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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

20 Sep 2011   #180
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sakura33 View Post
Hi All,

I'm new here and I discovered this tutorial from a Google search. I've been trying for the last couple of days to create a working AIO Universal Disc with both x86 and x64 versions. So far, I haven't had any luck though. I believe I'm following the procedure here precisely, but all 3 discs I've made only have a single installation available. And I've confirmed that ei.cfg does not exist in the folders of the extracted ISO images.

I'm attaching the the information I receive when using Imagex to check the info of the source.wim file. If anyone might have some tips about what I'm doing wrong, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.
Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at this post here,

creating a 2 OS thumb drive

That worked flawlessly for me.


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20 Sep 2011   #181
Sakura33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sakura33 View Post
Hi All,

I'm new here and I discovered this tutorial from a Google search. I've been trying for the last couple of days to create a working AIO Universal Disc with both x86 and x64 versions. So far, I haven't had any luck though. I believe I'm following the procedure here precisely, but all 3 discs I've made only have a single installation available. And I've confirmed that ei.cfg does not exist in the folders of the extracted ISO images.

I'm attaching the the information I receive when using Imagex to check the info of the source.wim file. If anyone might have some tips about what I'm doing wrong, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.
Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at this post here,

creating a 2 OS thumb drive

That worked flawlessly for me.

Thanks for the reply and link to the other post. I just tried that one, followed each step to the letter, even going so far as to rename my folders to match those as provided in the posts. Deleted the ei.cfg file from the sources folder. Created a bootable iso using ImgBurn by following the instructions here: How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc (bootable) using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum.

Still did not work. No list of the possible other versions to install. Just the typical install window for only 1 version.

Incredibly frustrating...


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20 Sep 2011   #182
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sakura33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sakura33 View Post
Hi All,

I'm new here and I discovered this tutorial from a Google search. I've been trying for the last couple of days to create a working AIO Universal Disc with both x86 and x64 versions. So far, I haven't had any luck though. I believe I'm following the procedure here precisely, but all 3 discs I've made only have a single installation available. And I've confirmed that ei.cfg does not exist in the folders of the extracted ISO images.

I'm attaching the the information I receive when using Imagex to check the info of the source.wim file. If anyone might have some tips about what I'm doing wrong, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.
Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at this post here,

creating a 2 OS thumb drive

That worked flawlessly for me.

Thanks for the reply and link to the other post. I just tried that one, followed each step to the letter, even going so far as to rename my folders to match those as provided in the posts. Deleted the ei.cfg file from the sources folder. Created a bootable iso using ImgBurn by following the instructions here: How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc (bootable) using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum.

Still did not work. No list of the possible other versions to install. Just the typical install window for only 1 version.

Incredibly frustrating...
It is after that screen that you make your choice, just keep going, you can always exit out. Let us know how it goes.
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28 Sep 2011   #183
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

I created a Windows 7 universal "USB", so i can install any version of Windows 7 with the proper legal key. My question is, can i use the USB thumb drive to install the OS in any laptop or desktop (with legal key)? i repair now and then some computer and really hate to use optical media.
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29 Sep 2011   #184
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
I created a Windows 7 universal "USB", so i can install any version of Windows 7 with the proper legal key. My question is, can i use the USB thumb drive to install the OS in any laptop or desktop (with legal key)? i repair now and then some computer and really hate to use optical media.
Yes as long as you have a legal key for the edition your installing

Danny
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29 Sep 2011   #185
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

Good news then!, thanks.
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29 Sep 2011   #186
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
I created a Windows 7 universal "USB", so i can install any version of Windows 7 with the proper legal key. My question is, can i use the USB thumb drive to install the OS in any laptop or desktop (with legal key)? i repair now and then some computer and really hate to use optical media.
Yes, this is the whole reason for doing so! One install media (USB) for all PCs with a valid Win7 key!
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06 Oct 2011   #187
Requiem87

Windows 8
 
 

Is it possible to use this to make a multilanguage dvd?
I have a dvd with win7 x86+x64 ultimate in english and norwegian, but want the other editions also.

How can i do this? I tried deleting ei.cfg, but i still only get the option to install ultimate in x86 or x64...

Also, the dvd I have, does not contain sp1, is there a way to create this universal disc and integrate sp1, when it is both x86+x64 in two languages?
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11 Oct 2011   #188
icehead

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hii, I am new here, I want to know two things
1.Can i combine two WINDOWS 7 SP1 32 BIT but different version on one dvd.
2. Can i use virtualbox but my pc doesn't support virtualization.
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12 Oct 2011   #189
Requiem87

Windows 8
 
 

1. I know it's possible, but i don't know how unfortunatley.

2. Yes, you can use virtualbox, but without cpu support for virtualisation, i will be a bit sower.
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