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How to Create a Universal Windows 7 Disc (AIO) with both 32 and 64-bit versions.

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A Cautionary Tale

NVM for my question cause I used this tool and its VERY easy to do. Just link the program to each ISO and a empty folder to work in and go.
I too tried this tool. It seems to be fairly easy to use. I created an AIO iso using the Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 iso images from Digital River. I created the first one "manually" using the software mentioned in the quote. The iso came out at around 4-5GB, which seemed in line with what I was expecting. I copied it to a thumb drive using Rufus, which has never let me down. Everything appeared to work when I ran setup.exe from within Windows. I continued until the point of selecting a partition to install on. I then cancelled and prepared my PC for re-installation of Windows. I got everything ready, rebooted off the thumb drive, and proceeded. After I passed the step of reformatting the Windows partition, the installation failed. It said that something was corrupt or something along the lines of my installation media being f'd up. So great, I have a non-working installer and I've reformatted my partition. :banghead: I won't go into the details, but I was able to get the original iso files copied over to a different PC and used the software quoted above to create another AIO iso. This time I used the "automatic" mode where you do what brandonwh64 said regarding pointing the app to the two iso files (x64 and x86) and then pointing it to an empty folder to work in. It appears to have completed successfully. However... the resulting iso in "automatic" mode comes out to 6.45GB :eek:. That obviously won't fit on a single layer DVD and I don't have any dual layer discs. Besides that, the OP said the resulting iso should be around 4GB. Even better, the app decided that it would automatically delete the original iso files when it finished creating the new AIO iso... Great, thanks for that. :mad: Luckily I have a backup on my non-booting PC that I had to once again copy back to the working PC over the lan. So, the moral of the story is that you may want to be careful with this app. For me, I'm going to see if this 6.45GB iso will get me going. I put it on my 8GB thumb drive. I guess I will still need to go through the OP's manual steps however if I want to get a working iso that will fit on a single layer DVD. So much for simpler.
 
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Has anyone gotten an (AIO) to work on usb stick ?

I have tried but it always gives me a pro version no prompt.
 

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Yes, I use this AIO on a usb stick all the time.
 
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Yes, I use this AIO on a usb stick all the time.
ok cool, I use a linux usb installer to make my windows usb sticks so I'm guessing that is the issue.
 

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This tool did work for me on the 2nd try. I used the automatic mode and it created a 6.45GB ISO file. That's bigger than I'd like, so I'll likely do it again without using that tool at all. Anyway, if you have a USB drive large enough to hold appx. 6.5GB, I don't see why you couldn't get it to work. I didn't test it extensively, ie. I only installed the Ultimate x64 version, but I was given a menu with all of the versions on it. That tool will create the ISO for you, and it may even put it on a bootable USB. However, I have always used Rufus to create bootable USB drives with an ISO and that is what I used for this. I would just personally prefer to have this AIO on a single layer DVD vs having it on my thumb drive forever.
 
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Multilingual & Service Packs

Hello, i was wondering if there is any way to make this universal image also multilingual.

I know i can create a AIO iso with this method, i have done this before, but since i was gonna create a new one including the SP1 (with offcourse the SP1 iso's) i was wondering if i could also add more languages...

I am very interested in getting Dutch, German, French and English on a iso...

Has somebody done it before? Can somebody point me to a tutorial or method that can merge with this one?
 

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was just trying to do this today, looks like a good tool.

going to combine it with SARDU so i can have win 7 x86 + x64 and windows XP on a single USB together.
 

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Language Packs

Hello, i was wondering if there is any way to make this universal image also multilingual.
I personally do not know the answer. What I can tell you is that if you go with Windows 7 Ultimate, you can switch between I believe 35 different display languages (including English) whenever you want. When I did my first Windows Update post-install, all of the language packs were available under optional updates. I don't know if that's helpful or not, but I figured I would offer the info.
 

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Beware that the ImgBurn installer has malware in it (toolbar + Conduit, Inc. ad injector). Look at the EULA's carefully and make sure you say no to that bastard. If no doesn't let you proceed, need to find an alternative program.

I wasn't paying any attention when two EULA's popped up and now I'm tempted to format. Grr...
 

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just pitching in to say win AIO maker and sardu combined have let me make one very nice USB stick with all versions of XP, vista and 7 all together. very nice combo.
 

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Beware that the ImgBurn installer has malware in it (toolbar + Conduit, Inc. ad injector). Look at the EULA's carefully and make sure you say no to that bastard. If no doesn't let you proceed, need to find an alternative program.

I wasn't paying any attention when two EULA's popped up and now I'm tempted to format. Grr...
Yeah, I was annoyed when they started doing that, but I always do custom installs on all software for this very reason.

Alternatively you can use the ninite version, ninite automatically says no to all that BS for you.
 

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Might want to put a warning in bold text in the guide. :p


FYI, I used Daemon Tools Lite to mount the ISOs and copied the files over. I was too lazy to break out ISO Buster.
 
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