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Windows 7: Windows 7 AIO Best practices?


22 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 AIO Best practices?

Hi, i tried making a Windows 7 AIO DVD using a program called "Windows 7 AIO Maker" which i got when i googled for some automated ways to do the task above. But even before using the software, i tried the imagex commands to make one and successfully burned one to a dvd. After testing all editions(x86 and x64) installations worked fine. But then, the OS installed from this AIO DVD hangs, slows down dramatically and even fails to install programs and some hardware such as audio stops working.

so i'm just wondering if there are ways to make sure if a burned/copied windows 7 dvd will install a "reliable" OS.

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22 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this one mate, I've used it myself.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


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22 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i also used this tut.
will this also enable the use of x64's recovery options?
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22 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cryzone77 View Post
i also used this tut.
will this also enable the use of x64's recovery options?

I don't believe so, I haven't had any success with that side of it; just create this from the install once complete.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc


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22 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok. Thanks! :]

oh and 1 last question.
Upon using the ei.cfg utility,
does it do anything else to the .iso other than delete the ei.cfg file?
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22 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

What I do instead of using the tool to remove the ei.cfg file I just rename it to ei.cfg.old and leave it in place then if you ever need to add it back just remove the .old and you're good to go.



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22 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

+rep! Thanks bare foot kid!


*This thread is SOLVED, HOWEVER, people who have other ideas can still add them if the forum rules allow.
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22 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm glad I could help.
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