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WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:35 pm

WinBorg 7 x64 January 2017

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What is WinBorg 7?

If you boot with this DVD and start the setup routine, this will clean install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 SP1 ultimate edition, updated to the month of release. The aim is for you to be able to stick this DVD in, quickly get setup running, and then when setup finally stops your computer is ready to use. There are no steps in between, you don't need to do a thing, you get a fully unattended installation of everything. This means all your device drivers installed and no critical updates need installing. You just sit back and enjoy the ride.

WinBorg XP was created by BartOfBorg. Further development since August 2006 by Soporific.

Pre-Installation Environment

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Your computer will boot into a PE, which is a stripped down version of Windows 7, where you can use a variety of tools to check your hardware or fix problems before running setup.

The Operating System

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The operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. You should not need to download anything from Windows Update except maybe some drivers that Microsoft knows you need. You should also be able to 'validate' at any time with any OS you install from this DVD. When you visit Windows Update, you do not have to download or install anything in order to use it, the necessary files have already been integrated.

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add-ons slipstreamed into this release
Autoruns 13.62 (available as a Control Panel applet)
Reapers Startup Control Panel 2.8 (x64) (available as a Control Panel applet)

Driverpacks included in the DVD image:

DP_Chipset_wnt6-x64_1212
DP_MassStorage_wnt6-x64_1503
DP_USB3_wnt6-x64_1503 (the filename is actually DP_USB3_wnt6-x64_1530 but it's just a filename typo)

Applications pre-installed:

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.62 (removable via the Control Panel -> Programs and Features)
Sop's Win7 x64 CPL Pack 2017 (removable via the Control Panel -> Programs and Features)

New in this version

* The Apps Library makes a triumphant return!
- 64-bit apps: I have only included 64-bit versions of apps where it is at all possible there is a benefit from having access to more than 4GB of RAM. Any app that has a simple job to do does not fall into this category and so was not included. Lots of space was saved applying this philosophy.
- I have ransacked the best theme libraries on the planet to present to you the top 40 themes to choose between. Available from the Apps Library.
- FIXED: all apps small in size do not show the file copying dialog anymore, so no more flashing dialog boxes that only appeared for half a second. How annoying was that? Sorry for all previous versions where I did not apply this philosophy! I have also reduced the installer size and also added code to skip the install start and end messages when you use the Apps Library system. This saves lots and lots of time when you install many applications at once.

* Microsoft Virtual PC was not installed like it was in previous versions. Only a tiny minority of the users of WinBorg 7 would want this pre-installed.

* Lots of little cosmetic changes were made, WinBorg 7 is now a highly polished product.

* Sorry about the post-install updates, I tried to integrate them into the source but it's not possible. Some of them have known reasons for why they can't be slipstreamed but there's no excuses for the rest Microsoft! Release Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 you cheap bastards!

How to Use WinBorg 7

1. Unpack the RAR archive file. You will need WinRAR v5 or 7-Zip v16 to do this. Earlier versions won't work.
2. Please read the .NFO file (use notepad or similar) as it contains information about the setup process that you should be aware of. In particular about the need to be online during setup to get all updates installed. It also contains instructions for using WinBorg 7.
3. If you want to proceed to making a USB version of WinBorg 7 but you don't have anyway to mount the ISO image, use WinCDEmu, mount the image and run DiscMenu.exe from the root folder. The option for USB install is in the menu.

Post-Install Applications Menu
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Scrollable Text:

7-Zip 16.04
7-Zip x64 v16.04
ABBYY FineReader Corporate Lite 12.0.101.388
Adobe Reader Lite 11.10
Adobe Flash & Shockwave Players 2017.01.10
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 x64 18.0
Advanced Driver Updater 2.1
AIDA64 Extreme 5.80
Ainishare Screen Recorder 1.0
AM-Deadlink 4.6
Any To Icon 3.54
AnyToISO Pro 3.5.1.460
Artensoft Tilt Shift Generator 1.2.53
Audacity 2.1.2
AutoIT 3.3.8.1 with SciTE
AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5.1000
AVS Video ReMaker 5.1.1.287
AWIcons Pro 10.3
Beyond Compare 4.1.9
BleachBit 1.12
Bulk Rename Utility 3.0.0.1
Calibre 2.78
CapsUnlock 1.4
CCleaner 5.26
CDCheck 3.0.1.43
Cimaware OfficeFIX Professional 6.118
Classic Shell 4.3.0
CleanMem 2.5.0
ClipMagic 4.1
CloneCD 5.3.1.3
CloneDVD Ultimate 7.0.0.15
CloneSpy 3.33
Codec Tweak Tool 6.1.5
CoffeeCup PixConverter 4.0
Colormania 6.0
Complete Internet Repair 3.1.3.2852
Core Temp 1.5.1
dBpoweramp Music Converter 16.1
Defraggler Professional 2.21
Device Remover 0.9.5354
Digital Clock 4.5.2
Digital Video Repair 3.2.0.1
Directory Opus 11.8.5431
DLL-Files Fixer 3.2.81
DriveImage XML 2.60
Driver Magician 4.90
DropIt 8.2
Dual Monitor Tools 2.50
DVDfab 9.3.1.9
EMDB 2.68
EasyBoot 6.5.3
EasyRecovery Enterprise 11.1.0.0
EPub Metadata Editor 1.52
Everything 1.4.1.809b
Exact Audio Copy 1.3
EZ CD Audio Converter 5.1.0.1
FastStone Photo Resizer 3.7
File Repair 2.1.2
FileOptimizer 9.50
Mozilla Firefox x64 51.0.1
Fix My Browsers 2.0
Free Firewall x64 1.41
Geek Uninstaller 1.4.3
Gilisoft Full Disk Encryption 2.6
GiliSoft Secure Disc Creator 4.5
Google Chrome x64 56.0.2924.76
Greenshot 1.2.9.129
Handbrake 1.0.2
Hardware Identify 2.1.1
HashTab 6.0.0.28
Hard Drive Inspector Pro 4.35
HD Tune Pro 5.50
HDShredder Professional 3.8
HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.40
High-Logic MainType Professional 7.0.0.1012
HotKeyz 2.8.3
HotKeysList 1.00
Offline Explorer Enterprise 7.2.4514
IconsExtract 1.47
Inno Setup 5.5.9
Internet Cyclone 2.24
InstalledCodec 1.30
IrfanView 4.42
IsMyLcdOK 2.74
Java Runtime Environment 8 Update 121
Java Runtime Environment x64 8 Update 121
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 15.0.19
L0phtCrack Password Auditor x64 7.0.14
LAN Speed Test 3.5.0
Launchy 2.6 beta 2
MakeMKV 1.9.5
MediaInfo 0.7.91
Microsoft .Net Framework 4.62
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c June 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials x64 4.10.209
Microsoft Visual Runtimes 2017.01.29
MKVToolNix 9.8.0
Mp3Trim Pro 1.90
MusicBee 3.0.6132
Music Collection 2.7.6.5
Nero 17.0.8.0
NetWorx 5.5.5
Nir Sofer Network Utilities January 2017
NotePad++ 7.3.1
NovaBench 3.02
NTFS to FAT32 Wizard Pro 2.4
OSForensics Professional 3.1.1005
Partition Wizard 9.1.0
PDF Reducer Pro 3.1.3
PDF Split and Merge 3.2.5
PDF Unlock Tool 4.0.0.2
PDFCreator 1.2.1
PerfectDisk 14.0
NXPowerLite Desktop 7.1.2
PE Explorer 1.99 R6
PerformanceTest 8.0
Playlist Creator 3.62
PhotoZoom Pro 7.0.2
Piky Suite 3.0.21
PotPlayer x64 1.6.63891
PSPad 4.6.1
Recuva Professional 1.53
Sanitize x64 1.16.11.15
Shark007's ADVANCED Codecs 7.07
Simple Port Forwarding 3.8.5
SoftMaker Office Pro 2016.757.0510
SoftPerfect RAM Disk 3.4.8
Solid Converter PDF 7.2.1141
SSD-Z 16.09
Sop's Win7 x64 CPL Pack 2017
f.lux 3.12
Google Fonts Project Pack 2013
Sop's 25 Symbolic TrueType Fonts 2017
Sop's 100 Essential TrueType Fonts 2017
Sop's 150 Office TrueType Fonts 2017
Sop's 400 Stylish TrueType Fonts 2017
Sop's Wallpaper Pack 2017
Sop's Windows 7 Themes Pack 2017
Starus Partition Recovery 2.1
StExBar 1.8.6
Skype 7.30.80.105
Startup Delayer 3.0 Build 366
SunsetScreen 1.25
SyncBack Free 7.6.50
Syncovery 7.73
System Explorer 7.0.0
TreeSize Professional 6.3.6.1211
True Burner 4.3
Tor Browser 6.50
RAR Password Recovery 1.80
Windows Repair Pro 3.9.23
Tweak: Solid State Drive (SSD) Optimizations
Tweak: Change the command prompt colour
UltraISO 9.6.6.3300
Universal Extractor 2.0.0 Beta 4
Universal Plug-and-Play Tester 2.11
Unknown Device Identifier 9.01
Unlocker 1.9.2
TeraCopy Pro 2.3
uTorrent 2.2.1.25302
VideoCacheView 2.97
Win7 Style Builder 1.5.0
WinCDEmu 4.0 beta 1
Windows Password Recovery Tool Professional 6.0.0
WinRAR 5.40
WinRAR x64 v5.40
WinToUSB Enterprise 3.4
WSUS OffLine Update 10.9
XYplorer 17.50

Known Issues:

1. Sigh. There is a problem with the apps library config file. There is a special character at the start of the CONFIG.JS file that is preventing the library from loading. See below for the fix.
2. The documentation in the Readme is slightly wrong: I left off an addon that was intetegrated: Reapers Startup Control Panel 2.8 (x64)

Full instructions to add the fixed Config file:

1. Unpack the RAR archive.
2. Mount the ISO file that is inside the RAR archive. There are many programs you can use to achieve this, my favourite easy one can be found here:
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
- this will add the WinBorg image to your filesystem so you can access it.
3. Copy the contents of the WinBorg image (the ISO) to a separate folder. Let's call this folder the new build
4. Replace the bad file with the fixed version. Instructions as to finding the file are included with the fix.
5. Make any other adjustments (highly recommended, see the nfo for details)
6. Look for the MakeDVD folder (in the new build) and use the utility inside it to remake the DVD.

The other way to do it is to make the USB install and replace the bad file on your USB. It will save you remaking the DVD image.

Another way to do it is use UltraISO, insert the new files, and re-save the image. It will still recognise the boot info.

NEWS: I have released a cumulative update pack to fix 2 issues and update 2 apps, see the links below. The update pack includes the fixed and updated CONFIG.JS file so you don't need "WinBorg7.x64.January.2017.Fixed.Config-SOPORIFIC.rar" anymore.

Issues fixed: The CONFIG.JS issue, and also the Networx installer had a problem.
Updates: MediaInfo, and IsMyLcdOK have new versions out

Please Give Feedback:
* If you use WinBorg a lot, please provide feedback about how you use it, and especially if you use it to customize for your own purposes. I made a great effort to make it as customizable as possible, but I'm sure I could do more!

Also, please read the NFO file (use notepad or similar) before using WinBorg 7, there's lots of info you should know before installing, especially regarding Windows Updates and device drivers.

The Links:

You will need version 5 of WinRAR to extract the DVD image! (or 7-Zip v16)

WinBorg7.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC.rar  [6.53 Gb]
WinBorg7.x64.January.2017.Fixed.Config-SOPORIFIC.rar  [37.1 Kb]
WinBorg7.x64.January.2017.Cumulative.Update-SOPORIFIC.rar  [10.64 Mb]

For the RAR package:
CRC32: 6169E6E7
MD5: 98F1FD4216A38EF5B53F700ECA10173A
SHA-1: EB97D0858146F04F45917B9ACCCFAD5BB0A0CDBD

For the WinBorg ISO:
CRC32: 42A65E95
MD5: 33CDB64D19F03998CA60BF28146DB237
SHA-1: D9716CA40CBAB3D08520D0BE89C015BB148C55B3

[ Add all 3 links to your ed2k client ]

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.SP1.x64.December.(2013)-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:52 am

Re: Driverpacks: -- i agree that it was a beautiful system with Winborg XP where all your drivers got installed but alas the driverpack guys haven't done squat since 2012. Not to worry, there are new solutions available!
- if you are installing on a brand new system, you use this site: http://drp.su/
- if you are re-installing your OS, then use Driver Genius to backup all your drivers first. Then use it again to restore your drivers.

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:05 am

The new version is out, see the first post but also note there is a fix for the Apps library config file --- one silly character is stopping the library from working. Arggg. It is easy enough to fix but annoying, so sorry!

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:32 am

Please give feedback on the new version in this thread, but if you have any suggestions for future versions, please go here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=268019

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:50 am

Excellent work Sop, can't wait to try it out!
I'm confused about the 'fix' files.
If I download the cumulative patch, I still have to do the extraction and rebuilding to get those fixes into the main image, right?
Will you be releasing a corrected/updated image that includes these fixes?
It seems like a lot of tinkering and hassle required to get those things patched in with the current steps ....

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:36 am

Elmojo wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:50 am
Excellent work Sop, can't wait to try it out!
I'm confused about the 'fix' files.
If I download the cumulative patch, I still have to do the extraction and rebuilding to get those fixes into the main image, right?
Will you be releasing a corrected/updated image that includes these fixes?
It seems like a lot of tinkering and hassle required to get those things patched in with the current steps ....
1. Most people should be making a USB install unless you plan on burning to dual layer DVD. If you make a USB install, just replace the fixed files on the USB drive, no need to remake DVD image.

2. If you plan on re-making the DVD image, you need to follow all the steps I posted.

3. The cumulative pack is just an update pack. I called it that so it was clear you didn't need the first fix pack I released.

4. I won't be releasing an updated image because it is too large. It took a lot of effort to share 6.53 GB of project, so no. Ideally I'd like to but its just not reasonable.

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by LordDan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:06 am

Good evening guys,

Finally home. Been very slowly downloading it and sharing it while I was away and simply tethering my computer via my phone at barely 3G speeds... but I'm home now and can spread it around pretty quickly! If you need a slot - hit me up. :)

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:29 am

soporific wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:36 am
1. Most people should be making a USB install unless you plan on burning to dual layer DVD. If you make a USB install, just replace the fixed files on the USB drive, no need to remake DVD image.

2. If you plan on re-making the DVD image, you need to follow all the steps I posted.

3. The cumulative pack is just an update pack. I called it that so it was clear you didn't need the first fix pack I released.

4. I won't be releasing an updated image because it is too large. It took a lot of effort to share 6.53 GB of project, so no. Ideally I'd like to but its just not reasonable.
I see what you mean, the USB option makes things much simpler. Thanks!

I've hit another snag. My download completed this evening, but when I try to extract or open the file with WinRAR, I get an error that the file is "either in unknown format or damaged". I tried 7Zip and got a similar error. Does this mean that the file is truly corrupt and I'll have to start all over again?!

Has anyone been able to complete the download and confirm that the archive is good?
I really don't want to download 6.5GB again if it's the source that's corrupt.
Anyone know of a tool to repair RARs? :cry:

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:25 am

Elmojo wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:29 am
I've hit another snag. My download completed this evening, but when I try to extract or open the file with WinRAR, I get an error that the file is "either in unknown format or damaged". I tried 7Zip and got a similar error. Does this mean that the file is truly corrupt and I'll have to start all over again?!

Has anyone been able to complete the download and confirm that the archive is good?
I really don't want to download 6.5GB again if it's the source that's corrupt.
Anyone know of a tool to repair RARs? :cry:
1. You will need WinRAR v5 or 7-Zip v16 in order to unpack the archive. Lots of people are still using the old versions. You can pack much more into RAR archives (especially large files) with version 5. I should have made this clear in the release post (I have now).

2. You can hash your copy of the archive to see if there is indeed a problem with your file. I have included 3 hashing values: CRC32, MD5, and SHA-1 at the bottom of the release post. If you don't have a good hashing program, google Hashtab and install it. Then, to use it, right-click the RAR archive and you will see a new "File Hashes" tab. It contains the hashing info. It is unlikely that this is the problem tho, because emule checks you have an exact copy of what I uploaded when it finalizes your download.

My guess is the what I said in no.1

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by leehulme4 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:34 pm

I can confirm that the file is working 100%. I unpacked with WinRAR 5.01 and had NO problems. Thanks for the file Soporific, great work as always. :D

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:57 pm

soporific wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:25 am
1. You will need WinRAR v5 or 7-Zip v16 in order to unpack the archive. Lots of people are still using the old versions. You can pack much more into RAR archives (especially large files) with version 5. I should have made this clear in the release post (I have now).
Oh man, I bet that's it! I'm still on v3.93 lol
I'll update now, thanks so much Sop!
I was dreading having to download again. My internet has been crawling lately...
Can't wait to try this out. Thanks again for all your hard work.

EDIT: Bingo, that worked! Awesome. :clap

Question: Rather than extracting, patching, and remaking the DVD image, is it possible to "plug in" the updated files to the image once it's mounted using something like UltraISO? It feels like I should be able to drag and drop the updated files into the proper places and just save the image. Will this break something in the installer?

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:46 pm

Elmojo wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Question: Rather than extracting, patching, and remaking the DVD image, is it possible to "plug in" the updated files to the image once it's mounted using something like UltraISO? It feels like I should be able to drag and drop the updated files into the proper places and just save the image. Will this break something in the installer?
That's a good question, I will try that method out myself. Having said that, you are simply doing one less step with that method: you are cutting out the "copy files to a new folder" step. Everything else is the same. Fair enough if you don't have 10 Gigs of space space to play with but you have other probs if in that situation.

EDIT: actually, your UltraISO method probably won't work. The WinBorg image is bootable and UltraISO is fine for recreating normal ISOs but I'm not confident it will get the boot part right. I will test this out properly later today but I won't be holding my breath...

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:14 am

Unfortunately, the "less than 10GB free" issue is exactly what I'm dealing with. I'm upgrading to a larger SSD, hence the need for your wonderful release!
Also, I can't just drop it all to a USB drive, since my motherboard doesn't seem to want to boot from USB for some reason. It has the option in the BIOS, but refuses to recognize drives of any size or spec, so I'm stuck with a DVD9.
Let me know if you determine if the ISO patch method will work. I plan to test it myself, but may be out of town for a couple days, so whoever gets to it first can report back.
Thanks again!

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by soporific » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:53 am

Elmojo wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:14 am
Unfortunately, the "less than 10GB free" issue is exactly what I'm dealing with. I'm upgrading to a larger SSD, hence the need for your wonderful release!
Also, I can't just drop it all to a USB drive, since my motherboard doesn't seem to want to boot from USB for some reason. It has the option in the BIOS, but refuses to recognize drives of any size or spec, so I'm stuck with a DVD9.
* Well, it appears that UltraISO v9.6.6.3300 can successfully remake a MS bootable ISO, but you'll need to go into options -> Save, and deselect "Backup Files on Save (.uibak) in order to prevent UltraISO from creating a backup. You don't have the space for it!

* How can you live with less that 10 gigs of free space? I'm talking about all external HDDs as well.... go out and buy a 1 or 2 TB external HDD, they are cheap as chips!

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:08 pm

Glad to hear UltraISO can do it. I love that program.
I got fed up with not having any drive space, so I bought a 6TB external and upgraded my primary OS drive to a 500GB SSD.
I was finally able to get my Mobo to boot USB, so I used your suggestion of patching in the files that way, but it's nice to know it can be done in the image as well without unpacking and repacking if required.

By the way, this release is the real deal, if anyone was wondering.
The install went very smoothly, and the App Library (which I thought I didn't care about) saved me a ton of time on reinstalling all my various little utilities. Excellent work, Sop!

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:33 am

Having a weird issue here...
Since the new version won't be out right away, I'm moving ahead with the install on my new rig using this version.
When I boot to the USB drive I made (and used successfully a while back), it boots right into the PE as expected, but I have no "install" option.
I suspect it's because I'm trying to install on brand new hardware (see specs below), but does anyone know a way to get it working?

Relevant hardware specs:
Intel Core i7-7700K CPU
ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 motherboard
Primary drive: Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD
Secondary drive: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200)

Trying to install from USB3 flash drive. I believe I build this image with extra USB drivers, but I can't recall for sure.

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by hrmwrm » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:23 am

maybe remove what will be your secondary drive. or maybe some drivers need to be installed first for hardware?
or the drive needs formatting first. just throwin a few things out.

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:09 pm

Yes, It's driver-related, but I'm fuzzy on how to get those slipstreamed into the Winborg image.
It appears that the NVMe drivers for my Samsung 960 M.2 drive are the biggest hurdle at the moment.
I think the USB3 drivers are working, since my mouse and keyboard work in the setup screens, and everything I'm reading says those won't work if the drivers didn't load.
So frustrating! It appears that M$ is leading the charge to get hardware mfgrs to drop support for older OS versions, so they can push Win10 and spy on us/sell our info.
This is why I was really hoping the new version might be out with the Win8/10 PE, in hopes that perhaps it would sidestep some of these issues...oh well.

Any other advice?

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:14 am

Ok, the weirdness continues...
I've figured out that the main issue seems to be lack of NVMe drivers for my M.2 drive.
However, Winborg doesn't give me the option to launch the installer, where I'd be able to load the M.2 drivers, since no drives are found.
How can I get it to either let me launch Windows setup manually or load the NVMe drivers during the loading of the PE?

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by hrmwrm » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:53 am

wouldn't they be installed before the os? from a seperate source? kinda like raid drivers?

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Re: WinBorg.7.Ultimate.x64.January.2017-SOPORIFIC

Post by Elmojo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:44 pm

Well, not exactly. Normally, any extra drivers required to support storage devices not natively supported by the OS would be loaded during Windows setup using the F6/Load drivers screen. However, for some reason, if WinBorg doesn't detect a usable drive, it won't even enable the "install" option in the PE.
However, I got it to work via a convoluted combination of 2 separate USB drives, the motherboard support DVD, and a different version of Windows 7.
I'm really hoping that the new version of Winborg is built on a different PE and therefore sorts out these types of issues. I think Sop indicated something of the sort, but I (most likely) could be wrong.
In any case, I got it running, but man was it a nightmare! I just wish Windows 10 didn't suck so bad. I'd go ahead and migrate to it and be done with it. lol

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