[Answered] Multiple Boot-OS USB flash disk

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  1. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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    I want to create a bootable USB where I will have:
    - Windows 10 consumer editions version 21h2 x64
    - Windows 10 business editions version 21h2 x64
    - Windows 10 enterprise ltsc 2021 x64
    - Linux Mint Mate

    What software (preferably Open Source) do you recommend?

    And is it possible to combine these 3x versions of Windows into each other to take up less space on the flash drive (but ready to start normal boot)?
     
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    WIM Information:
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    Path: G:\ISO\Windows 10\install.esd
    GUID: 0xb996eb2c3cb1072cb3e414e6daefa763
    Version: 3584
    Image Count: 5
    Compression: LZMS
    Chunk Size: 131072 bytes
    Part Number: 1/1
    Boot Index: 0
    Size: 3670237410 bytes
    Attributes: Relative path junction

    Available Images:
    -----------------
    Index: 1
    Name: Windows 10 Home
    Description: Windows 10 Home
    Display Name: Windows 10 Famille
    Display Description: Windows 10 Famille
    Directory Count: 27362
    File Count: 100063
    Total Bytes: 14942679098
    Hard Link Bytes: 5803741469
    Creation Time: Fri Dec 10 12:41:29 2021 UTC
    Last Modification Time: Fri Dec 10 13:34:08 2021 UTC
    Architecture: x86_64
    Product Name: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
    Edition ID: Core
    Installation Type: Client
    Product Type: WinNT
    Product Suite: Terminal Server
    Languages: fr-FR
    Default Language: fr-FR
    System Root: WINDOWS
    Major Version: 10
    Minor Version: 0
    Build: 19041
    Service Pack Build: 1415
    Service Pack Level: 0
    Flags: Core
    WIMBoot compatible: no

    Index: 2
    Name: Windows 10 Education
    Description: Windows 10 Education
    Display Name: Windows 10 ╔ducation
    Display Description: Windows 10 ╔ducation
    Directory Count: 27531
    File Count: 101216
    Total Bytes: 15241532515
    Hard Link Bytes: 5955859694
    Creation Time: Fri Dec 10 12:49:17 2021 UTC
    Last Modification Time: Fri Dec 10 13:14:57 2021 UTC
    Architecture: x86_64
    Product Name: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
    Edition ID: Education
    Installation Type: Client
    Product Type: WinNT
    Product Suite: Terminal Server
    Languages: fr-FR
    Default Language: fr-FR
    System Root: WINDOWS
    Major Version: 10
    Minor Version: 0
    Build: 19041
    Service Pack Build: 1415
    Service Pack Level: 0
    Flags: Education
    WIMBoot compatible: no

    Index: 3
    Name: Windows 10 Enterprise
    Description: Windows 10 Enterprise
    Display Name: Windows 10 Entreprise
    Display Description: Windows 10 Entreprise
    Directory Count: 27531
    File Count: 101221
    Total Bytes: 15241686510
    Hard Link Bytes: 5955859694
    Creation Time: Fri Dec 10 13:01:52 2021 UTC
    Last Modification Time: Fri Dec 10 13:15:55 2021 UTC
    Architecture: x86_64
    Product Name: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
    Edition ID: Enterprise
    Installation Type: Client
    Product Type: WinNT
    Product Suite: Terminal Server
    Languages: fr-FR
    Default Language: fr-FR
    System Root: WINDOWS
    Major Version: 10
    Minor Version: 0
    Build: 19041
    Service Pack Build: 1415
    Service Pack Level: 0
    Flags: Enterprise
    WIMBoot compatible: no

    Index: 4
    Name: Windows 10 Pro
    Description: Windows 10 Pro
    Display Name: Windows 10 Professionnel
    Display Description: Windows 10 Professionnel
    Directory Count: 27531
    File Count: 101213
    Total Bytes: 15236914062
    Hard Link Bytes: 5955859694
    Creation Time: Fri Dec 10 12:41:37 2021 UTC
    Last Modification Time: Fri Dec 10 13:16:51 2021 UTC
    Architecture: x86_64
    Product Name: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
    Edition ID: Professional
    Installation Type: Client
    Product Type: WinNT
    Product Suite: Terminal Server
    Languages: fr-FR
    Default Language: fr-FR
    System Root: WINDOWS
    Major Version: 10
    Minor Version: 0
    Build: 19041
    Service Pack Build: 1415
    Service Pack Level: 0
    Flags: Professional
    WIMBoot compatible: no

    Index: 5
    Name: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Description: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Display Name: Windows 10 Professionnel pour les Stations de travail
    Display Description: Windows 10 Professionnel pour les Stations de travail
    Directory Count: 27531
    File Count: 101215
    Total Bytes: 15241501724
    Hard Link Bytes: 5955859694
    Creation Time: Fri Dec 10 12:46:45 2021 UTC
    Last Modification Time: Fri Dec 10 13:18:38 2021 UTC
    Architecture: x86_64
    Product Name: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
    Edition ID: ProfessionalWorkstation
    Installation Type: Client
    Product Type: WinNT
    Product Suite: Terminal Server
    Languages: fr-FR
    Default Language: fr-FR
    System Root: WINDOWS
    Major Version: 10
    Minor Version: 0
    Build: 19041
    Service Pack Build: 1415
    Service Pack Level: 0
    Flags: ProfessionalWorkstation
    WIMBoot compatible: no

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    You can export all editions you use in a single install.esd
    On the other hand, if you update every month to follow those of Microsoft, the integration of LTSC 2021 may take more and more place because of the growing build difference.
    This is why I personally stopped integrating LTSC 2019 with consumer / business after 1809
    To conclude, if you want to follow the monthly iso updates, it is best to keep 3 iso separate

    (sorry for my Google Translate english)
     
  4. ExtremeGrief

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    He wants Linux Mint too and that cannot be integrated in install.esd
     
  5. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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    @migamatrix

    Hi, Um, I don't understand you. :-D
    I need to create a backup USB flash drive, which can install a clean Full-OS from the above windows consumer, business, LTSC.
    (Same functionality as if I used the .ISO file + Rufus software.)

    Because I know that a lot of data these three Windows have the same I ask if they can be combined into one ISO or some other format which is suitable.

    install.esd can't be used for a full USB installation from disk or yes?
     
  6. migascalp

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    not sure to understand your question?
    You know what install.wim file is?
    install.esd = install.wim with more compression
     
  7. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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    install.esd = install.wim I didn't know that, can you refer me to some tutorial?
    Do I understand that correctly? 3x Windows > one install.esd > one install.wim > one .ISO file?
     
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    Use ventoy simple methode
     
  10. shhnedo

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  11. BAU

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    When creating multiple indexes image, only add /checkintegrity at the very last index, it will speed up processing and won't waste as much cpu:
    Code:
    dism /export-image /sourceimagefile:x:\example_folder\installconsumer.wim /all /destinationimagefile:x:\example_folder\install.esd /compress:recovery
    dism /export-image /sourceimagefile:x:\example_folder\installbusiness.wim /all /destinationimagefile:x:\example_folder\install.esd /compress:recovery
    dism /export-image /sourceimagefile:x:\example_folder\installltsc.wim /all /destinationimagefile:x:\example_folder\install.esd /compress:recovery /checkintegrity
     
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  12. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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    THANKS! I'll study it all! :flying_kiss:
     
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  14. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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    @billmcct understand you, but i don't want to use this solution!
    I want to learn and know how to properly combine Windows versions and change size.
     
  15. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Expert

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    You put the install.esd file in place of install.wim file. That's it. Be it in the iso or on the USB.
     
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    #17 billmcct, Jan 7, 2022
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  17. shhnedo

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    I'm not sure that's even doable...
     
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  18. Klarinka14

    Klarinka14 MDL Novice

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