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Windows 7: Merge/Create ISO's

19 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Merge/Create ISO's


When I Bought a Windows XP and a Windows 98 Computer, I kept the Installation Disks, since then, I have downloaded an Ubuntu and Linux Mint ISO File.

1) Is it possible to merge any of these files together? If so, Which?
2) How do I merge the ISO Files?
3) How can I create a set-up file for the ISO and the Merged ISO's to install them?
4) Do I have to Install them One by One?


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19 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

From what I gather you want to create a DVD with as many of those ISOs as possible to install 1 or more OS automatically. IMHO that doesn't work. What you can do: put all ISOs on a DVD (write them as data files) and pick the one to use through a virtual drive (like MagicISO)
There is no useful way to merge them. What you could "merge" would be say you have an ISO of XP and slipstream the different service packs into the installation.
And yes you would have to install each OS one by one. Part of the reason for that: depending on what you want to install, they have to be installed in a certain sequence or you end up having to fix the boot sector afterwards.
So IMHO you're better off make an install CD/DVD for each of them.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

If what you are looking for is one media where you can keep all your bootable ISOs and be able to run the one you want to, then have a look at my post Creating a bootable flash drive from ISO file and the related thread referenced therein.

Lemme know whether it helped you. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for your replies,

So what Ponmayilal is saying is to use the software "EasyBCD" To Change the Boot Menu so that it can boot from the ISO's without having to burn to a DVD.

And SledgeDG is telling me to install them one by one.

Thanks again for your replies :) although I think i'll go with Ponmayilal's response because it looks easier and no more burning!

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