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Windows 7: 2 bootable ISO's on 1 pendrive


03 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 
2 bootable ISO's on 1 pendrive

just got myself a 16GB Kingston Drive and what i want to do is put 2 or more bootable images on there create my own boot menu so i can choose what to use when i need it

saves carrying a bunch of CD's

e.g.
1 x windows 7 ultimate install
1 x windows 7 basic install
1 x Hiren's boot CD

i take it, its possible just unsure how to proceed.

something like yumi..... http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

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03 Aug 2011   #2

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Yumi works very well but I think you may have problems with two Windows Install ISOs. There is a specific mention of that in the documentation. I don't have any install ISOs but I have a WinRE repair ISO, A Macrium Boot ISO, Puppy Linux, Memtest86 and the Hirens CD on mine.
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03 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

brill ok thanks, if its not an option i assume u cant do it due to a technical reason, think i may have to stick with just 48 ver's of windows on 1 pen drive not 70 then cheers.
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03 Aug 2011   #4

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I think it's something to do with certain files having to be on the root of the drive. There is a workaround but it involves renaming some files each time you want to use it so it's not really a good workaround.
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03 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

mmmm ok cool, thanks for info.

just incase i'll keep trying
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03 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've tried to do this in the past, and not got anywhere with it. As mentioned by Keith (kado897) above, this is most likely because the installer expects certain files to be on the root of the drive.

The only OS where this method has proved successful is Linux, where I have both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu (not tried other distros, but would expect it to be the same) on a single 2GB stick and I can boot to either of them.
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03 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

super, cheers dwarf.

yeah your rite i didnt get anywhere.

keep getting

could not find kernel image: boot

with linux an memtest and avira boot CD, no avail, well this is a waste of time then.

cheers for advice guys!
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03 Aug 2011   #8

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No problem Richy. I'm surprised that it failed quite so spectacularly though. As I said earlier I managed to get quite a bit on it.
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03 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

i may try again, but if i cant get atleast 1 windows 2 linux and 2 other bootable iso's on, its a waste of time for me.
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03 Aug 2011   #10

W7 Ultimate x64
 
 

richyrichuk, i'm not sure if i misunderstood your post, but if you need an universal Windows 7 boot usb/dvd you can follow this tutorial:
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
you can create one ISO which contains all Windows 7 editions 32 & 64bit.
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