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Windows 7: how do merge Win8 & win7 Installation together in the same setup 1 dvd

15 Dec 2013   #1
HOGRNAHRO

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how do merge Win8 & win7 Installation together in the same setup 1 dvd

I wonder If I can merge Windows 8 and Windows 7 Installation together in the same setup

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15 Dec 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

That would require 4 installations, two of 7 and two of 8, each to it's own primary partition.

Here is a tutorial for Windows 8 and 7, just expand on it: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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15 Dec 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

I think he`s talking about having 4 Operating Systems on the Windows install dvd.
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16 Dec 2013   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Ah, right. That's also doable. I have all versions of Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit on a flash drive that I use for installs.


Following posted by SIW2 here: Creating a 2 OS thumb drive - Windows 7. I've made some changes for clarity. I've used this successfully several times:

1. Copy the contents of the x86 dvd/iso onto a partition. I used partition H, so I had a folder H:\GRM.... ( or a similar long list of letters). Rename the GRM... folder to x86 - that makes it easier. You now have H:\x86 as the folder.

Note: I used 7-Zip to extract the files from the .iso to H:\x86.

2. Copy ONLY the install.wim from the x64 installation media onto the same partition.

Note: Again, I used 7-Zip to open the X64 .iso file and extract install.wim to H:\x86.

Rename that to Win7x64.wim. You now have Win7x64.wim and the X86 folder in the root of the H:\ drive.

3. Put a copy of Imagex in Windows\System32 of the o/s ( Vista or 7) you are booted into. You can download them here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ive-imagex.zip
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...magex16385.zip

4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt and type the following - press enter after each line and wait for it to complete ( it's quick) : [obviously, replace H: with the letter of the partition you have the files on ]

Imagex /export "H:\Win7x64.wim" 1 "H:\x86\sources\install.wim" "Windows 7 Home Basic (x64)"

Imagex /export "H:\Win7x64.wim" 2 "H:\x86\sources\install.wim" "Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)"

Imagex /export "H:\Win7x64.wim" 3 "H:\x86\sources\install.wim" "Windows 7 Professional (x64)"

Imagex /export "H:\Win7x64.wim" 4 "H:\x86\sources\install.wim" "Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)"

5. Delete the ei.cfg file from the H:\x86\sources folder.

6. Use ImgBurn to make a bootable .iso from the H:\x86 folder. Use that as input to Universal USB Installer to create the bootable thumb (flash) drive as pointed to in the next step. The .iso is only 3.97GB

7. You can now use the contents of the H:\x86 folder to Create a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer � Easy as 1 2 3. All editions of 32 and 64 bit can be installed from the flash drive as long as you have a valid key for each.

Should be able to use this same idea to add 32/64 Windows 8.
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16 Dec 2013   #5
HOGRNAHRO

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thank you very much I will try
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09 Jan 2015   #6
reena0307

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ztruker Kindly Tell How to Merge Windows 7 x86x64 with Windows 8 x86x64 to make it a AIO ??
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10 Jan 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

No idea, sorry. I have no desire to create a universal Win 7/ Win 8 flash drive.
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10 Jan 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

I use Poweriso to build install dvd`s or flash drives.

But you can only fit so much info on a dvd.

If you want to use a dual layer dvd, you have to have a dual layer dvd burner, and prepare to do a lot of research.
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12 Jan 2015   #9
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Use a 16GB or 32GB flash drive instead of a DVD. Space is not a problem then.
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