Saturday, March 11, 2017

Windows 7 Universal disk

Build Process - Build new install.wim for all versions

-Make a directory g:\win_7_all
-copy en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677056.iso into that directory
-copy en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939.iso into that directory
-Extract the contents of en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677056.iso using winrar
-rename directory to win_7_32
-Extract the contents of en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939.iso using winrar
-rename directory to Win_7_64
-Download 'Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8 'from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=30652, and install it, defaults are fine


Imagex /export G:\Win_7_all\win_7_64\Sources\install.wim 1 G:\win_7_all\Win_7_32\Sources\install.wim "Windows 7 Home Basic (x64)"
Imagex /export G:\Win_7_all\win_7_64\Sources\install.wim 2 G:\win_7_all\Win_7_32\Sources\install.wim "Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)"
Imagex /export G:\Win_7_all\win_7_64\Sources\install.wim 3 G:\win_7_all\Win_7_32\Sources\install.wim "Windows 7 Professional (x64)"
Imagex /export G:\Win_7_all\win_7_64\Sources\install.wim 4 G:\win_7_all\Win_7_32\Sources\install.wim "Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)"

-This will build a install.wim file with all files

Build Process - Build new ISO

-Install UltraISO
-copy en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677056.iso to en_windows_7_all_with_sp1_.iso
-Open en_windows_7_all_with_sp1_.iso
-Replace sources\install.wim with G:\win_7_all\Win_7_32\Sources\install.wim
-Delete ei.cfg from image (not 100% sure of location)
-Recompile the ISO, this iso, en_windows_7_all_with_sp1_.iso will have all the editions of Windows 7 available


Build Process - Making USB

-Install the Windows 7 USB build tool
-Build a USB with any Windows 7
-Verify there is no ei.cfg on the USB
-Verify that install.wim is this over 3.7 GB and has a date of March 11, 2017


Reference:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/85813-windows-7-universal-installation-disc-create.html
http://code.kliu.org/misc/win7utils/eicfg_removal_utility.zip
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=30652

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