If you do not need to install XP to a non-IDE system, then you can use the smaller non-DPMS version;
if you need to install XP to a SATA or RAID system, then you will need the larger DPMS version which includes XP 32-bit Driver Pack Mass Storage drivers.
Windows users - To make a new E2B USB drive (or update a drive), download and run the Self-Extracting .exe file (see below).
Linux users - rename download to .zip or .7z and read this page.
Update your E2B drive - run the download under Windows and click on the Update E2B Drive button.
The instructions and documentation on this site will always relate to the latest (sometimes Beta) version.
If you use any of the 'special' features of E2B or have a problem, please update your E2B USB drive with the very latest version from the Alternate Download Area. The latest Beta version will often contain small bug-fixes!
I highly recommend the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 128GB or 64GB for E2B. It is the best USB Flash drive for E2B!
Beware, some super-fast USB 3.0 drives can actually be very slow for small file transfer (e.g. Lexar P20)!
WARNING: WINDOWS 10 CREATORS EDITION BUG!
This new Windows 10 Update (Redmond 2) appears to have a new feature!
Windows 10 now recognises more than one partition on Removable USB Flash drives! If you see a Windows Format drive pop-up dialog box, you can either use it to format the E2B 2nd small partition or just cancel it each time it appears. Later versions of E2B and RMPartUSB\RMPrepUSB will format the 2nd partition to prevent you seeing the format pop-up box, but you will now see a small 2nd partition in Explorer (PTN2).
DOWNLOADS ARE HERE!
1. E2B Downloads are now self-extracting .exe files in ZIP format.
They automatically extract the files to a temporary folder on your Windows drive.
Just select the menu language and click the large red button.
Then you simply answer the questions.
If in doubt, just press the Enter key!
See here for more details.
Note: E2B does NOT contain any viruses (even if Windows or your AV software warns you!). You may need to disable your AV program first. Over 1000 E2B USB drives are made every day.
Download one of these only:
Easy2Boot_v1.95.exe (18MB) - Does not include Windows XP Mass Storage drivers - can be used to update DPMS and non-DPMS E2B drives.
Easy2Boot_v1.95DPMS.exe (47MB) - Includes Driver Pack Mass Storage drivers for installing 32-bit XP to SATA\RAID\SCSI systems - Update will also copy all DPMS files.
Note: For the latest Beta version - go to one of the Alternate Download Areas below.
New Make_E2B.exe utility! Click on the Red Button to format and make an E2B USB drive.
For experienced users, the Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd button allows you more options and choices.
For linux users, or for use with RMPrepUSB and for other purposes, you can rename the download to .zip so it can be easily unzipped.
The downloads are also available from the Alternate Download Areas (and may be much faster to download!)
Note: Easy2Boot includes an empty 500MB \_ISO\CONTIG.ISO file.
If you are short of space on your USB drive, this file can be deleted. It is only used if your payload files are not contiguous.
2. Download MPI Tool Pack (MakePartImage)[Windows only] - This is used to make .imgPTNfiles (partition images that are used for MBR- and UEFI-booting of Windows AIO ISOs, Hirens/Gandalf/Strelec/HBCD ISOs, linux, MSDaRT, etc.). Also useful for WinPE and Windows Install ISOs, if you are using a USB HDD instead of a USB Flash drive. Secure UEFI-booting is also supported if the payload files are correctly signed.
3. RMPrepUSB [Windows only]- My useful Windows utility for anything to do with bootable USB drives. RMPrepUSB can create ext2, ext3 and ext4 persistence files for use with E2B and linux ISOs. Also available from Alternate Download Areas.
If you are having trouble with any of the download links or want the latest Beta version, try the Alternate Download Area links below.
Tip: Look out for the latest updates and features, subscribe to my blog here.
Windows Defender false Virus Detection
Windows Defender may detect and remove some files (depending on how it feels today!). In particular, in may delete and quarantine \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe from your E2B USB drive.
False Virus Alerts (e.g. Trend Micro AV)!
Easy2Boot does not contain any viruses, adware, malware or 'puas/pups' (see or check here) - you may get a false virus warning caused by the autorun.inf file in E2B, but this file does not run any program and is only used to show an E2B icon in Explorer. Good AV programs should not give false positives. If in doubt, upload the E2B file to VirusTotal.com for a thorough virus check.
If the Chrome Browser says the download may be 'dangerous', go to the Chrome Downloads page chrome://downloads/# and click on 'Keep dangerous file'.
Note: To avoid Chrome blocking the file, try downloading the same file from Google Drive instead of MS One Drive!
Most of the executables pass VirusTotal with 100% clean rating, except for SWITCH_E2B.exe (my own self-extracting WinRar utility which runs as Admin) and nircmd.exe (Nir Sofer free utility).
Alternate Download Areas and Archives (for latest Beta, bugfixes and other files)
Attention: Virus Detected or Malicious File warnings!
The Google Chrome browser may report that a file is infected or malicious when you try to download it - this is a false report. The same files, if compressed in a different way using 7Zip or if downloaded from Google Drive instead of One Drive, will download without problems! Chrome and Google Drive seem to falsely detect some files as malicious.
Also note that certain AV software such as TrendMicro AV or Dr. Web may also report issues with some downloads, but these are false positives.
You can submit the download to www.virustotal.com and check it using a wide range of AV scanners - good AV scanners such as Avira, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Sophos, etc. should not report a problem with the download (Sophos may report a PUA = Potentially Unwanted Application - this is NOT a virus). Due to the nature of SWITCH_E2B.exe which requires Administrator priveleges and writes directly to the MBR of USB disks, this program does trigger several AV false positives however.
WARNING: Only download E2B from these official sources. E2B is free, so there is no need to download a 'hacked' version or files from another source which may be outdated, buggy or contain viruses!
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