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How to create a Windows 8 All In One installer

  1. #1

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    7 8 OS X 10.8

    How to create a Windows 8 All In One installer

    Has anyone had any luck creating an all in one installer? I used DISM and combined all the x86 and x64 flavors into one install.wim file but when I boot it is asking for a serial. I want it to be like Windows 7 where it would list all the flavors let you select then depending on the flavor it would ask for a key or continue on.
    By the way who knew there would be 16 different install options???
    Windows 8 x86 & x64
    Windows 8 N x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Pro x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Pro N x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Pro VL x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Pro N VL x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Ent x86 & x64
    Windows 8 Ent N x86 & x64

    I also have created clg files for each type so 8 in all, each covers both x86 and x64. But it still wants a serial. I have put in the Windows 8 core that is floating around the web and it isn't valid. However if I put in any of my Pro Retail or VL keys it then takes me to a screen select that lists 4 Windows 8 Pro. I am assuming it is Pro and Pro VL both x86 and x64. Same goes for Enterprise or the N flavors. I guess Windows 8 Core won't be seeing keys on MSDN or Technet.

    I am just hoping someone know how to make the installer see all the optional installs and ask for a key after not before. Does anyone know if the VL and Retail installers are different infact? The sizes are but If I don't have to add every image to the wim file that would help.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    It looks like MS have made windows setup always ask for a key at that stage.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Can anyone please give me step by step instructions on how to make a bootable Windows 8 All-in-One DVD?

    I have the following versions of Windows 8 & Server (MSDN) and I want to put them onto one DVD

    Windows 8 Pro VL x86
    Windows 8 Pro VL x64
    Windows Enterprise VL x86
    Windows Enterprise VL x64
    Windows Server 2012 Datacentre

    Thanks in advance
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

    Check this out.
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