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Inserting the serial number in an ISO

  1. #11


    In some examples, I have seen that the number of the boot entries of the bootdata option may be even greater than 2. Why this because, apparently, there is only the BIOS and UEFI image?

    Thanks

    Bye

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  2. #12


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    I do not know the answer to your question.

    In Windows 7/8/8.1 you will need only two multi-boot entry.

    -bootdata:<num>#defaultbootentry#bootentry2
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  3. #13


    A curiosity: The command:

    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -l%iso_volume_label% "%BaseDir%\dvd" "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%"
    is valid to create bootable images for Windows 8.x 32-bit and 64-bit or not?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  4. #14


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Yes.

    The boot\etfsboot.com and efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin files are also in the Windows 8 32-bit installation media.
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  5. #15


    I ran this command:

    Code:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver200 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail\Extract_files\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail\Extract_files\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -lWin81UpdateRetail "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail\Extract_files" "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail\ISO_Modified\it_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_Core-Pro_no_serial.iso"
    but I get this error:

    Code:
    OSCDIMG 2.56 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility
    Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2012. All rights reserved.
    Licensed only for producing Microsoft authorized content.
    
    ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8"
    Error 2
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>
    How come?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  6. #16


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8"
    change this:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail

    to this:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8.1_Update_x64_Retail
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8"
    change this:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8,1_Update_x64_Retail

    to this:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8.1_Update_x64_Retail
    I tried but it still does not work. How come?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  8. #18


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    change this:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8.1_Update_x64_Retail\Extract_files

    for example: C:\my_Distribution\dvd

    and

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Windows_8.1_Update_x64_Retail\ISO_Modified

    for example: C:\my_Distribution\iso

    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"C:\my_Distribution\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"C:\my_Distribution\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -lW81_x64 "C:\my_Distribution\dvd" "C:\my_Distribution\iso\W81_x64.iso"
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 01 Sep 2014 at 16:14.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you for that detailed posts, genet!

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    2. Product key in the UEFI firmware (BIOS)
    Does that mean I could store my Product Key in my computer's UEFI and then wouldn't need to type it in during installation? Or is this only for OEMs?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    It's only for Windows 8/8.1 OEM computers.
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