With all the latest leaks i thought i'd post this 'How To' to help people who want an ISO but have to wait for 1 to be created and uploaded.
for the kickstart and final test, and SoLoR
for the command line options.
for creating the tutorial
You will need to download & extract imagex.zip
It's best to extract to C:\ as this is the easiest destination to navigate to
Follow the instructions Here on how to attatch a VHD file.
Step 1: Modify existing ISO
1, Open an elevated command prompt, type cmd into the Start Menu, when it appears right-click and select 'Run as Administrator' then agree to any UAC prompt.
Type the following once Command Prompt is open
imagex /compress maximum /flags "Ultimate" /capture x: c:\install.wim "Windows 7 Ultimate"
is the drive of the newly attathed VHD
This will now begin creating a new install.wim
Now open an ISO editing application (UltraISO is a good 1, you may need to search for 'free ISO editors') and open an ISO file for a previous build of Windows 7 (e.g. 7201). Navigate to \Sources
and locate install.wim
and delete it, then add
the newly created file to the ISO in \Sources
Save the ISO, burn a disk image and boot from it. You will notice that the install is for the previous build but the files and arhitecture are for the latest build.
Step 2: Extract & re-burn ISO
Unregistered ISO editors can only save 300MB, that is why a search for 'free ISO editors' is needed
Follow the instructions in Convert a VHD File to a ISO File
kindly created by ikilledkenny
The only ISOs that work with the 7260 VHD seem to be 7201 & 7100, so if you have that, the 'How To' should work
ISOs made with 7100 can only be upgraded by running the setup.exe in compatability mode for Vista