Inserting the serial number in an ISO

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  1. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    Hi

    With MDT 2013, Windows ADK and the Windows 8.1 Update 64 bit (multiple editions) MSDN ISO, how do I create an ISO that allows no more insert the serial number of the Core edition during the its installation?

    Thanks

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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Aug 28, 2014
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    Hmm ... easiest way should be to create an ei.cfg in the sources folder of that ISO. The Setup will offer the choice what version to install and the Key input becomes skippable.

    Create a TXT file with following content:
    Code:
    [Channel]
    Retail
    
    [VL]
    0
    Rename the extension from .txt to .cfg (needs extensions made visible in Folder Options). I'm using UltraISO to add the file to the \sources\ folder of the ISO (same location you find boot.wim and install.wim).
     
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  3. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    Using only the Microsoft tools, what is the proper procedure to insert the pid.txt or ei.cfg file into iso MSDN and to rebuild the iso modified?

    This iso is a VL or retail version?

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    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #5 murphy78, Aug 28, 2014
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    For boot installs, it's as simple as slave77 described.
    Actually even for upgrades it's not much more complicated.
    To make even upgrades bypass the key requirement, you just add the editionid lines:
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    [EditionID]
    Core
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
    Just put that in ei.cfg text file in your sources\ directory of your iso.
    It should be noted that when you do this, it will install retail Core version, and only retail Core version.
     
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    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #6 balubeto, Aug 30, 2014
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    With the oscdimg utility, how do I create an ISO image so that Windows 8.1 Update is started from the computers that have the standard bios or UEFI?
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    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #7 murphy78, Aug 30, 2014
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    Like this. Mind the edits and the syntax
    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,bc:\win81x64\boot\etfsboot.com#pEF,e,bc:\win81x64\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin -lYourISOLabelMax32chars c:\win81x64\ c:\temp\YourOutputFile.iso
     
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