Windows 8 VL Question

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  1. Dreday38

    Dreday38 MDL Novice

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    Good morning everyone,

    I have 4 VL iso's of Windows 8. 32-bit Enterprise, 32-bit Pro, 64-bit Enterprise and 64-bit Pro. I want to be able to combine them all into an AIO but am I right in thinking that I can't get the Core versions out of the 32/64-bit Pro versions because they are VL? So if I make this DVD, I can only have 4 versions instead of 6 as it isn't a retail copy? I guess I'm a bit confused on how to make the ei.cfg file to reflect the VL copies? And could I also get the Media Center version as well? Thanks for your help.

    Dreday
     
  2. Humphrey

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    #2 Humphrey, May 26, 2013
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    Note sure about VL and core, I assume CORE vl isn't possible.

    Check here for AIO assistance: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/45053-Imagex-DISM-Capture-Install-wim-(AIO)

    Here are EI.CFG examples:

    Code:
    OEM EI.CFG
    
    [EditionID]
    
    [Channel]
    OEM
    [VL]
    0
    
    -----
    
    Retail EI.CFG
    [EditionID]
    
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
    
    I suppose you change [VL] to 1 if you would like them to install VL. If you have MSDN copies of Win 8 that are VL then I assume there is only Win 8 PRO in that ISO and you will need download a none-VL version and add [VL] 1 to your EI.CFG.

    You can add ProfessionalWMC to your iso by exporting/mounting pro and using DISM to change its edition to ProfessionalWMC.

    Code:
    Dism /Image:C:\Mount /Get-TargetEditions
    Dism /Image:C:\Mount /Set-Edition:ProfessionalWMC
     
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  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    For infos, Media Center can not be added in a VL version of Windows 8 Pro.
    This feature does not exist.
     
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  4. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    please, don't confuse the novice members ;)
     
  6. coleoptere2007

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    I dont think to confuse members
     
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  7. Humphrey

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    #7 Humphrey, May 27, 2013
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    Since it is going to be a AIO, the EditionID should be left blank.
     
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  8. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Just giving the OP all of the options available - the non-VL ISO's accept GVLK's and contain two images (2 x install.wim), Core and Pro.

    This means you can have up to 6 SKU's on the AIO disc, using only 4 official ISO's.

    For the AIO I agree.

    Although, I was actually responding to coleoptere2007's claim that WMC cannot be added to a Windows 8 Pro VL, the EI.CFG I supplied was for a Windows 8 Pro WMC VL ISO only.
     
  9. Humphrey

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    #9 Humphrey, May 29, 2013
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    The examples I posted are the only versions that I know of to work.

    Here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ing-a-quot-ei-cfg-quot-file-to-Windows-8-ISOs is a post about adding Volume to the [CHANNEL]. A quick google search did not support the EI.CFG being formatted in the way you are trying.

    Another google search showed me this from M$.
    Code:
    EI.cfg Format
    The EI.cfg file specifies the values for the edition ID, the channel, and the volume license. The EI.cfg file has the following format: [EditionID] {Edition ID} [Channel] {Channel Type} [VL] {Volume License} where {Edition ID} must be a valid Windows edition ID; {Channel Type} must be either "OEM" or "Retail"; and {Volume License} must be either 1, if this is a volume license, or 0, if this is not a volume license. For example: [EditionID] SKU [Channel] OEM [VL] 0 To obtain the current EditionID, use the Dism /Get-ImageInfo command or the Dism /Get-CurrentEdition command.
    Update

    I found a Windows 8 VL iso with the follow EI.CFG - Appears MS KB is outdated.

    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    
    [Channel]
    Volume
    
    [VL]
    1
    
    
     
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  10. Dreday38

    Dreday38 MDL Novice

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    OK, I'm going to try and build it tonight and will let you know if I run into any problems. Does anyone know where I can check my MD5 for my copies of Windows 8 and then I can really tell you what kind of ISO's I have?
     
  11. EFA11

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  12. Humphrey

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  13. Carlos Detweiller

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    A very good question...
     
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  14. Humphrey

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    I believe those are just ProWMC delta conversions.
     
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  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Wouldn't make much sense to post hashes of unofficial images?
     
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  16. Humphrey

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    Correct- just adds to the confusion in my opinion.
     
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  18. Humphrey

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    #18 Humphrey, May 29, 2013
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    I looked around and got a VL copy of Windows 8 which has this EI.CFG file:

    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    
    [Channel]
    Volume
    
    [VL]
    1
    
    
     
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  19. EFA11

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    If the person isn't sure what they have, the hashs are there for them to verify. There are a few places that changed the names of them and the DL is called VL. Once the person gets the hashs from the iso's they have, then there will be no confusion. Only reason they are there.
     
  20. Humphrey

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    None of that is in question: You've posted hashes to ISO's that are Windows Pro WMC (or at least its what they seem to be) and afaik, they do not exist official from Microsoft. Being created by users is all I know to be around and then, every hash would be different would it not?
     
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