How To Create A Master Installation USB Drive

[Save Multiple Versions Of Windows]

If you’ve been a consistent computer user for the past decade or so, then it’s no surprise that you may find yourself with multiple ISO files for multiple versions of various operating systems.

All these versions are equally important, as you never know when you might be required to use one of them. However, this in itself creates the problems of creating and storing multiple installation DVD’s or USB Drives for each one of them.

As a means of sorting this mess out, you can always create a master installation USB drive which would hold all the versions of your favorite operating system. You can do this with the help of a software called WinSetupFromUSB.

To use this software, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have single ISO files only (either 32bit or 64bit).
  2. Download and run WinSetupFromUSB.
  3. Get a USB drive with enough space to hold all the operating systems and insert it in your computer.
  4. Click “Refresh” on the top right corner of the software and select your USB drive.
  5. Check the “Advanced Options” box near the bottom left.
  6. In the following dialog box, check the “Custom menu names for Vista/7/8/10/Server Source” check box.
  7. Close the box.
  8. To add the first operating system, check the “Auto format it with FBinst” check box.
  9. Select the “Fat32” option under the check box.
  10. Under the “Add To USB” section, select the check box next to the “Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 /Server 2008/2012 based ISO” option.
  11. Click the browse button (“…”) located to the right of this option to browse and select your first ISO.
  12. In FAT32 format, if the file is too big, it will tell you that it has to be split in 2 parts. Click “OK” and move forward.
  13. Once this is done, click the “GO” button in the bottom right corner.
  14. Click “Yes” on the confirmation window.
  15. Click “Yes” again on the warning window.
  16. Once formatted, you will be asked to add a custom name for the operating system.
  17. If you don’t type anything for 30 seconds, it’ll use the default name.
  18. Once you set the name, the software will start writing the folders.
  19. You will get a “Job Done” confirmation windows once the process is complete.
  20. Repeat the process for all the operating system, but don’t select the “Auto format it with FBinst” option.

With these easy steps, you will be able to create a master installation drive which will contain all versions of the operating system you own. This can also be done with Linux operating systems. Have fun.

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Posted on : 20 Aug 2016 @ 22:22

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