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[1.5.0000] 03/15/2017
- Added support for text license files
- Added converter application for license files (both convert binary to text and text to binary license file)
- Improved multiboot item add dialog
- Improved checkdisk option
- Fixed some problems with NTFS formatting
- Added option to create full binary image of a USB drive
- Added option to restore full binary image of a USB drive
- Added full support of latest Windows 10 release
- Other small changes to fix bugs

[1.4.0000] 10/07/2015
- Added setup programs to install WinToFlash [The Bootable USB Creator] as regular Windows program automatically
- Added button to download ISO file from WinToFlash directly in Multiboot Item Add dialog
- Removed AntiSMS executable and changed AntiSMS profile to work with ISO bootable files from AntiSMS project directly (both WinXP and Win8 edition)
- Other small changes to fix bugs

[1.3.0003] 09/30/2015
Improved "Add Item" dialog in Multiboot USB profile, added filters for known ISOs
Added direct download link and link to the download page for ISOs in the Multiboot USB profile
Bootable USB Test app integrated into WinToFlash
Bootable USB Test app updated with more option for virtual HDD

[1.3.0000] 09/24/2015
Added new instrument - small application to test bootable USBs with virtual PC named Bootable USB Test
Interface improvements in the Advanced mode bootable USB Creation - added hints for file system, partition scheme, CHS policy. Design of this tabs is now more informative
Manual parameters for Master Boot Record and File System are now in the separate windows
Added new partition scheme USB-HDD/256 with BIOS and UEFI support (single partition starts from sector 256 in the first partition record of the partition table)
Added new partition scheme USB-HDD+ with BIOS and UEFI support (single partition starts from sector 64 in the last partition record of the partition table)
Added new partition scheme USB-HDD+/256 with BIOS and UEFI support (single partition starts from sector 256 in the last partition record of the partition table)
Updated CHS policy to work with new HDD+ modes
Added new GRUB configuration files to work with new HDD+ modes
Added Windows 10 picture to the bootable USB profile for Windows Vista/7/8/10

[1.2.0007] 09/07/2015
Fixed Error #15 problem in Multiboot Manager on NTFS volumes
Fixed language file error on Russian version of Windows (locale code 1049)
Changed geometry of the "Core" tab in the Options dialog for better Multilanguage support

Added support for more ISOs in the Multiboot mode, now WinToFlash can create multiboot bootable USBs with unlimited number of following Live CDs, Operations Systems and Antiviruses:

Microsoft Windows: Windows 10 (any edition), Windows 2008 or 2008R2 (any edition), Windows 2012 or 2012R2 (any edition), Windows 7 (any edition), Windows 8 or 8.1 (any edition), Windows Reset Password, Windows Vista (any edition)

Antiviruses: AVIRA Antivirus, Antivirus Live CD (ClamAV), AvtiVir Rescue System, BitDefender Rescue CD, COMODO Rescue Disk, Dr.WEB Live CD, ESET SysRescue, F-Secure Rescue CD, G Data Antivirus, Kaspesky Rescue Disk, Panda Safe CD, Symantec PC Tools, Vba32 Rescue

Live Utilities: Acronis Backup and Security Rescue CD, AOMEI Backupper, Boot-Repair-Disk, Clonezilla, Darik's Boot and Nuke, GParted, Hirens Boot CD, Minitool Partition Wizard, Parted Magic, Ping Disk Image/Restore, SYSTEMRESCUE-CD, Trinity Rescue Kit, UFS Explorer Emergency CD, UBCD Live, Ultimate Boot CD

Non-Windows OS: Android x86, ArtislX Live DVD, ArtisX, AVSTRUM Latvijas Linukss, Bach Box Linux, Bodhi Linux, CAINE BlackHole, Calculate Linux Desctop, Calculat Media Center, CentOS, Core Plus Newring, CrunchBang-Waldorf, Debian Linux (any edition), deft, deft zero, DSL 50MB Live BizCard CD, edubuntu, EduPUP, Fedora Linux (any edition), Finnix, G4L Disk Imaging, GALPon MiniNo, Gnublin, Gubuntu, ipredia OS, KALT, Knoppix Linux, KODIbuntu, Kubuntu, LinuxKidX, LinuxMint, live.linuX-gamers, lupu, dyne bolic, MUSIX, mythbuntu, Netboot CD, Niblex, Overclockix, PCLinux OS, Picaros Diego, Puppy Arcade, Sabayon Ferensics, SlackO, SLAX LiveOS, SliTaz Linux, tiny core linux, trisquel, Tyny Core, UberStudent Linux For LEANERS, Ubuntu, xPUD, xUbuntu, Zillya Live CD

And any other ISOs with syslinux or GRUB bootloader.

[1.2.0003] 09/01/2015
Multiboot USB is now easy as 1-2-3! We added support for many popular Live CDs like: DrWEB, BitDefender Rescue CD, COMODO Rescue Disk, Panda Safe CD, AvtiVir Rescue System, FSecure Rescue CD, Android x86, Kubuntu, Acronis Backup and Security Rescue CD, Symantec PC Tools, Windows Reset Password, DSL 50MB Live BizCard CD, live linuX gamers, Niblex, Ping Disk Image Restore, SLAX LiveOS, Trinity Rescue Kit, xPUD and any other syslinux-based CDs
Fixed "language file error" problem on non-US Windows in Mutiboot profile
Fixed false Error report to logs for UEFI procedures

[1.2.0000] 08/28/2015
Multiboot added! Now you can create a Bootable USB with UNLIMITED number of bootable items on your USB drive. First version of WinToFlash Multiboot Manager will support any Windows from Windows Vista to Windows 10 (ISO Image required). Multiboot bootable USB creation is available in the Advanced mode.

[1.1.0001] 08/11/2015
Interface fixes
Improved logging
Small bugs fixed

[1.1.0000] 08/04/2015
Added full Windows 10 support for bootable USBs and WinToFlash start under Windows 10 x86/x64, core 10.0.10240
Added UEFI auto turn-on option for Windows Vista/7/8/10 and WinPE 2.x-5.x bootable USBs, if efi files presents on the image
Added support for Lenovo recovery images
Some languages fixes

[1.0.0000] 07/04/2015
And we're out of beta we're releasing on time

[0.9.0038] 06/30/2015
Added storage size auto limitation if storage is > 2Tb
Geometry fixes in interface
Windows 8 image updated
Translation authors file moved to the documents folder
Feedback save to binary file added
Changed base address to 0x00010000

[0.9.0034] 06/26/2015
Added support for online help system
Added NULLFILE.TXT into every empty folder for unzipped sharing support via torrent
Files reorganization inside zip
Fixed some memory leaks
Some small bugs fixed

[0.9.0030] 06/19/2015
Fixed problem "No Drives Found" under WinPE environment like BartPE. Now WinToFlash Portable (all editions) can work under most WinPE editions and enumerate USB drives like under standard Windows installation
Some code optimization for speed improvements
WinToFlash [The bootable USB Creator] now log add USB drives found parameters into the log file

[0.9.0025] 06/13/2015
New Windows-native USB drives search subsystem, WMI support for this operation removed
Improved drive lock algorithm
Fixed problem when WinToFlash lists a USB drive twice
Memory leaks fixed
Interface improvements
Crash fixed when no drive letter found for a USB drive

[0.9.0010] 05/21/2015
GUI improvement: show WinToFlash edition in the application header
Memory leaks fixed

[0.9.0004] 05/13/2015
Fixed problem with Unexpected error in Wizard Mode
Added zero-sized drives filter feature to skip empty USB card readers in the available devices list
Fixed some GUI problems with untranslated text strings
Fixed licensing error with activation file installation when no \License\ folder exists

[0.9.0000] 04/29/2015
Added NTFS support
Added USB-FDD mode support
GRUB updated to the latest version
Fixed "Can't lock the drive" error under Windows XP/2003
Interface improvements

[0.8.0122] 04/15/2015
- USB storage size limitation added. Now you can limit your 16Gb bootable USB drive to 1Gb or other size if you need so for compatibility with your bootable image
- interface improvements
- fixed bootable USB profiles naming procedure, all illegal characters like *,? in file name will be auto-fixed

[0.8.0117] 04/07/2015
- fixed problem with suspended feedback loadup
- WinToFlash will now ignore folder "System Volume Information" on the USB drive for emptiness check procedure (part of smart format notification)
- fixes in Hiren's bootable USB profile

[0.8.0111] 04/01/2015
- "The list is empty" problem fixed if no USB drives inserted when pressing Run button or saving Bootable USB Profile
- Now WinToFlash updates license type in main form header after license file installation in the first start wizard
- Some errors fixed with huge USB drives

[0.8.0103] 03/24/2015
- WinToFlash will warn you if file is too big for current file system on your Bootable USB drive
- Print names of files found on the screen for "Collecting Parameters" step

[0.8.0100] 03/19/2015
- added Hiren's Boot Live USB creation support
- FAT32 CHS file system format will use CHS for partition end sector address, so it can't be more than 8 Gb now and it's 100% compatible with CHS addressing with big USB drives >8Gb
- added caching for operations with image files like ISO and all archives like RAR/ZIP/7ZIP/CAB, WinToFlash will create bootable USB from ISO/RAR/etc. faster
- CHS Policy added. You can control how WinToFlash will format your bootable USB drive - use Standard CHS calculation or write max values to force BIOS to use LBA calls or write zeroes to do the same with some motherboards

[0.8.0096] 03/14/2015
- fixed problem with freezes when reformatting USB drive from NTFS to FAT16/FAT32
- fixed "Format Unknown Error" problem when formatting USB drive under Windows Vista, 7 and 8
- Cancel button added to "Can't lock the drive" dialog
- More informative new interface in Wizard and Advanced mode
- Fixed some "Disk error" messages for FAT32 file system on a boot time
- New page with source selection to Wizard added
- WinToFlash can now read ISO images and all archives directly when creating bootable USB, it won't unpack it first to the %temp% folder
- Speed up in files copying process
- WinToFlash won't validate EULA.txt file for Windows XP bootable USB any more
- Fixed boot problem with XP Recovery Console Live USB with GRUB bootloader
- Speed up in Storage Erase mode

[0.8.0059] 01/19/2015
- Translation authors file updated
- Added "Print EULA" label in the About dialog
- Some spelling problems fixed
- Update system bug fixed

[0.8.0055] 12/15/2014
- Added Windows 10 Beta support
- added .esd files support for Windows Vista+
- added Arabic language
- spell fixes for English language
- speed improvements
- many crashes and bugs fixed
- network protocols (update check, feedback, etc.) bugs and freezes fixed

[0.8.0009] 12/21/2013
- Added Windows 8.1 support
- Added option "Copy all files and folders from original CD" for Windows XP/2003
- Language bugs fixes

[0.8.0000] 08/01/2013
- Added ISO, RAR, ARJ, ZIP, 7z, CAB, DMG support
- Added enumeration of USB drives as a dropdown list
- Added option to enumerate HDDs too
- AntiSMS updated to version 4.1
- Help file updated
- General fixes and speed improvements
- Language bugs fixes

[0.7.0057] 03/26/2013
- Spelling bugs fixes
- Speed upgrades and optimizations

[0.7.0054] 08/21/2012
- Tested and added Windows 8 RTM (6.2.9200) support
- Removed products.ini file check from Transfer Wizard for Windows Vista/2008/7/8

[0.7.0053] 07/11/2012
- Tested and added Windows 8 RC (6.2.8400) support

[0.7.0051] 07/08/2012
- AntiSMS software added to fix boot blockers (send SMS to short number/buy something/etc. to unlock your PC problem) or viruses
- Interface improvements
- Help file on Russian language added

[0.7.0048] 04/25/2012
- Bug with check disk unexpected error fixed
- Updated all language DLLs with new code
- WinToFlash Suggestor updated to latest version

[0.7.0046] 04/20/2012
- Improvements in English translation
- License key validation bugs fixed
- Windows Transfer Wizard won't close main window after exit
- WinToFlash won't auto load unverified translations

[0.7.0043] 04/05/2012
- GRUB boot loader support added (only for Professional and Business License)
- Removed unused menu items from the main screen
- Real Windows 8 logo added
- Start time WinToFlash logo fixed (removed pink dots)
- Speed of .secure files processing improved

[0.7.0039] 03/28/2012
- English (USA) version of EULA added as default
- Russian version of EULA moved to \Documents\ folder
- Added "How to remove this ad" links to the First Start Wizard
- All temp files created by WinToFlash will be deleted automatically now after reboot

[0.7.0037] 03/21/2012
- Suggestor sart code updated
- Some spell fixes

[0.7.0034] 03/16/2012
- First Start Wizard updated
- Logs sybsystem updated
- Speed improved

[0.7.0026] 11/07/2011
- Progress bar in Wizard won't freeze on huge files like install.wim or driver.cab
- Added completed present label into Wizard
- Fixed some language bugs
- Added new unexpected error window
- First public release of USB drive speed test

[0.7.0020] 09/19/2011
- New Setup Support Application
- Fixed problems with office 2007 fix - Windows won't show Windows Files Protection dialog after first boot; SSA won't apply fix more than one time during setup
- Now SSA fix boot.ini problem during GUI setup step
- EULA problem fixed with Windows 8 Developer Preview (can't find file license.rtf)

[0.7.0018] 08/10/2011
- Fixed problems with Collecting Parameters step crashed if you select Windows XP Media Center as a source of Windows XP files
- SSA won't add \ on the end of \WINDOWS record in boot.ini
- New informative dialogs instead of single Incorrect Source Of Windows Files message
- Some misprints fixed in language files
- Windows 8 logo added

[0.7.0010] 05/15/2011
- Windows 8 M1-M3 support added
- fix for Windows XP CD recognition
- install.swm auto discover added in Wizard mode for Windows Vista/2008/7/8

[0.7.0009] 04/12/2011
- fixed language error with button OK in Activation dialog
- added support of file install.swm for Windows Vista/2008/7

[0.7.0008] 03/27/2011
- Fixed some spelling bugs in English
- Added 0x6B SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED problem fix (Professional Licensee and higher)
- Logging error fixed in Advanced Mode transferer process
- Added Downloading Ads label into First Start Wizard
- Fixed double quotes problem with dosnet.inf file

[0.7.0005] 03/23/2011
- First start wizard added
- Disk Check option added
- Banners system added for free license users
- Office 2007 fix added into SSA
- Windows 7 SP1 support added
- Cancel button added into transfer dialogs

[0.7.0000] 01/12/2011
- License support
- New option: Transfer Windows XP/2003 Recovery Console to a USB drive
- New boot logo
- Speed improvements
- Language improvements

[0.6.0011] 07/20/2010
- Windows XP/2003 x64 support
- fixed problem with string like I:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\"system32\ntdll.dll" in dosnet.inf

[0.6.0008] 06/27/2010
- can not lock the drive problem fixed
- folders options, logs and profiles will be auto-created if not exists
- boot loader write operation for XP/2003 moved right after the drive format operation

[0.6.0005] 04/24/2010
- speed improvements
- WinToFlash will log files requested in case of "Incorrect source of XXX files" message. Log detail level: medium.
- new logo
- skin changes

[0.6.0003] 03/09/2010
- speed improvements
- feedback won't freeze when sending the message
- feedback text loading problems fixed
- warning picture when an update is available

[0.6.0000] 02/23/2010
- MS-DOS transfer to USB support
- Interface improvements
- New formatting options
- speed improvements

[0.5.0023] 01/30/2010
- update wizard window will not freeze any more
- point operation error fixed in update process
- progress bar will move now in drive service mode
- file Read Only Attr Remove is True by default
- new interface language: Traditional Chinese (????) by ??
- fixes for Spanish Traditional (Espa?ol - Castellano) by J.R.Laguardia and his sister

[0.5.0020] 01/18/2010
- SSA will rename $LDR$ file too
- added splash screen
- speed improvement
- update wizard will start updates check automatically if you click on update note @ main window

[0.5.0013] 11/28/2009
- more x64 systems crashes fixed

[0.5.0012] 11/25/2009
- boot.ini for Windows XP is .model now
- read only bit remover for files
- date and time of files saver
- x64 systems crash fixed

[0.5.0009] 11/16/2009
- Unicode support for log files
- txtsetup.sif encoding errors fixed
- SSA RenameFolder & UnRenameFolder commands error fixed
- Smart format warning
- CAPTCHA for format warning window
- language library code optimization for faster load
- update reminder window on close
- geometry fix for format warning window

[0.5.0000] 10/20/2009
- Unicode support for interface (not for configuration files and network protocols!)
- Text files now are RTF
- Cancel button in advanced mode
- error messages replaced with warning for configuration files if they didn't exists
- configuration files moved to \options\ folder
- link from Wizard window won't close WinToFlash
- auto selection of GUI language @ 1st start
- new boot.ini for Windows XP/2003 setup
- double double quotes problem at winnt.sif file fixed
- update note, auto update check at start
- reset button for language. will immediately load default language
- on/off for statistics
- new function - emergency boot loader
- new SSA
- sound for warnings and notes

[0.4.0021] 09/20/2009
- link to Novicorp web site fixed at About dialog
- spelling: Flash -> USB drive (for En-US)
- quick link to language change window
- logging changed for events Loading language and Language error
- French translation made by human
- Corrected Spanish Traditional translation for ANSI

[0.4.0017] 09/09/2009
- added unexpected errors window and logging of this type of errors
- added human translated languages: Simplified Chinese, Spanish Traditional, Norwegian
- added file end window with autos of translations

[0.4.0013] 09/02/2009
- fixed language DLL DLP_NotFound message at Windows version warning window
- all DLL string errors will be logged
- languages sorting in options window
- new text string in Wizard source files chose dialog
- support of printers directory
- support of cmpnents directory
- fixed Windows 2008 Server error (Incorrect source)
- refresh command (in menu) will re-set all language string in main window

[0.4.0008] 08/16/2009
- format warning window is outstanding now
- added recommendation to turn off antivirus
- logging of loading / exiting upgraded
- date and time of WinToFlash start is now in statistics window
- added note string to boot from USB every time before windows starts
- transparency value now controlled by slider
- added $OEM$ folder support
- long update time problem fixed at logs window
- transparency effects now looks better
- fixed save window header string
- translation of Export button at logs window
- added new languages (translated by computer)

[0.4.0000] 07/30/2009
- FAT32 support
- Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 support
- Windows Vista PE, Windows 2008 PE, Windows 7 PE support
- fixed mistake in parameters file with CD insertion request

[0.3.0001] 07/24/2009
- not available in English -

[0.2.0011] 07/19/2009
- not available in English -

[0.2.0007] 07/12/2009
- not available in English -

[0.2.0005] 07/08/2009
- not available in English -

[0.2.0003] 07/04/2009
first release





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