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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    I used the local usbdriver
    What driver did you use? 32 bit or 64 bit?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I only can use 32-bit, but alls fixed now - just needed to rewrite the Boot Config.

    I can confirm that Windows updates are now being installed after successfully downloading.

    Click image for larger version Success!!!

    Many thanks Nifu - that is a definitive solution to the problem. Thanks too to How to Make Flash Drive a Local Disk | eHow.com and Index of /downloads USB_LocalDisk.zip
    (I have broken the link I am not sure whether direct download links are permitted here). Sorry I can't help with the 64-bit driver.

    The Windows To go is in a 10 GB partition on the drive - with a 5+ GB unallocated space at the moment, but being a promiscuous USB stick - it really needs the same driver on all the systems it gets plugged in to - otherwise it is a bit of a chimera - half removable disk, half fixed disk.

    I have also got proof of concept that you can perform dual boots from 2 separate USB devices plugged into the same PC.

    I shall put a second system on the other partition on the flash drive, probably Windows 7 Embedded USB bootable with write filter protection, and continue the multibooting saga.
    Last edited by fafhrd; 13 Jun 2012 at 09:18.
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  3. #13


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I've just "unsolved" this thread. The reason is that now the drive is recognized as a fixed disk by Windows, it has put a pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys in the root folder on the USB stick. Now, I can minimize the pagefile size, but I cannot do anything with swapfile.sys, so yet again it may be back to the drawing board for this.

    It depends on how much data is updated into swapfile.sys during a session in the OS, but this is an undocumented feature of Windows 8 - everyone guesses that it is part of the hybrid boot process, but no one at Microsoft will talk about it AFAIK.

    Funnily enough, I recall seeing the windows update log of the WES7 bootable USB installation which showed the names of all the PCs that the stick had booted up, so I think it was running windows update without problems - but I may be mistaken.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    but being a promiscuous USB stick - it really needs the same driver on all the systems it gets plugged in to
    You only need to integrate the USB filter driver into the USB operating system.

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    it has put a pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys in the root folder on the USB stick
    It depends on how much data is updated into swapfile.sys during a session in the OS, but this is an undocumented feature of Windows 8
    "swapfile.sys" is the "pagefile.sys" for Metro apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    I can minimize the pagefile size, but I cannot do anything with swapfile.sys
    If you disable "pagefile.sys" also "swapfile.sys" should be gone.
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  5. #15


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    but being a promiscuous USB stick - it really needs the same driver on all the systems it gets plugged in to
    You only need to integrate the USB filter driver into the USB operating system.

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    it has put a pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys in the root folder on the USB stick
    It depends on how much data is updated into swapfile.sys during a session in the OS, but this is an undocumented feature of Windows 8
    "swapfile.sys" is the "pagefile.sys" for Metro apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    I can minimize the pagefile size, but I cannot do anything with swapfile.sys
    If you disable "pagefile.sys" also "swapfile.sys" should be gone.
    Yes I knew that I only needed the driver on the USB OS, but it seemed a nice idea to have 2 partitions too - recognised universally.

    Swapfile.sys has been variously touted as a preemptive memory dump, a swapfile for metro apps, a second hiberfile for faster booting etc., with the Metro explanation now being favourite. Eventually there will be a white paper explaining all.

    I did not know swapfile.sys would go if virtual memory were disabled altogether - thanks for that, except I don't want to have no page file - I have a swap volume on all my systems and want to direct the page file there, instead of losing 256MB of my boot volume.

    The USB local disk driver is still a great idea.
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