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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 9343

28 Oct 2017   #21

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

boot.wim and install.wim are in the installation media "sources" folder.

I suggest you extract the floppy zip file from my previous post into a folder called c:\drivers

I suggest you extract those other two zip files into a folder called c:\packages,. They are .msu files. Also put the other .msu file in the c:\packages folder.

Next you create a folder c:\mount.

Use this gui to help:

Install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 9343-dism7v4.jpg

Click "SOURCE WIM" button and browse to your boot.wim file

Click "MOUNT DIRECTORY" button and Browse to c:\mount

Type IMG: 2

Click "MOUNT IMAGE" button

When it has mounted

Click the "ADD PACKAGE FOLDER" button and browse to c:\packages

When it has completed

Click the "ADD DRIVER FOLDER" button and browse to c:\drivers.

When it has completed

Click "OPEN MOUNT DIR"- that will open a window on your c:\mount directory. Copy the "sources folder" from your c:\mount directory into your installation media - it should overwrite the existing sources folder with the newly updated files. Close the window of your c:\mount directory.


Click "CLEANUP" (optional)

Then you mount install.wim IMG: 4 ( remember to type 4 where it says img: ) to the c:\mount folder, add the c:\packages folder and c:\drivers folder as above, and Unmount-commit.

That's all folks.

Here is the gui program :

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2017   #22

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

I have made a batch file to update win7 installation media for skylake and similar.

1. Copy your installation media to your hard drive.

2. Extract the to your hard drive so you have C:\UPDATEWIN7 folder

3. Extract the and to UPDATEWIN7 folder

4. Rt click and run as Administrator on the Update-win7v5.cmd file

Install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 9343-updatewin7.jpg

It will update boot.wim, winre.wim and your selected image from install.wim

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