How to use

AIO Boot is a user-friendly and easy to use tool. This article will guide you on how to use AIO Boot for USB and HDD.

AIO Boot depends on many other tools to support more features. Unlike other tools, AIO Boot will use its current drive as the destination drive. This is useful for transferring USB to different computers.

Prepare

  • A computer running Windows XP or later.
  • Download AIO Boot.
  • A USB or hard drive.
    • You can partition and format the drive before installing AIO Boot.
    • Use FAT32 format for best support. Includes support for booting in UEFI mode and Linux operating systems.

Installation

  1. Run AIO_Boot_Extractor.exe
    AIO Boot Extractor English

    • By default, the program shows only USB drives. If you want to install to your hard drive, select Use Hard Disk Drive.
    • Select Format to FAT32 if you want to use the FAT32 format for the drive. Note: All data available on this drive will be lost.
    • If you do not want the program to automatically install the Grub2, Clover and Syslinux bootloaders. Please uncheck Auto install Bootloader.
  2. Select the drive where you want to install AIO Boot in the drop-down list.
  3. Click OK to extract the files and proceed with the installation.
  4. Upon completion, the program will be run automatically.
    AIOCreator.exe
    AIOCreator tool is compact and user-friendly.
    • Change the settings in Settings.
    • Install Grub2, Clover, Syslinux and Grub4Dos under Bootloaders.
    • Integrated Windows, Linux, Android and Antivirus operating systems in the Integration section.
  5. Repeat the above steps if you want to install AIO Boot on many different drives.
  6. Once installed, integrate the operating systems into the Integration section. You need to download the ISO file and select the correct items corresponding to it.

AutoPartition

This feature only supports removable devices like USB, SDcard… Use this feature if the installation of AIO Boot is not supported in the way above. Note: All the drives and data available on this disk will be lost.

  1. Run AIO_Boot_Extractor.exe
  2. Click the AutoPartition button.
  3. You will now see a list of devices and options.
    AutoPartition

    • FAT32 only: the tool will only create a single partition in FAT32 format.
    • FAT32 & NTFS: the tool will create two FAT32 and NTFS partitions.
      • FAT32:
        • You need to use FAT32 partitions to support booting in UEFI mode.
        • Some operating systems like Bitdefender, Fedora and Gentoo… do not support booting on NTFS partitions.
        • Ubuntu and Debian’s persistent mode is also not supported on NTFS partitions.
        • So we need to use the FAT32 format.
      • NTFS:
        • NTFS partitions can store files larger than 4GB. You can save large files such as backups, VHD files…
        • You can use resident mode larger than 4GB for Android-x86, Remix OS, Phoenix OS and WifiSlax 4.12.
        • So we need to use the NTFS format.
      • Enter size for FAT32 partition. The remaining space will be used for NTFS partitions.
    • Clean disk: This option is always recommended. Use this case if the installation of Grub2 fails.
  4. Click OK to proceed with the installation.

Upgrade

AIO Boot regularly releases new versions. Upgrading to the new version will not lose existing data.

If your computer has a network connection, just run AIOCreator.exe. It will automatically check and help you update to the latest version.

  1. Run AIO_Boot_Extractor.exe
  2. Select the drive where you installed AIO Boot in the drop-down list.
  3. Click OK to proceed with the upgrade process.
  4. If you have installed the AIO Boot on multiple drives, repeat the above steps for those disks.

Uninstall

  • For USB, just delete the files that the AIO Boot has installed. Once you install the bootloader of other tools, the bootloader will be replaced without removing.
  • For Hard disk drive:
    1. Please make sure that you can boot into the operating system without booting through Grub2 of AIO Boot.
    2. If the computer is still booting directly through the AIO Boot’s Grub2, restore the bootloader first.
      • You can use a Windows DVD, or Linux, that corresponds to the operating system installed on your hard drive to restore its bootloader. For Windows, select Startup Repair.
      • Or, simply run AIOCreator.exe, go to the Bootloaders section and proceed to restore the Windows bootloader.
    3. After the startup of the computer no longer depends on Grub2 of AIO Boot. Please delete the files that the AIO Boot has created on your drive.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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