Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

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Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby davidecosta » November 16th, 2012, 4:24 pm

Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU for dummies step by step

SARDU is capable to install all Windows from the same USB stick FAT32 without partition, without any knowledge. Can manage the installer of Windows Eight, Windows Seven, Windows Vista, Windows XP (all Sp), and build one pendrive USB multiboot with a handy menu. This is best choice to install Windows in a PC, tablet or netbook without DVD player from the USB stick saving time.

Everything you need is just an ISO or a DVD with the installer of Windows Eight (or other), one pendrive or other removable memory disk with the space required.


Create a multi bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8 installation...

If you don't have a Windows ISO installer but you have a Windows installer DVD no problem. You have only to download the easy tool lcisocreator (only 52 kb) and build your ISO in a few of minutes.
SARDU expect these names to the ISO to manage installations
Windows Eight InstallWin8*.iso
Windows Seven InstallWin7*.iso
Windows Vista InstallVista*.iso
Windows XP Professionl Install_XP_pro*.iso
Windows XP Home Install_XP_home*.iso
Windows XP 64 install_XP_x64*.iso

Attention: * (asterisk character) is a wildcard to match any number of unknown characters in a phrase

Example: InstallWin8*.iso can match InstallWin8_Enterprise.iso or InstallWin8_Pro.iso...
Only the installer of Windows XP can manage more than one installer but only one for SP.

Example: Install_XP_home_SP1.iso and Install_XP_home_SP2.iso and Install_XP_home_SP3.iso...

Attention: SARDU cannot manage customized or nLited version of Windows XP
Build your USB pendrive with all Installers of Windows in three steps

Once positioned the ISO with the correct name in the ISO folder, default subfolder \ISO\, the checkbox of the Windows Installer, if not already enabled, will be activated with a simple check mark.

Just plug your USB stick formatted with FAT32 (for better compatibility)
Press the button to build the USB (button with the USB)
Wait that SARDU extract the files from the ISO and copy them to USB.

This will be very fast using a USB 3 or a hard disk, the speed is given by the speed of the memories




Here you can find german version of this guide, translated by UFdFan
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby oralover2006 » April 2nd, 2014, 9:35 am

hi all,

when made an USB with installation for Win 7 iso and boot computer with it, when select menu

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Boot from Install Windows Seven (grub)


it showing following lines:

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Bad command or filename - "c:\boot\barrosu.exe"
A:\>c:\boot\grub.exe --config-file = "root (hd0,0); chainloader /bootmgr"
Bad command or filename - "c:\boot\grub.exe"


NOTE: during making of USB, not asked / inform about "grub", so what i missed / goes wrong ?

please help.

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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby oralover2006 » April 2nd, 2014, 10:44 am

I already made an USB with AV of my choice and Hiren Boot CD, using it since over 6 months.
today I downloaded SARDU to have latest version, for Win 7 iso , I tested it first installing in VMware to check its integrity, I formatted my USB with FAT32 ( used two different USB for same purpose ) but failed and got above mentioned errors ( I am unable to Edit my post that's why I am writing these here ).
please help.
regards.

I read here that you prefer to format USB using RMPrepUSB utility, ok, will try it.
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby davidecosta » April 2nd, 2014, 11:45 am

Let me know :)
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby Hatem95 » December 3rd, 2014, 10:47 am

it also works the AIO (all in one)?
eg: windows xp AIO, windows 7 AIO and windows 8 AIO
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby davidecosta » December 3rd, 2014, 10:54 am

Only if are builded without change files and folder path...then I think that XP modded can not work
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby xtrho69 » August 22nd, 2015, 6:39 pm

Hello to all and congratulations to all who make this forum possible. I bought the pro version because I need to make a usb with all windows. I've renamed the isos as: installwin8_pro.iso, installwin7_pro.iso and windows10_pro.iso. When I boot on the usb, always starts me windows 8. I would like that someone could help me. Or if there is support on this.
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby davidecosta » August 22nd, 2015, 7:06 pm

Hi,
Multiple installer are available only with boot from legacy and not from UEFI.
Are you booting from legacy?
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby xtrho69 » August 22nd, 2015, 9:18 pm

Yes, legacy. All isos installwin*.iso. No how the guide
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Re: Guide to install Windows from USB using SARDU

Postby davidecosta » August 23rd, 2015, 10:27 am

Are you the same of ticket?
If yes please don't make cross posting
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