Windows 10: Additional Folders/Tools W/ Bootable USB


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       23 Nov 2015 #1

    Additional Folders/Tools W/ Bootable USB


    Hi all,
    Just wondering if putting additional files/folders in my bootable USB installer will cause any issues with the installer.
    Example:
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    If I make another folder called "Other" and place other files/programs/docs in the folder will it make any difference to the installer itself or will it just kinda ignore it like I want?

    Just want to be sure before I spend time organizing flash drives and tools on other drives that I may not need to use lol

    Thanks,
    Michael
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Nov 2015 #2

    ThereThatGuy said: View Post
    Hi all,
    Just wondering if putting additional files/folders in my bootable USB installer will cause any issues with the installer.
    Example:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	25c5d37d2b.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	12.7 KB 
ID:	50112

    If I make another folder called "Other" and place other files/programs/docs in the folder will it make any difference to the installer itself or will it just kinda ignore it like I want?

    Just want to be sure before I spend time organizing flash drives and tools on other drives that I may not need to use lol

    Thanks,
    Michael
    I did the USB and chose Both, works fine, gives both the x86 and x64 versions. The download will erase anything on the drive first. After getting it I added the Offline update installer to get the .11 version. Using the Setup.exe file on my USB drive worked fine to update 10240 to 10586.0 on my Dell Venue 8 and it ignored the added files so I would assume the same for your Folders. I didn't try booting to the USB drive so can't speak to whether it will or not. The setup.exe file chose the correct version to install without asking whether 32-bit or 64-bit.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       23 Nov 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    I did the USB and chose Both, works fine. The download will erase anything on the drive first. After getting it I added the Offline update installer to get the .11 version. Using the Setup.exe file on my USB drive worked fine to update 10240 to 10586.0 on my Dell Venue 8 and it ignored the added files so I would assume the same for your Folders. I didn't try booting to the USB drive so can't speak to whether it will or not.

    Thanks for the Info, I'll wait until a few more chime in. Perhaps someone has done what I'm speaking about before.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Nov 2015 #4

    ThereThatGuy said: View Post
    Thanks for the Info, I'll wait until a few more chime in. Perhaps someone has done what I'm speaking about before.
    After looking at the USB drive again I see the .11 updates x86 and x64 are actually in Folders on the drive, names start with "Cumulative update".
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5

    No, it won't make a difference, as long as you don't mess with the existing structure. I created a 16 GB flash drive and put two additional folders, Drivers and Software, and didn't encounter any issues. I've been doing this since Windows 7.
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6

    If I make another folder called "Other" and place other files/programs/docs in the folder will it make any difference to the installer itself or will it just kinda ignore it like I want?
    As said the answer is NO, it will not affect the installer in any way - by adding user folders..
    Do it all the time..
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