Thursday, 7 April 2011

How to install any version of Windows from a Microsoft ISO (Technet/MSDN subscribers).

Microsoft regularly release software, especially Operating Systems to Partners and MSDN/Technet subscribers in ISO format.

If you have downloaded an ISO of Windows and want the OS selection screen instead of a different ISO for each edition (This is most useful for Windows Server ISOs) simply open up the ISO file in a tool that can edit them* and delete the \sources\ei.cfg file.

This new disk will now be able to install Any version of Windows!

Hope this helps you.

*Surprisingly there are not too many that can - I use Power ISO, feel free to recommend others