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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

17 Jun 2010   #10
Hoopstar

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hi All..

I've been trying to make a combined version of Windows 7 Enterprise x86/x64 and Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise
but I cant get it to work.
I've then tried to drop Windows 7 but that doesnt work either. it show up blank whenever i need to select the version I want to install. Though i can click em, i cant se the name and choose proceed.
I would say it should be very simple to make an AIO:

Step 1 get WAIK
Step 2 have iso (x86/x64 (and server))
Step 3 imagex.exe /export "D:\x64\sources\install.wim" 1 "D:\x86\sources\install.wim" "Windows 7 Enterprise x64" (THIS STEP EXPORTS THE x64 WIM INTO x86)
Step 4 Make it bootable..


So its basicly just 1 line so it should be fairly easy to make it work, but it doesnt..

So where am i going wrong??

I've read that if the Server version should be merged into the x86, I would need to take the license folder in the install.wim and in the source folder and copy it over to the x86 source folder and install wim..




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17 Jun 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you run imagex /info on the wim you created .

What does it tell you?
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18 Jun 2010   #12
Hoopstar

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
 
 

WIM Information:
----------------
Path: d:\x86\sources\install.wim
GUID: {61e8b2bf-f133-41f3-b654-e259f55fca30}
Image Count: 2
Compression: LZX
Part Number: 1/1
Attributes: 0x8
Relative path junction

Available Image Choices:
------------------------
<WIM>
<TOTALBYTES>3792310661</TOTALBYTES>
<IMAGE INDEX="1">
<NAME>Windows 7 Enterprise</NAME>
<FLAGS>Enterprise</FLAGS>
<WINDOWS>
<ARCH>0</ARCH>
<PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>
<HAL>acpiapic</HAL>
<PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>
<PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE>
<LANGUAGES>
<LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>
<DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>
</LANGUAGES>
<VERSION>
<MAJOR>6</MAJOR>
<MINOR>1</MINOR>
<BUILD>7600</BUILD>
<SPBUILD>16385</SPBUILD>
</VERSION>
<SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>
</WINDOWS>
<DIRCOUNT>9536</DIRCOUNT>
<FILECOUNT>48201</FILECOUNT>
<TOTALBYTES>8802344359</TOTALBYTES>
<CREATIONTIME>
<HIGHPART>0x01CB0735</HIGHPART>
<LOWPART>0x8BC410B6</LOWPART>
</CREATIONTIME>
<LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
<HIGHPART>0x01CB0735</HIGHPART>
<LOWPART>0x8C0A417C</LOWPART>
</LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
</IMAGE>
<IMAGE INDEX="2">
<NAME>Windows 7 x64 Enterprise</NAME>
<FLAGS>Enterprise</FLAGS>
<WINDOWS>
<ARCH>9</ARCH>
<PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>
<HAL>acpiapic</HAL>
<PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>
<PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE>
<LANGUAGES>
<LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>
<DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>
</LANGUAGES>
<VERSION>
<MAJOR>6</MAJOR>
<MINOR>1</MINOR>
<BUILD>7600</BUILD>
<SPBUILD>16385</SPBUILD>
</VERSION>
<SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>
</WINDOWS>
<DIRCOUNT>13913</DIRCOUNT>
<FILECOUNT>65880</FILECOUNT>
<TOTALBYTES>12795916145</TOTALBYTES>
<CREATIONTIME>
<HIGHPART>0x01CB073B</HIGHPART>
<LOWPART>0x33383022</LOWPART>
</CREATIONTIME>
<LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
<HIGHPART>0x01CB0DE9</HIGHPART>
<LOWPART>0x4A1F4643</LOWPART>
</LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
</IMAGE>
</WIM>


It telss me that theres 2 images present, the Enterprise edition, and the Enterprise x64 edition.. but comes up blank when i have to choose the edition to install. :S
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18 Jun 2010   #13
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Just a potential guess.... if you used the eicfg_removal_utility
You may need to actually extract the ISO and just delete the "ei.cfg" file, you'll have to look around for it.
I did not use this tool when i created mine.

Don't know if this is the issue. May have to start over and try just deleting that file after extracting the full ISO.
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18 Jun 2010   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Enterprise x32 & Enterprisex64 are one edition only. ENTERPRISE.
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18 Jun 2010   #15
Hoopstar

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
 
 

So its not possible to combine the to enterprise editions?
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18 Jun 2010   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hoopstar View Post
So its not possible to combine the to enterprise editions?
NO, only OEM & Retail.
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19 Jun 2010   #17
drak

windows vista and 7 ultimate
 
 

i get a no ei.cfg found error when i try this using my windows 7 iso created with vlite when i run the eicfg removal tool. not trying to combine just trying to make a univeral x64 iso.
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12 Jul 2010   #18
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Great Tutorial

What version of WinRE does this load? does it load both 32 and 64 bit versions? or just the 32 bit one.
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12 Jul 2010   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you follow that tut, it will be the 32 bit boot .wim if that's what you mean.

You can put lots of apps in there too , which you can't in the 64 bit boot .wim

Otherwise, you can put the 64 bit boot.wim inside as well, and create a boot menu entry for it.
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