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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

25 Jan 2013   #270
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
no my question was about the ei config utility - tutorial says to download that as one would need it, but then never mentions again. what I have done while waiting is to simply delete the ei.cfg file. will that suffice? otherwise, I'm ready to give it a go
It's above the DL link.
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The ei.cfg Removal Utility is a standalone portable app, and requires no installation. In fact, the program does not have much of a user interface at all. Simply selecting the target Windows 7 ISO, and the disc image (ISO) will be patched right away. So make sure a backup copy of your ISO is created beforehand.



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25 Jan 2013   #271
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

hmm.. so my work is no good.
am I the only one with a regimented serial-logic brain ... we have steps 1. through n... but nowhere after the number 1. is there instruction to run the ei tool....

so I'm assuming that the right order is to copy all the data off the DVD's [in my case] and place that in folders, just like he says, but then to run the tool and point the tool at the folders, one at a time, to toggle the bit? after that is done, to the export function, rename the folder to whatever, then burn the iso.
if I'm wrong someone pls correct me...

then, since I was running ahead to create an iso - I have used Imgburn for years and never had any issue making iso images. now when I run the latest version, it first detects that the folder is for an iso creation, then it tells me to backup and select the option to make it bootable, after which I get an error saying "you have not selected a file to make bootable".... I'm just busted. tried googling about to see what the issue is but no luck so far. maybe I'll try ultraiso.
... today I feel like a total imbecile
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25 Jan 2013   #272
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The ei.cfg Removal Utility is used against the .iso file. Or your method of unpacking the iso and deleting or renaming it, ex. ei.cgf.bak, should work too.
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25 Jan 2013   #273
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The ei.cfg Removal Utility is used against the .iso file. Or your method of unpacking the iso and deleting or renaming it, ex. ei.cgf.bak, should work too.
ok. thx

another thing I've never seen: i've used the windows usb utility a lot: after running the ei.cfg utility tool on one of the iso's I extracted using WinRAR, the windows USB creation tool says "not a vaild iso"....
I took it from a known good disc. just used the disc twice in last few days... excellent.
any idea? is the tool looking for the ei data?
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25 Jan 2013   #274
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

ah... got it. figure out the imgburn methods, and got a good composite image. win usb tool now building.
thanks for the help
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25 Jan 2013   #275
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good news Zapp. I think there should be something here on how to extract the iso from a DVD or download one. Maybe I missed it.
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25 Jan 2013   #276
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

I'm testing it out now and works great. so nice to be able to cleanup my pile of images
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13 Feb 2013   #277
southern

Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64, Windows 7 Pro 32/64
 
 

I have a question on creating the Universal Disk here. I have access to Microsoft Volume Licensing site and I have keys for the OS's on that site. I want to make a Universal Disk to be able to install both the systems I am licensed for and for repair work on customers computer for the systems they are licensed for. I have downloaded the Windows 7 Pro ISO in both 32 and 64 bit versions. I have followed the information on this about making the Universal Disk, but when I examined the install.wim file, it only shows that it has the Pro version and non of the others.

Should the ISO's from Microsoft's own VL center have all the items included in the ISO? I have access to the Pro and Enterprise ISO's on this site. I understand that the Enterprise is totally different and it does not include the others. Thanks in advance.
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14 Feb 2013   #278
Chiumiento

 

Is is possible to do this with windows 8. I know this is not the Eight forums. But I did not know where to put this on the eight forums. I would like to do this is possible but with windows 8 on a USB drive.
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15 Feb 2013   #279
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, the same way.

You need the install media which contains install.wim. (MSDN/Technet editions of the iso)

The thing from download/upgrade assistant is no use.
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