Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Multi X64/X86 Menu

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  1. Drakelor

    Drakelor MDL Novice

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    Hi all i have downloaded Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and i have chosen the possibility to create ISO with togheter X64/X86 Windows 10 versions, with my immense suprise the tool create an USB pen with selection menu, where you can choice what version you want when install.

    Now my question, it will good if we can customize the menu, for istance you can create a pen with all Windows togheter, maybe somebody already discovered how to this?

    Cheers Giovanni
     
  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    the menu you see is from \boot\bcd
     
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  3. Drakelor

    Drakelor MDL Novice

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    How can i edit it?
     
  4. ruuu7

    ruuu7 MDL Junior Member

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    IMO not at all.
     
  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #5 endbase, Oct 6, 2015
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    If it is an BCD store file you could edit it with bcdedit in an elevated command prompt maybe I check it out to see if so I let you know ;)

    Ps you should sepperaly have all the esd's btw and then point them out in the bcd to much work to begin with :D
     
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  7. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    #7 cengizhan, Oct 6, 2015
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    you could do the multi-menu (bcd store) with even windows vista. the new thing is there are x86 and x64 folders. i think each folder contains the corresponding iso.

    but if you try this with windows vista/7/8, it won't boot. so, there are some changes in boot.wim and setup.exe that is inside boot.wim which allows seperate source folders.
     
  8. LuCeR0

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    #8 LuCeR0, Oct 22, 2015
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    7x64
    7x86
    8.1x64
    8.1x86
    10.x64
    10x86
    boot
    efi
    autorun.inf
    bootmgr
    bootmgr.efi
    setup.exe

    I create separate folders, such as the structure of Windows 10, modifying the BCD folder (boot) and start the installer (setup) from the menu but can not find the hard disk for installation.

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  9. IAmTheDude

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    I had a play with something similar recently. Im by far an expert but this is what I found. (fyi this all from memory so it may be a little off)

    The BCD can boot just about anything placed anywhere. The problem (in those pics) is that the setup.exe for 7 & 8 are hard coded to read from ./sources so individual folders for 7 & 8 are a nono.

    The only way I found to get round this was to rename the install.wim for 7 & 8 to something like install7.wim/install8.wim and place them next to the 10 install.wim in the sources folder.

    Then you can copy the entries in the BCD and change the paths to point to the new wims.

    I used EasyBCD to to the layout of the menu and renaming of the entries and VisualBCD to do the editing. CMD is a pita as you need to do it all via GUID (tje silly long strings)

    The downside is that you can no longer use the original setup files for 7 & 8. The new setup files for 10 can install 7 & 8 though.

    Folder layout would look something like:

    /boot/bcd etc
    /sources/x86/<windows 10 setup files from iso etc>
    /sources/x86/install7.wim
    /sources/x86/install8.wim
    /sources/x86/install10.wim

    /sources/x86/<windows 10 setup files from iso etc>
    /sources/x64/install7.wim
    /sources/x64/install8.wim
    /sources/x64/install10.wim

    Or,

    You could also export the indexes from 7, 8, & 10 into one massive install.wim

    Another way to do it is to boot to a WinPE and use something like Murphys DiskPart script to apply the wims, then it doesnt matter where you save them.


    So, in short, its the old setup.exes that are the problem and without some expert hex-editing or so to change the hard coded paths there isnt much you can do in that respect.