Merging two install.wim files of windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Kamrul08, May 8, 2014.

  1. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    I merged two install.wim files of windows 8.1 Enterprise (x86 and x64). I tested it also. Now I want to make bootable media. But I’m confused about source folder. Which folder should I use, x86 or x64? Because each folder contains different type of files. For example, sources\sxs contains .net Framework 3.5 files for offline installation.
     
  2. bodmas

    bodmas MDL Member

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    keep all contents of x86 iso with your newly built/merged install.wim.
     
  3. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    That means, I'll replace install.wim file in windows 8.1 Enterprise x86.iso. Is that?
     
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    bodmas MDL Member

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    #4 bodmas, May 8, 2014
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    yes, you are right.
    also add ei.cfg file in sources folder having this in it:

    [Channel]
    _Default

    [VL]
    1


    this will allow you to select indexes of install.wim.
     
  5. Kamrul08

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    #5 Kamrul08, May 8, 2014
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    So, what to do when I'll install .net framework 3.5 offline in x64.

    I added it and tested also both x86 source Folder and x64 source folder separately. It's working.
    Win8.1.png

    I made Win 7 Ultimate x86 and x64 disk with using x86 source folder before. It's working fine and I found no problem. But I'm a bit confused with win 8.1.
     
  6. bodmas

    bodmas MDL Member

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    .net framework 3.5 offline will install for x86 os from the x86 windows 8.1 iso and x64 bits from the x64 windows 8.1 iso.
    for its one time solution enable it during customization of install.wim file.
    mount the index of install.wim and use dism command line
    (for x86 bits index: Dism /Image:c:\win81aio\mount /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:\win81aio\x86iso\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
    for x64 bits index: Dism /Image:c:\win81aio\mount /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:\win81aio\x64iso\sources\sxs /LimitAccess)
    where x86iso is 32 bits windows 8.1 iso folder and x64iso is 64bits windows 8.1 iso folder

    after completition of the above command unmount/commit the index for each architecture.

    now when you install windows netframework will get enabled automatically.
     
  7. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    Thanks bodmas. Exactly I wanted that solution.