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Windows 7: Universal Windows 7 Installation Disc

12 Jan 2018   #1
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Universal Windows 7 Installation Disc

Good afternoon,

Am I right in saying that once I delete/rename the \Sources\ei.cfg file that the following versions/editions will be available?

Windows 7 Starter x86
Windows 7 Home Basic x86
Windows 7 Home Premium x86
Windows 7 Professional x86
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Windows 7 Starter x64 (NOT AVAILABLE AS 64-bit)
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks in advance.


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12 Jan 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Not sure, but I AM sure that you won't have both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows on the same install disk.

If this is true, and you were a computer technician, it would be very handy to only have to carry around one Windows disk for all of your customers, and then install the version that matches their license key.
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12 Jan 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, the 32 bit media will show
Windows 7 Starter x86
Windows 7 Home Basic x86
Windows 7 Home Premium x86
Windows 7 Professional x86
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

The 64 bit media will show
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You could also integrate drivers and updates into the images ( integrating all the updates takes a while ).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Good afternoon,

Am I right in saying that once I delete/rename the \Sources\ei.cfg file that the following versions/editions will be available?

Windows 7 Starter x86
Windows 7 Home Basic x86
Windows 7 Home Premium x86
Windows 7 Professional x86
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Windows 7 Starter x64 (NOT AVAILABLE AS 64-bit)
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Jan 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Thank you both for the replies, it is appreciated.

Yes it would be handy if the 32-bit and 64-bit could fit onto one disc.
I was just trying to clarify what was available on the 32-bit and 64-bit installation discs.

Thanks again and have a great weekend :) .
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12 Jan 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You could also integrate drivers and updates into the images ( integrating all the updates takes a while ).
Thanks for the information above SIW2 but that does sound complicated, especially not knowing which are the main updates to include and how to do it. I think I read somewhere about slipstreaming to achieve this though.
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12 Jan 2018   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Probably easier just to integrate drivers. Nvme and mass storage drivers to add support for Skylake, etc is easy enough.
Using something like Dism++ makes it simple.


Install media updated in November
Universal Windows 7 Installation Disc-win7-updatedmedia.jpg


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17 Jan 2018   #7
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, the 32 bit media will show
Windows 7 Starter x86
Windows 7 Home Basic x86
Windows 7 Home Premium x86
Windows 7 Professional x86
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

The 64 bit media will show
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You could also integrate drivers and updates into the images ( integrating all the updates takes a while ).
Hello:)
Sorry if I kidnapped this thread.
I wonder if you have a guide or want to write an how to do the miracle install USB drive with X86 and X64 and all the updates?
Now I have one x86starter-->Ultimate and one X64basic-->ultimate on separate usb drives.. But I really love the idea with all versions on only one drive with all the security updates.. (up to the monthly updates) It would really make reinstallations easier in the future.
(we have 6 or 7 windows 7 computers in the family)
//Marie
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18 Jan 2018   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

1. If all your machines are the same edition, then you need only update that edition in the install.wim file.

This is one way:
simplix

2. If you need to update all the editions:

It takes a long time to update all the images individually.

Quicker to update image 1, then save it 4 times into a newInstall.wim.

Then mount newInstall.wim image 2 and change it to the next highest edition ( HomePremium). Commit the changes and unmount.

Then mount newInstall.wim image 3 and change it to the next highest edition ( Professional). Commit the changes and unmount.
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