OEM sources folder???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JustinC721, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. JustinC721

    JustinC721 MDL Novice

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    Okay, I'm not understanding something here.

    I need to make a Dell x64 Professional, and a Dell Home Premium.
    From what I understand, it's just a simple matter of swapping the $oem$ source folders in PowerISO to change the version.
    I tried that twice with my Dell x64 Ultimate with now luck. Is there something I'm missing here?
    Help appreciated.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Change the oem:slp key and save then ur done..
     
  3. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Tahunasky, Sep 19, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
    Yes you need to swap the $OEM$ folders, but you also need the correct version or a ALL VERSION $OEM$ folder - and i think the only ALL VERSIONS i have seen is for HP..
    For the ULTIMATE $OEM$ folder, you will also need to edit the ef.cfg (in source directory) file to reflect it by putting:

    [EditionID]
    Ultimate
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0

    You also need the correct image in the INSTALL.WIM (in source directory of DVD) file.. So if it only has professional in it thats all you will be able to install.. You can check it by:

    Imagex.exe /info <path_of_wim_file>

    Imagex is part of the WAIK toolkit from MS.. if you need PM me and i can send you so that you dont need to download the whole kit - is over a GB
     
  4. JustinC721

    JustinC721 MDL Novice

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    Thanks.
    So where/how can I get the correct image for the INSTALL.WIM?

    I also happen to have a virgin retail Win7 CD too. Don't know if that helps the situation or not, but I thought I'd mention it.
     
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #5 urie, Sep 19, 2010
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    You don't need imagex to get info you can just use DISM it comes with windows 7 i,e, DISM /Get-WimInfo

    Code:
    C:\>DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\Windows_7_rtm_x86\sources\install.wim
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    
    Details for image : E:\Windows_7_rtm_x86\sources\install.wim
    
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 7 STARTER
    Description : Windows 7 STARTER
    Size : 7,936,340,784 bytes
    
    Index : 2
    Name : Windows 7 HOMEBASIC
    Description : Windows 7 HOMEBASIC
    Size : 7,992,394,907 bytes
    
    Index : 3
    Name : Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM
    Description : Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM
    Size : 8,432,859,356 bytes
    
    Index : 4
    Name : Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL
    Description : Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL
    Size : 8,313,318,889 bytes
    
    Index : 5
    Name : Windows 7 ULTIMATE
    Description : Windows 7 ULTIMATE
    Size : 8,471,060,645 bytes
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\>
     
  6. JustinC721

    JustinC721 MDL Novice

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    My test install of both ISOs have yet to finish, but it's looking pretty good so far.
    Thank you both!