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multiboot DVD/USB xp+7+vista is it possible?

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I have read many topic's, used google search and allot of manual effort to try and get this working but I can't figure it out.

Is there any guide to make this posible?

I know vista/7 is possible, both x86 and x64. But the problem is adding windows xp to this multiboot USB/DVD. Space is no problem for me. But I would like to have all 3 OS's on a USB to make it quick to reinstall windows without fiddling with DVD's because they get scratched and are slower than USB.

I hope someone already got a solution and would point me in the right direction.

thank you in advance

PS is it possible to make windows xp as a .WIM image and that way add it to the install .WIM where both vista and 7 will be?

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Cant really make a .wim of the xp setup like vista and 7 but you can make an image of xp..

Checkout the boot from usb section.

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Cant really make a .wim of the xp setup like vista and 7 but you can make an image of xp..

Checkout the boot from usb section.

okay thanks.

Is it this thread you where thinking of?:

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yep thats the one :)

It ceirtanly would be nice with vista, server and 7 in one install.wim but that doesnt seem to be working for me unfortunately..

With this you can atleast have xp and 7/vista.

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I have done everything on this tutorial and it works nice with linux, but I also wanted to add a windows 7 installation!

I copied the ISO file to the USB and added this to the menu.lst

title Windows 7

find –set-root /windows7.iso

map /windows7.iso (hd32)

map –hook

root (hd32)

chainloader (hd32)

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Friends, the creation of a .wim file to install windows xp is possible, but is not compatible with the setup of seven, or Vista.

The .wim file made of Xp installation is compatible with Longhorn Setup, check out here in the search box for topic called Nlite the art of OEM, in this tread Dexter.inside explain the metod used and me try it and make the .wim file succefull.

Or sear for Panther Xp both metods are possible the .wim file creation, the result is amazing, try it.

Greettings from Mexico.

Pd.

Sorry for my bad english but i dont have the time for learn it.

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Coworker and I just got finished making our USB Vista/7/XP (home and pro) install flash drive. Works flawless so far. Does require a 16GB flash drive however (comes to about 10GB).

Structure

\boot\ (normal bcd stuff)

\Sources\Boot.wim (modified Windows 7 PE)

\SEVEN (Contents of a Windows 7 x86/x64 DVD)

\VISTA (Contents of a Windows Vista x86/x64 DVD)

\XPHOME (Contents of a XP HOME CD)

\XPPRO (Contents of a XP PRO CD

Setup.exe (Custom shell/installer. Our modified Windows 7 PE will use this file as a shell)

I'll have a guide up later when I'm further awake. All OS's are installed via the Windows PE environment.

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Coworker and I just got finished making our USB Vista/7/XP (home and pro) install flash drive. Works flawless so far. Does require a 16GB flash drive however (comes to about 10GB).

Structure

\boot\ (normal bcd stuff)

\Sources\Boot.wim (modified Windows 7 PE)

\SEVEN (Contents of a Windows 7 x86/x64 DVD)

\VISTA (Contents of a Windows Vista x86/x64 DVD)

\XPHOME (Contents of a XP HOME CD)

\XPPRO (Contents of a XP PRO CD

Setup.exe (Custom shell/installer. Our modified Windows 7 PE will use this file as a shell)

I'll have a guide up later when I'm further awake. All OS's are installed via the Windows PE environment.

A guide would be more than welcome, thanks alot!

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does anybody got the solution?

i need it emergency ONLY XP/Windows 7

i dont need vista

please helppp me

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

how can i do that on DVD only DVD?

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i need it emergency ONLY XP/Windows 7

how can i do that on DVD only DVD?

Get WAIK. Install WAIK.

Copy Windows 7 files to a folder c:\XP_7\

Copy Windows XP files to the same folder c:\XP_7\

Adjust boot configuration file c:\XP_7\boot\bcd

@ECHO OFF

rem edit BCD (boot configuration data)
rem add XP \I386\SETUPLDR.BIN to boot DVD

set BCD="BCD"

BCDedit.exe /store %BCD% /create {ntldr} /d "Install Windows XP"
BCDedit.exe /store %BCD% /set {ntldr} device boot
BCDedit.exe /store %BCD% /set {ntldr} path \I386\SETUPLDR.BIN
BCDedit.exe /store %BCD% /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

Keep resulting ISO file below 4 GB size.

oscdimg sorting is almost useless: high cpu load to sort some files, that's insane. dosn't sort folders

Oscdimg Command-Line Options

Run at c:\XP_7\

oscdimg -n -m -b.\boot\etfsboot.com . \XP_7.iso

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hey cdob, thank you for that bcdedit commands.. i have question.. is this a good configuration?

Default: Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Timeout: 30 seconds

EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1

Name: Windows 7 Service Pack 1

BCD ID: {default}

Device: [boot]\sources\boot.wim

Bootloader Path: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Entry #2

Name: Windows XP Service Pack 3

BCD ID: {ntldr}

Device: boot

Bootloader Path: \I386\SETUPLDR.BIN

when I boot iso file to virtualbox, that show me this 2 options.. when I start 1st option, it start win7 setup, but when I start 2nd option computer just restart and again show "press any key to boot..." dont start xp setup.. what i do wrong? sorry for my bad english...

EDIT: is win7 setup.exe needed in main directory to start xp setup? and i dont make iso with oscdimg, i make it with rt7lite..

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is this a good configuration?
I can't read example. Post/attach a bcdedit output.
"press any key to boot..." dont start xp setup..
Does ISO image contains a file bootfix.bin?

Message may relate to that file. Press a key to boot, do it.

is win7 setup.exe needed in main directory to start xp setup?
No.
i dont make iso with oscdimg, i make it with rt7lite..
Try the oscdimg command line.
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hey man, thank you for fast reply.. its my bad, i try to complicate very simple thing... now i use only your method (bcdedit and oscdimg) and it work perfect :D

i have another question O:) when booted i have 2 options install win7 or xp, and down on the same screen i have Memory Diagnose Tool, or something like that..

is there any way to remove/disable that tool from screen? If no, nevermind, thank you in every case ;) sorry for my bad english...

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now i use only your method (bcdedit and oscdimg) and it work perfect
Thanks for report.

Other tools may work nonetheless, however more difficult to support.

i have Memory Diagnose Tool, or something like that..

is there any way to remove/disable that tool from screen?

Try

BCDedit.exe /store %BCD% /delete {memdiag} /cleanup /f

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you are the man :D and this work perfectly :D i have another 3 questions, and i will stop be annoying any more :P

1. Can I Edit "Windows Boot Manager" text on top of booted screen (eg. to "Multiboot DVD - WIN7 + XP")

2. What is [EMS Enabled], is that needed for win7 setup, if no, how can I disable that? (One question :D)

3. Disable "Seconds until the highlighted choice will be started automatically: 30"?

thanks in advance.. and sorry for my bad english ;)

EDIT: You can create separate topic "Multi boot Windows 7 and XP [Easyest way]" with all of this ;)

EDIT2: I open edited BCD with Visual BCD 0.9 and disable EMS ;)

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