Last time, I blogged The SHA1s and CRC are all different for each Windows 7 x86 ISO and x64 ISO. Why? As I said earlier all Windows 7 ISO images are ALL in ONE images, means The ISOs have all editions of Windows 7. But the question is now that do we have to download every ISO image for each editions and burn separate 8 discs?

After doing some R&D, I have figured out the configuration of ISO’s for a particular edition, so the answer is- You just have to burn 2 discs only to have all editions. One for x86 and one for x64 editions. Just follow the simple steps.

How To:

1. Download any Windows 7 RTM ISO image from MSDN or TechNet websites. Say we have Ultimate edition.

2. Use 7-zip to extract that ISO to a particular folder and go to Source folder and look for ei.cfg file.

EI.cfg is a Windows Setup-specific configuration file used to determine what edition and license will be used during installation. This file replaces PID.txt and is located on the product media under the Sources folder in Windows Vista DVD

To get desired edition-

3. Use Notepad to edit and save this file by change desired EditionID. Valid EditionIDs are:

Edit ei.cfg file

  • Ulimate
  • Professional
  • HomePremium
  • HomeBasic
  • Starter

To get all editions-

4. Just delete the file and finally create the bootable ISO and burn your unlocked disc.

Choose your desired edition

Applies To:

  • Windows 7 family(x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 family(x86 and x64)

57 responses to “Unlock all editions from Windows 7 ISO image (x86 and x64)”

  1. kkjdroid Avatar

    That is an odd place for a watermark.

  2. Dzaocom Avatar

    what I have to delete? ei.cfg file? and then run setup?

  3. miketyler Avatar
    “The ei.cfg Removal Utility is a simple tool that will remove the ei.cfg from any Windows ISO disc image, thereby converting the image into a “universal disc” that will prompt the user to select an edition during setup. This tool works by toggling the deletion bit in the UDF file table, eliminating the need for unpacking and rebuilding the ISO …”
    Extremely handy tool!

  4. manuel Avatar

    hola mi pregunta es si tengo un windows 7 oem que trae todas las versiones pero solo quiero utilizar una como la quemo en un disco

  5. nishan Avatar

    How can i put all 64 and 86 into one drive

    1. Ramesh Avatar

      Create Windows 7 AIO (All In One) DVD – Merge All editions of Windows 7 in a DVD

  6. Asrar Bashir Sunge Avatar
    Asrar Bashir Sunge

    Hey,Is this tutorial really true.

  7. Saidou26 Avatar

    but we nned another tutorial for multilanguage plaese soon
    a million thanks

  8. Saidou26 Avatar

    tanks to the admin
    microsoft are cheating us with that ei file

  9. FNG_Admin Avatar

    I just have one question. If you install with your license key, won’t you get the version that you are supposed to have installed automatically?

    1. miketyler Avatar


  10. matias Avatar


    It works for Vista??? what i need to do on Vista DVD???


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