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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

19 Nov 2010   #40
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Nice for portability, but you still need at least one DVD, lol.


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20 Nov 2010   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I have a single ISO with all (it also fits on a single DVD) both 32-bit and 64-bit versions included; that is great for installing any version in VirtualBox for testing and this way takes about 8 minutes to be on a working desktop.
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20 Nov 2010   #42
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

The problem for most is obtaining that first DVD, since manufactures don't supple them. After that, then you can use this tutorial to create one of those AIO DVD's.
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20 Nov 2010   #43
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

THe nice thing is any Win7 DVD can be used as there is no connection between the disc and the install on an OEM PC. Its all in the Key now, so this AIO DVD is best for an IT person or PC Repair person... one disc many versions, all you need is the sticker on the side of any OEM PC with the Key!
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20 Nov 2010   #44
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Understood! I guess my question and point, didn't make sense.
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20 Nov 2010   #45
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, that is the difficulty many face.

Blame the oem's.

If you know someone with an install dvd - you can always borrow it, - not many do sadly.

You can make the install media from the files on the recovery partition. It shouldn't be too hard - but again - the average user wouldn't be able to.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
The problem for most is obtaining that first DVD, since manufactures don't supple them. After that, then you can use this tutorial to create one of those AIO DVD's.
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20 Nov 2010   #46
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

I'm good I have one, LOL.. I mainly wanted to find out can I direct people here when they need a DVD.. I thought this tutorial helped members create one from scratch.
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21 Nov 2010   #47
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
I'm good I have one, LOL.. I mainly wanted to find out can I direct people here when they need a DVD.. I thought this tutorial helped members create one from scratch.
Unfortunately, if you could create one from scratch MicroSloth would be outta business!!!

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31 Dec 2010   #48
rseiler

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What about including x86 and x64 Windows Recovery Environment choices?
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01 Jan 2011   #49
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rseiler View Post
What about including x86 and x64 Windows Recovery Environment choices?
I have tried doing that, but you can not.
If you are going to include both 32bit and 64bit images to the AIO, then the base image needs to be 32bit.

You will need to make both a 64bit and 32bit AIO if you want both Repair environments.
There would then be no point in trying to add them through a WAIK built PE or something.
This would be easier in the long run.

Yeah, that is a pain in the butt, but, if you use a large enough USB Drive and the leave the AIO's as ISO's you can then use GRUB4DOS, size and being split like that won't matter, you could have everything on one drive. IMO, CD/DVD disks are almost an outdated resource for this kind of thing. Almost, if not all modern PC's will boot a USB stick/drive.
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