Windows 8:  Create AIO ISO & No Initial Product Key Prompt

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
Good Morning!

One of the most used ISO files I use is my Windows 7 AIO one.  It has all versions of Windows 7 - legit copies - but allows me to install any version from one image and activate as needed after installation where it's much easier to copy / paste.

I'm trying to create an AIO for Windows 8, but am having trouble getting it the way I want.  I downloaded all of the ISOs needed from my TechNet account and followed the directions on this page.  (There are a couple of errors in the instructions as the paths in the command lines for Win8 Pro & Core have wrong paths, but did it correctly)

Once done, I booted the ISO in a VM and was prompted for the Product Key.  However - none of my TechNet keys worked - one of which is for multiple activations and I've already used it - and I never got to the window asking me which version to use.

I also found this article on how to skip the Product Key prompt during installation.  The issue is, that you create a file which specifies the version you want to install therefore defeating the purpose of the AIO.

Any suggestions?  Thanks!
Question by:BzowK
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Considering all versions are on the one dvd except for enterprise.
    Did you follow the instructions here as well?
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    You might want to try doing this walkthrough. It addresses adding Enterprise to the AIO as well.

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