Windows 7 Installs RRS feed

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  • In Vista, You can use a Ult disk to install any version of  Vista - this does NOT seem to be the case with Win 7, why not ???? A .wim file on a Windows7 disk contains all the versions so ..... Can I "make" a Win7 Disk that will install any version according to the product key.
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:44 PM

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  • Take a look at the articles published at the following web addresses


    I can't tell you if there could be any license problem in performing this kind of operation and if the All-In-One built DVD works without any kind of problem.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award

    Friday, August 19, 2011 10:06 PM
  • Thanks Luigi - I'll give it a go & let you know, I want to make 2 disks - one 32bit and one 64bit cos i want to include SP1 as well as IE9.

    Cheers for now.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:24 AM
  • You could need download and use Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit too: go to the following web address



    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:54 PM
  • Yeah - I have installed WAIK, I have extracted the different WIM files (Starter 1,998,010KB - HomeBasic 2,018,925KB - HomePremium 2,036,344KB - Professional 2,040,276KB & Ultimate 2,040,420KB) I have "exported" all the wim files into the install.wim file in the "DVD" folder. The new WIM file is 2,137,289KB (I am using a DVD that does not include SP1). Do I intergrate SP1 & IE9 using WAIK and the new "DVD" folder (total size 2,517,323,776 bytes) ?? Why didnt my new DVD folder have a total size of 3,41 Mbytes as the example in article you sent me ?? is it because I'm only using x86 (and not both X86 & X64) or because SP1 is not included / or is it BOTH reasons ??

    Sorry if I seem silly or slow ... maybe I should just start again ...



    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:05 PM