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E2B is used by 1000's of technicians all over the world (over 3000 downloads a day)

Latest released version is E2B v1.A6 (2018-10-17)  BUGFIX FOR WINDOWS 7 INSTALL ISOs and AUTO menu - please update (updating to a newer version does not affect your current configuration settings).

Check for new Beta versions on the Alternate Download sites and check my blog for the latest news. 

A FREE Live Chat pop-up icon is often available on this site for help with any problems (you must enable pop-ups in your browser).

Easy2Boot is also available for download from MajorGeeks - have you tried it yet?


New! E2B eB ooks are now available  (complete course on making a multiboot USB drive + Installing Windows).

Want to boot almost ANYTHING from just one USB drive? 

Then why not use what the 'Techies' use?

  • The E2B download is a Windows self-extracting .exe executable (a .zip file is provided for linux users) - you can now make an NTFS multiboot USB drive with just a few mouse clicks. Make an E2B USB drive using Windows or linux (portable - no installation to Windows required).
  • You can also add your own files, applications, portable apps, etc.
  • UEFI-booting (incl. Secure Boot) is possible by converting UEFI-bootable payloads (ISOs, disk images, flash drives, etc.) into .imgPTN files (partition images). Use the MPI Tool Pack to make .imgPTN files for MBR+UEFI booting (supports Secure Boot).
  • Easy to maintain - just copy over your ISO files/.imgPTN files/other files (or delete them from the USB drive) - a new menu is automatically created each time you boot from the E2B USB drive.
  • Directly MBR-boot from the USB drive to .ISO, .IMA, .IMG, .VHD, .VHDX, .WIM, WinBuilder WinPE ISOs, Windows Install ISOs, Linux ISOs, FreeDOS, MemTest86, diagnostics, repair software, Antivirus cleaners, etc. etc. etc. The file extension determines how E2B will boot from it. E2B recognises many additional 'special' file extensions.
  • Over 340 different types of ISOs and payload files supported.
  • USB Flash drives (and USB HDD\SSD drives with some workarounds) are supported (NTFS is recommended).
  • E2B is designed to work on a wide variety of different PCs and Notebooks, even those with buggy/quirky BIOSes.
  • No need to reformat your E2B USB drive ever again, even if you want to update it with the latest version of E2B.
  • Generic - unlike other solutions, there is no need to update E2B when a new version of a linux distro is released
  • Multiple linux ISOs+Persistence possible (via .mnu menu files) - persistence files larger than 4GB are supported.
  • Add images of other single- or dual-partition bootable USB drives (e.g. add partition images of Rufus, WinsetupFromUSB, YUMI, XBOOT, DOS USB, etc.).
  • 15+ languages for the E2B menu system. Press F1 in the E2B Menu for help.
  • Use E2B for unattended Windows installs (drivers+apps+updates+Microsoft Windows Install ISO file) by using the SDI_CHOCO feature - when a new version of Windows is released, simply copy on the new Windows ISO!
  • Fully configurable - it is easy to change the menu text, menu order, add your own grub4dos menu files, add your own sub-menus, configure the menu with the E2B_Editor GUI Windows app. and much more...
  • YouTube videos, free live help and support + eBooks.
     
  • Interested in USB or PXE booting? - visit www.rmprepusb.com for over 140 Tutorials!
 

Make an E2B drive

 
Make an E2B drive in 3 steps - pick a USB drive, then a Language and then click the large Make E2B Drive button.
 
After it has been made, test that it boots OK by clicking the green Test with QEMU button...

 
    Press F1 in the E2B Menu for help.

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Don't like the style, page format, messy layout and all the annoying adverts on this site?
E2B is free, but anyone who makes a donation of £5 or more (or if you report a bug or buy an E2B eBook) will be emailed a URL which loads the E2B and RMPrepUSB website pages quicker, has much fewer adverts per page and a much neater format (see this page for an example of the simpler web page format).

If you donate £10 or more, you even get a licence for XMLtoE2B.exe too (just ask me for it when you donate).

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Full E2B feature list

  • Use the large red Make E2B Drive button in  Make_E2B  GUI to quickly make an NTFS E2B drive (recommended).
  • Make an E2B USB drive using Windows or linux (portable - no installation to Windows required).
  • Removable-type USB Flash drives supported (and USB Fixed Disks but extra steps are required for some payloads).
  • E2B supports FAT32, NTFS (recommended & default), ExFAT (and limited ext2/3/4) USB boot drives.
  • Just copy over your ISO files (or delete them), a new menu is automatically created each time you boot. 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 month/week/day!
  • Boot from 100's of different ISOs and images (just copy them onto the USB drive!) - over 340 different types supported.
  • 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 using ext2/3/4). 
  • Boot directly from Windows .VHD and .WIM files - just copy them over. 
  • Add images of other single-partition bootable USB drives (e.g. Rufus, WinsetupFromUSB, YUMI, XBOOT, etc.).
  • 15+ languages for the E2B menu system (you can add your own language too).
  • Secure UEFI-booting is supported by using .imgPTN files.
  • Easily create fully automated Windows 7/8/10 unattend.XML files for booting from unmodified Windows Install ISO's (XMLtoE2B).
  • Use for unattended Windows installs (drivers+apps+updates+unchanged Windows Install ISO file) (SDI_CHOCO feature).
  • Offline unattended Windows installs (drivers+apps+updates+Windows ISO) using Chocolatey offline packages (no need to create your own app install packages).
  • Update to the latest E2B version in a few seconds - no need to reformat the USB drive ever!  Updating E2B to the latest version does not change your configuration.
  • Fully configurable - change wallpapermenus entriesmenufontbehaviour, add password protection, PIN code each month, etc.
  • Original linux ISO boot menu is shown - it's the same menu you get when booting from the linux CD (live, install, safe mode, memtest, etc. menu options).
  • 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 very 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).
  • Hide some payloads so only you can boot from them.
  • Guest Menu - password protect the full menu so other users will only see a 'Guest menu' when they boot from the E2B drive.
  • 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.
  • UEFI boot to an NTFS partition (via Clover + first FAT32 ptn).
  • Also supports dual .imgPTN partition images - e.g. FAT32 + NTFS, or FAT32+ext3.
  • 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.
  • Easily configurable using a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file.
  • Design a custom menu using E2B_Editor.exe.
  • Customise individual menu entries and each item's help text using TXT_Maker.exe.
  • Compatible with Zalman ZM-VE200/350/500, IODD 2531/2541, etc. (Virtual CD)
  • Add a grub2 menu system and then UEFI-boot to linux ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting!
  • WinBuilder ISO boot support (must keep extension as .ISO) (v1.90+)
  • Set the \menu.lst attribute as Hidden and then run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd to hide files in root
  • NTFS supported under linux as well as FAT32 - 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 MBR-boot first.
  • Keep a 'Master Copy' of E2B+payload files on your Windows system and make more fully loaded E2B drives or 'clone' your E2B drive
  • 30 things I bet you didn't know about E2B!
  • Easy2Boot YouTube videos h ere.
  • Help from the author of E2B (me) is available (look for the Live Chat icon on each page).
  • To receive news, 'How To's' and updates, subscribe to my blog.

Are you new to Easy2Boot?

Easy2Boot is a FREE collection of grub4dos scripts which are copied onto 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 its file extension. 

  • Watch the v ideos, then use the Tabs at the side of this website. 
  • Start with the 'Make a USB drive' page, then go to the 'Add Payload Files' page. 
  • Always use the Site Map to find what you want.
  • 'Create Multi Windows USB Installer' YouTube video by Britec here (old method).
  • E2B demo preview YouTube video by Alvaro (includes UEFI demo here).
  • You can find a list of Easy2Boot Tutorials on my blog page

Easy to maintain, delete or update

How to add all your ISO (and other) files:

  1. Copy each bootable ISO/payload file into a suitable menu folder on the E2B USB drive (e.g. \_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN10 or \_ISO\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 or udefrag command from \_ISO\docs\linux_utils folder). See here.
  3. Boot to the E2B menu and pick your ISO or payload file from the appropriate menu.
  4. To remove an ISO file, just delete it from the E2B drive.
To make a copy of your E2B drive onto another USB drive, run \MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE (run as admin).cmd from the USB drive that you want to copy from.
 
Click here for a list of over 340 types of ISOs and other payload files that work with Easy2Boot (includes UEFI booting using .imgPTN files).

Languages

Menu Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, 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).

Read the German Com! Magazine article here or Frettt's German guide here or a series of French articles here or Russian article here.

Chinese YouTube videos here.

More about Easy2Boot

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

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

Real comments from 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.

 

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