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Old 06-08-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Talking RMPREPUSB.EXE - Bootable USB format utility, A new Windows USB tool replace HP Format Utility

Looks to be useful http://www.boot-land.net/forums/inde...showtopic=7739

I have uploaded current version RMPrepUSB v1.9.70 and other utilities. RMPrepUSB is similar to the HP Format utility, but much more flexible and should be better at creating a USB Flash memory drive that will boot on most systems successfully. See below for details of these utilities.

Let me know if it works for you please (or even if not)!

I highly recommend a Lexar 512MB JumpDrive or Netac 512MB U2C as being the 'most compatible' UFD. Some older BIOSes will not boot from devices larger than 512MB.

P.S. I forgot to mention that using Bootit.exe to make your Lexar UFD a 'Fixed disk' rather than a 'Removable Disk' also increases your chances of it booting as a hard disk for WinPE/XP/Vista. This also makes it partitionable in XP - you can then have more than one partition on a USB flash drive.


What are these utilities?
  • RMPrepUSB.exe - a user friendly front-end Windows x86 (32-bit) GUI for the command line tool RMPartUSB.exe. When you set the options in RMPrepUSb and click the Prepare Drive button, it will display the command line that it is going to use to run RMPartUSB and then run RMPartUSB. If you have selected a folder, it will then copy the entire contents of that folder over to the new partition when RMPartUSB has finished formatting the UFD. You can then use the Eject button and disconnect the UFD when you have finished.
  • RMPartUSB - a command line Windows app used by RMPrepUSB - allows you to partition and format any USB storage device as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS from Windows XP,2K3,Vista,Win7,2K8. Can be used in scripts/batch files.
  • RMFormat - Windows GUI allows you to format any partition under Windows XP+ as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (no Windows FAT32 size limit - e.g. can have a 40GB FAT32 partition). Originally developed as a test program to test the FormatEX API on Windows systems for NTFS formatting. Only default Windows cluster size, etc. is possible.
  • RMBootSect - Windows command line utility that changes the boot sector on any disk (similar to MS BootSect). Not all filesystems are supported.
Tried this for Vista/Windows 7 vLited to USB drive installs without problems - tested with Virtualbox





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Old 07-08-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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Thanks for the information, successfully made a Windows 7 64 installation USB flash key, much easier than previous methods using this software.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:21 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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Great to hear it's working for you guys Paul did the same but with old USB formatting method but updating the Win7 64bit files for RTM 7600 build - installed win7 full in 14mins with 8GB Patriot Xporter USB drive
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Great to hear it's working for you guys Paul did the same but with old USB formatting method but updating the Win7 64bit files for RTM 7600 build - installed win7 full in 14mins with 8GB Patriot Xporter USB drive
Very nice George, I only have the 7100 64Bit Beta.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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Looks like v2.0.602 is out now too http://www.boot-land.net/forums/inde...showtopic=7739
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Old 25-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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Hi
I am the author or RMPrepUSB. There is a new version 2.0.734 on Boot-Land (first hit in Google) - which now supports imaging of USB pens, quick testing of pens, BartPE support and is more reliable .
Please could you refrain from distributing versions of RMPrepUSB your own download links and respect the wishes of the author as requested on Boot-Land. RMPrepUSB is free for private use only and should not be redistributed without permission. If you have any feedback, please feel free to post in Boot-Land and I will try to reply.
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Old 25-03-2010, 11:47 PM   #8
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Hi Steve welcome to i4memory.com ? I'm not sure what you mean by distribution own download links as the original post is just quoting the original thread at boot-land.net there is no redisrtibution of the download links only a quote of the original poster at http://www.boot-land.net/forums/inde...showtopic=7739 (seems site is down right now).
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