Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how to create multi-boot USB?

28 Mar 2014   #1
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
how to create multi-boot USB?

I wish to create a multi-boot USB, I have done this before with ease but cant remember the program, sure you simply dropped the ISO's into a folder and when you boot from USB it ran a linux type program that would detect the ISO's and allow you too launch them....such as windows 7 iso etc.

can anyone help me do this?

I have a 64Gb stick I wish to install OEM AIO versions of windows XP/Vista/7/8 so I can use them to install onto computers - also Hirens etc

thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Mar 2014   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

YUMI is the program I think you're looking for.
Here's some SF articles about this.
YUMI Syystem Tools option not available
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2014   #3
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

hi, thanks for your response

i tried YUMI and its perfect but it names all the vista/7/8 installers with same names...suppose you cud put them on in order

it only works if you let it format the drive FAT32 too... no NTFS

also if i choose "non-listed ISO's using SYSLINUX" (so it shows the ISO name) i get error right at end and when i try too boot it just stays at the SYSLINUX screen with flashing cursor, Iam now attempting same thing with GRUB IN RAM
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Mar 2014   #4
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

self-delete
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2014   #5
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've used Xboot to create multi-boot USB drives. It creates a nice menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2014   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If one of the other suggested programs is easier to use or works better, use it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snadge View Post
hi, thanks for your response

i tried YUMI and its perfect but it names all the vista/7/8 installers with same names...suppose you cud put them on in order

it only works if you let it format the drive FAT32 too... no NTFS

also if i choose "non-listed ISO's using SYSLINUX" (so it shows the ISO name) i get error right at end and when i try too boot it just stays at the SYSLINUX screen with flashing cursor, Iam now attempting same thing with GRUB IN RAM
I don't know why it names all the installers with the same name for you, unless all your ISOs are named the same ?
For me, it uses the name of the ISO being added.

Yes, it has to be formatted as FAT32.
Use the Try an Unlisted ISO option when adding a bootable ISO.

See steps 2 and 3 in Golden's tutorial for a more detailed explanation with screen prints.
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #7
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
If one of the other suggested programs is easier to use or works better, use it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snadge View Post
hi, thanks for your response

i tried YUMI and its perfect but it names all the vista/7/8 installers with same names...suppose you cud put them on in order

it only works if you let it format the drive FAT32 too... no NTFS

also if i choose "non-listed ISO's using SYSLINUX" (so it shows the ISO name) i get error right at end and when i try too boot it just stays at the SYSLINUX screen with flashing cursor, Iam now attempting same thing with GRUB IN RAM
I don't know why it names all the installers with the same name for you, unless all your ISOs are named the same ?
For me, it uses the name of the ISO being added.

Yes, it has to be formatted as FAT32.
Use the Try an Unlisted ISO option when adding a bootable ISO.

See steps 2 and 3 in Golden's tutorial for a more detailed explanation with screen prints.
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

because I use the option "Windows Vista/7/8 Loader" and no matter what your ISO is named you go into that section and it has many options all named as above..try it and see..but it does...I also tried and "unlisted ISO via SYSLINUX" like I said but right at the end theres an error saying something about unable to find a configuration file - I tried the XP Installer to with a bootable XP ISO and that failed to work using the "Windows XP Installer" option in YUMI ...so it would seem so far im not having much luck... I just want multiple bootable windows ISO's on a stick I can choose from


edit: tried XBOOT but it fails on choosing ISO options, iam currently trying grub option on it

edit2: ISO/Grub option works but you need to have all your ISO's ready as you can not add/remove like others...it will only re-create the whole thing once

thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #8
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
YUMI is the program I think you're looking for.
Here's some SF articles about this.
YUMI Syystem Tools option not available
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
DavidW7ncus!!! I need this maricum reflect iso.. where can i get it for free? can u please give me or tell me?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

The .iso is normally created when you use Macrium to create a rescue ISO, but you can use this one if you like:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6g...it?usp=sharing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #10
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

self-delete
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 how to create multi-boot USB?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Multi-Boot & Multi-Harddrive booting
OK. My computer multi-boots to Windows 7 & 8 right now. 8 is on an SSD. I am thinking about adding another HDD, moving 8 to the new HDD, and installing Windows 10 onto the SSD. If I disconnect the drives with 7 & 8 during the install, then add them to the boot menu after, can I make the...
Installation & Setup
How to create multi-boot flash drive
Does anyone know of a way to take several different ISO's (multiple Windows ISO's, Ubuntu, Hiren's Boot CD, etc.) and put them onto a flash drive from which I can boot and select one? I've tried several different utilities thus far - unetbootin, YUMI, XBoot - but none have allowed me to...
Installation & Setup
How do I create a Multi-program bootable installation disk?
I'm trying to cut down on installation time. I want to Create a bootable installation DVD/CD that has WINDOWS OS on it, along with, a virus software of my choice, WINDOWS OFFICE, burning software, plus a few others software's. I would like to be able to walk away and come back when it is finished...
Installation & Setup
SSD and Multi boot
Is it possible to multi boot with an SSD, I was thinking about getting one, possibly 80gb, I have a triple boot system, and don't really want to lose them.
Hardware & Devices
How to create a USB multi boot repair disc?
Is there a way (or tutorial) to create a repair disc for a multi boot Win7/Vista on a USB flash drive? In other words would like to be able to use a USB flash drive in an emergency to boot into a multi boot computer using Win7/Vista. I see where there is a way to create a Vista/XP multi boot USB...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App