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Windows 7: Install both x86 and x64 from a flash drive?

12 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Install both x86 and x64 from a flash drive?

I currently have a 4 GB flash drive that I use to install any version of Windows 7 x64. I know I've seen screenshots of the box to choose the version, that contained both x86 and x64 versions. Is there a guide for having both on the same flash drive? I currently use the Microsoft tool to make the flash drive bootable and move the install files to the drive. Would I just repeat this process using the x86 files as well, or are there more steps? I have an 8 GB drive if needed.

I may be going too far ahead with this, but can both Server 2008 (or R2) versions be added as well?

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12 Jul 2010   #2

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

See this thread. Various ideas there.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Take the x86 version DVD extract, take the x64 version install.wim copy it someplace accessible. Using Microsoft imagex tool and extract the x64 images into the x86 install.wim. Thats the simple version quick run down...You probably might need more then 4 GB.
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12 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link, Bill2. I followed the steps here:
creating a 2 OS thumb drive

I'll be testing it out soon, and will report back. The .iso file size is around 3.66 GB.
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12 Jul 2010   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Thanks for the link, Bill2. I followed the steps here:
creating a 2 OS thumb drive

I'll be testing it out soon, and will report back. The .iso file size is around 3.66 GB.
sounds spot on...here's one i made earlier...


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