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HOWTO: Windows Vista x86 and x64 in the same DVD

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1> i had made 3 folders, distribution,s x86,v x86, and i copied my vista dvd to distribution.

then i copied install.wim of server 2k8 to s x86, and moved install.wim of vista from distribution to v x86

2> i merged vista x32 ultimate install.wim & server 2008 x32 enterprise install.wim using giimagex in a single

install.wim,and deleted all clg files and copyed eula of server to vista license all process done fine.

3> i made a iso using ocdimage cmd

4> when i try to install iso using vmware. i could not get server 2008 in os selection menu and vista setup start

automatically

plz help me out y server 2008 is not showing in the os selection menu

:wacko:

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1> i had made 3 folders, distribution,s x86,v x86, and i copied my vista dvd to distribution.

then i copied install.wim of server 2k8 to s x86, and moved install.wim of vista from distribution to v x86

2> i merged vista x32 ultimate install.wim & server 2008 x32 enterprise install.wim using giimagex in a single

install.wim,and deleted all clg files and copyed eula of server to vista license all process done fine.

3> i made a iso using ocdimage cmd

4> when i try to install iso using vmware. i could not get server 2008 in os selection menu and vista setup start

automatically

plz help me out y server 2008 is not showing in the os selection menu

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1> i had made 3 folders, distribution,s x86,v x86, and i copied my vista dvd to distribution.

then i copied install.wim of server 2k8 to s x86, and moved install.wim of vista from distribution to v x86

2> i merged vista x32 ultimate install.wim & server 2008 x32 enterprise install.wim using giimagex in a single

install.wim,and deleted all clg files and copyed eula of server to vista license all process done fine.

3> i made a iso using ocdimage cmd

4> when i try to install iso using vmware. i could not get server 2008 in os selection menu and vista setup start

automatically

plz help me out y server 2008 is not showing in the os selection menu

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is it possible to have a custon name instead of the original windows names??? and what about the autounattended file?? How can you make those version to use it's own xml files once selected??

Please help guys, don't abandon this post!!

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This method works with Windows 7, you need of course new Windows7 AIK.

Thx for grate guide :)

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I've used the guide in Vista and worked flawlessly trying it Windows 7 and I'm getting error during install.

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I've used the guide in Vista and worked flawlessly trying it Windows 7 and I'm getting error during install.

I'll be using my x64 and x86 RTM , you can use the ones you have (retail, etc.), the procedure is the same.

1. Please download and install the Windows7 Automated Installation Kit (AIK).
2. Please create a working folder:
c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\
and two more folders in it x86 and x64
3. Now, copy all the contents of your x86 DVD to the distribuition folder, in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\
4. Move the file named install.wim from c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources to c:\Windows7AIO\Distriburion\x86

Delite all *.clg files from source folder!! And ei.cfg!!

5. Copy the file named install.wim from the Sources folder of your x64 RTM to the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64 (only install.wim)
6. Now, with admin rights, open the Deployment Tools Command Prompt (click in Start/All programs/Microsoft Windows AIK)
7. We change directory to our working folder:
Code:
CD c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources


8. OK, here's the tricky part. We are now about to export the images of each windows version to a single .WIM image file. The command to do this is IMAGEX.EXE. The syntax is as follows:

Code:
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x86"
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x64"


This is what the first line of code does: export Version 1 of the source image file named Install.wim located in the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86 to the destination image file named Install.wim located in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution. The number 1 corresponds to the Home Basic edition of Windows, take a look at the following table, for the SourceNumber and its corresponding Windows Edition:


Number Windows x86Edition
1 Home Basic
2 Home Premium
3 Professional
4 Starter
5. Ultimate

Number Windows x64Edition
1 Home Basic
2 Home Premium
3 Professional
4. Ultimate
*there is no starter edition in x64!




Thus, for example if we wanted to add the 64bit Ultimate version of Windows7 to our newly created image we type the following command:

Code:
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 4 .\install.wim "Windows7 Ultimate x64"


9. Now that we've created our .WIM image file, let's create our ISO image file to make it ready to burn it to a DVD. To do this, still in the Deployment Tools Command Prompt window, we type:

Code:
oscdimg -n -bc:\Windows7AIO\distribution\boot\etfsboot.com c:\Windows7AIO\distribution c:\Win7_AIO.iso -m


This will create an ISO file named Win7_AIO.iso in c:\
Delete x86 and x64 folder!!Delete al .clg files from your distribution folder!! Delete Ei.cfg!!
Burn it with Nero on DVD and thats it!

thx go to member chon's guide on on MSFN forum, that I modified to win7

Enjoy

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I have a question is it possible to integrate business volume licensing into a DVD. For example I would like to be able to access the standard edition of business and the vl edition as well on one DVD.

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I've used the guide in Vista and worked flawlessly trying it Windows 7 and I'm getting error during install.

I'll be using my x64 and x86 RTM , you can use the ones you have (retail, etc.), the procedure is the same.

1. Please download and install the Windows7 Automated Installation Kit (AIK).
2. Please create a working folder:
c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\
and two more folders in it x86 and x64
3. Now, copy all the contents of your x86 DVD to the distribuition folder, in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\
4. Move the file named install.wim from c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources to c:\Windows7AIO\Distriburion\x86

Delite all *.clg files from source folder!! And ei.cfg!!

5. Copy the file named install.wim from the Sources folder of your x64 RTM to the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64 (only install.wim)
6. Now, with admin rights, open the Deployment Tools Command Prompt (click in Start/All programs/Microsoft Windows AIK)
7. We change directory to our working folder:
Code:
CD c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources


8. OK, here's the tricky part. We are now about to export the images of each windows version to a single .WIM image file. The command to do this is IMAGEX.EXE. The syntax is as follows:

Code:
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x86"
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x64"


This is what the first line of code does: export Version 1 of the source image file named Install.wim located in the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86 to the destination image file named Install.wim located in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution. The number 1 corresponds to the Home Basic edition of Windows, take a look at the following table, for the SourceNumber and its corresponding Windows Edition:


Number Windows x86Edition
1 Home Basic
2 Home Premium
3 Professional
4 Starter
5. Ultimate

Number Windows x64Edition
1 Home Basic
2 Home Premium
3 Professional
4. Ultimate
*there is no starter edition in x64!




Thus, for example if we wanted to add the 64bit Ultimate version of Windows7 to our newly created image we type the following command:

Code:
imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 4 .\install.wim "Windows7 Ultimate x64"


9. Now that we've created our .WIM image file, let's create our ISO image file to make it ready to burn it to a DVD. To do this, still in the Deployment Tools Command Prompt window, we type:

Code:
oscdimg -n -bc:\Windows7AIO\distribution\boot\etfsboot.com c:\Windows7AIO\distribution c:\Win7_AIO.iso -m


This will create an ISO file named Win7_AIO.iso in c:\
Delete x86 and x64 folder!!Delete al .clg files from your distribution folder!! Delete Ei.cfg!!
Burn it with Nero on DVD and thats it!

thx go to member chon's guide on on MSFN forum, that I modified to win7

Enjoy

Whoever you quoted that steps from, it's incorrect.

1. You don't need to delete the *.clg files, only ei.cfg

2. You will need to delete the x86 and x64 folders first before creating the iso with oscdimg.

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As' can add the file Autounattended.xml for x86 and x64 versions?

Thank !!!

I want to do the same, can you do it? Please let me know

Thanks

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No one never answered here. Is it possible to have x86 anx64 working with an autounattended.xml file?

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Should be yea.

I havent tried it myself.

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it doesn't work... the xml file needs to be specified with the OS architecture, so it works for one and not for the other one...

Is there a way to combine them?

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I have Win 7 Enterprise, and it doesn't work for me.

All I get is this and that is all>

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this is how my commands look like:



imagex /export D:\VistaAIO\x86\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows 7 Enterprise x86 BIE"

imagex /export D:\VistaAIO\x64\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows 7 Enterprise x64 BIE"

oscdimg -n -bD:\VistaAIO\distribucion\boot\etfsboot.com D:\VistaAIO\distribucion d:\Win7-Ent_x32_x64.iso -m

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"Windows 7 Enterprise x86 BIE"

"Windows 7 Enterprise x64 BIE"

looks like warez, which is not allowed here to talk about :whistle:

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it is warez, but I got a license anyway-MSDNAA :)

I prefer the non official Windows versions because of the darn activation software. Which always gets in the way esspecially when switching GPU's, which I do quite often ;)

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MagicAndre

You gave me the idea to try with the official MSDNAA images. And there it works great.

All I had to do was delete the EI.CFG and change the numbers to 4 for x32 and 5 for x64 Win 7 Ultimate

btw. Anybody got any idea why it doesn't work with the BIE release?

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delete the last comments about the warez version ;) Or do you want a ban?

Use the MSDNAA version and be happy.

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delete the last comments about the warez version ;) Or do you want a ban?

Use the MSDNAA version and be happy.

Will delete the comments about WAREZ version, if you want?

I just didn't see the point of lying about it especially since I own the genuine Windows.

btw. To the guide on the first page it should be added how to do it for Windows 7. I can happily make the proper changes, and then a mod can edit the OP's post to also add the section about Win 7 and then also change the title of this thread.

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Same thing for creating a 7 AIO..

First alt is to execute commans below

Imagex /export "old install.wim" "index" "new install.wim" "editionname 32Bit" (index 1-5)

Imagex /export "old install.wim" "index" "new install.wim" "editionname 64Bit" (index 1-4)

Do the above for all 9 (or 8 if not starter) and then replace the old install.wim with the new one

Or you can do this

Imagex /export "64bit dvd install.wim" "index" "32bit dvd install.wim" "editionname 64Bit" (index 1-4)

then use oscdimg command to create new iso and then burn, size for english will be around 3.6 GB without enterprise.

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If you need to integrate several versions on to a single disk, you may need to split the WIM image, otherwise it won't be read properly.

Here's another post that can help you split the images. http://www.msfn.org/...wim-4gb-for-w7/

The format used to create the ISO doesn't support >~4gb WIMs. So you can use imagex /split to split it and then use oscdimg to make the ISO.

Create your modified WIM images.

Merge them into a single install.wim.

Then split the wim using imagex.

Create the ISO using oscdimg or vLite.

I merged all versions of x86 and x64 into install.wim and then did the following:

imagex /split Install.wim Install.SWM 4096 /check

oscdimg -b"D:\Images\ISOs\Windows Vista\Distribution\boot\etfsboot.com" -u2 -h -m -lVistaOct10 "D:\Images\ISOs\Windows Vista\Distribution" ".\Windows Vista AIO.iso"

May be redundant using UDF, not sure.

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Well 2 editions will fit on a 4.5 GB DVD but not an full AIO.

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Hi.

I too tried to join Vista SP2 x86 and Vista SP2 x64.

Each one is installing fine and fast in VirtualBox. But whey they are "together" the setup is very slow, beginning with the window that shows the editions. Specifically each window appears after many minutes + pressing the buttons to do something inside the window is also carried out very slow (for example when you want to format the partition).

The setup isn't frozen, you can move the mouse easily.

In the host OS Task Manager shows that one of two processors is constantly at 100% (VirtualBox). Soon as the next window appears or the command is carried out the processor usage drops to 0.

Can you please help me solve this problem?

Thank you in advance.

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