Ventoy - Easy USB multiboot for ISO files (UEFI, too!)

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  1. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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  2. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    @Kyhi (and others):

    Looks like Ventoy 1.16 has better support for XPE as well!?
    In a quick test I did just now, even when I did not select "Run all programs from RAM" (in XPE), the programs were still running fine when I added the XPE ISO to a Ventoy USB. This would mean Ventoy is "re-mounting" the XPE ISO automatically after booting the PE?

    Did I miss something, or is this a great new feature in Ventoy 1.16?
     
  3. mdl052020

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  4. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Novice

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    For Those who want to know how to unhine 1st partition & again hide after copy paste both files :

    Diskpart
    list vol
    sel vol # (#= vol number of ventoyEFI)
    assign

    dont close the diskpart session
    partition is now unhidden & mounted in your windows explorer
    copy & paste both files in ventoy dir of your efi partition
    go back to diskpart session on cmd
    type remove

    your efi partition is now hidden & unmounted.
     
  5. Kyhi

    Kyhi MDL Novice

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    I can confirm that the ISO now remains mounted and the ISO Drive is assigned Y:
    So Thanks to this 1.16 Update - the Media ISO created by the Win10XPE Project is Supported using either Build Method....
    Thank You Ventoy !!
    Thank You!!
     
  6. Atari800XL

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    Thanks Kyhi, I already was very excited about this, and already thought I must have done something "wrong" to get it to work :)

    So it seems that we "silently" got this great bonus, even when (as far as I can tell) this wasn't announced in the latest changelog.
    I know for one of the previous releases (1.14, I believe) a different PE was mentioned, but I guess some people didn't realize how happy XPE users would be if this "remount my iso to drive Y:" would be working.
    (If anyone needs reminding why this is so great, let me know and I will explain).

    So thanks for confirming, and thank you LongPanda! This is the perfect "marriage" between 10XPE and Ventoy!
     
  7. Kyhi

    Kyhi MDL Novice

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    I asked for such a feature - but not sure if it was intended by Ventoy - But I will Take it, none the less...
    I fumbled upon Ventoy from another forum posting about it a while ago - downloaded it and did a quick test... I was impressed and added Ventoy to Win10XPE Project as Additional Option...

    So Thanks to this 1.16 Update -
    I can confirm that the ISO now remains mounted and the ISO Drive is assigned Y:
    The WinPE Media ISO created by Win10XPE is now supported by Ventoy using either "Ram or USB" Build Method.... Thank You Ventoy !!

    It really is a Wonderful Program that Ventoy has created -
    So Many Thanks to Ventoy...
    KYHI
     
  8. Zenix308

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    This is the best ISO booting app. Thanks Ventoy.
     
  9. ventoy

    ventoy MDL Novice

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    Ventoy will try to inject some hook into the boot.wim file to mount the iso file automatically.
    If the hook success, there will be no need for the ISO file to do something like what I said before.

    But the hook normally sucess with standard Windows ISO from MSDN.
    For PE.iso, the hook fails sometimes. So for PE, I prefer the author of the PE do the special process inside the ISO, and that is the perfect solution.

    However, I always optimize the hook mechanism from release to release, especially 1.0.14.
    So maybe because of the optimization in some release, the hook take effect for XPE.iso.
     
  10. marshalb

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    I have the same release.
     
  11. Kyhi

    Kyhi MDL Novice

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    Well, it seems that the Hook in version 1.16 was the Hook I needed for Win10XPE...
    As the ISO was present as a Drive - for which Win10XPE assigned as Y:
     
  12. ecli

    ecli MDL Novice

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    As much as I would like a good util to multiboot, let me tell you that it searches (and changes) some very suspicious registry keys (BITS, RPCss, loads encryption and rsa dlls - virtual disk, etc).
    I would like someone more knowledgeable than me to take a good look at the binary from the latest release.

    github.com/ventoy/Ventoy/releases/download/v1.0.17/ventoy-1.0.17-windows.zip
    SHA-256 2ebde7e40422e9c5a50ec4877fec42c45ca085ed6404a3eb9f241025db7e2deb

    Be careful....
     
  13. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Novice

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    kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 even is not working with latest ventoy.