Integration of drivers to dual architecture iso of Windows 7 and Windows 10 by WimTools by @hsehestedt


Ramesh Sharma

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1. I downloaded 6 gb modified iso of Windows 7 which has x86 (14 editions including DAZ, STD, OEM versions )and x64(14 editions including DAZ, STD, OEM versions ) thus total 24 editions.
2. On running setup, "media driver missing " errors appeared.
3. So , I decided to use WimTools v 264 by @hsehestedt to integrate missing drivers like usb 3.0, nvme, SSD, etc.
4. I used option 3 of this is tool to inject boot critical drivers, and opted for ALL which included 28 editions .
5. This tool intelligently handled x64 and x86 folders in the iso, upon locating the drivers folder.
6. It finally created 11 gb iso of Windows 7. I installed 3 different editions on external SSD using tools EasyBCD, Maser Activation Scripts from github.
7. No other tool does this , I mean integration of modern drivers in dual architecture to create a single iso. Even SiMPLiX tool could not find install.wim in the above said iso of Windows 7.
8. I had to isolate the folders x64 and x86 to make two iso of Windows 7 while using other tools,
9. Thanks to @hsehestedt for this very intelligent tool.
Thanks for reading this thread.
 
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Ramesh, thanks so much for your feedback. To be honest, I've never even tested this with Windows 7 so was very glad (and surprised!) that it worked. I've only used it with Win 10 and 11 but I guess that the fundamentals were the same in Win 7.
 

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Welcome @hsehestedt .
1. No other tool worked perfectly to create full supported iso of Windows 7.
2. I created external SSD booting 3 editions of Windows 7, namely, ultimate , professional, and enterprise edition. They are all up to date.
3. If this website allows me, if I am not violating the rules of forum , with administrative permission , I can attach the files I used.
 

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    DAICHI
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    6 GB
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Ramesh, I need your opinion on something. It's ironic that you were working with both x86 and x64 images because I had literally just stopped updating the dual architecture version a few weeks ago, My thinking was that nobody is really doing anything with x86 editions any longer so I accelerated my plans to end x86 support.

Do really plan to do much with x86 still? If so, I can probably still port my latest changes over to the dual architecture version of the program, but that opportunity is closing fast.
 

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    Win11 Pro 23H2
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    Intel i7-11700K
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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
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    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
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    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
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    HP Envy 32
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    2560 x 1440
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    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    Intel i7-1255U
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    16 GB
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    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
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    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
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    13.3-inch IPS Display
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Ramesh, I need your opinion on something. It's ironic that you were working with both x86 and x64 images because I had literally just stopped updating the dual architecture version a few weeks ago, My thinking was that nobody is really doing anything with x86 editions any longer so I accelerated my plans to end x86 support.

Do really plan to do much with x86 still? If so, I can probably still port my latest changes over to the dual architecture version of the program, but that opportunity is closing fast.
Hello @hsehestedt ,
Your tool WimTools v264 is well to handle dual architecture x86 and x64 windows iso of Windows 7 and windows 10. I tried other tools but couldn't locate install.wim in each subfolders x86 and x64. I have heard that Microsoft has extended the security updates of Windows 10 upto 2028. This may change the present situation. I do not know the users numbers using x86 architecture. If one has dual architecture iso of Windows 7 and windows 10, he may look for other tool and may waste his valuable time to delete and separate the folder x86 from original iso.
This is absolutely not my requirement.
This is unique feature and the speciality of your tool.This is amazing for users like me. This is your perfect programming software.
Please proceed according to the demands of situation.
May I expect DISM tool in the dashboard of your tool for carrying out works like apply image which makes old Windows like Windows 7 to get installed on any partition on external usb? If this happens, no other tool like NT6_Fast_Installer_SP1 which is available on RMPrepUSB-Tutorial, folder number 47, is needed.
Please excuse me if I am demanding too much.
Once again thank you very much for your great inventions.
 
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    Intel Pentium CPU G620@ 2.60 GHz
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@hsehestedt , I want to add more thoughts to my opinion.
1. Dual architecture iso of Windows 7 and windows 10 are rare. So when WimTools find x86 subfolder , can the " skip "option added to integrate \update driver option? Thus without disturbing program lines, main program can be edited by you.
2. Personally I am not using x86 subfolder.
3. For those who delete x86 subfolder in original dual architecture iso of Windows 7 and windows 10, after extracting to folder, there is option in your tool to make folder into bootable iso.Microsoft offers seperate download for x86 architecture of Windows 10.
4. You are supreme judge to decide. Whatever your decision may be, your tool WimTool will always be perfect.
Thanks.
 

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    DAICHI
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    6 GB
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Ramesh, thanks for the ideas.

I need to do a bit of thinking about this to see what might be involved in all of this. Also, I may have some more questions for you as I'm not sure that I completely understood some of your points.

I'll be back in touch with you again soon!
 

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    Win11 Pro 23H2
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    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
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    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
1. I downloaded 6 gb modified iso of Windows 7 which has x86 (14 editions including DAZ, STD, OEM versions )and x64(14 editions including DAZ, STD, OEM versions ) thus total 24 editions.
2. On running setup, "media driver missing " errors appeared.
3. So , I decided to use WimTools v 264 by @hsehestedt to integrate missing drivers like usb 3.0, nvme, SSD, etc.
4. I used option 3 of this is tool to inject boot critical drivers, and opted for ALL which included 28 editions .
5. This tool intelligently handled x64 and x86 folders in the iso, upon locating the drivers folder.
6. It finally created 11 gb iso of Windows 7. I installed 3 different editions on external SSD using tools EasyBCD, Maser Activation Scripts from github.
7. No other tool does this , I mean integration of modern drivers in dual architecture to create a single iso. Even SiMPLiX tool could not find install.wim in the above said iso of Windows 7.
8. I had to isolate the folders x64 and x86 to make two iso of Windows 7 while using other tools,
9. Thanks to @hsehestedt for this very intelligent tool.
Thanks for reading this thread.
EDIT
5. This tool intelligently handled x64 and x86 folders in the iso, upon locating the drivers folder.
We have to mention path of base folder like C:\Drivers.
The directory tree should be like this:-
Drivers (base folder)
1. x64
2. x86
These two subfolders in base folder Drivers will have subfolders:-
AHCI_RAID {AMD, Asmedia, Intel, JMicron,Marvell}with .sys files
USB3{UASPSTOR, XHCI} with .sys files
So directory tree should be
Drivers>1. x64>AHCI_RAID
USB3
2. x86>AHCI_RAID
USB3
{Please note that these are for integration of drivers to Windows 7 using WIM Tools 22.3.0.264 by @hsehestedt .}
Thanks for reading.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11 v24H2 Build 26085.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASSEMMBLED
    CPU
    Intel Pentium CPU G620@ 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    DAICHI
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba HDD 1 TB
    Keyboard
    Mechanical
    Mouse
    Mechanical
    Internet Speed
    700 kb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE, CHROME
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
The resulting integrated iso made by option 3 is bootable on both BIOS/MBR based systems and UEFI/GPT based systems if booted by Ventoy bootable external disk. It successfully installs all editions of Windows 7 on any drive like HDD, SSD, NVME irrespective of MBR or GPT partition style.
Unfortunately this resulting integrated iso of Windows 7 when placed in folder " iso images" made by option 5 in WIM TOOLS v 264 by @hsehestedt does not clear the missing media driver error while installing Windows 7 even though boot drive in BIOS boot order is available in MBR and UEFI modes. However this tool makes bootable drive available in MBR and UEFI modes in BIOS boot order.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11 v24H2 Build 26085.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASSEMMBLED
    CPU
    Intel Pentium CPU G620@ 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    DAICHI
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba HDD 1 TB
    Keyboard
    Mechanical
    Mouse
    Mechanical
    Internet Speed
    700 kb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE, CHROME
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

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