Wednesday 14 August 2013

Easy2Boot v1.07Beta now available

This version recognises iso's with a .isoPE extension.

This can be used with Vista/7/8 WinPE ISOs. If the extension is .isoPE then when WinPE runs and wpeinit starts, the .ISOPE file will be automatically loaded in WinPE as a virtual CD/DVD drive.
This means that once the WinPE is fully loaded, it will have access to all the files in the ISO as a virtual CD/DVD drive.
Note that this only works if you use an E2B USB flash drive, or use an E2H USB HDD + USB 'Helper' Flash drive, as the \unattend.xml file is required to be on a 'removable' USB drive for this to work.

This version is available from the downloads section of the E2B Tutorial here.

There have also been some minor changes to the LOADISOxx.cmd files used for Vista/7/8 install ISOs but hopefully this should not affect their function at all.


  1. Hey Steve,

    Thanks for this useful update for winPE live cds, but is there another way to get the same result while keeping the .iso extension untouched ? I am using EZ2B on a external zalman case VE400 for "iso loading redundancy" if EZ2B doesn't allow me to load a specific iso for any reason, and i would like to be still able to mount the iso from the zalman embedded UI as well. isoPE doesn't allow me to do that.

  2. You could modify the .iso code in E2B.
    So every .iso that you booted would ask the user
    'Do you want to boot this as a WinPE ISO? Y/N?'


    You could create a .mnu file for each winpe iso and place the .mnu file and iso file in a sub-sub-folder - e.g. \_ISO\WinPE\WinPE\mype.iso

    Let me know which you prefer...