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Windows Vista x86 and x64 in the same DVD

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NOTE: I'll be using my x64 and x86 MSDN DVDs, you can use the ones you have (retail, etc.), the procedure is the same.

 

1. Please download and install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) from here

2. Please create a working folder with a structure similar to this. Obviously you can change folder names according to your needs In this case, i'll be using the following folder: D:VistaAIO. My folder structure is as follows:

 

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3. Now, copy all the contents of your x86 DVD to the distribuition folder, in this case D:VistaAIODistribucion

4. Move the file named “install.wim†from D:VistaAIODistribucionSources to D:VistaAIOx86

5. Copy the file named “install.wim†from the Sources folder of your x64 DVD to the folder D:VistaAIOx64

6. Delete al .clg files from your distribution folder (D:VistaAIODistribucion)

7. Now, with admin rights, open the Windows PE Tools Command prompt (click in Start/All programs/Microsoft Windows AIK)

8. We change directory to our working folder:

 

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9. OK, here's the tricky part. We are now about to export the images of each windows version to a single .WIM image file. The command to do this is IMAGEX.EXE. The syntax is as follows:

 

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For example:

 

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This is what the first line of code does: export Version 1 of the source image file named Install.wim located in the folder D:VistaAIOx86 to the destination image file named Install.wim located in D:VistaAIODistribucion. The number 1 corresponds to the Business edition of Windows, take a look at the following table, for the SourceNumber and its corresponding Windows Edition:

 

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Thus, for example if we wanted to add the 64bit Ultimate version of Windows Vista to our newly created image we type the following command:

 

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Please note that we only changed the number 1 for the number 4 (wich corresponds to the Ultimate version) and the name we give to the Windows Edition, for this name you can type whatever you coinsider a descriptive name of the windows version, everything else in the syntax remains the same. You can add as many Windows Editions as you want this way.

If you have any doubts regarding the imagex command, you can type the following line in the command prompt at any time:

 

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10. Now that we've created our .WIM image file, let's create our ISO image file to make it ready to burn it to a DVD. To do this, still in the Windows PE Tools command prompt window, we type:

 

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This will create an ISO file named VISTA_AIO.iso in D:

11. We're almost done! We can now burn this image with our favorite burning software (Nero, alcohol. Etc).

 

The final result when installing Vista, should look similar to this:

 

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