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Old March 25, 2009, 08:09 PM
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I know, I'm not writing a guide, rather asking for one

Basically what I want to end up with is a bootable USB that has both 32bit and 64bit Vista (or 7) installers on it with some form of menu to select between them.

I'm sure it must be possible and hopefully somebody here has done it.
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It is not too terribly difficult to get XP and Vista together on a USB stick with a menu, I know I have done it. But having both 32 and 64bit Vista together will bring in seperate issues. I did most of this at work so I will look there to see what I have for things bookmarked to maybe help along your way.

I would write a guide myself, but frankly I just don't think I will have the time to get one done. But I will see what I can do.


P.S. If you already have a bootable .iso with those OSes on it then it will be much easier to get done and onto a USB.
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I've already done that, but that's only good for 1 OS. I want a choice between 32bit and 64bit installers.

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P.S. If you already have a bootable .iso with those OSes on it then it will be much easier to get done and onto a USB.
So basically this?
HOWTO: Windows Vista x86 and x64 in the same DVD - MSFN Forums

Just put it on my USB though of course. I don't know why I didn't think of that until just now as I was looking at that last night...
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Yeah that would be what your looking for I think, for me id just throw my copy of ultimate onto a thumb drive as it already has the choice to install 32 or 64 bit built in.
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Yeah that would be what your looking for I think, for me id just throw my copy of ultimate onto a thumb drive as it already has the choice to install 32 or 64 bit built in.
So you're using that WinBeta release?
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Sweet success

Basically just followed this: HOWTO: Windows Vista x86 and x64 in the same DVD - MSFN Forums though rather than making an ISO at the last step, just copied it back over to my USB which I had already the necessary stuff to make it bootable from this guide.

Works perfectly, and this is how it looks:
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Nice job man, now im going to have to do that =D
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