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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

29 Dec 2012   #260
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can do a repair install of the same edition and bit version you already have.


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30 Dec 2012   #261
Bigbillsd

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

@SIW2. the install.wim file is 1.94 GB Even notepad ++ cannot open it. What am I looking for with that file?
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30 Dec 2012   #262
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bigbillsd View Post
@SIW2. the install.wim file is 1.94 GB Even notepad ++ cannot open it. What am I looking for with that file?
Did you extract the iso? The extracted files will look like the files on a w7 DVD. If not run the removal tool from the tutorial on the iso.
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30 Dec 2012   #263
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need a program that can open .iso and .wim format. Notepad++ can't do that.

7-zip is the answer Download
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24 Jan 2013   #264
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

just a quick question as this is my first pass at this: early on in the tutorial re: copying/extracting iso files, is this note:
Note
If copying files over from a DVD to the above folders, you actually only need the Sources\install.wim file from the Windows 7 x64 DVD.

are you saying just copy the "Sources" folder and nothing at all else from x64 ?
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24 Jan 2013   #265
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Claude,

It's saying that you would only need to copy the install.wim file from the Sources folder instead.
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24 Jan 2013   #266
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

thanks for that. all done with the export step but...
I feel really dumb here... as best I've found so far, the last lines in your 'Tutorial' read:
"6. After execution of above commands Win7_32's WIM file will be the universal WIM file that contains all version of Windows 7. You can export only desired versions into the image. For example you could make a Windows 7 DVD, which includes Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64 version only.

7. Now to make bootable DVD image... "


?? where's the rest? what to do with the config utility? I know how to build/burn...unless there's some special mojo that needs to be done, but what happened to the other steps?
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24 Jan 2013   #267
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could use a free program like ImgBurn with it's "Write files/folders to disc" feature to create a bootable DVD with the extracted files from step 6.
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25 Jan 2013   #268
ChanMyay

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Great Idea! Very Impressive!
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25 Jan 2013   #269
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could use a free program like ImgBurn with it's "Write files/folders to disc" feature to create a bootable DVD with the extracted files from step 6.
no my question was about the ei config utility - tutorial says to download that as one would need it, but then never mentions again. what I have done while waiting is to simply delete the ei.cfg file. will that suffice? otherwise, I'm ready to give it a go
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