Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Various Hirens ISOs and Gandalf PE with Easy2Boot

I have been experimenting with various Hirens ISOs with E2B and came up with this table which you may find useful:


If Windows PE boots and loads all the Desktop icons correctly, you should get the number noted in the last column.


Note that DLC.Boot.2015.iso also is 64-bit UEFI bootable (for Mini Windows 8 64-bit) when converted to a FAT32 .imgPTN file.

If you have a USB 3.0 E2B drive, it is best to convert any WinPE-based ISOs to .imgPTN files. If you have a USB HDD with a second partition containing files (portable apps, documents, etc.) that you want to access from WinPE, then use the .imgPTNLBAa23 file extension instead of .imgPTN, and the second partition on the E2B USB drive will be accessible to WinPE.

You might like to try the latest Gandalf WinPE 1511 TH2 builds (32-bit and 64-bit versions are available with UEFI+MBR boot files, they are both over 2GB in size though). Details on how to add these to E2B can be found in a previous blog post here (it is easiest to just convert them to FAT32 .imgPTN files).

December 2015 build of Gandalf's 32-bit build - Gandalf's_Win10PE_x86_TH2-12-31-2015.iso.

Please note: If you use these builds, you MUST be licensed for any software that you use (Windows OS or the bundled applications); if you do not have the correct Windows licence then you should not use it!