Windows Universal Installation

Since Windows Vista, Windows Installation disk’s have come with all Editions on the disk.  These means if you want to create a single USB bootable drive which will allow you install:-

Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

Of course you will need a valid Product Key for the version you want to install.

How to get all editions : –

1. Create an ISO of your DVD.

2. Mount the DVD using virtual clone drive or something similar.

3. Copy the all of the files into a folder.

4. Locate the ef.cfg file located in the sources folder and rename it to ef.cfg.bak

5. Create a new ISO from this folder, create your USB from the newly created ISO.

When you boot the USB drive you will be able to select which version to install.

NOTE:  This also works for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Media. 

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