usb pe boot disk

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I was planning to create windows pe boot media and add windows os, ubuntu, android and acronis iso for installation from usb.

Which is the best usb multiboot  to that. ?   And also I want to load pc technician utilities on the win pe usb boot disk.  

Also what about microsoft windows pe boot builder , is it easy to create pe boot disk using their aik kit.
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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I have already the boot Windows PE,
it's in here:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsDC94k7vMVflJROLK6zcwXC483NiQ

And about the Multiboot (I have never used it but I have used another tool from them so), this would be my 1st guess
https://www.pendrivelinux.com/sardu-multiboot-usb-creator-windows/
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NOPOINTS
Jose's winpe is October 2018 windows 10 1809 for the curious
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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Yes It's when I created the ISO for 1809 I had to format my computer to enable the Optane memory :P
But didn't want to go 1709 -> 1803 -> 1809 xD

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ok I am downloading. how do I use it ?  I want to add another android iso on it. ?
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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I think that in here is the guide:
https://www.sarducd.it/sardu-for-dummies.html

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the free sardu version allows one iso at a time.

What about your win pe does it have all the tools ?  your file is still downloading . do you know what the file size is ?
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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I updated the WinPE the file is called (Copype.iso) that has 295MB the other is the Win1809 Iso (which has nearby 4gb).
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i have used bootit-bm for such multibooting : http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm      
it allows up to 128 different boot entries
or try Yumi : https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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jose , your one drive file is still downloading and it is now 400 mb and downloading.

are you sure you have uploaded the files that you said ?
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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Pretty sure sir:
http://prntscr.com/n4z2tq

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pe file is still downloading 472 mb

Author

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file is still downloading 461 mb
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroTop Rated Freelancer on MS Technologies
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YEah, the problem is that you're downloading the whole thing.  4gb + 400  (twice).
Let me remove the Win1809 iso. ok?

It's done,
so cancel that and download it again from the original link

If anybody wants the win 1809 is here:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsDC94k7vMVflJRShAAORZV8KcL9Rg

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I thought they were two separate links 1) copype and 2) win 1809
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if you go into the links and click download it'll download the zip file with the 2 files.

WinPE: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsDC94k7vMVflJROLK6zcwXC483NiQ

Win10 1809: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsDC94k7vMVflJRShAAORZV8KcL9Rg

Just needed to select the file you wanted to download and click download. But whatever 2 links now.

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ok  jose trying again to download

Author

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copype is downloading correctly.

but windows 1809 is not dowloading and that is 3.9gb . may be it will download one at a time.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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USB drives are really cheap enough that the multi boot thing just adds complications...

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Thanks guys, much appreciated.  I did not find anything in copype.iso , it was just a command prompt to system32.
 I don't  know  what to do with .  I need help with adding  iso's to the pe file, but jose has not shown or explained what to do and how to do it with the command prompt.

So I am still stuck with the question how to create a win pe usb boot disk  and how to add iso's to the  pe disk ?
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use a tool such as yumi or multiboot to create the iso/usb
Here is a walkthrough https://www.linuxbabe.com/apps/create-multiboot-usb-linux-windows-iso
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i suggested Yumi some posts ago already ….
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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Technically in a multiboot you are not adding iso's to the pe boot disk. The pe boot disk is just another bootable image in the total.
But it is still much easier to get a few smaller USB thumb drives and make separate bootable installers. Not only is the initial creation easier, but updating the individual distros installers is much easier since you can't always just swap out an image name and expect it to work.
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you can delete, - and re-add another iso in Yumi as easily
but for iso's i use very frequently - i use separate usb drives
i have also one bigger one to contain most software i need for work
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Microsoft Operating Systems can be downloaded direct from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows8ISO

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

Using the vendor's site is always the best choice for the most up to date version.

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error.PNGI have got error message when entering product key for windows 7  to download windows 7 iso.

On checking faqs it shows it will void the manufacturers warranty, but my laptop is 5 yrs old.  so how does that help.?

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yumi has not booted, that is why I gave up on yumi, but I will try it again, so I can post you the snapshot of what happens.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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Most likely your key is for an OEM windows install, and they don't usually get Microsoft support, but get support from the PC manufacturer.
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i have never found Yumi noy booting...probably you did something wrong
post the steps you took

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I used yumi to multiboot   two acronis files to win pe boot mgr and was successfully loaded,

I then booted yumi and both the files are the there but when I click on the first acronis file , it says not found. and the second file the same error message, so I will have to try some other app
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You don't have a Retail key!

OEM software is not supposed to be reinstalled on different hardware.

Once the hardware is defunct the license is also defunct, it's not transferable.

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I am not  installing it on another hardware but the same laptop
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You will need to obtain OEM media from the vendor.
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you said : " two acronis files" which ones?  are tyhey bootable?

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