I'm usually the person my friends call when it's time for them to turn back the clock on their computers and reformat, but none of them seem capable of hanging on to the Windows installation discs that come with their computers. I've been thinking it might be handy to have an all-in-one Windows setup USB drive that I can carry around on my key chain that has installers for XP, Vista and 7 on it.
So, I have a 16GB flash drive and I want to put the following installers onto it:
- Windows 7 (I've combined all versions, both 32-bit and 64-bit into a single disc using online instructions)
- Windows Vista 32-bit
- Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows XP Home 32-bit
- Windows XP MCE 32-bit
- Windows XP Pro 32-bit
(I would have combined the 32-bit and 64-bit Vista discs as I did with Windows 7, but the resulting /sources/install.wim file exceeded 4GB, making it a no-no for a FAT32 flash drive.)
Anyway, I've found all sorts of documentation online on how to put any one of these setup discs onto a USB flash drive, but nothing about how to make them all be on the same drive without them stepping on each other's toes. What must I do?