FAQ Group: Payload Issues

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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