1. willk

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    what did you use, app wise, to create the PE?
     
  2. Jayro

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    It's based on WinBuilder. (Win10XPE)
     
  3. willk

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    that's what i thought
    what are your thoughts on making an iso......with your custom apps?
    I have scoured and can't find anything, except adding scripts to download your apps you want. Only software that debloats the iso.
     
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    this is why i suggest you dont have 1 big zip file anymore.. downloading 22gb to get maybe 7gb of files that were changed.

    have each base folder in separate zips (other than the basic stuff needed) so...
    one for antvirus, one for backup and restore, one for boot os + system and program folder, one for portable apps, one for the medicat theme (and you could have diff versions of the theme that people could pick from), etc

    so that way if 1 zip gets updated its all the person needs to download instead of the whole thing and requires you to upload less

    hope you consider this idea
     
  5. momosala

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    I find that JAYRO remains calm despite your iterative suggestions for updates.
    Many of you suggest that JAYRO should change the way it works.
    In fact, it offers you a finished, efficient tool that regularly updates applications.
    You suggest that he work even harder to improve your updating comfort.
    I suggest you let him do what he likes.
    MEDICAT is his "toy" and he offers it to you.
    You have the possibility to remove ISOs that do not interest you and replace them freely.
     
  6. Tizie

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    I created an account for the first time and especially for Jayro. I felt that after a year of using his brilliant software, I should thank him/her for the effort towards the community. Maybe Jayro is not thanked often, but you should know that the vast majority are silent readers and/or do not have an account on GBAtemp.

    I would even venture to say that there are thousands of people worldwide who are very grateful to Jayro. @Jayro, you have no idea how many people worldwide you have helped and what you still mean to the community today. And this is truly an achievement, believe me. We are proud of you and hope to enjoy you for a long time to come.
     
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    I realize today that JAYRO is a woman.
    I apologize for referring to her using the pronouns "he, him ...".
    This does not take anything away from my admiration.
    Continue to propose MEDICAT which is more and more simple, effective and beautiful.
     
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  9. Jayro

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    Progress Report:

    I have added Memtest86+ v5.31 Beta to the Diagnostic Tools menu. ==> This boots in BIOS mode.
    Not to be confused with PassMark's Memtest86 v9.0 Beta 2. ==> This boots in UEFI mode.

    MemTest86+ and PassMark's MemTest86 are not the same programs, not even close. I know having similar names can be confusing, but I try to distinguish them a bit in the menu, and added a proper icon to PassMark's Memtest86, which has been upgraded from v8.3 to v9.0 Beta 2!

    I have set MemTest86+ to autoboot with MEMDISK in ventoy.json, so you don't have to enable it before hitting Enter.

    I also made a new icon for Memtest 86+ from scratch, giving it that DOS app vibe.

    Here's how they look in the menu:
    Memtest86+.png

    MediCat v21.01 is getting VERY close to a release, as it's just about done. I'll hopefully upload the new version by tonight.
     
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    A new version of MEDICAT! I'm in a hurry to install it on my USB key.
     
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    Nice ! I'll install it and test it asap :)
     
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  12. Jayro

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    It's not out yet, calm down. LOL
     
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    So MediCat USB's v21.01 release was supposed to launch yesterday, but it kinda didn't happen yet, as I've been trying to finish up MediCat VHD. This way I can release them together, side by side.

    But I want to clear some things up:
    1.)
    MediCat USB will NOT include MediCat VHD... As it's simply too big, and would require a 64GB USB stick minimum, and a hefty download size.
    2.) MediCat VHD WILL be released as a Drag and Drop add-on for MediCat USB, if you want it on your MediCat USB stick. you'll just extract the zip file to the root of your MediCat USB stick (v21.01 and later), and you'll see a new Icon in the list called "VHDs -->". Open it, and you will see MediCat VHD, ready to boot.
    3.) MediCat VHD will have it's own menu, but I will try to have it autoboot as quickly as possible.
    4.) MediCat VHD will boot via UEFI but booting in Legacy BIOS mode may or may not work for you. I got lucky and it works for me.
    5.) MediCat VHD is a 20GB VHD file, with 3GB of free space inside. The other 16.5GB is taken up by Windows 10, but I've slimmed it down as much as I can without losing major functionality like Windows Updates, Networking support, etc.
    6.) MediCat VHD has .NET v2.0 through 4.8 installed., as well as Visual C++ Redistributables. So it will run pretty-much anything a regular Windows 10 installation can run. Your USB device is the only bottleneck. USB 3.0 is HIGHLY recommended as the bare-minimum, USB 3.2 Gen 2 recommended. USB 2.0 will be too slow for regular operation.
    7.) MediCat VHD is NOT a Win10PE like Mini Windows 10. It's a full installation of Windows 10 for PC repair, that uses your computer's real hardware. It's a lot less limiting in functionality.
    8.) Regarding drivers, MediCat VHD was built and tested on AMD Ryzen hardware. However, I suspect it should run on Intel/Nvidia hardware without any issues. It comes with AMD graphics drivers pre-installed. Nvidia and Intel graphics drivers are not pre-installed, but feel free to add them if you wish.
    9.) MediCat VHD was also built with ODD emulation harddrive enclosures in mind. The iODD 2531, iODD 2541, iODD Mini are all supported. Simply drop the MediCat VHD file into the _ISO folder of your iODD drive, mount the VHD, and select the MediCat VHD device at the BIOS's boot menu! I don't have a Zalman version to compare compatibility with, but I highly recommend anyone using the Zalman variants to flash theirs with the superior iODD firmware.
    10.) If you DO use MediCat VHD on an iODD device, you MUST leave the "&DW" at the end of the filename, so the iODD drive knows the VHD is read/write! The file name is [UEFI]_MediCat_VHD_&DW.vhd, So please don't rename that part of the file if using with an iODD drive.

    Here are some screenshots of the new VHD menu added to MediCat USB v21.01, And the MediCat VHD Desktop:
    Main Menu.png VHD Menu.png Desktop.png Jayro's Toolbox.png


    With all this exciting stuff, I've been very busy... But MediCat v21.01 will release later tonight, I'm working on it right now and finishing up the release. I still have some Changelog stuff to do. I'll post here again when the release's torrent is ready.
     
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  14. Jayro

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    MediCat VHD has just been released!

    You can find it HERE

    It's Magnet Link only for now, until the seeding really takes off. Then I can upload to my file hosts.

    Desktop.png
     
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    I'm trying to download 20.12 but it's stuck at 92% :( :(
     
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    Dear people,

    As you can see above, @Jayro has introduced Medicat-VHD. Like me, there are many others who are not so technical. I am particularly struggling to understand the added value between Medicat-VHD and Medicat 20.12.

    What added value does Medicat-VHD have? Why is it being introduced as two separate applications? Thanks.
     
  17. Jayro

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    MediCat USB has Mini Windows 10, which is handy, but has many limitations. MediCat VHD is an alternative to Mini Windows 10, as it's a real Windows 10 installation, not a gimped WinPE.

    Or in simpler terms, this can do more.
     
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    as far as i know, you can make system-wide changes to the image without rebuilding said image, that means, any change you make to the OS are persistent i.e. you can install some program to the os etc etc...
     
  19. zeromant

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    can someone seed a bit more? edit: nevermind, wrong thread, i thought this was the Medican Second Opinion thread.
     
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  20. Jayro

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    MediCat USB v21.01 has just been released!

    Get it here as usual. Only the Magnet link is up for now. Once the seeding gets good I'll upload to the file hosts.

    Main Menu.png
     
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