[GUIDE] Create AIO Bootable USB for Windows

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  1. Weedy

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  3. pisthai

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    Thanks for that. Will start to work with it and see how it works.
     
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  4. Tito

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    There is already a guide on (almost) same topic. Using OEM:SLP is better than OEM:COA as the later requires to call Microsoft.
     
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  5. Humphrey

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    re. adding Vista/7/8 install ISO contents - what happens about the large install.wim file? Are these renamed?
     
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  9. Tito

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    Hmm... like this.
     
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  10. Weedy

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    Finished.

    If any more screenshots are wanted, or a bit more info, let me know and I'll do what I can.
     
  11. Humphrey

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    Ive formated since then but it wasn't much. I should have installed KB3AIK_EN.iso and ran Copype x86 C:\winpe_x86? Do I also need the adksetup cause I am downloading Windows PE and development tools with it.
     
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  12. Humphrey

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    Okay so I now have the files you mentioned. Did you mean to tell us to change the 86 boot.wim to boot64.wim?
     
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    You need to rename the 64bit boot.wim to boot64.wim, assuming you copied the 32bit boot.wim originally.
     
  14. Humphrey

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    okay. Once I get my desktop back up and running ill continue.
     
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  15. Flipp3r

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    It's not really AIO if you can't boot up in uefi mode. Every new notebook I see is uefi. All motherboards we currently use default to uefi 1st, some then try legacy, others you need to manually set legacy in the bios.
    The usb key needs to be fat32 & not ntfs. Since this means a 4gb file limit you need to use split wims...
     
  16. Weedy

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    If you want to boot on UEFI, just don't delete the EFI folders...

    And the stick does not need to be FAT32. Works perfectly fine with NTFS.

    Besides, after writing this guide, a better solution was found with the program Easy2Boot, in one of the other threads in this section.
     
  17. Humphrey

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    Ive recently been able to really get into doing this and I got to the point where I could boot the Windows PE environment (just to test) and it shows just a blank desktop (no explorer) and a command line. Is that normal?
     
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