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Windows 7: How to create a bootable UFD that boots to a menu?

05 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
How to create a bootable UFD that boots to a menu?

I would like to create a bootable USB FD that boots to a menu that lists items such as Acronis, Disk Director, Sysinternals, Process Explorer, Malwarebytes Antimalware.c.

What If I:
1. formatted a 60 GB UFD to NTFS
2. downloaded programs used to maintain system performance to the UFD
3. installed the programs in separate folders on the UFD
4. created a sort cut to each app
5. placed the shortcuts in a Tools folder stored in the root directory of the UFD

How can I make an iso file of the USB FD with this content on it that can be used by Rufus to make a bootable USB FD that loads the Tools menu?

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05 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

To make a disk boot able it must have a OS (operating system). To run windows programs on it, it must be Win PE.
SIW2 is the expert on it. Wait for his help.
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05 Jul 2017   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You will need to boot an operating system in order to run any programs.

You could have several .wim files on the usb and create menu entries for each.

For example, you can have standard windows boot.wim, acronis.wim, etc

Probabaly easier to create your own bootable wim file containing the programs you need. Some programs are portable and do not need to be inside the wim file itself.

Unless you know how to do it manually, I suggest you use
Win7PE SE Release
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06 Jul 2017   #4

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

Thank you SIW2 for the recommendation to try Win7PE, once I have backed-up I will. Right now I am having an unanticipated problem performing the backup; please see my post to the System Security forum, Suspect Malware.

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