How to make 4 in 1 installation USB?

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  1. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #31

    Stupid question time!

    How do you get bcdedit to show you BCD info for the flash drive rather then my boot drive?

    I tried changing to J: first then running bcdedit but that made no difference.
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  2. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
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       #32

    bcdedit /store F:\boot\bcd /enum

    F: being the drive letter to the USB.
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  3. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #33

    You have to enter the correct combination while at the command prompt. And I already knew UltraISO wasn't at fault since you pointed to the MC tool option for the Both necessary which was actually the first ISO written to a bootable 16gb flash drive.

    The problem being missed however was how the TechBench site omits the "Home SingleLanguage" for "Windows 10 SingleLanguage" when realizing I had the wrong downloads! The USB 2.0 flash drive was already there for swapping out the 32/64 folders while I still wanted to see a 3.0 stick made up for this. Anyways here's a view of what the BCD store looks like on the 2.0 flash drive made up by UltraISO.

    How to make 4 in 1 installation USB?-ultraiso-4-1-flash-drive-bcd-store-viewed.jpg

    The 32/64 option would automatically be seen due to that having been the dual flavored download for the Pro edition simply made up separate from the MC tool's option. I couldn't see where the method of write would effect what was in the two folders and had to look at the two ISO files instead and if you hear anyone else saying they couldn't make one up that would be the place to start.

    The tip for duplication if you want to save time is not wait the lengthy period it takes for the MC tool to write and verify things but to use a 3rd part program and simply copy and paste the two already seen 32bit/64bit onto the flash drive once the originals are gone. It only took just under 5 minutes for UltraISO utility to write the combo to a flash drive rather then the 1/2hr. wait on the MC tool!

    It's roughly the same time however for the copy and paste of both folders over to the ready to go flash drive as it does to extract files from one of the downloads. That works here!

    Had to get the full view of the BCD store editied in.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How to make 4 in 1 installation USB?-four-one-ultraiso-made-bcd-info.jpg  
    Last edited by Night Hawk; 12 Sep 2015 at 22:53. Reason: Correction made
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  4. Posts : 13,930
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       #34

    NavyLCDR said:
    bcdedit /store F:\boot\bcd /enum

    F: being the drive letter to the USB.
    Thank you.
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  5. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #35

    This was a great posting here since I had asked about the possibility of any unlocked ISO as had been seen with 7 years back. Despite the apparent lack of correct naming at TechBench for the Home only SingleLanguage download it was still a great find! The BCD comparison between the UltraISO stick and the MC Tool's BCD are a match as expected since the program is a good one to begin with when looking for a 3rd party option that covers not only Windows ISOs but any for either burn to disk or write to flash drives made bootable.

    The DiskPart tool can also tend to that by seeing a flash drive made active. But can still be a little cumbersome and unnecessary when these two methods already take care of it. Now for seeing the occasion to use either the USB 3.0 or 2.0 sticks made up! Already have all four on dvd as well as on individual flash drives. The laptop upgraded can't boot from flash drives lacking any F12 boot device menu option courtesy of HP for that one!
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  6. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #36

    Since you two seem to know exactly what you are doing in far greater depth than I do, is it possible to see a step by step post with the new resolution incorporated?
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  7. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
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       #37

    DeaconFrost said:
    Since you two seem to know exactly what you are doing in far greater depth than I do, is it possible to see a step by step post with the new resolution incorporated?
    The step by step procedure is still in post #5. The only thing different Night Hawk did was in step one he saved the 32/64bit Home or Pro ISO and used UltraISO to create the initial USB stick whereas I just let Media Creation Tool do it.
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  8. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #38

    Again, maybe I'm missing something, but is UltraISO the difference that solved the issue? Sorry to be asking so many questions, but as I'm reading through, I'm not following what actually solved the issue, or even what the issue was to begin with.
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  9. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
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       #39

    DeaconFrost said:
    Again, maybe I'm missing something, but is UltraISO the difference that solved the issue? Sorry to be asking so many questions, but as I'm reading through, I'm not following what actually solved the issue, or even what the issue was to begin with.
    The issue was that Night Hawk somehow ended up dowloading the Single Language Edition of Windows 10 in step #2 - download from Tech Bench. The Single Language Edition only contains the Home version of Windows 10 and that is why he could never get the option to install Pro. What was resolved, though, was that it does not matter if the initial USB stick is created by Media Creation Tool or by UltraISO in step 1 - either one will work. Since you are in the good ole' US of A, when you download the two ISOs from Tech Bench in step #2 you will want to select the top choice in the drop down that is just "Windows 10".
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  10. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #40

    Ah ha....now I see. Looks like I have a project for tomorrow. Thanks for the explanation!
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