Welcome to the Easy2Boot (E2B) website

  • Want to do it all  from just one USB drive? Then why not use what the 'Techies' use?
  • Approx. 1000 E2B USB drives are made every day! 
  • Just copy over your ISOs (or delete them), the menu is automatically created each time you boot.
  • Over 300 different types of ISOs and payload files supported.
  • Make an E2B USB drive using Windows or linux.
  • 15+ languages for the menu system
  • Secure UEFI-booting is supported by using .imgPTN files.
  • Use for unattended Windows installs (drivers+apps+updates+unchanged ISO file) (SDI_CHOCO feature)
  • Update to the latest E2B version in a few seconds - no need to reformat the USB drive ever!
  • E2B is FREE (donationware

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Latest released version is E2B v1.93 (2017-06-18) (early new Betas available on Alternate Download sites). 

If you have the latest Windows 10 Creator update and have problems formatting as NTFS, please update to E2B v1.92.

Latest E2B v1.93 fixes formatting issue caused by new Windows 10 Creator updates, Offline Chocolatey packages now supported in SDI_CHOCO, etc.

  • Complete version history here
  • Quick and easy to Update! No need to re-make your USB drive ever!
  • Use the MPI Tool Pack to make .imgPTN files. (latest version 0.073 has bug fix for Win10 Desktop shortcuts bug)
  • Check the Alternate Download areas for the latest files and bugfix/Beta versions.
  • Loads of Tutorials for different/special payloads.
  • Easy2Boot YouTube videos here.
  • Interested in USB booting? - visit www.rmprepusb.com for over 130 Tutorials!
To make a E2B drive - pick a Drive, then a Language and then click the BIG RED BUTTON.
 
Then test using the green QEMU button...

 
   Press F1 on E2B Menu for Help

 

Is this site too slow? Don't like the messy layout and the annoying adverts?

Anyone who makes a donation of £5 or more, will be emailed a URL which loads the E2B and RMPrepUSB website pages quicker, has fewer adverts per page and a much neater format. If you donate £10 or more, you even get a free licence for XMLtoE2B.exe too (just ask)!

E2B Features

  • Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in Make_E2B GUI to quickly make an E2B drive.
  • Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB drives.
  • Configure E2B how you want - updating E2B does not change your configuration.
  • Make an E2B USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS) using Windows or linux.
  • Add or remove any payload just by copying or deleting the file from the USB drive - no menu to edit, no app. needed - no need to remake it every few months!
  • Original linux boot menu is shown- same that you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options)
  • Over 15 menu languages (you can add your own language too).
  • Automate Windows installs with drivers and applications using SDI_CHOCO with any unmodified MS ISO file.
  • Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads).
  • Supports multiple UEFI secure-boot payloads.
  • Includes Holmes.Sherlock's PassPass for E2B to bypass Windows password entry (XP to Win10) and automated UtilMan Windows hack.
  • Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them over!).
  • Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file.
  • Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe.
  • Customise menu entries using TXT_Maker.exe.
  • Add 100's of All-In-One Windows Install ISOs (convert to .imgPTN files using the Windows MPI Tool Kit).
  • Add 100's of UEFI-images (e.g. Windows/Linux/KonBoot/Utilities) using .imgPTN files.
  • Add 100's of full linux and WindowsToGo installations. 
  • Add 100's of different linux liveCD ISOs each with persistence (>4GB persistence on NTFS is supported). 
  • Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. 
  • Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD)
  • Add a grub2 menu system and UEFI-boot to ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting!
  • WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+)
  • Set \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root
  • NTFS now supported under linux use udefrag to make NTFS files contiguous (v1.85+).
  • Supports animations, stamps and large fonts (v1.79+).
  • Windows utility SWITCH_E2B.exe allows you to switch to any .imgPTN file from Windows.
  • No need to install RMPrepUSB to make an E2B multiboot USB drive.
  • Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 XML files for booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B)

Easy2Boot YouTube videos here.

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Are you new to Easy2Boot?
If you are new to Easy2Boot, watch the videos, then use the Tabs at the side of this website. Start with the 'Make an E2B drive' page, then go to the 'Add Payload Files' page.
  • 'Create Multi Windows USB Installer' YouTube video by Britec here.
  • E2B Demo Preview YouTube video by Alvaro (includes UEFI demo here).
  • More YouTube videos are at the bottom of this page.
  • Loads of Easy2Boot Tutorials on my blog.

Easy to maintain, delete or update!
How to add or remove all your ISO (and other) files:

  1. Copy your bootable ISOs/payload files into a menu folder on the E2B USB drive (e.g. using Windows Explorer or linux) - no extra applications required.
  2. Make all files contiguous (if required), e.g. double-click on  \Make_This_Drive_Contiguous.cmd on the USB drive (or run the linux defragfs command from \_ISO\docs\linux_utils folder).
  3. Boot to the E2B menu and select your ISO or payload file from the appropriate menu.
  4. To remove an ISO file, just delete it.
Click here for a list of over 300 ISOs and other payload files that work with Easy2Boot (including UEFI booting).
 

Languages

Menu Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese (and Arabic menu text only). New languages can be easily made and added (including Persian, Urdu, Hebrew and other right-to-left languages).

Easy2Boot is a FREE collection of grub4dos scripts which are copied to a grub4dos-bootable USB drive. Each time you boot, the E2B scripts automatically find all the payload files (.ISO, .IMA, .BIN, .IMG, etc.) on the USB drive and dynamically generate the menus. Each file is run depending on the file extension of each file. 

About Easy2Boot

Read How Easy2Boot works (recommended if you want to get the best out of E2B).

  • You can make a E2B drive using a Windows or linux system (not Mac).
  • Easy2Boot is a collection of grub4dos scripts which you copy to a grub4dos-bootable USB drive.
  • Easy2Boot uses Open Source grub4dos utilities and plain-text scripts (E2B IS NOT A WINDOWS UTILITY)
  • Easy2Boot (E2B) supports both USB Flash and USB HDD drives (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, ext2/3/4)
  • Because Easy2Boot is not a 'utility', you can prepare an Easy2Boot drive under Windows or linux. Once prepared, just copy over (or delete) any ISOs you like, at any time in the future.
  • Extensive list of 100's of tested ISOs and payloads here - 99% of all linux ISOs will 'just work' by copying over the ISO file!
  • To remove a payload, just delete the payload file!
  • No limit to the number of different Linux, Windows Install, WinPE, etc. ISOs or other payload files
  • Easy to update to the latest version - just overwrite the E2B files on your USB drive with the latest version.
  • You will need a Windows system to make .imgPTN files (for UEFI-booting and other purposes).
  • Just add Windows (NT6) .VHD, .VHDX and .WIM files and boot! No BCD configuration file needed.
  • Multiple UEFI multi-booting of linux, Windows Installers, KonBoot, etc. from partition images (see YouTube video)
  • Boot  Windows, WinBuilder PE, MSDaRT, linux and many others directly from ISO files (in MBR/BIOS mode)
  • Add images of all your other bootable USB Flash drives to E2B (e.g. add images of USB drives made with Rufus, XBOOT, SARDU, YUMI, Live USB drives, etc.). The .imgPTN image file is only as large as the files on the drive that you are imaging.
  • Boot multiple versions of the Hirens Boot CDs with all features working (DOS, linux, MiniWindows)  + multiple HP Utilities and many others. 
  • Boot to 32-bit and 64-bit UEFI mode directly from MBR mode using Clover (YouTube video)
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported
  • Boot multiple WindowsToGo and fully-installed linux OSs all from one partition
  • Compatible with Zalman/IODD USB-HDD CD emulator (boot ISOs from the Zalman or boot to E2B menu)
  • English, Chinese, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and German language options (so far...)
  • Design your own menu theme using the free E2B_Editor.exe Windows GUI
  • Automate Windows installs direct from an unaltered Windows ISO file with drivers, Windows updates and applications (SDI_Choco)
  • No need to re-partition or re-format your existing grub4dos USB drive (though I recommend you do for maximum compatibility with different systems).
  • For most ISOs just 'Drag-and-Drop' - copy your ISO file directly onto your E2B USB drive (MBR\CSM booting only) and boot!
  • UEFI+CSM booting of Windows Installers and Linux LiveCD payloads via a partition image (and most other UEFI-enabled payloads too, such as KonBoot).
  • Can use a USB Hard disk with one or more partitions and still UEFI boot (even if they are all NTFS partitions) - no complex GPT partitions needed.
  • Boot almost ANY type of linux 'LiveCD' ISO - just copy it over! Unlike XBOOT or YUMI, you don't have to wait for Easy2Boot to be updated to support a new linux ISO distro - Easy2Boot is generic. See 'How it works'.
  • Boot to any UEFI (Intel CPU) payload directly from the grub4dos menu without needing to reboot the system (via Clover).
  • UEFI boot to an NTFS partition (via Clover + first FAT32 ptn).
  • Also supports dual partition images - e.g. FAT32 + NTFS.
  • Install Windows XP to a system from UNMODIFIED 32-bit XP install ISOs (any number of different ISOs) to a IDE\SATA\AHCI\RAID\SCSI system - no need to integrate special mass-storage or F6 drivers! Also works with Server 2003 ISOs (can be automated using answer file).
  • Install directly from any number of different Windows Vista/7/8/SVR2008R2/SVR2012/Win10 install ISO files (can be fully  automated using an XML answer file).
  • Boot directly from linux LiveCD ISOs with persistence - you can have all  these (and more) on one Easy2Boot drive and boot them all with persistence - YLMF, Ubuntu, Fedora, StartOS, Porteus, pclinuxos, Backtrack5, kali-linux, Mint ISOs and more. e.g. you can even boot from the same linux ISO but have 2 or more persistence files for the same ISO, one for each different user. Persistence files can be larger than 4GB (if you format the E2B drive as NTFS).
  • User configurable and fully documented - you can change the background wallpaper, headings and text colours, move the menu position, make your own sub-menus, make it beep when the menu loads, add your own GFXBoot menu, change menu font, use UTF-8 non-ASCII characters in the menus, define your own hotkeys, add your own language versions, etc. etc.
  • Variety of example 'skins'/themes included.
  • Compatible with FlashBoot (uses FAT32 for booting old systems that have trouble booting from USB due to non-standard USB BIOS boot support).
  • Can boot some linux liveCD ISOs even if they are not contiguous or write-protected (ISOBOOT feature)
  • Password protect the menu or individual payloads. PIN code protection, encrypt config files + other security features
  • Hide some payloads so only you can boot from them.
  • Guest Menu - password protect the full menu
  • It's FREE!

Easy2Boot is FREE! - but please consider making a small donation to support this site and my work, it would be much appreciated! 

Other Articles

Click here for a list of tested ISOs and read the German Com! Magazine article here or Frettt's German guide here or a series of French articles here or Russian article here.

More Videos

Click here to see the Easy2Boot YouTube channel videos.

Real comments from real users

  • You can make a E2B drive using a Windows or linux system (not Mac).
  • Easy2Boot is a collection of grub4dos scripts which you copy to a grub4dos-bootable USB drive - open-source code (grub4dos, etc.) + plain text scripts. 
  • Easy2Boot uses Open Source grub4dos utilities and plain-text scripts (E2B IS NOT A WINDOWS UTILITY)
  • Easy2Boot (E2B) supports both USB Flash and USB HDD drives (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, ext2/3/4)
  • Because Easy2Boot is not a 'utility', you can prepare an Easy2Boot drive under Windows or linux. Once prepared, just copy over (or delete) any ISOs you like, at any time in the future.
  • Extensive list of 100's of tested ISOs and payloads here - 99% of all linux ISOs will 'just work' by copying over the ISO file!
  • To remove a payload, just delete the payload file!
  • No limit to the number of different Linux, Windows Install, WinPE, etc. ISOs or other payload files
  • Easy to update to the latest version - just overwrite the E2B files on your USB drive with the latest version.
  • You will need a Windows system to make .imgPTN files (for UEFI-booting and other purposes).
  • Just add Windows (NT6) .VHD, .VHDX and .WIM files and boot! No BCD needed.
  • Multiple UEFI multi-booting of linux, Windows Installers, KonBoot, etc. from partition images (see YouTube video)
  • Boot  Windows, WinBuilder PE, MSDaRT, linux and many others directly from ISO files (in MBR/BIOS mode)
  • Add images of all your other bootable USB Flash drives to E2B (e.g. add images of USB drives made with Rufus, XBOOT, SARDU, YUMI, Live USB drives, etc.). The .imgPTN image file is only as large as the files on the drive that you are imaging.
  • Boot multiple versions of the Hirens Boot CDs with all features working (DOS, linux, MiniWindows)  + multiple HP Utilities and many others. 
  • Boot to 32-bit and 64-bit UEFI mode directly from MBR mode using Clover (YouTube video)
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported
  • Boot multiple WindowsToGo and fully-installed linux OSs all from one partition
  • Compatible with Zalman/IODD USB-HDD CD emulator (boot ISOs from the Zalman or boot to E2B menu)
  • English, Chinese, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and German language options (so far...)
  • Design your own menu theme using the free E2B_Editor.exe Windows GUI
  • Automate Windows installs direct from an unaltered Windows ISO file with drivers, Windows updates and applications (SDI_Choco)
  • No need to re-partition or re-format your existing grub4dos USB drive (though I recommend you do for maximum compatibility with different systems).
  • For most ISOs just 'Drag-and-Drop' - copy your ISO file directly onto your E2B USB drive (MBR\CSM booting only) and boot!
  • UEFI+CSM booting of Windows Installers and Linux LiveCD payloads via a partition image (and most other UEFI-enabled payloads too, such as KonBoot).
  • Can use a USB Hard disk with one or more partitions and still UEFI boot (even if they are all NTFS partitions) - no complex GPT partitions needed.
  • Boot almost ANY type of linux 'LiveCD' ISO - just copy it over! Unlike XBOOT or YUMI, you don't have to wait for Easy2Boot to be updated to support a new linux ISO distro - Easy2Boot is generic. See 'How it works'.
  • Boot to any UEFI (Intel CPU) payload directly from the grub4dos menu without needing to reboot the system (via Clover).
  • UEFI boot to an NTFS partition (via Clover + first FAT32 ptn).
  • Supports Partition Image booting - make image files of any existing, bootable single-partition FAT32 or NTFS USB stick and add the files to E2B (e.g. add images of USB Flash drives made with YUMI, XBOOT, SARDU, WinSetupFromUSB, LiveUSB Creator, Rufus, USB Universal Installer, MSDaRT, Windows AIO installers, HP Utilities, etc.). Also supports dual partition images - e.g. FAT32 + NTFS.
  • Install Windows XP to a system from UNMODIFIED 32-bit XP install ISOs (any number of different ISOs) to a IDE\SATA\AHCI\RAID\SCSI system - no need to integrate special mass-storage or F6 drivers! Also works with Server 2003 ISOs (can be automated using answer file).
  • Install directly from any number of different Windows Vista/7/8/SVR2008R2/SVR2012/Win10 install ISO files (can be fully  automated using an XML answer file).
  • Boot directly from linux LiveCD ISOs with persistence - you can have all  these (and more) on one Easy2Boot drive and boot them all with persistence - YLMF, Ubuntu, Fedora, StartOS, Porteus, pclinuxos, Backtrack5, kali-linux, Mint ISOs and more. e.g. you can even boot from the same linux ISO but have 2 or more persistence files for the same ISO, one for each different user. Persistence files can be larger than 4GB (if you format the E2B drive as NTFS).
  • User configurable and fully documented - you can change the background wallpaper, headings and text colours, move the menu position, make your own sub-menus, make it beep when the menu loads, add your own GFXBoot menu, change menu font, use UTF-8 non-ASCII characters in the menus, define your own hotkeys, add your own language versions, etc. etc.
  • Variety of example 'skins'/themes included.
  • Compatible with FlashBoot (for booting old systems that have trouble booting from USB due to non-standard USB BIOS boot support).
  • Can boot some linux liveCD ISOs even if they are not contiguous or write-protected (ISOBOOT feature)
  • Password protect the menu or individual payloads. PIN code protection, encrypt config files + other security features
  • Guest Menu - password protect the full menu
  • It's FREE! Though donations are much appreciated to support this site and my work.