenu>- Install & Repair Windows ->Repair Windows>SFC Repair (Offline) Renamed DISM++ ==> DISM Repair (Offline)Updated ShowKeyPlus HOMEPAGE (needs registration) DIRECT DOWNLOAD: Site: https://mega.nzSharecode: /#!tmRFDAoL!W2ZkHtuGZJ5w3O7rzGztpR1OiR8PI0739Nv8NJmKuPM TORRENT DOWNLOAD: Site: https://mega.nzSharecode: /#!1jZjyICR!ibRKwPSWygiwswRqM36huAhmQpXedlF9PrglofbsKb8 md5sum: 28EF2BCCD737ECD9791D55F9D95D9778 sha1sum: B37E7DAABAACCD002C7D63F1E0A195A2E4B3C32A sha256sum: 574CE5CF37524F758F1C51563DE2F7DA34C97CAEDC13EC1FECA6AFDFBFA54DAC regards
  5. This project is based on Win10PESE - Thanks to ChrisR and everyone over @ TheOven.org Version 4.8 Deployed - RS5PXEBoot Server - Updated to v2.0.0.1 - Corrected drive mapping and shortcut creation bugs. This is working 100% perfectly now. UEFI PXE Boot AND Legacy PXE Boot are both supported.Updated Windows Login UnlockerUpdated DISM++Updated WinNTSetup3Updated Advanced IP ScannerUpdated x64dbgUpdated Process Hacker 3Updated FileZilla ClientUpdated NirLauncherUpdated VLC Media Player Direct Download: Site: https://mega.nzSharecode: /#!gywx3Ihb!cNTwL_IC2RcfCJzga_4JOJnhHiNGF9omWBKeMcp03eM Torrent Download: Site: https://mega.nzSharecode: /#!o3xjmCKa!yZEHEp6KDLDoxVzxgfpAgANYc-ebHHNVhZotcsANooM md5sum: 080867AEC8EAA5EC7237060E49DED818 sha1sum: C56B8BD9C702C5BA2F1B18326026C646A9FB9C32 sha256sum: A529E452416D44492D1981778E832C641205051F534BD49CA36565DC16631F63 regards
  6. mephistooo2

    MultiBoot Utility v1.3

    Intended Use: USB/HDD Grub2 installs. Boot to be ready. IMPORTANT * You can select a folder with the desired name as the boot directory. Grub2 version update on the existing MultiBoot systems used. Grub2 files embedded in the program, if you want, you can update with your own downloaded Grub2 files. You can update Legacy, Efi32 and Efi64 separately. Creates g2ldr, core.img, bootia32.efi and bootx64.efi files for Grub2 v2.04 and v2.05 and copies them to their respective locations on your system. Grub2 File Manager installs. Makes it ready to use. Downloads current Grub4Dos files to the existing MultiBoot system used and makes them ready to use. Internet connection is required as it downloads the current files from the internet. If no Grub4Dos is present in the system, it installs under the grub directory by default. If there are already Grub4Dos files installed on the system (it doesn't matter which folder it is), it will update by overwriting. If Secure Boot is enabled in UEFI, it replaces the current MultiBoot system's UEFI boot method with original efi files signed by Microsoft and makes it ready for use. You can run all tests by opening Virtual Disk Management program, QEMU Test program and Bootice program directly through the program. Download: Site: https://github.com Sharecode: /MultiBoot-Utility/MultiBoot-Utility MultiBoot English Virustotal Result: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/4406deaf9340bf6156985380d725a090670e2656c4886465460d3ae734a91c34/detection MultiBoot Turkish Virustotal Result: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/11f3779890cd5c0ada6a62498ed5e3b0df6a5387a6b17ff112262aba31358c55/detection Change Log:
  7. alankubiak01

    FasterImageFlasher ULTIMATE

    FasterImageFlasher Ultimate has been completely redesigned to be the most economical, simple, lightweight and fast. This software allows you to perform operations such as flashing an image (.IMG -.ISO), formatting a disk, making a disk backup, telling if the disk is ready for use, showing the details of the selected disk... Thank you to the administrators of nsane.forums! Homepage: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fasterimageflasher-ultimate/ Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fasterimageflasher-ultimate/files/latest/download
  8. Bootable disk Windows 10 and 8 PE - for maintenance of computers, hard disks and partitions, backup and restore disks and partitions, computer diagnostics, data recovery, Windows installation. Changelog: Some bugs fixed. Updated programs: Acronis True Image 2020 Build 22510 AOMEI Backupper 5.5.0 Drive SnapShot 1.48.0.18730 TeraByte Image for Windows 3.36 EaseUS Todo Backup 13.0 Isoo Backup 4.2.2.760 Active Disk Image 9.5.2.0 MiniTool Partition Wizard 11.6 AOMEI Partition Assistant 8.6 EaseUS Partition Master 13.8 EaseUS Disk Copy 3.5 DiskGenius 5.2.0 Build 884 NIUBI Partition Editor 7.2.7 R-Studio 8.12 Build 175721 MiniTool Power Data Recovery 8.6 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 13.0 Hetman Partition Recovery 3.0 Eassos Recovery 4.3.5.385 Active File Recovery 19.0.10 Active Partition Recovery 19.0.3 Active Undelete 16.0.05 Active Password Changer 10.0.1.0 Active KillDisk 12.0.25 AIDA64 Extreme Edition 6.20.5300 CrystalDiskInfo 8.3.2 CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0.0g CPU-Z 1.90.1 HWiNFO 6.20 Build 4030 BurnInTest 9.1 Build 1000 (x64) PerformanceTest 9.0 Build 1035 OCCT Perestroika 5.5.1 (x64) WinHex 19.9 Recover Keys 11.0.4.233 Victoria 5.22 IsMyLcdOK 3.41 NirLauncher 1.23.8 MonitorTest 4.0 Build 1001 Linux Reader 4.0.9 TeamViewer 15.1.3937 TeamViewer QuickSupport 15 AnyDesk 5.4.2 Supremo 4.0.3.2214 AeroAdmin 4.6 Build 3171 OpenVPN 2.4.8 UltraVNC 1.2.3.0 Far Manager 3.0 Build 5511 WinNTSetup 4.0.1 MemTest86 Pro 8.3 (UEFI) HDDaRTs 28.10.2019 (DOS) BootIt Bare Metal 1.63 (DOS) SmartFix Tool 2.2.1.0 Checksums (*.iso file): CRC32: D17242C3 MD5: 793010D8ED29C0476A0978CA1DDF6C36 SHA-1: 41BCA7088AE953CD3B011CD40116E1433242B964 Homepage: Site: https://sergeistrelec.ru Sharecode: /winpe-10-8-sergei-strelec-english/180-winpe-10-8-sergei-strelec-x86-x64-native-x86-20191002-english-version.html Download: Site: https://anonfile.com Sharecode: /Z9sftaJ8n6/WinPE10_8_Sergei_Strelec_x86_x64_2019.12.28_English_rar Site: https://mega.nz Sharecode: /#!s6oElKiZ!HjO-8Hb_nwIy7LXaWk_-DNYk8heeqP6MB21ljNxDy5o Site: https://fex.net Sharecode: /ru/s/rt3oen8 Site: https://drive.google.com Sharecode: /file/d/1bOEZhtkaLyeghotIBTAKmKeRRNie1shF/view?usp=sharing Update patch from version WinPE 10-8 Sergei Strelec (x86/x64/Native x86) 2019.10.02 English version (1.25 GB) Site: https://mega.nz Sharecode: /#!E64EGAbR!q2bP9GgA9FOCmRM1eGznsyZbpva1bFxgTX41r66iVY8 Site: https://anonfile.com Sharecode: /B8s9tbJcnf/Patch_WinPE10_8_Sergei_Strelec_x86_x64_2019.10.02_English_rar Site: https://fex.net Sharecode: /ru/s/eeeccrz Password for archive: strelec
  9. neofita

    Easy2Boot 2.00A

    Easy2Boot 2.00A Features: Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in Make_E2B GUI to quickly make an E2B drive. Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB drives. Configure E2B how you want - updating E2B does not change your configuration. Make an E2B USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS) using Windows or linux. Add or remove any payload just by copying or deleting the file from the USB drive - no menu to edit, no app. needed - no need to remake it every few months! Original linux boot menu is shown- same that you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options) Over 15 menu languages (you can add your own language too). Automate Windows installs with drivers and applications using SDI_CHOCO with any unmodified MS ISO file. Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads). Supports multiple UEFI secure-boot payloads. Includes Holmes.Sherlock's PassPass for E2B to bypass Windows password entry (XP to Win10) and automated UtilMan Windows hack. Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them over!). Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe. Customise menu entries using TXT_Maker.exe. Add 100's of All-In-One Windows Install ISOs (convert to .imgPTN files using the Windows MPI Tool Kit). Add 100's of UEFI-images (e.g. Windows/Linux/KonBoot/Utilities) using .imgPTN files. Add 100's of full linux and WindowsToGo installations. Add 100's of different linux liveCD ISOs each with persistence (>4GB persistence on NTFS is supported). Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD) Add a grub2 menu system and UEFI-boot to ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting! WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+) Set \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root NTFS now supported under linux - use udefrag to make NTFS files contiguous (v1.85+). Supports animations, stamps and large fonts (v1.79+). Windows utility SWITCH_E2B.exe allows you to switch to any .imgPTN file from Windows. No need to install RMPrepUSB to make an E2B multiboot USB drive. Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 installs when booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B) Changelog: Make_E2B.exe and Make_E2B_USB_drive.cmd - downloads agFM if 2nd FAT32 partition is made. Allow user to define sizes in GB of ptns1, 2 and 3. Second partition will be FAT32 if < 32GB if AUTO install using Make_E2B.exe. if drive >128GB it always prompts user for partition 1, 2 and 3 sizes and type. New default wallpaper. .isoPE extension now updates the WinBuilder .ini files (e.g. for Gandalf ISOs) - use .isoPE extension if you get a yellow warning triangle on desktop. \_ISO\docs\Wincontig folder can now be copied to any volume\folder Update SDI_CHOCO scripts and add chocolatey.nupkg for offline install of chocolatey. Add support for windows ISOs on ptn3 in qrun.g4b so can have Windows Install ISOs on ptn3 or ptn2 or ptn1 and use a .mnu file, add $$Install_Win10_from_Ptn2or3.mnu sample mnu file Switch_E2B.exe now looks for auxiliary *. files on other volumes at \(path), then \_ISO, then \ - e.g. ptn1:\_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN10\Win10.imgptn23 and ptn3:\_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN10\Win10. Bugfix - Latest grldr with bugfix for non-contiguous files Bugfix - Fix EXTOFF not working in MyE2B.cfg v2.00A 2020-03-24 - Bugfix for Italian Windows (Italian Diskpart displays Kb not KB). Fixes Parition 2 not found error in MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE.cmd. Homepage: http://www.easy2boot.com Changelog: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/e2b-version-history/ Release Date: 2020-02-07 OS: Windows / Linux Language: Multilingual Download Page: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/ regards
  10. neofita

    Easy2Boot 1.B8

    Easy2Boot 1.B8 Features: Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in Make_E2B GUI to quickly make an E2B drive. Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB drives. Configure E2B how you want - updating E2B does not change your configuration. Make an E2B USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS) using Windows or linux. Add or remove any payload just by copying or deleting the file from the USB drive - no menu to edit, no app. needed - no need to remake it every few months! Original linux boot menu is shown- same that you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options) Over 15 menu languages (you can add your own language too). Automate Windows installs with drivers and applications using SDI_CHOCO with any unmodified MS ISO file. Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads). Supports multiple UEFI secure-boot payloads. Includes Holmes.Sherlock's PassPass for E2B to bypass Windows password entry (XP to Win10) and automated UtilMan Windows hack. Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them over!). Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe. Customise menu entries using TXT_Maker.exe. Add 100's of All-In-One Windows Install ISOs (convert to .imgPTN files using the Windows MPI Tool Kit). Add 100's of UEFI-images (e.g. Windows/Linux/KonBoot/Utilities) using .imgPTN files. Add 100's of full linux and WindowsToGo installations. Add 100's of different linux liveCD ISOs each with persistence (>4GB persistence on NTFS is supported). Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD) Add a grub2 menu system and UEFI-boot to ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting! WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+) Set \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root NTFS now supported under linux - use udefrag to make NTFS files contiguous (v1.85+). Supports animations, stamps and large fonts (v1.79+). Windows utility SWITCH_E2B.exe allows you to switch to any .imgPTN file from Windows. No need to install RMPrepUSB to make an E2B multiboot USB drive. Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 installs when booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B) Changelog (v1.B8) Latest grub4dos 2019-12-30. Improve E2B scripts to allow user to define a greater number of grub4dos environment variables (grub4dos max is 60). New default background. Add .vhdx file extension (was removed in last few versions). Update Memtest86 UEFI free version to v8.3. Add Tails_generic_for_USB_HDD.mnu for generic menu for booting Tails ISOs from USB HDD Homepage: http://www.easy2boot.com Changelog: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/e2b-version-history/ Release Date: 2020-01-01 OS: Windows / Linux Language: Multilingual Download Page: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/ DOWNLOAD: https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html regards
  11. JayDee

    Windows 7 not booting

    So I have a Toshiba Satellite C50 laptop running on Windows 10. I decided to install Windows 7 instead. I loaded the bootable Windows 7 CD and deleted all partition and installed Windows 7. This is where things get trick. After the installation is done, when reaching the screen that says "Starting Windows", nothing happens. I am stuck on that screen ans Windows 7 won't start. Anyone has and idea why is this happening ? Thank You
  12. neofita

    Easy2Boot 1.B8A

    Easy2Boot 1.B8A Features: Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in Make_E2B GUI to quickly make an E2B drive. Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB drives. Configure E2B how you want - updating E2B does not change your configuration. Make an E2B USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS) using Windows or linux. Add or remove any payload just by copying or deleting the file from the USB drive - no menu to edit, no app. needed - no need to remake it every few months! Original linux boot menu is shown- same that you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options) Over 15 menu languages (you can add your own language too). Automate Windows installs with drivers and applications using SDI_CHOCO with any unmodified MS ISO file. Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads). Supports multiple UEFI secure-boot payloads. Includes Holmes.Sherlock's PassPass for E2B to bypass Windows password entry (XP to Win10) and automated UtilMan Windows hack. Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them over!). Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe. Customise menu entries using TXT_Maker.exe. Add 100's of All-In-One Windows Install ISOs (convert to .imgPTN files using the Windows MPI Tool Kit). Add 100's of UEFI-images (e.g. Windows/Linux/KonBoot/Utilities) using .imgPTN files. Add 100's of full linux and WindowsToGo installations. Add 100's of different linux liveCD ISOs each with persistence (>4GB persistence on NTFS is supported). Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD) Add a grub2 menu system and UEFI-boot to ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting! WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+) Set \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root NTFS now supported under linux - use udefrag to make NTFS files contiguous (v1.85+). Supports animations, stamps and large fonts (v1.79+). Windows utility SWITCH_E2B.exe allows you to switch to any .imgPTN file from Windows. No need to install RMPrepUSB to make an E2B multiboot USB drive. Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 installs when booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B) Changelog (v1.B8A): ignore .grubfm files and .cfg files which are not grub4dos batch files (in case added for for a1ive grub2 file manager), bugfix for Windows ISOs + XML files, bugfix for firadisk/strelec ISO booting, bugfix in NTBOOT for .wim booting when using grub2 File Manager, Simplified Chinese STRINGS.txt updated, Make_E2B.exe utility now has a Drive Info button, RMPartUSB.exe updated, latest grub4dos \grldr file which has a bugifx in grub4dos for password prompt at top of screen if time&date used. Homepage: http://www.easy2boot.com Changelog: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/e2b-version-history/ Release Date: 2020-02-07 OS: Windows / Linux Language: Multilingual Download Page: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/ DOWNLOAD: https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html regards
  13. So, This happened quite some time ago. When i installed Linux Mint onto a laptop which had BIOS, (Yes, quite old system.) And since then. I don't have access to the system BIOS. All i can do is select boot device and it boots into the os. The bios part essentially won't show up. For my understanding it is due to the installation going the UEFI way and messing something up, I tried to get it working by taking the hard drive out to see if there is something and it does not work that way. So Any way to get this thing fixed up? It's a lenovo g580 with an intel pentium dual core processor. What went wrong. and What can be done to get it back how it was. *I did successfully re-flash the bios via a bios file via usb. But still getting the same thing. Now the Linux installation have also gone haywire by booting into Initramfs adding more salt to the injury. and i want to get rid of this whole linux sh*t and install back windows again with normal accessible BIOS.
  14. First a quote from Microsoft Developer Network's (MSDN) support article: As you most probably already use Hyper-V and have a version or two of Windows installed on its virtual machines (judging by the fact that you found here), we can use a shortcut simplifying the process and use already existing VHD files of your Windows virtual machines. There's nothing wrong in running your Windows virtual machines as intended in Hyper-V. However, sometimes you might want unrestricted access to physical hardware on your host machine. Native boot gives you exactly that: when a VHD with Windows installed on it is used for native boot in a dual / multiple boot scenario, it will no longer use Hyper-V emulated, virtualized hardware devices but is instead as any operating system installed directly to physical hardware. In this tutorial we will add a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine's virtual hard disk file to my Windows 10 boot menu, to be able to choose which of the two Windows systems will be started when the machine will be booted. The tutorial might look a bit complicated but I assure you, this is really easy and fast. You set up your virtual machine's VHD for native boot in a minute :). Notice that you can use the method told in this tutorial on both BIOS (MBR) and UEFI (GPT) systems, mounting both MBR partitioned Generation 1 VHD files and GPT partitioned Generation 2 VHD files regardless if the host is MBR or GPT partitioned. A VHD from Generation 2 UEFI vm can boot natively on a BIOS (MBR) host, and a VHD from Generation 1 BIOS vm boots without an issue on UEFI (GPT) host. This method can be used to natively boot VHD files from Hyper-V virtual machines running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016. Part One Preparations A Hyper-V virtual machine when created and before any checkpoints have been made consists of one VHD or VHDX file, a Virtual Hard Disk file. Later on when you for security or other purposes make checkpoints, Hyper-V adds a so called child VHD to the vm. As geeks love difficult words, we say this vm is from now on using differencing disk. It means that we have a base disk (also called parent disk), in Hyper-V usually a .vhdx file, and for that base a child disk with extension .avhdx, letter A coming from word automatic meaning it is managed automatically by Hyper-V without user interaction. In other words, keep your hands away, don't move, rename or delete them manually, only use Hyper-V Manager for any changes. Here's a screenshot of a typical Hyper-V vm (#1) and its checkpoints (#2), I have also pasted an extract from my virtual hard disk folder into this screenshot (#3): I created the vm and installed Windows in a .vhdx file (yellow highlight). When I made first checkpoint, the differencing data was stored in first .avhdx file (blue highlight), next checkpoint created again a differencing .avhdx to store changes since first checkpoint and so on. To get our vm to boot natively outside Hyper-V, we need to merge existing checkpoints (child disks) to base disk (parent). Native boot with a VHD or VHDX file is only possible if it has no child disks. Unfortunately this also means that when you remove the VHD or VHDX from native boot menu and continue using it in Hyper-V, you no longer have any checkpoints and can't restore the vm to earlier state. Think how important your checkpoints are, you wont get them back once deleted and merged to parent! 1.1) If the vm you want to use in native boot has any checkpoints, select the first checkpoint, right click and select Delete Checkpoint Subtree to remove all checkpoints. Hyper-V merges the data they contain to base disk and finally removes the child disks: 1.2) You can leave the .vhd or .vhdx file in its current location, or copy it to another drive. You can even copy the virtual hard disk to another computer and use it on that computer for native boot. If your intention is to continue using it also in Hyper-V in addition to native boot, leave it where it is 1.3) Download and install the free Macrium Reflect. Although mostly known of its disk imaging and cloning capabilities, Macrium also offers the easiest way to fix Windows boot records. We will use it later in Part Four to reset Windows boot records and boot menu Macrium Reflect Free download: Macrium Reflect Free Part Two Add VHD to boot menu 2.1) Open your virtual hard disks folder, default location if you have not changed it in Hyper-V settings is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks 2.2) Double click the VHD file you want to boot natively and add to boot menu. This mounts the VHD on your host system. In this example I have copied the virtual hard disk to another computer and double click it to mount it to the host system: 2.4) Windows now mounts all partitions of this disk to host. Because the Hyper-V vm on this disk was setup as Generation 1 (BIOS / MBR partitioning), my host now shows two new drives, drive G: which is the system reserved partition of Windows 10 installation on that virtual hard disk, and drive H: which is the Windows partition of that installation: Notice that the VHD will be automatically unmounted when we restart in step 2.9; it only needs to be mounted now to be added to boot menu, later on there's no need to mount it. 2.5) Old school geek as I am, I always need to check. I open drive H: to see it really contains the virtual Windows 10 installation I want to use in native boot: 2.6) Open an elevated (admin) Command Prompt, type bcdboot H:\Windows and press Enter (replace drive letter H with actual drive letter for the mounted virtual hard disk containing Windows): 2.7) To prepare for the unexpected, to easily restore the default boot records let's not continue before we have added Macrium Rescue WinPE system to the boot menu. Start Macrium Reflect, open Other tasks menu, select Add Recovery Boot Menu Option: 2.8) Select Windows PE 10.0 menu and click OK, accept all possible prompts: 2.9) Restart Windows. You will be shown the Windows 10 boot menu Optional: 2.10) The physical PC, a laptop in this case has now been booted with a virtual hard disk from a Hyper-V virtual machine. It now uses the physical hardware and can access all host machine resources. Our virtual Windows is now physical (blue highlighted disk), with access to original host Windows hard disks (yellow): 2.11) If we check Disk Management we will see that the VHD was added as last hard disk, in this case Disk 3. Checking its properties we can clearly see that we are dealing with a virtual disk: OK, let's boot back to host, the original Windows installation by restarting and selecting it from boot menu 2.12) For your own comfort it might be a good idea to rename boot menu operating systems, the boot menu showing two identical "Windows 10" entries can be confusing. To do that open an elevated (admin) Command Prompt, type bcdedit and hit Enter. Boot records will be shown. Scrolling down the list you will find an entry titled Windows Boot Loader for each of our three operating systems. We are interested in three details on each entry: Identifier (yellow highlight in below screenshot), Device (blue) and Description (green): 2.13) As we have two identical "Windows 10" entries, lets change the VHD entry's name to something more descriptive. Checking the Device type in all three entries we can see that our VHD's Identifier is {default}. The command syntax to change the boot menu description is bcdedit /set {Identifier} description "AnyName". In this example I changed its name to My VHD with command bcdedit /set {default} description "My VHD": Looking better, easier to understand which entry starts what OS: Part Three Remove VHD from boot menu 3.1) I played with another VHD, this time Windows 8.1 but would like to remove it now from boot menu: 3.2) Open elevated (admin) Command Prompt, type bcdedit and hit Enter, browse to Windows Boot Loader entry you want to remove, note the identifier (Windows 8.1 VHD identifier highlighted): 3.3) Type bcdedit /delete {Identifier}, hit Enter to remove the VHD from boot menu: Note There are three different identifiers: The chosen default OS has identifier {default}, the current OS you are signed in at the moment is {current}. All other entries have a long hexadecimal identifier, as in this example the Windows 8.1 VHD identifier above. Typing these long hexadecimal strings is both boring and also might easily be typed wrong. In Command Prompt you can just select the string with mouse and hit Enter to copy it to Clipboard, then paste it to your command. Part Four Troubeshooting, reset boot menu 4.1) Anything can happen. A restart can suddenly show this when you select an OS from boot menu (in screenshots current Windows 10 recovery prompt and old style legacy prompt which can be shown depending on if you have manually changed to legacy boot menu, or added Windows 7 or older OS on multi boot system): This does not happen often but when it happens you might be unable to boot to any of the installed operating systems except Macrium WinPE rescue system which we added to boot menu in steps 2.7 and 2.8. In modern prompt, press F9 to open boot menu. In old style prompt press Enter. You can now select another operating system from menu, or use Macrium to fix boot records as told below (if you did not add Macrium to Windows Boot Menu, restart your PC now booting from Macrium boot disk / USB and continue from 4.3). 4.2) Select Macrium Reflect System Recovery and hit Enter: 4.3) When Macrium has started, select Fix Windows boot problems top left: (Screenshot from a BIOS system, process exactly the same in UEFI.) 4.4) Click Next: 4.5) Click Next: 4.6) Click Finish: 4.7) Click Yes: 4.8) Windows boot records have been reset, your original physical Windows 10 installation will start, no boot menu is shown. To continue playing with native boot you have to add your VHD files again as well as the Macrium rescue boot option as told in Part Two. Note When boot records have been reset with Macrium as told in Part Four above, your Hyper-V virtual machines might not start telling you that one of the Hyper-V components is not running: By reseting boot records Macrium has caused the hypervisor not to work properly. Luckily this is not an issue, we can fix it easily. Simply give this command in an elevated Command Prompt and restart your Hyper-V host PC: Code: bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto Hyper-V virtual machines will again run without issues. Information You can naturally also reset your boot records whenever you want to, when you no longer want to boot to your VHD files. Notice that you can update Windows on the natively booted VHD normally, install software, do everything else but you cannot upgrade it to next builds: When / if you want to upgrade, boot to your original host OS, run the VM in Hyper-V and upgrade. When done you can again boot to it using the method told in this tutorial. Tenforums.com
  15. neofita

    Easy2Boot 1.B4

    Summary: Easy2Boot, a new All-in-One MultiBoot USB solution! EasyBoot now supports UEFI multibooting (linux and Windows). + No USB 'Helper' Flash drive required for Windows installs. Features: Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in Make_E2B GUI to quickly make an E2B drive. Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB drives. Configure E2B how you want - updating E2B does not change your configuration. Make an E2B USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS) using Windows or linux. Add or remove any payload just by copying or deleting the file from the USB drive - no menu to edit, no app. needed - no need to remake it every few months! Original linux boot menu is shown- same that you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options) Over 15 menu languages (you can add your own language too). Automate Windows installs with drivers and applications using SDI_CHOCO with any unmodified MS ISO file. Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads). Supports multiple UEFI secure-boot payloads. Includes Holmes.Sherlock's PassPass for E2B to bypass Windows password entry (XP to Win10) and automated UtilMan Windows hack. Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them over!). Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe. Customise menu entries using TXT_Maker.exe. Add 100's of All-In-One Windows Install ISOs (convert to .imgPTN files using the Windows MPI Tool Kit). Add 100's of UEFI-images (e.g. Windows/Linux/KonBoot/Utilities) using .imgPTN files. Add 100's of full linux and WindowsToGo installations. Add 100's of different linux liveCD ISOs each with persistence (>4GB persistence on NTFS is supported). Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD) Add a grub2 menu system and UEFI-boot to ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting! WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+) Set \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root NTFS now supported under linux - use udefrag to make NTFS files contiguous (v1.85+). Supports animations, stamps and large fonts (v1.79+). Windows utility SWITCH_E2B.exe allows you to switch to any .imgPTN file from Windows. No need to install RMPrepUSB to make an E2B multiboot USB drive. Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 installs when booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B) Changelog: 1. BugFix - file extension suffixes '32', '64', '3GB' and '4GB' were not working 2. New .isopersistdebian file extension for Kali and other Debian LiveCD ISOs + persistence 3. Small tweaks to some sample .mnu files Homepage: http://www.easy2boot.com/ Version History: http://www.easy2boot.com/download/e2b-version-history/ Download Page: https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html (it downloads version 1b4, not version 2) regards
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