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Windows 7: Install multiple iso to one jump drive.

13 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Install multiple iso to one jump drive.

Is there anyway to make a bootable jump drive with all windows os on it? I need one for work. Everything I have found will only let me do one OS. I need Vista 32 and 64bit, 7 32 and 64 bit, and XP Pro.

If anyone know please let me know cause I'm at a loss.

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13 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cursed One View Post
Is there anyway to make a bootable jump drive with all windows os on it? I need one for work. Everything I have found will only let me do one OS. I need Vista 32 and 64bit, 7 32 and 64 bit, and XP Pro.

If anyone know please let me know cause I'm at a loss.
Welcome to the forum,

Have you seen this?

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux
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13 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yes. I have tried YUMI and it only lets me do one iso. When it ask me to add another iso, the Windows vista/7 option goes away. I did try to use the "try and unlisted iso" option and still nothing

Thanks for the welcome.
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13 Aug 2011   #4
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello The Cursed One, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at these tutorials linked below.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop


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13 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I already have 7 with both 32 and 64bit and one for vista, but how do you put them on one jump drive to boot from.
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13 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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13 Aug 2011   #7
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I write the Windows 7 ISO to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On File tab Write ISO or Open DVD, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write.

What will be there after this operation is the seven Windows 7 install folders, which I sweep into their own folder until they are needed and then spill them into the root.

I can do the same with Vista extracted to the same pen drive, but have not tried it with different bit versions. It's worth trying, but I just use separate pen drives for now.

I can also keep all of my tools for install on the same pen drive in their folders. and it doesn't interfere with bootability once the chosen OS has its folder spilled into the root to boot for install.

It is said recently here that these flash installers cannot be used for Repairs because their boot sector will be read as Windows 7 boot, however I have never experienced this and would like to hear from others about this.
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14 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I did some more research and from what I read on other forums is that it not going to happen. They say that windows had to have files on the root of the drive. So if you put more than one iso on the drive it would have to have files on the root of the drive for each os, and when you do this windows doesn't know what file to use or reads the wrong file.

I'm not giving up on this that easy. There has to be a way to get every os on one drive.
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14 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

This well do what you want if you'd actually look at it.


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Besides installing Windows 7, you can make your USB become a Super System Maintenace & Emergency Rescue Tools. (i.e, recover/copy files when Windows cannot startup/lost partition/formated partition, reset or recover system/windows password, testing tools)

Below are some of the highly recommended bootable software for System Maintenance & Emergency Rescue Tools:

1. Partition Wizard - Site - Download
2. Hiren's Boot CD - Site1 - Site2 - Download
3. Ultimate Boot CD - Site - Download
4. Windows 7 System Repair Disc - How to boot Windows 7 Repair Disc from USB using Grub4Dos
5. AntiVirus Rescue Disk (ie, AVG, Bitdefender, Avira)
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14 Aug 2011   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It is said recently here that these flash installers cannot be used for Repairs because their boot sector will be read as Windows 7 boot, however I have never experienced this and would like to hear from others about this.
If you mean a system repair flash drive, they work perfectly well. One way to make them would be to dump the contents of a system repair disk to a bootable ufd. The other way that I use is to copy off various files from C:\windows\boot folder to the primary partition of the ufd, then copy off boot.sdi and winre.wim from recovery locations on the hard disk to the ufd partition, and mark the ufd partition active.
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