How to create a Windows 8 Pro / Enterprise x86 and x64 All-in-One

Just like the Windows 7 tutorial on making all-in-one setup disk, making a Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise merged installer is very easy and quick.

You need:
– Windows 8 x86 and x64 Professional ISO
– Windows 8 x86 and x64 Enterprise ISO
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8
– An 8GB USB or a blank DVD

Steps:

1. Create two folders for this operation: Example C:\SETUP and C:\IMAGES

2. Mount or extract the Windows 8 Pro x86 ISO and copy all of the files to C:\SETUP

3. Mount or extract the Windows 8 Pro x64 ISO, and copy the sourcesinstall.wim to C:\IMAGES as prox64.wim

4. Mount or extract the Windows 8 Enterprise x86 ISO, and copy the sourcesinstall.wim to C:\IMAGES as entx86.wim

5. Mount or extract the Windows 8 Enterprise x64 ISO, and copy the sourcesinstall.wim to C:\IMAGES as entx64.wim

6. Go to C:\SETUPsources and find ei.cfg. If it did not exist, create one with the following information (overwrite if already present)

[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0

7. Run the ADK tool in Administrator mode and use the commands provided

imagex /delete “c:\setupsourcesinstall.wim” 2

imagex /compress maximum /export “c:\imagesprox64.wim” 1 “c:\setupsourcesinstall.wim” “Windows 8 PRO (x64)”

imagex /compress maximum /export “c:\imagesentx86.wim” 1 “c:\setupsourcesinstall.wim” “Windows 8 ENTERPRISE (x86)”

imagex /compress maximum /export “c:\imagesentx64.wim” 1 “c:\setupsourcesinstall.wim” “Windows 8 ENTERPRISE (x64)”

oscdimg.exe -lWINDOWS8_x86-x64_EN-US -m -u2 -bc:\setupbootetfsboot.com c:\setup “c:\Windows8.iso”

Once finished, just burn the C:\WINDOWS8.ISO using your favorite CD/DVD burner. Use the slowest speed option to make the disc error-free.

I hope it helped you, just ask questions if you have some clarifications.

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