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How to create a Multi-Boot USB for installing Windows 7 & Windows 8?

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  • Started 1 year ago by shosrivastava
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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Hello!

I would like to know about the procedure for making a Multi-boot USB consisting of Windows 7 & Windows 8 setup files.

I've created Multi-Boot USB for Windows XP & Windows 7 but couldn't succeed in making one as per above mentioned criteria.

Kindly, let me know the solution (if any).

Thanks!

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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shosrivastava hi. Did you use a program like SARDU ?
http://www.sarducd.it/

Posted 1 year ago
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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@ whs: The procedure described in the link provided by you is indeed very informative but as it contains steps regarding running Windows 8 from USB, I would skip it because I'm looking for a method which allows me to install Windows 7 & Windows 8 from the same USB stick.
I don't want to run Windows 8 from USB..

Would like to thank you for the above link!!
However, if you do have a method which adhere to my need, I would be very grateful!!

Posted 1 year ago
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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@ Lighthouse: I had tried SARDU before, but just couldn't get through it range of options..
Would try once again after going through the help-manuals given on its site.

Would let you know whether I'm successful this time or not!
Thank you, for the reply.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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shosrivastava I wondered. Because I also not get it to work properly with some things. Also tried all the other similar programs, and no luck there either.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Use ONE USB stick per O/S installation.

USB sticks are relatively cheap.

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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@ raphoenix: I'm too aware of USB sticks being cheap.

Posted 1 year ago
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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@ Lighthouse: I tried using SARDU for creating multiboot USB.
However, this time too I wasn't able to figure out the step for initiating the process.
Here's the list of confusions that I had to face:

1. What to select if ISO file of an OS is to be selected?
(It shows two options---- "Add extra ISO in GRUB" & "Add extra ISO in RAM")

2.Where to click after selecting ISO files, on "USB Icon" or on "Make USB bootable" in USB tab..

3. Somehow, I managed to make USB bootable with bit of "guess-theory" & when I selected the menu for Windows 8 installation,
the setup displayed an error that some necessary files related to CD/DVD tool were missing.

Don't know what to do..

Posted 1 year ago
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Zagreus
Zagreus
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Are you trying to dual boot to a usb key, and then onto a pc? Just a thought.

Daveh.

Posted 1 year ago
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shosrivastava
shosrivastava
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@ Zagreus: I'm not trying to dual-boot.
I want to create a multiboot USB for installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 (as per the choice) from the same USB!

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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shosrivastava, you are not explaining well.
Are you trying to put the 2 .isos on the stick?

When you boot from a USB you get one choice, the bios won't give you a multiple boot screen

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Mike, programs like SARDU (and there are a lot of others out there) can. But I have never had great success with them.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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I have never got SARDU to work

'But I have never had great success with them'

Mike

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