FAQ Group: Payload Issues

‘ERROR: Windows PATH is bad – no path to WBEM’ and ‘wmic.exe not recognised’ errors

Some Developer versions of Windows 10 and 11 do not contain wmic.exe. Please use a Release version of Windows or add wmic.exe plus associated files/folders from a full release version of Windows. To add wmic.exe from a release version, copy the C:\Windows\System32\wbem folder and subfolders (you will need Admin rights). You will also need to …

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Windows Setup partition error when UEFI-boot and using ‘wipe disk’ XML file

If you UEFI-boot to agFM or Ventoy and use an XML file which automatically wipes the target disk and creates new partitions, then the XML file must create GPT partitions. Most of the sample XML files in Easy2Boot which wipe the target disk begin with ‘ZZDanger’ and create MBR\Legacy partitions and so are not suitable …

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How to fix a Windows boot issue

Scenario: Your Windows PC\notebook will no longer boot to Windows from it’s internal hard disk\SSD. Procedure: Legacy or UEFI? Windows can be booted it two very different ways: Legacy or UEFI.To repair a Windows installation you must boot from the ISO or Recovery files in the same way that Windows was booted in. Many systems …

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0xc000014c or 0xc0000178 BSOD errors when booting to Windows\WinPE – but only on some systems.

If you find that some systems give BSOD errors but other systems boot correctly when using the same USB drive, this is often an indication of a USB I/O communication problem (hardware issue) with the USB port. Example: Lenovo IdeaPad 300 notebooks Frequently, this can be due to signal integrity issues and occurs with high-speed …

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Why am I prompted to select an XML file when installing Windows?

An XML file can contain various ‘unattend’ settings for the install such as the Windows Edition (Home/Pro/Ultimate, etc.), Country, Language, disk partitioning details, core components, etc. The Home or Pro XML files provided by E2B contain generic Windows installation-only Product Keys which are used to force Windows Setup to install that particular Windows Edition. Most …

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