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If you do not need to install XP to a non-IDE system, then you can use the smaller non-DPMS version of E2B.
If you need to install XP to a SCSI, SATA or RAID system, then you will need the larger DPMS version of E2B which includes XP 32-bit Driver Pack Mass Storage drivers. Note that hard disk drivers for some very new computers/chipsets are not available for XP!
- 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 - read this page.
- To Update your E2B drive - run the download under Windows and click on the Update E2B Drive button.
- UEFI Booting - you will also need to download and install the MPI Tool Pack and use it to convert your ISO files to .imgPTN files.
- New! E2B 120-page eBook now available (complete course on making a useful multiboot E2B USB drive using Windows)!
- Complete unofficial Russian guide here.
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 sites. The latest Beta version will often contain small bug-fixes too!
I highly recommend the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 128GB or 64GB (or superfast Extreme Pro 128GB or 256GB USB 3.1) for E2B. The SanDisk Extreme drives are the best 'Removable' USB Flash drives for E2B (and most other things)!
Beware! Some other so-called 'super-fast' USB 3.0 drives can actually be very very slow for small file transfer (e.g. Lexar P20).
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1. The E2B download is now a self-extracting .exe file. It automatically extracts the files to a new folder on your Windows drive before running Make_E2B.exe. See here for more details.
Download only one of these two self-extracting executables to make a bootable E2B USB drive...
Easy2Boot_v1.A2. exe (15MB) - Recommended for most users. This version can also be used to update any older E2B drive.
- OR -
Easy2Boot_v1.A2_DPM S.exe includes extra Windows XP drivers (27MB) - Includes Driver Pack Mass Storage (DPMS) drivers for installing 32-bit XP onto SATA\RAID\SCSI systems - an 'E2B Update' will also copy all the DPMS files. Use this version only if you need to install Windows XP onto SATA\RAID\SCSI systems (Note: due to the lack of new XP drivers, the very latest mainboards may not be supported).
For more expert users, the Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd button allows you more options and choices when you make a USB drive.
Click on the Red Button to format and make an E2B USB drive for MBR and UEFI booting.
You can extract all the E2B files to your Desktop without running Make_E2B.exe by using the 'Extract E2B' button.
PLEASE NOTE: ANY VIRUS WARNING WILL BE A FALSE POSITIVE (see below for more details)!
2. Download the MPI Tool Pack (MakePartImage) [Windows only] For UEFI + MBR booting
This is needed to convert payload files to .imgPTN files from which you can UEFI-boot as well as MBR-boot.
Before you can UEFI-boot from the E2B USB drive, you first need to use \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe (or MBR boot to the E2B menu) and select the .imgPTN file.
.imgPTN partition images can MBR-boot and UEFI-boot to Windows Installer, linux Live OSs, MSDaRT, various WinPE payloads, KonBoot, MemTest86, etc.
Secure UEFI-booting is possible, if the boot files are correctly signed.
Go here to see how to convert an ISO file or other payload file to a .imgPTN file.
Note: Not all payloads/ISOs contain UEFI boot files. An extra file is needed for Windows 7 UEFI booting.
3. RMPrep USB (.zip file) is a tool used to create/repair/diagnose bootable USB drives [Windows only]
Unpack zip file to run the .exe installer and use 'More Info' - 'Run anyway' if you get a Windows Defender warning.
RMPrepUSB can also create ext2, ext3 and ext4 persistence files.
You will need to create persistence files on your E2B USB drive if you want to run linux LiveCD ISOs with persistence.
Note: RMPrepUSB 2.1.741 or later should be used with the MPI Tool Pack v0.081 or later.
4. MemTest86.imgPTN (Memory Test with UEFI Secure boot)
This is a ready-made MemTest86.imgPTN file which you can unzip and then copy to your E2B USB drive.
Once you select it from the E2B menu or using the \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility, you can MBR or UEFI-boot from the E2B USB drive.
You can make more .imgPTN files from ISO files, etc. using the MPI Tool Pack.
Note: All .imgPTN files must be made contiguous first using \Make_this_drive_contiguous.cmd.
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.
False-Positive Virus/PUP/PUA Detection
E2B is downloaded over 5,000 times a day.
Over 1500 new E2B drives are made every day (and many more are updated every day).
If E2B really had a virus, both you and I would have heard about it!
Click here for a Norton SafeWeb report on this site.
Windows Defender may detect and remove some files that it does not like (depending on how it feels today!). Please Update Windows Defender to the latest version if it does not let you run Switch_E2B.exe or some other program. Certain Defender updates seem to suddenly detect some programs as viruses but an update a few hours later often fixes the problem!
Try downloading the .zip file version of E2B instead (from Alternate Downloads Area) - extract the contents and run .\Make_E2B.exe to create your E2B USB drive.
Norton AV - use this link to report a false positive.
Trend Micro AV, Dr. Web, etc.
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 programs and is only used to show an E2B icon for the USB drive in Windows Explorer. Good AV programs should not give false positives.
If the Chrome Browser says the download may be 'dangerous', go to the Chrome Downloads page at chrome://downloads/# and click on 'Keep dangerous file'.
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 zip or rar format, 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.
Note: Try downloading the same file from Google Drive or MS OneDrive (Alternate Download Areas).
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. 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 the latest Beta, bugfixes and .zip versions of E2B + other useful files...
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!
The video below is rather old.
Just run the E2B download .exe file and click the big RED BUTTON to make a USB drive.
To make the files contiguous, run \MAKE_THIS_DRIVE_CONTIGUOUS.cmd from the USB drive.
Here is more up-to-date video but in Spanish...
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