Create A Combined x86 And x64 Windows 7 Installation DVD!

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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