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[Tutorial] Windows 7 AIO - 32 and 64 on one DVD

Hey guys, thought I'd contribute a bit with a short tutorial on how to create your own AIO DVD for Windows 7.

What You Need
-> This Program *
-> A Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Disc/Image
-> A Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Disc/Image
-> WinRAR/7-Zip or equivalent compression program that can extract .iso images

*: This program allows you to create the AIO image during the tutorial


Alright, once you have everything you need on the above list, the next steps are as follows:

1) Make 3 folders(on the desktop if you wish, for convenience); AIO, x32, and x64

2) Extract the Win7 Ultimate x32 image to x32
2a) Navigate into the folder Sources and find the file called ei.cfg. This file controls which edition of Windows 7 is available on the disc, however if it's missing, it allows you to select any edition on the disc. This does not circumvent the need for an activation key later on.
2b) Delete the ei.cfg file, and navigate back to the Desktop

3) Extract the Win7 Ultimate x64 image to x64
3a) Navigate into the folder Sources and find the file called ei.cfg. This file controls which edition of Windows 7 is available on the disc, however if it's missing, it allows you to select any edition on the disc. This does not circumvent the need for an activation key later on.
3b) Delete the ei.cfg file, and navigate back to the Desktop

4) Start WinAIO Maker - This program may look intimidating, but for what we're using it for, it's extremely straightforward.
4a) Click Folder2ISO and configure the popup for x32. The Source field is the extracted iso for x32 earlier on, then in the second field you pick a place to save the new iso. For the sake of the tutorial, save it to the Desktop as 7-32.iso. In the ISO Label field, you can put whatever you feel like. When you're ready, click Build to make the new iso.
4b) After the new x32 iso finishes building, repeat Step 4a, substituting the Source for x64 this time, and saving the new iso as 7-64.iso.

5) Once 7-32 and 7-64 are saved, go back to WinAIO Maker and click AutoAIO. The fields this time are as follows:
Select folder to work with ISOs - The AIO folder we made on the Desktop in Step 1. Select that.
Select exact x86 ISO - This is the 7-32.iso we made in Step 4. Select that.
Select exact x64 ISO - This is the 7-64.iso we made in Step 4. Select that.

Once you've filled in the forms, check the box next to Enable x64 recovery mode, then click Start Compilation. Once the program finishes making the iso, it will be in the AIO folder created in Step 1, and should be approximately 3.90GB in size, which allows it to fit on a single-layer DVD.


The final iso will look like this once you get into the install menu:
w7aio.PNG


As an unknown bonus, Microsoft's DVD-To-USB tool will work with this iso file, and let you install any edition from USB. If you do use this method, an 8gb flash drive is recommended for the process, as the iso uses about 4gb.

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I wish, but the program only works with .wim files, so it's restricted to 7. If there was a decent compressor and a script to extract it to disk to install from an archive, I suppose a bootloader could be made to launch XP/Vista/7. You'd be pretty pressed for space on a single-layer dvd at that point though, unless you cut out all but one edition of Vista and 7 from their images.

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I'm pretty sure it's illegal to burn the contents on a windows disk.

Not that I even care.

Not since 2004.

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