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Windows 7: creating a 2 OS thumb drive

06 Dec 2013   #91
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi mr siw2 i have a problem with imagex.when i use that i got this error "The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present."
Whats wrong with that?!


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06 Dec 2013   #92
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you do as step 3 says?

3. Put a copy of Imagex in Windows\System32 of the o/s ( Vista or 7) you are booted into.
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06 Dec 2013   #93
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yes i did it.
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16 Dec 2013   #94
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are using the wrong bit version of imagex.
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16 Dec 2013   #95
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You are using the wrong bit version of imagex.
Yes you are right.thank you for replying
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06 Aug 2014   #96
itachi3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

hi im kinda new at this.. so im badly needing some help

1. Where can i get the x86 dvd/iso file?
2. Where can i get the install.wim file?

your reply is highly appreciated . . . thanks in advance . . .
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06 Aug 2014   #97
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

You can get the official Windows 7 sp1 from

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

if you unpack the iso with WinRar (or similar), install.wim is in the sources folder
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06 Aug 2014   #98
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

IMO it's MUCH MUCH easier to create a bootable Linux system, install VMware / vbox on it then install as many OS'es as you want as VM's that will fit on to the device.

If you do it correctly you can make a 100% portable system which doesn't rely on the computers own HDD at all (In fact its a useful tool for a bare metal recovery if the internal HDD is hosed up).

Most Windows systems on virtual HDD's require at one point the INTERNAL HDD to MOUNT the virtual image so it's not 100% portable in the true sense of the word and mucking about with SYSPREP/ WIM and IMAGEX is always a bit of a pain.

If you have a decently fast USB3 stick or an old SSD or even laptop HDD that you can connect to the machine via USB==>SATA connection the Windows Virtual machines boot up decently and response time is pretty good. You can then add all your own programs (Office etc) and it's really portable and you can have as many OS'es as you have space on your device and you want. On mine I run the Linux HOST and have W7, XP and W8.1 as virtual machines.

I had a post explaining how to do this --it's simple and incredibly useful. If you have enough space you can store a backup of your main machine's image and copy the recovery partition as well so you can delete that from the internal HDD and have more space. If you need to restore it just boot your external device, run the restore program and there you are.

How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Aug 2014   #99
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
IMO it's MUCH MUCH easier to create a bootable Linux system, install VMware / vbox on it then install as many OS'es as you want as VM's that will fit on to the device.
Don't be daft. It is completely beyond the ability of most people.
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06 Oct 2015   #100
jfletcher84

South Dakota
 
 

So, imagex is depreciated for windows 8/8.1 and 10. What version of imagex still works for this? or are there instructions for accomplishing this with DISM instead?
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