Is there a way to create bootable USB flash drive and use extra space Solved

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  1.    27 Apr 2018 #11

    You could just use one Type of bootable media - say Windows 10 Installation Media..
    Which boots the Boot.wim in the SOURCES folder
    then create a MACRIUM folder and place Marcium's Boot.wim in that folder
    then create a PESE folder and place the Rescue Media Boot.wim in that folder...

    Now duplicate the current BCD entry (on USB) for the Windows 10 Setup
    then edit the Description and Location and point to the Marcium Folder
    Then repeat the process and point to the PESE folder..

    Now when booting that USB Media you will be given 3 Options
    Windows Setup > from Sources folder
    Macrium > from Macrium folder
    Win10PESE > from PESE folder

    Any extra USB Space can be used for your personal DATA folder and Files..

    USB will have one Partition (Fat32) but as long as NO file is over 4GB you should be good..
    Formatting the USB will remove ALL the files..
    But you can replace the files on the USB, thus overwrite to update
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  2.    27 Apr 2018 #12

    Thank you for the lead!
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  3.    28 Apr 2018 #13

    Thank you Kyhi - this is exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. Rather than ask a lot of questions and take up your time, I suggest I take this as far as I can go by myself. When I get stuck, I'll get back to you. There's no question in my mind that you're way over my head - but I'm a quick learner - and WANT to learn. Sound OK? By the way, your instructions are pretty clear - but there are a few things I won't understand until I get there.

    Kyhi said: View Post
    You could just use one Type of bootable media - say Windows 10 Installation Media..
    Which boots the Boot.wim in the SOURCES folder
    then create a MACRIUM folder and place Marcium's Boot.wim in that folder
    then create a PESE folder and place the Rescue Media Boot.wim in that folder...

    Now duplicate the current BCD entry (on USB) for the Windows 10 Setup
    then edit the Description and Location and point to the Marcium Folder
    Then repeat the process and point to the PESE folder..

    Now when booting that USB Media you will be given 3 Options
    Windows Setup > from Sources folder
    Macrium > from Macrium folder
    Win10PESE > from PESE folder

    Any extra USB Space can be used for your personal DATA folder and Files..

    USB will have one Partition (Fat32) but as long as NO file is over 4GB you should be good..
    Formatting the USB will remove ALL the files..
    But you can replace the files on the USB, thus overwrite to update
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Apr 2018 #14

    @Nisko

    Here are the Boot Files for your x64 USB Media
    Copy your Installation Files to USB
    Extract Nisko.7z and copy to USB (Allow overwrite of BCD)
    Copy Macrium Boot.wim into Macrium Folder
    Copy WinPESE Boot.wim into PESE Folder
    Test Booting into all 3 Options
    Windows Setup
    Macrium Reflect
    WinPESE
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  5.    28 Apr 2018 #15

    @Kyhi, Thank you. What is WinPESE? Is this the name of your Windows Environment with tools?
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  6.    29 Apr 2018 #16

    Nisko said: View Post
    @Kyhi, Thank you. What is WinPESE? Is this the name of your Windows Environment with tools?
    Yes, that is the reference
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  7.    02 May 2018 #17

    I expect to try your instructions beginning on 05.03.2018.
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  8.    03 May 2018 #18

    OK, @Kyhi - I have a 16GB USB flash drive and have just downloaded the Microsoft Media Creator. I have the Windows 10 installation on the drive. I also have your PE software in an ISO format. I also have Nisko.7z and have expanded it. However, I don't have any DVDs to expand your ISO. Thank you - but, if you don't mind, I'd rather do this the long way so I learn how to do it again with other software. What do I do next? Thank you.

    PS: If I have the room left over, I would like to also put Password Reset on this drive.

    I also have the Rescue Disk for Macrium Reflect. If I understood your instructions properly, the only file I need is the boot.wim and I don't need any of the other files on the disk. Is that correct? Thank you............
    Last edited by Nisko; 03 May 2018 at 22:38.
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  9.    04 May 2018 #19

    Nisko.7z contains the Needed BCD (Boot configuration Data) and the two additional folders (Marcium and PESE)

    Now that you have your installation media on USB

    Extract Nisko.7z and copy contents to USB

    Double click my rescue media to mount ISO
    Then copy the boot.wim from my Rescue SOURCES folder to the PESE folder on the USB

    Then copy the Boot.wim from your Mecrium Media into the MACRIUM folder on the USB

    Your Macrium Media will also have a Drivers Folder
    Copy that folder to the USB (root)

    Test by Booting into all 3 options..
    Enjoy!
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  10.    05 May 2018 #20

    The other files from the Macrium disk and your Rescue disk aren't needed on the flash drive?


    The Password Reset Disk only has one file on it. Without a boot.wim file, won't I be able to also put it on the same flash drive?

    Thank you.
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