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Windows 7: Windows 7 slipstreaming with Dism++

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Miller13

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 slipstreaming with Dism++

I'm trying to make an up-to-date ISO for Windows 7 Pro 32-bit and chose DISM++ for the task.

The problem is, I can't get past the 'mount image' step. It asks me for a part to the image file and I point to an 'universal' Windows 7 ISO image (containing all versions: Basic, Home, Pro etc.).

Then I select a folder on the C: drive for a mounting point (C:\1).

The error is 'Filename or volume label syntax is incorrect'.

I'm sure there is a glaring error in here somewhere. How do I fix this?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is expecting a .wim file, not an .iso file.
Extract the iso file to folder.
Then browse to the extracted-folder\sources\install.wim

The mount folder has to already exist and be empty. So you need to create the folder c:\mount or
c:\1 or whatever you want to name it.

Or you can try my updater - it integrates critical drivers and (optionally) uses Simplix update pack to integrate updates as well.

Update your Win 7 installation media.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Miller13

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot, got it working with DISM++. I can't believe how well it went, I was done as soon as the installer finished - drivers and all.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just a note of caution: the UAC control setting under System Optimiser may not work properly.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Miller13

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goopy View Post
Just a note of caution: the UAC control setting under System Optimiser may not work properly.
Not really an issue for me, so all good.

On another note, how do you edit what Windows versions are listed in the prompt before install?

In my case, I used an universal installer with 5 images: Starter, Home Basic, Premium, Pro and Ultimate. But the installer had been originally modified not to give a prompt with options, it goes straight to installing Home Basic.

After the mod, and after using Dism7v4 to change the names, I am presented with 3 options - all Home Basic, which I presume are as follows:

1. Home Basic (original install)
2. Home Basic (slipstreamed Starter - just because I couldn't SET EDITION to call it Starter, so it remained Home Basic)
3. Home Basic (slipstreamed Home Basic)

These would be images no. 1, 6 and 7 respectively. How do I delete the first 2 from the list?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
after using Dism7v4 to change the names
What do you mean by Dism7v4. Is that something I made?

You can use dism++ to change name, description and/or delete images

Dism++ >Toolkit >Imagex

Windows 7 slipstreaming with Dism++-dism-imagex.jpg


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4 Weeks Ago   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miller13 View Post
Not really an issue for me, so all good.

In my case, I used an universal installer with 5 images: Starter, Home Basic, Premium, Pro and Ultimate.
In that case, you would have been better using my 7updater. It has an option to update ALL images
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Miller13

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Yes, it was you who came up with that little app. I misspoke, it doesn't change the names (I'll do that with Imagex), but in effect it's a means to update all images. See this thread, post #7.

Updated to Date Windows 7 ISO Failure ???

My understanding was that when I do the 'save image > incremental' from DISM++ 5 times at the end, I save 5 slipstreamed image copies of Home Basic (images 6 to 10). And then use your DISM7v4 app function SET EDITION - to make images 6, 8, 9, 10 into their respective versions. The only caveat is, you can only bump them up from whatever version you started with. I could make Home Premium, Pro and Ultimate, but couldn't have image 6 to set edition to Starter, so it remained Home Basic.

So at the moment I have:
Image 1 - Starter
Image 2 - Home Basic
Image 3 - Home Premium
Image 4 - Pro
Image 5 - Ultimate
Image 6 - Slipstreamed Home Basic (couldn't set edition to Starter, as I said)
Image 7 - Slipstreamed Home Basic
Image 8 - Slipstreamed Home Premium
Image 9 - Slipstreamed Pro
Image 10 - Slipstreamed Ultimate

It didn't change any name tags, so I do that with Imagex.

This Windows 7 installer that I have was downloaded from 'the-eye.eu'. It was listed as 'Home Basic with SP1', so the question is - how does a true universal installer becomes single version? What files are deleted/modified, and can it be restored to an universal installer again? Currently, my installer shows 'Home Basic' 3 times. All other versions appeared to have been suppressed. If the image is not called 'Home Basic', it doesn't appear. It would be nice to have them all available again, since the hard work has been done and all images seem to be all there (apart from Starter, which I don't care much about).

Failing that, I'll have to do the whole process again and this time use a true universal installer to begin with.
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can't downgrade an edition using dism.

Either delete 1-6 and rename the others ( in which case you are only missing Starter).


If you are desperate for an updated Starter, you will have to update that separately, then

EITHER:

export the updated starter image into the wim with the 4 already updated images. That will work fine - cosmetically Starter would then be image 5.

OR

If you want the images in the usual order - Starter as image 1, Home Basic as image 2 and so on:

Delete images 2-5 from the wim you just updated Starter in and export the other 4 that you previously updated into it.

( Delete the ei.cfg file from the installation media sources folder to make all images available for installation )
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Ideally, you should have updated the lowest edition (Starter ), then saved it 4 times, then changed editions and names on those 4 saved images.

That is how my cmd file 7updater does it.
Update your Win 7 installation media.

I had forgotten I had posted this
Updated to Date Windows 7 ISO Failure ???

It is correct. Your issue is that you updated the second image in install.wim, instead of the first
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