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Best Answer Agent47 , 29 February 2016 - 02:54 PM

Hi

 

It's possible to combine both "Windows 8.1" and "Windows 7" in to a single WIM file and use "Windows 8.1" setup to install either of the OS. Make sure that you should remove any existing "ei.cfg" file from the "Sources" folder and create a new one with the following content. 

[EditionID]
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0

Without this "ei.cfg", "Windows 8.1" setup may throw errors.

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#1 greenworld

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:51 PM

Hi, I copied the whole Windows 8.1 DVD into the hard and install.wim of Windows 7, then combined the install.wim of both Windows and made an ISO.

I started installation, after setup is starting screen it gave up an error about "invalid key".

Anyone know how to solve this? or any unattend.xml which can handle the Windows to skip the key and go forward.

 

Simply I want to made an single installer for Windows 8.1 and 7, 


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:15 PM

look at easy2boot!



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:44 AM

look at easy2boot!

I didn't said to make multiboot iso, I want to make a single install.wim of both Windows.

If easy2boot do this, please guide me.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:54 PM   Best Answer

Hi

 

It's possible to combine both "Windows 8.1" and "Windows 7" in to a single WIM file and use "Windows 8.1" setup to install either of the OS. Make sure that you should remove any existing "ei.cfg" file from the "Sources" folder and create a new one with the following content. 

[EditionID]
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0

Without this "ei.cfg", "Windows 8.1" setup may throw errors.


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#5 greenworld

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 04:25 AM

thank you Agent47, I'll check your method soon and report.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:44 AM

I didn't said to make multiboot iso, I want to make a single install.wim of both Windows.

If easy2boot do this, please guide me.

Actually you didn't specifically say you wanted a single WIM file, you said that is what you tried.  Since there are many ways to skin a cat (so to speak), the outcome is what matters most, and not how you get there.

 

But hey - if the above 'trick' works to jam them into a single wim file - great.  easy2boot is a lot more flexible and more easily updated, but YMMV...

 

Scott






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