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Ever since the Microsoft started releasing all the versions of their Windows 7 people got in to confusion that how to keep Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and other versions’ DVDs. Definitely it is a cumbersome exercise to keep them all. So naturally question comes to mind that how we can merge all the x86 and x 64 versions together so we don’t need to carry them all around.

How to create a combined x86 and x64 Windows 7 installation DVD


Today we are going to tell you about a step-by-step guide that will solve this issue.

  • Make two folders x64 and x86 in any drive e.g drive E
  • Copy paste the items in the folder of x86 ISO to the x86 folder you just created and same procedure do with the x64 folder.
  • Access DOS – you must have administrative privileges to accomplish this task.
  • Now it’s the time to merge the contents from x64.WIM file with x86.WIM file.
  • Index numbers relate to the edition to which the window belongs and it resides inside the install.wim (WIM file). (“C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64\imagex.exe” /info E:\x64\sources\install.wim) use this command to see the index numbers that is typical of each version.
  • Now what you will do is to export a copy of the specified image to another WIM file. (in our case Vista x64 to Vista x86)
  • for export you need imagex , get it and use the command “imagex.exe” /export “[Source install.wim file]” [Index Image number] “[Destination install.wim file]” “[Name of this edition]”

For example for each version the commands will be like this

“C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64\imagex.exe” /export “E:\x64\sources\install.wim” 1 “E:\x86\sources\install.wim” “Windows 7 HOMEBASIC x64″

Where “1” relates to the image index number of each version in this case its HOME BASIC.

Perform this operation with 2, 3, 4 also to merge all version ISOs.

  • Delete the EI.CFG from the sources folder of the ISO.
  • Use ultraISO to open the x86 ISO, delete all contents of folder, now you can drag the contents of E:\x86 folder into UltraISO, and save as.
  • Now burn the image on a DVD.

And you are done! Enjoy doing so and don’t forget to share your experience with us.


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Do you often need to view and edit images? If yes, you ought to use Image Enhancer which is a small image browsing and editing Windows application that lets you browse and edit images smartly. Having graphical browser and displaying system, it even lets you perform various image editing functions such as cropping, splitting, enhancing and sharpening specific images.