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Windows 7: Anyway to have 32bit and 64bit on the same usb for install?

15 Apr 2012   #1
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 
Anyway to have 32bit and 64bit on the same usb for install?

I know how to install windows from usb, and know how to tweak it so I can install home/prof/ultimate from the same iso, but is there a way I can have both 32 and 64 bit copies on the same disk, without having to move files around before I boot from the usb?

Thanks


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15 Apr 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Yes, see here: creating a 2 OS thumb drive

I know this works because I have also done it. I have a 4GB flash drive with all versions of Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit installable from there.
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15 Apr 2012   #3
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Thanks, but I'm a bit stuck at step 2..

It says to extract the x86 iso to the flash drive. Done.
Then it says to extract the x64 install.wim to the sale drive.. Quite a predicament, considering the goal is to have this on a 4gb usb?

Can I, for example, do the whole bit without anything on the flash drive, and just copy the finalized stuff (under 4gb) to it?
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15 Apr 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Yes, that is what Greg's instructions say to do.

1. Copy the contents of the x86 dvd/iso onto a partition
2. Copy ONLY the install.wim from the x64 installation media onto the same partition
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16 Apr 2012   #5
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Okay. I got it, and it works. Thanks!
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