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This tutorial is about how to create a bootable USB with more than one Operating System or Distribution installer.
In this case, i will be demonstrating how to create a bootable USB with 2 OS(Win7 and WinXP) installer + 1 tool(hiren).
Thus, it won't be limited only on what you will see in this tutorial.
CREATING MULTI BOOT USB USING YUMI Multiboot USB Creator
YUMI Multiboot USB Creator
WINXP .iso installer
Your WIN7 installer
Hiren version 15.x
MobaLiveCD - for testing Bootable USB
Blank USB - size depends on number of OS/Distribution to be installed. I Will be using 8GB in this tutorial.
First, we need to format USB > NTFS File System.
then, run YUMI and select your USB Drive, in my case, it's drive J:
Select Distribution you want to install, lets choose WinXP for example:
Click browse and locate your .iso installer then click CREATE.
if this message prompts, just click yes, it is just a summary:
then it will start copying several files, but dont be alarmed. it's part of it.
and when it is finished, just click NEXT
then it will ask you if you want to add another distribution or another OS installer. You can choose NO and just add another later but i will be choosing YES and add a Windows 7 OEM Installer. Later, i will show you how to add another OS or tool without clicking the YES button.
Now let's add a Windows 7, same procedure but choose Windows 7 and browse for your win7.iso installer.
Same approach, but you will see different pop up windows
When it's complete, just click next and then this window will appear, just click finish. Done, we now have a 2-in-1 bootable USB with Win7 and WinXP installer.
Now, let's test. Open MobaLive CD and click RUN THE LIVEUSB and locate your usb, in this demo, it's drive J:
We now have a 2-in-1 Bootable USB with Win7+WinXP.
Directly boot ISO or Windows XP -> select to boot WinXP installer
Other Operating System or tools -> select to boot Win7 or other Distri/tool
Now lets add another tool in the USB which is Hiren's Boot CD 15.0
Same procedure, open YUMI and select Hiren Boot CD 15.X.
Again, same approach, just wait 'till it is finished and once it is finished, just click next and click finish. We now have 3-in-1 Bootable USB
Now let's test the installer.
Let's run Hiren.
then choose hiren boot cd 15.X
Lets try Windows 7 OEM version.
then choose windows vista/7/8
Now let's run Windows XP. Look! It has 3 choices, it's 100% NORMAL.
** Just select the first option to install XP, when XP installation reached the point where it restarts, just let it be,
boot again USB BUT then choose the second option to continue the installation. You might not be needing the 3rd option, but it just sits there in case you needed.
And That's it! We Successfully created a 3-in-1 Bootable USB. If we wish to add another distribution or OS or tool, just open YUMI and choose the OS or tool to be added and ADD ANYTIME! as long as your USB have enough space. Good luck.
Feel free to ask questions and i will answer your question when i log in...
TOOLS(MobaLiveCD+YUMI Multi Boot Creator) here
Original Screenshots for reference here passrar symbianph
screenshots used in this tutorial are all mine.
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