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  1. I know I'm probably going out on a limb here to ask this question, but does anyone know what file actually calls the boot.wim file and if it is infact the bcd or bootmgr file how can I modify it.
  2. Create the ISO image from the cd/dvd Wizard. Then extract the OSBOOT.IMG file. Add that to the root of your dvd, edit cdshell to memdisk /OSBOOT.IMG. It worked for me
  3. This is true the Install.wim file is the largest portion of the Vista installation, with an approximate size of around 2.3GB. That is why I said before to modify the install.wim to load both (x86 & x64) versions of Vista. Then place a copy of the install.wim in both x86 sources and x64 sources. That way when the Image is optimized it will only have one copy of the file on the ISO image, therefore it will save some space. This may even add as much as one more GB to the file but if you have two install.wim files that are different it will consume over 4GB of the ISO image.
  4. In the Sources folder of your Vista DVD, and if you have the Winbeta ALL IN ONE Vista X86 & x64 it will be in sources\x86\sources or sources\x64\sources. And you want to modify the Install.wim not the Boot.wim.
  5. kof94 is right you will extract the boot sector with UltraIso or whatever program you wish, and rename it to (Vista.DAT) or whatever you wish. Now you must follow the Longhorn guide by renaming your BOOT folder to CDSH etc. One more thing once the VISTA (all in one disc) is Optimized it will fit on a 4.7GB DVD if both Install.wim files contain x86 & x64 of Vista. SO there for you fit all versions of Windows on one 8.5 DVD, as I have succeeded in this. My disc contains both x86 and x64 Vista, 4 versions of XP, 4 versions of 2003, 4 versions of 2000, 4 versions of NT, and all of the Windows 9x. Now the MSDN version of Vista contains the RTM versions of Vista which supposedly contains less drivers than the Retail Version of Vista. So if you own a retail version of Vista you can use Chon’s method of modifying both of the x86 & x64 install.wim files to contain HOME BASIC x86 & x64, HOME PREMIUM x86 & x64, Business x86 & x64, and Ultimate x86 & x64 then replacing each install.wim file in your sources folders. This enables both versions to load x86 & x64, and furthermore enables you to optimize the Vista portion of the image even smaller. Like I said before in another post you need both x86 & x64 boot.wim if you ever need to make a recovery. You cannot recover or fix an x64 system with an x86 loader or vice versa.
  6. I think you are on the right track for adding an unattended Vista to your All In One. Right before Vista came out in Jan, during the beta testing period Vista RTM (Released to Manufacturing) was being released to MSDN Subscribers. A trial WinBeta issue was released, which contained all x86 and x64 versions of Vista. Which just like any other copy of Vista required a real key and activation. My point is this is the only way I have successfully added Vista to my AIO DL DVD, by dragging all the files to the root of my disc, and editing CDSHELL just as if I was loading XP. This was not put together the same way as “Chon's guide to Windows Vista x86 and x64” located in this forum. The disc loads from boot.ini file which lets you choose x86 or x64 versions of Vista, after which proceeds to load Vista startup as the standard x86 or x64 editions. Yes, you can integrate x86 and x64 editions like Chon listed in his very helpful thread, but when it comes to repairing a x64 edition with a dvd that only has a x86 loader it will not work. I have studied this WinBeta edition and for the most part it is to technical for me to even try to figure out or understand how it was made. The one thing I can tell you is that it is basically an unattended setup of Vista. If we can figure out how this disc was created, we would all be able to add Vista to our Multiboot disc.
  7. I was just wondering if anyone knows how to change the graphic background that initiates during the Vista installation Bootup?
  8. I noticed the only file you say to export from the x64 dvd is the install.wim file. Is there a reason why you do not extract the x64 files to the AIO DVD, or was this an accident.
  9. One thing I can tell you is that I can load an ISO image from within CDSHELL, but I dont think Vista can be loaded as an ISO. It says something like CD or dvd rom driver is missing.
  10. This is the magic question, and I am also searching for the answer to this as well. I know it is possible also, I do know you can not load it as an ISO. I also starting to believe that it requires the Vista boot loaders.
  11. I haven’t seen any new post in a couple of months. I was just wondering if anyone has figured out the configuration of Vista being added to an AIO. I know it can be done someone created a "All In One Vista DVD x32 and x64". I know that my previous post on running an ISO image from the disc is obsolete now. I wonder if Vista will only boot from its original loader, if so there has got to be a way to modify this as well. Anyway, I can’t wait to hear some recommendations.
  12. I do know it is possible to create a Vista all in one dvd, but as of right now I dont see it possible without using the boot manager, a boot.ini file, and some type of .cmd file. I dont think it will load Vista in CDSHELL.
  13. I do know that Vista and XP have two different kinds of loaders. I cant tell you why this error is occuring but I can tell you that ntldr is the old loader used in 2000 and XP. So if you are using something that was designed for XP more than likely that is why you are getting this error. I am not saying that you cant modify the files. I just dont know how to do this yet, myself. The Vista Boot loader and Boot folder is a good place to start. I'm sorry I couldnt be anymore help.
  14. Right Click the folder or file and then select properties then select "Hidden".

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