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Inserting the serial number in an ISO

  1. #21


    I created an ISO image with the following command:

    Code:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver200 -l"Windows_8.1_Update_Retail" -t09/04/2014,17:15:00 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"C:\Windows_81_Update_x64_Retail\Windows_files\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"C:\Windows_81_Update_x64_Retail\Windows_files\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" "C:\Windows_81_Update_x64_Retail\Windows_files" "C:\Windows_81_Update_x64_Retail\Modified_iso\en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_Core-Pro_no_serial.iso"
    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.
    
    Scanning source tree (2000 files in 803 directories)
    Scanning source tree complete (2095 files in 867 directories)
    Computing directory information complete
    Image file is 4200202240 bytes (before optimization)
    Writing 2095 files in 867 directories to C:\Windows_81_Update_x64_Retail\Modified_iso\en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_Core-Pro_no_serial.iso
    100% complete
    Storage optimization saved 456 files, 92153856 bytes (3% of image)
    After optimization, image file is 4115017728 bytes
    Space saved because of embedding, sparseness or optimization = 92153856
    Done.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>
    But when I run the boot from the DVD, the "Press any Key to boot from CD or DVD" message is displayed, but when I press a key, Windows will not boot. How come?

    Thanks

    Bye

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  2. #22


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    But when I run the boot from the DVD, the "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" message is displayed, but when I press a key, Windows will not boot. How come?
    If the problem is with VMware Player, when you use VMware Player virtual machine in UEFI boot mode, then you first need to press the Ctrl+G keys.

    In previous post, I put a new example of how to use the Windows ADK (see screenshot below).

    Last edited by genet; 10 Sep 2014 at 05:35. Reason: picture changed
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    But when I run the boot from the DVD, the "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" message is displayed, but when I press a key, Windows will not boot. How come?
    If the problem is with VMware Player, when you use VMware Player virtual machine in UEFI boot mode, then you first need to press the Ctrl+G keys.

    In previous post, I put a new example of how to use the Windows ADK (see screenshot below).

    This problem happens to me even if this image is started from a physical computer. How come?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  4. #24


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Try to change bios settings: "USB Support" / "Legacy USB Support"

    If that does not help.
    Better compatibility:
    - change this: -udfver200
    - to this: -udfver102
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Try to change bios settings: "USB Support" / "Legacy USB Support"

    If that does not help.
    Better compatibility:
    - change this: -udfver200
    - to this: -udfver102
    With the udfver102 option, the DVD runs correctly even boot.

    The "Multiple Editions" MSDN editions (that I have) are identical to the retail editions with the exception that the Retail edition of Windows 8.1 Pro Update also includes Windows Media Center? If so, how should I edit the ei.cfg file so that, during the installation, I can choose whether to install the Retail edition of the Pro / WMC or the core?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  6. #26


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    during the installation, I can choose whether to install the Retail edition of the Pro / WMC or the core?
    I haven't actually tried, but see this link for help:

    Creating a Windows 8.1 AIO with Media Center manually
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  7. #27


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    [QUOTE=balubeto;424936]
    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    The "Multiple Editions" MSDN editions (that I have) are identical to the retail editions with the exception that the Retail edition of Windows 8.1 Pro Update also includes Windows Media Center?
    No edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 includes Windows Media Center. It must always be separately bought and added. To get WMC when running a normal basic edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 you have to buy a Windows Pro Pack and upgrade using it, running Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro you have to buy Windows Media Center Pack.

    More: Get Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows

    Kari
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  8. #28


    [QUOTE=Kari;425284]
    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    The "Multiple Editions" MSDN editions (that I have) are identical to the retail editions with the exception that the Retail edition of Windows 8.1 Pro Update also includes Windows Media Center?
    No edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 includes Windows Media Center. It must always be separately bought and added. To get WMC when running a normal basic edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 you have to buy a Windows Pro Pack and upgrade using it, running Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro you have to buy Windows Media Center Pack.

    More: Get Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows

    Kari
    I did not understand one thing: To install WMC, I should have Windows 8.1 Pro Update in the Retail or MSDN version?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  9. #29


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    MSDN / TechNet versions are normal retail versions. Regardless of which version of Windows 8.1 you have (upgrade, OEM, Retail, RT) and wherever you have got it (pre-installed OEM, an OEM system builder, Retail or Upgrade version bought from a shop or downloaded from online shop or MSDN / TechNet), you need to buy the WMC product key separately and add it to 8.1 Pro using Windows Add Features.

    See tutorial: Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Kari
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  10. #30


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    [QUOTE=balubeto;425288]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post

    No edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 includes Windows Media Center. It must always be separately bought and added. To get WMC when running a normal basic edition of Windows 8 / 8.1 you have to buy a Windows Pro Pack and upgrade using it, running Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro you have to buy Windows Media Center Pack.

    More: Get Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows

    Kari
    I did not understand one thing: To install WMC, I should have Windows 8.1 Pro Update in the Retail or MSDN version?

    Thanks

    Bye
    To get Media Center you either have to add it to 8.x Pro though add features or add it by upgrading 8.x Core with the Pro Pack + Media Center. You can only add it to an already installed Windows 8.x. The Windows 8.x setup will not accept Media Center keys. The Pro Pack is an upgrade package not a stand alone version of Windows 8.x. Like Kari says Media center is a separate purchase.
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