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Software Author(s):

  • Jonathan Bennett and AutoIt Team


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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WinSetupFromUSB, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WinSetupFromUSB, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WinSetupFromUSB, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade winsetupfromusb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade winsetupfromusb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install winsetupfromusb
    name: winsetupfromusb
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'winsetupfromusb' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller winsetupfromusb
    Name     = "winsetupfromusb"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'winsetupfromusb':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 21 Mar 2021.


WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.1 program can create USB disk with Windows versions which support (U)EFI (Vista x64 SP1 and later x64 versions), which USB disk can be used in both (U)EFI and Legacy BIOS modes.

The install Windows from USB project started as a challenge back in 2006 at the forum. With the invaluable contribution of several forum members, it was the first method to have regular XP setup run from a USB disk, just like if started from a CD media.

WinSetupFromUSB program was made later on to offer graphical interface, and program functionality was slowly extended to allow many other sources in a multiboot USB disk.

What can be added to the USB disk using WinSetupFromUSB:

  • Multiple sets of Windows setup files- XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, WIndows 7, Server 2008, Windows 8, Server 2012, both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported. As of version 1.1 program allows to create a USB disk which can boot both in BIOS and (U)EFI mode.
  • Multiple WinPE2 (Vista and above) based sources from ISO files such as Windows Defender Offline, recent Norton Ghost versions and PE (preinstallation environment) based PC manufacturers recovery disks.
  • Single WinPE1 source, such as BartPE, UBCD4Win, LiveXP and similar WinBuilder projects, WinFLPC etc.
  • Multiple Linux-based distributions and utilities from ISO files- Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS to name a few, this includes most - - Antivirus Rescue Disks
  • Many other ISO images as long as they are compatible with grub4dos CD emulation, such as Ultimate Boot CD, most DOS based utilities, Acronis and Paragon boot disks and so on
  • Syslinux boot menu and optionally single source which uses Syslinux or Isolinux as boot loader
  • WinSetupFromUSB can also prepare Windows XP (2000, 2003) setup files to be installed from USB disk onto the same or another USB disk. Please refer to the FAQ and Tutorials pages for details.

You can compare md5 or sha1 checksum on the official site:

Program is free for personal and commercial use and can be freely redistributed as long as the licenses of the tools included are not violated and there is clear link to the page <> or the home page @ msfn forum (<>) if it is hosted elsewhere.

The program may not be sold or included in commercial products without written consent from its author.

The information in this file has been obtained from <>
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
location on <>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following <>
2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
3. The checksums should match the following (also listed on site <>):

  checksum type: md5
  checksum: 25c75a7fb3d6b35dba8313169ea0f031
  checksum type: sha1
  checksum: fb4114e9814eee21896654ecb991b68a7d490a47

The information in the file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'winsetupfromusb'
  file                   = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '\WinSetupFromUSB-1-9.exe'
  checksum               = '25c75a7fb3d6b35dba8313169ea0f031'
  checksumType           = 'md5'
  dest                   = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '\winsetupfromusb'
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$ignoredir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '\winsetupfromusb\WinSetupFromUSB-1-9\files'
$files = get-childitem $ignoredir -include *.exe -recurse

foreach ($file in $files) {
  #generate an ignore file
  New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

if ((Get-OSArchitectureWidth 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne $true) {
$shortcutpath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '\winsetupfromusb\WinSetupFromUSB-1-9\WinSetupFromUSB_1-9_x64.exe'
$targetpath = $env:userprofile  + '\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $targetpath -TargetPath $shortcutpath
$targetpath2 = $env:userprofile  + '\Desktop\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $targetpath2 -TargetPath $shortcutpath
else {
$shortcutpath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '\winsetupfromusb\WinSetupFromUSB-1-9\WinSetupFromUSB_1-9.exe'
$targetpath = $env:userprofile  + '\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $targetpath -TargetPath $shortcutpath
$targetpath2 = $env:userprofile  + '\Desktop\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $targetpath2 -TargetPath $shortcutpath
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage 'winsetupfromusb' 'WinSetupFromUSB-1-9.exe'

$shortcut = $env:userprofile  + '\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Write-Host "`n Removing start menu shortcut..." -ForegroundColor green
Remove-Item -Force $shortcut

$shortcut2 = $env:userprofile  + '\Desktop\WinSetupFromUSB.lnk'
Write-Host "`n Removing desktop shortcut..." -ForegroundColor green
Remove-Item -Force $shortcut2
md5: 25C75A7FB3D6B35DBA8313169EA0F031 | sha1: FB4114E9814EEE21896654ECB991B68A7D490A47 | sha256: B81A239345E11C708C029CC96A41486339881B8C43C39F3B816D92CC290A60FF | sha512: 65DB212ADE72D2EB6898BD14A89A665CD71852BF3FCF9D886FD1EB1F6A973A2C68B63C211581A1EF9F3A0647DB0AF5EBE8433B3EA98D9663E66E9B35856D9769

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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