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Windows 7: Creating a Windows 7 AIO DVD/USB Drive


14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Creating a Windows 7 AIO DVD/USB Drive

Alright, so I've gone through all of the tutorials on the web on how to create a master Windows 7 All-In-One (AIO) DVD with the different versions of Windows 7. However, how would I build an ISO that has 32-bit and 64-bit builds of the Windows 7 editions? Are the instructions different for OEM discs?

Has anyone done this yet?

Lastly, are OEM keys different for 32-bit and 64-bit editions?

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14 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You can't do that. Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit use different executables and DLLs. Trying to load a 64-bit disc on a 32-bit machine will give you an error. Also, since you'd need the 32-bit and 64-bit version of every file, space is an issue. Not only that, there is no way to toggle between versions. Yes, you'd need a different key for x86 than x64.

Long story short, it's impossible.
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm not trying to put 64-bit on a 32-bit machine. I often install on various machines and having to only need one flash drive would be amazing. File space wouldn't be an issue if I were to use an 8GB or 16GB flash drive.

I remember tutorials from back in the day that used various emulation methods combine several Windows XP CDs onto a single DVD. Booting the DVD gave me menus to choose any of several editions including 32-bit or 64-bit. I know Windows 7 is a much different animal, but I thought I'd see if anyone has tried this.
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

If there's a menu that comes up before installation loads, allowing you to choose between x86 and x64, then sure, it's possible. Without that though, it wouldn't work.
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15 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

As I understand it MS storing the files on the DVD more like an image, so it is a lot less like the Windows XP days were all the files were there.

I would assume you could make a multi-boot USB drive (several partitions). I guess you could write a script or something to flip it to boot however you want, unless you have some boot software that will let you pick between partitions on a USB drive. 16GB flash could hold different versions of Windows 7. I have not tried that but I would think it is possible.
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15 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Heres a tutorial on how to create a single DVD for Windows Seven x86 and x64 Editions.

http://www.movieshare.org/e-books/cr...itions/232276/

Also keys do not distinguish between 32 bit and 64 bit.
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16 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks! I also found this one. So keys are the same for 32-bit and 64-bit for OEM editions?
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16 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Yes the one product code will let you install x86 or x64. You are still locked into what flavor, ultimate etc but you can decide how many bits you want.
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