[SOLUTIONS] Installing Windows on UEFI System with install.wim over 4 GB

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  1. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

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    #21 LittlePro, Aug 25, 2019
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  2. sebus

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    And that could be a useful batch for the same (it can run from WinPE which does not have Powershell):

    Code:
    @Echo off
    setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
    Set "USB="
    REM get removable loaded drives:
    for /f "tokens=1-5" %%a in (
     'wmic logicaldisk list brief'
    ) do if %%b Equ 2 if %%d gtr 0 Set USB=!USB! %%a
    Echo:Usb removable drives:%USB%
    EndLocal&Set USB=%USB:~1%&Goto :Eof
     
  3. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

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    #25 LittlePro, Aug 26, 2019
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    Hi All,
    Greets,
    1.
    Sir,
    Thanks.
    To add : USB7ice is a great tool for creating a pen drive with any windows distributions where the biggest file or Install.wim is equal or less than 4 GB.
    It creates a media which is compatible with UEFI + GPT , UEFI CSM & Legacy bios ( MBR ).
    For eg. If a BIOS is configured for both ''UEFI + Legacy BIOS'', It will show two boot entries : One as UEFI & other as traditional Legacy USB entry.
    ( It reminds me of writing an ISO on a DVD. That uses FAT32 & is bootable on both UEFI & Legacy BIOS )

    2.
    Sir,
    The 1903 version's Install.wim was just under 4gb.

    3. What USB7ice actually does while using Standard BCD ( Vista & Vista + Distributions ) with FAT32 ( Default ): It simply formats a pen drive in FAT32 with single partition & simply extracts a windows distribution ISO to the root of USB Pen drive. That's it. It can be done manually as well.
    ( The trick was once shared by Sir Enthousiast )

    Thanks & Regards. ...
     
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  4. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Addicted

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    There's also Windows installation disk :)

    This script automates creating a customized Windows installation disk.

    • For both Legacy BIOS and the native UEFI boot process.
    • For systems that use UEFI with Secure Boot
    • Even for Windows ISOs that have Install.WIMs that are over 4GB (Due to the 4GB limitation of FAT32).
     
  5. GodHand

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    Code:
    Function Get-USBObject
    {
        [CmdletBinding()]
        [OutputType([PSCustomObject])]
        Param
        (
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true,
                Position = 0)]
            [ValidateLength(1, 3)]
            [string]$DriveLetter
        )
    
        $DriveLetter = $DriveLetter.Substring(0, 1).ToUpper()
        Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_DiskDrive | Where-Object { $_.InterfaceType -eq 'USB' -and $_.MediaType -eq 'Removable Media' } | Sort-Object -Property DeviceID | ForEach-Object -Process {
            If ((Get-Partition -DiskNumber $_.Index).DriveLetter -eq $DriveLetter) { Get-Disk -Number $_.Index }
        }
    }
    So you can do $USB = (Get-USBObject -DriveLetter H) and it will add the disk object to the $USB variable.
     
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  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    No idea why you quoted me in that? If there is no PS, then Get-USBObject will not work anyway...
     
  7. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

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    #29 LittlePro, Nov 1, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
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  8. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

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    Sir,
    Greets,
    It was linked by Kyhi sir only. It has checksums provided by him only :

    SHA256 = 5E0EA09B00FCC15E40B6F11FFDC5014C40128CA89A3991F518DB92F40616543B

    If still required, I will delete the link.

    Let me know.

    Thanks & Regards. ...
     
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  9. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Addicted

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    Shouldn't it be

    Code:
    ramdisk=[G:]\sources\boot.wim,%ramdisk%
    instead of

    Code:
    ramdisk=[G:]\sources\boot_x64.wim,%ramdisk%
     
  10. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    You are right, i posted the wrong script (for WinPE instead of Windows).
    Code:
    Echo Creating BCD entrys for Windows 64 UEFI
    
    set BCDEDIT=%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\bcdedit.exe
    
    Echo Creating ramdisksdidevice entry...
    for /f "tokens=2 delims={}" %%g in ('%BCDEDIT%  /create /device') do set ramdisk={%%g}
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %ramdisk% ramdisksdidevice        partition=G:
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %ramdisk% ramdisksdipath          \boot\boot.sdi
    
    Echo Adding RAM Boot WinFE entry...
    for /f "tokens=2 delims={}" %%g in ('%BCDEDIT%  /create /application osloader') do set GUID={%%g}
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% device                  ramdisk=[G:]\sources\boot.wim,%ramdisk%
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% path                    \Windows\System32\Boot\winload.efi
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% description             "Install Windows 64 UEFI"
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% osdevice                ramdisk=[G:]\sources\boot.wim,%ramdisk%
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% systemroot              \Windows
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% detecthal               Yes
    %BCDEDIT%  /set %GUID% winpe                   Yes
    %BCDEDIT%  /displayorder %guid% /addlast
    pause
    exit/b
    
     
  11. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    thanks friend very good job downloading now :good3:
     
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