.VHD and .WIM files

E2B can directly MBR-boot from certain types of .WIM,  .VHD and .VHDX files. 

  • Dynamic VHDs are not supported.
  • Copy them to a menu folder, e.g. \_ISO\WIN or \_ISO\WINPE.
  • The files do not need to be contiguous.
  • NT6-based WinPE/Vista/7/8/10 etc. (non-XP) .WIM, .VHD and .VHDX files are supported.
  • For XP-based .VHD files, change the extension to .VHDBOOT.
  • XP-based .WIM files are not supported.
 
Note: A Windows 8.1 version of bootmgr is required to be in the \_ISO\e2b\grub\DPMS\NTBOOT.MOD folder. E2B will warn you if it is missing or is not a compatible version. You can obtain the correct version from inside a Microsoft Windows 8.1 installation ISO file.
 
Tip: Download the Add_bootmgr_to_E2B executable to automatically add the correct version of bootmgr to your E2B drives.
 
For UEFI-booting, you must make a FAT32 .imgPTN file which contains the required UEFI boot files and BCD file. Direct booting of WIM\VHD files under UEFI is not supported.




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