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Creating a Windows 8 DVD to install ANY version

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Creating a Windows 8 DVD to install ANY version


    Hey guys

    I'm Looking to create a dvd or USB that will allow me to install any version (allows me to pick when starting the install process) I have done it for Windows 7 but they have removed the file needed to do so on the Windows 8 DVD's. Has anyone done this or know what to do to make this possible?

    please help

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Hi troyster84. Welcome to EightForums.

    Look in the tutorial section in forums under installation. I would post a link, but I'm on my phone.

    Hope that helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I cant seem to find anything in there but i will keep looking. I know from windows 7 you could edit one file a .cfg file and it would come up and ask what version you wish to install (be great to not have 3 usb flash drives to use when programing computers)
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    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    By adding a ei.cfg file in the source directory
    you need not enter any key during the installation.
    Type the following in the notes o save as ei.cfg
    Windows 8 ISO contains the Windows 8 (core) and windows 8 Pro
    (Windows 8 Enterprise is on its own ISO.)


    [EditionID]
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0





     

     


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    ^ that's not what the OP wants. he wants a single disk that will load any version of Windows 8, be it 32 or 64bit and whether it be standard, professional, enterprise, etc.

    I'm not sure how to do it with Windows 8, but I have one for Windows 7. I'm doing some digging and will hopefully be able to come up with something because it's very convenient.
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Looks like MS has changed the game. The one ISO that includes Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro requires a key at start of installation and that determines which of the versions gets installed. So the choice is determined by the key.

    Jim
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  7. #7


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    How to bypass product key while installing Windows 8

    Works the same way as Windows 7

    By adding a ei.cfg file in the source directory
    you need not enter any key during the installation.
    Type the following in the notes o save as ei.cfg
    Windows 8 ISO contains the Windows 8 (core) and windows 8 Pro



    [EditionID]
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
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  8. #8


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ^ that's not what the OP wants. he wants a single disk that will load any version of Windows 8, be it 32 or 64bit and whether it be standard, professional, enterprise, etc.

    I'm not sure how to do it with Windows 8, but I have one for Windows 7. I'm doing some digging and will hopefully be able to come up with something because it's very convenient.

    OK

    (Windows AIO Maker) Win Toolkit is the new name for Windows 7 Toolkit as it also works for Windows 8.

    Win Toolkit v1.4.0 [Stable] - WinCert.net Forums
    Last edited by PCmannen; 23 Oct 2012 at 16:49.
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