One Master ISO to rule them all?


  1. Posts : 1,810
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    One Master ISO to rule them all?


    I need to admit upfront that building a recovery/toolkit list is on my long list of TO-DOs. So I hope I'm not asking a question for which I should have RTFM. I've always intended to use Kyhi's PE disk, but reading 1500 messages is a bit daunting. Am I even right to worry about this question? that is, should I just download Kyhi's disk, and then shut up and be happy?

    I'm not an IT professional, just a hobbyist with some Win 10 machines and adult kids for whom the "Bank of Mom and Dad" also provides occasional IT services.

    Based on a comment in a post on this forum, I learned about Bob's OMB. Bob.Omb's Modified Win10PEx64 - Best Rescue Disk 2018, and Update your browser to use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, and Forms - Google Drive Help for the actual download on google. That led me to follow some search links and I landed on this site Attention Required! | Cloudflare, and Bob.Omb's Modified Win10PEx64 - Best Rescue Disk 2018

    I would like to be able to download just the one ISO that is a superset of all the others. Barring that, is there an easy way to merge all these different ISOs?

    I should mention that as part of this searching, I landed on fcportables.com, which seems to be a pirate site. Reddit posters have said that their downloads are malware-infected. Same situation with filecr.com. I like free software as much as the next guy, but NOT pirated software.

    Windows 10 Pro, 2H22, latest patches.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 43,380
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    You could use a tool such as this to create a drive which could boot from multiple iso's.
    YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator ▷ Bootable Pen Drive Linux

    That's just a convenience- you may not need more than, say, 4 bootable disks- e.g. a partition manager, disk image tool, Windows, live boot.. that you actually ever use. I very very rarely need to boot a PC from a USB disk.

    Before that, you do need to make sure you have the PCs in question securely protected- starting with a disk image and imaging routine for each, and at least one backup disk for each containing image files and any other backup files felt necessary.

    Compared to that, having a multi-boot disk is a frill.

    Of course if you're regularly called upon to solve issues, what you need to do is to try to find a way of reducing that! (Unless they pay you or reward you in some way that makes it worthwhile... ).
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