I have been successfully integrating and using a Windows 7 AIO DVD/USB solution. Now I tried to add Windows 8, which on the face of it worked well. imagex lists all the Windows 7 and 8 versions (x86 and x64) to be inside of the install.wim (I am using the split swm files in the iso then).
However, unlike with WinPE 3.0 from Windows 7, booting x86 WinPE 4.0, setup let's choose nothing. No partition, no Windows version. I get to the point that I can enter a product key (which I cannot skip, either).
I know Windows 8 setup is supposedly using rather the product key to determine what version you are installing, but I guess that cannot tell it whether to use x86 or x64; sure, the official way is to just use the corresponding DVD.
Still, I see people referring to Windows 8 AIO discs and still none of my searched reveal anything on how to select the OS version manually. I also know that ei.cfg is gone, so that cannot be a reason, either.
Altough I will eventually use some answer files, the option of a manual installation of an arbitrary version should still be there.
I hope I am just searching wrong (like "windows 8 setup select version" and the like). Could anyone please point me in the right direction?
1. create ei.cfg in /sources folder with the following content:
[Channel] Retail [VL] 02. to use the setup.exe repair function from a winpeshl.ini command line, call setup.exe on x: not on the installation medium (DVD, USB).
Edited by xpman, 16 June 2013 - 09:49 AM.