[Solved] removed ei.cfg but no version choice

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  1. windowwiper

    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    I made an iso of my win 7 home premium 64 bit disk with power iso. Then removed ei.cfg with power iso. But It still does not show achoice of version when i try to install. I am trying to make a disk with all versions available. My disk says recovery disk and has the 64 bit version and looking inside it I can see the licences for the other versions.

    EVAL OEM and Default licences for all the different versions can be seen and INSTALLWINDOWS CLG for the different versions.Does this mean they are available?
     
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    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Wondering. What the choice it should show and why?
     
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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Please check first if the install.wim contains other indices or not.
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #4 Enthousiast, Feb 9, 2017
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    Normally windows 7 retail iso's contain all editions and by ei.cfg the edition you bought will be installed.

    Recovery disk will not be a retail disk and most likely only contain the windows it can be used for to recover.

    To check you can extract the install.wim and run this command:

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    Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"x:\install.wim"
     
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    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    #5 windowwiper, Feb 9, 2017
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    Thanks. Why would it the have licences and installwindows.clg?
     
  6. windowwiper

    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    By removing the ei.cfg,the EDITIONID, the disk offers a choice of which version. seemingly it does not work with recovery disks
     
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    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    #7 windowwiper, Feb 9, 2017
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    Thanks . Says Index 1 ? Can I make a new wim file to display the choices? If so how?
     
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    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    #8 windowwiper, Feb 9, 2017
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    edit i answered myself. :eek:Sorry. can this be deleted
     
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    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Nope, you could download an untouched Win 7 SP1 Ultimate iso here and you have a reliable source for your project.
     
  12. windowwiper

    windowwiper MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks

    What does untouched mean? will the one at your link have all the versions?

    And are you saying the different versions are on my disk bui cannot access them?
     
  13. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    #15 shhnedo, Feb 9, 2017
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    Enthousiast is trying to tell you that you can NOT simply edit a couple of text files and get the other editions on the same iso. Your current install.wim simply DOES NOT CONTAIN the other indexes, it just contains home premium. Enthousiast also suggested downloading an original windows 7 ultimate iso file.
    The x86 contains 5 indexes:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\u7\installUltimate32.wim
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Details for image : d:\u7\installUltimate32.wim
    
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 7 Starter
    Description : Windows 7 Starter
    Size : 8 074 968 070 bytes
    
    Index : 2
    Name : Windows 7 Home Basic
    Description : Windows 7 Home Basic
    Size : 8 127 590 116 bytes
    
    Index : 3
    Name : Windows 7 Home Premium
    Description : Windows 7 Home Premium
    Size : 8 569 006 173 bytes
    
    Index : 4
    Name : Windows 7 Professional
    Description : Windows 7 Professional
    Size : 8 450 188 760 bytes
    
    Index : 5
    Name : Windows 7 Ultimate
    Description : Windows 7 Ultimate
    Size : 10 840 683 952 bytes
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    The x64 contains 4 indexes(because Starter is only x86):
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\u7\installUltimate64.wim
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Details for image : d:\u7\installUltimate64.wim
    
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 7 Home Basic
    Description : Windows 7 Home Basic
    Size : 11 710 161 360 bytes
    
    Index : 2
    Name : Windows 7 Home Premium
    Description : Windows 7 Home Premium
    Size : 12 222 587 449 bytes
    
    Index : 3
    Name : Windows 7 Professional
    Description : Windows 7 Professional
    Size : 12 122 886 417 bytes
    
    Index : 4
    Name : Windows 7 Ultimate
    Description : Windows 7 Ultimate
    Size : 16 407 076 155 bytes
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    So to conclude: you need a clean windows 7 ultimate image, use poweriso to delete ei.cfg, save the changes and you get an AIO.
     
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