Tuesday, 15 January 2019

E2B v1.A8 is now released!

The new v1.A8.exe download is released and can be downloaded here.

It can also be used to update the DPMS version of E2B.

The E2B website will be updated with this new version in a day or so.

Note: If you updated to RC1 previously, you may find two copies of Memtest86 (MBR+UEFI) in the \_ISO\UTILITIES_MEMTEST folder, delete the Memtest86 (MBR+UEFI).imgPTN file and keep the Passmark Memtest86 (MBR+UEFI).imgPTN file.

I have also updated the two E2B eBooks. You can use the link in your confirmation email to download the new version(s) if you wish. The changes are very minor and just add that you may no longer need a WinHelper flash drive if your E2B drive is of the fixed-disk type.

List of changes since v1.A7:

  • WIMBOOT function is now supported by the Windows Install menu so that Windows Install ISOs will work from an E2B USB hard disk without needing to connect a WinHelper flash drive. If prompted, WIMBOOT can be skipped by pressing the ENTER key.
  • QRUN.g4b now detects when an .iso file is a Windows Install ISO so now they can be run from any standard E2B menu folder and no WinHelper USB drive is required (1-2GB+ RAM required). 
  • Passmark MemTest86 (MBR+UEFI) .imgPTN file now added to the Utilities - Memory Test sub-menu (MemTest v8.1 Jan 2019) - adds 30MB to size of E2B files.
  • New .isoPELD and .isoPELD1 file extensions load the ISO as the Y: drive using WIMBOOT. 
  • Fix sample XML VM Disk1 typos (was 'Diskid' now 'DiskID'). 
  • Can now add set NOREPAIR=1 into MyE2B.cfg to suppress the 'Press any key for Windows Repair only...' prompt for Windows 8/10/2016/2019 ISOs. 
  • Yellow 'NOHELPER' text is now displayed as a reminder if the NOHELPER variable is set in the MyE2B.cfg file. 
  • Fix some language text issues in STRINGS.txt files. 
  • In case of a payload/menu error, Ctrl+F8 global hotkey completely reloads E2B. 
  • New default background.
  • QEMU_MENU_TEST (run as admin).cmd now rescans drives on exit, so if you select a .imgPTN file and then quit QEMU, Windows Explorer will display the new drive contents.
WIMBOOT also works with Murphy's All-in-One Windows Install ISOs and allows you run run Murphy's install scripts or Windows Setup.exe.

Please try it and let me know if you find any issues by emailing: steve (at) easy2boot (dot) com.

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