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Windows 7: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

03 Jan 2011   #50
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can't get my image to boot. What's wrong?


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03 Jan 2011   #51
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Cool, doing just the 32-bit & 64-bit separately was a breeze, just point the "ei.cfg Removal Utility" at the ISO then burn to disk; I'm going to have a go at the whole enchilada after while.


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Piece-a-cake, I'm now installing 64-bit HP from this same disk; now to do it all again when W_7 SP 1 goes RTM.

Now to clean-up all the files I scattered around the PC doing this.
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So I have to use the ei.cfg remover on both DVDs?
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03 Jan 2011   #52
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How did you construct the boot media?

I assume you have a boot directory, a sources directory containing boot.wim and install.wim, and bootmgr on the dvd/flash?

Like this:

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create-contents.jpg


Inside the boot directory ( bootfix and memtest optional), the bcd store entry needs to point at boot.wim

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create-contents2.jpg



>bcdedit /store bcd

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description Windows Setup
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
systemroot \windows
detecthal Yes
winpe Yes
ems Yes


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03 Jan 2011   #53
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I got it to boot, but I didn't use the ei.cfg remover and my first disc that I created only has W7 Ultimate x86 and x64 on it. So I redid the process using the remover and made it into a bootable iso file. I need to find a way to test the iso file before burning it.
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03 Jan 2011   #54
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use Easybcd to add the iso to windows boot menu - select "run from memory".

If it boots fine from the HD , then you are good to burn it
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04 Jan 2011   #55
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I guess what I'm really trying to ask is, if I followed the instructions word for word, I should have an iso that can boot all versions of Windows, right? Are there side steps that aren't included? Should I have made the separate iso files (x86 and x64) universal before beginning?
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04 Jan 2011   #56
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TONPumper, welcome to Seven Forums!



I started with 2 completely separate downloaded ISOs, 32-bit and 64-bit, followed the tutorial to the letter and it went very easy and this is what I finished with.

click to enlarge
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create-all.jpg


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04 Jan 2011   #57
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Ton,

You should have a boot.wim.

That is the bit which loads into memory. From there you can use the 32 bit recovery options, or you can install any edition/bit version that you put into install.wim.

If you want to have the 64 bit recovery options as well , then you can include another bootable wim in the "sources" directory ( either boot.wim from the 64 bit install dvd , or winre.wim off your 64 installation hard drive).

Name it something else , e.g REC64.WIM, then add an entry to bcd to point at it.
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04 Jan 2011   #58
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tested and working! Thanks all!


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04 Jan 2011   #59
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great - did you add in the 64 bit recovery options?
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