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Quasimodem
01-15-2013, 08:00 AM
If you have a Windows 8 disc, or an iso, you can Rip the disc, edit the iso, create one file, and repack the files into an .iso you can burn.

Tools I used:

Ashampoo Burning Studio
7-Zip
Notepad
ImgBurn

So using your favorite burning program, you want to copy the DVD into .ISO format. I used Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 but most all of the burning programs have this function.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/ashampoo_zpse494a1de.jpg


Now that you have an .iso file, use 7-zip to unpack it.


http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/7zip_zps58ce9c1f.jpg

You will end up with a folder that looks like this:

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/folder_zpsd746bb43.jpg


Open up the sources folder, and using Notepad create a file called ei.cfg and make it look like this:


http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/ei_zps59aab229.jpg


You could alternatively put this:

[EditionID]
Core
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0

Now you need to use ImgBurn to repack the folder into into a burnable .ISO

Browse to your extracted folder, and select it. Click on advanced, check the box for 'Make Image Bootable' then for Boot Image click browse, navigate to your extracted folder, and in the BOOT folder, select etfsboot.com

Under Output, you can either choose Device, which will burn it, or Image, which will repack into an .ISO again. Then Click the Build button on the bottom left, it will either burn or repack, whichever you have selected under output.


http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/imgburn_zps681b8e43.jpg

Enjoy!!!

rewben
01-15-2013, 08:34 AM
a good guide++ :)

you can also use the following:

[EditionID]
Core

[Channel]
OEM

[VL]
0

reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824952.aspx

Quasimodem
01-15-2013, 08:38 AM
a good guide++ :)

you can also use the following:

[EditionID]
Core

[Channel]
OEM

[VL]
0

reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824952.aspx

Thanks for the link! I wonder if PID.txt can be edited, and just enter your key...

rewben
01-15-2013, 08:45 AM
i haven't tried that one; normally i just restore my activation data from my backup.

Pitcher@asus
01-16-2013, 03:11 AM
cool, and thanks for sharing, i think it will help most people to upgrade.