As I have shared the process of creating Windows 7 AIO – An ISO Image, comprising all editions in one bootable media earlier, now I am sharing the way of creating Windows 8 AIO (All-In-One) bootable ISO.


In this blog post, you will walk through the step by step instructions to create Windows 8 AIO (All-in-One) ISO USB/DVD.


  • Windows 8 ISOs (both x86 and x64).
  • Windows 8 Enterprise ISOs (x86 & x64) – Windows 8 Enterprise is not available through retail channels. (Optional)
  • WinRAR / WinZip or other ISO extracting tool
  • Windows ADK (Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit)
  • Blank DVD (DVD5 – 4.7GB in size) compatible DVD Burner and CD/DVD burning software (like Nero, Roxio, ImgBurn, etc.)

How To:

  1. Download Windows 8 ISOs from MSDN / TechNet sites and extract  to different folders. For instance, I extracted all ISO at following locations (folders):
Windows 8 edition Files location
Windows 8 x64 C:\WIN8x64
Windows 8 x86 C:\WIN8AIO
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 C:\WIN8Ex64
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 C:\WIN8Ex86

You can give any name to the folders.

  1. As I previously blogged, Windows 8 ISO image contains all editions and Windows 8 Product Key defines which edition to be installed. I have unlocked Windows 8 x86 ISO and copied within C:\WIN8AIO which already has two editions i.e. 32-bit versions of Core and Pro in it.
  2. Here’s the chart of Windows 8 different WIM files and their INDEX references which will be required, when we export one edition from a WIM file to another one.

    Windows 8 (x86 & x64)  Windows 8 Enterprise (x86 & x64)
     Pro – 1  Enterprise – 1
    Core – 2
  3. Now run Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment (Command Prompt) as Administrator and then type the following commands:
  4. Imagex /compress maximum /export <path_of_source_wim_file> <index_no> <path_of_destination_wim_file> <description_of_edition>

    For instance,

    Windows 8 Enterprise x86

    Imagex /compress maximum /export C:\WIN8Ex86\sources\install.wim 1 C:\WIN8AIO\sources\install.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (32-bit)”

    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Imagex /compress maximum /export C:\WIN8x64\sources\install.wim 1 C:\WIN8AIO\sources\install.wim “Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)”

    Windows 8 Core x64

    Imagex /compress maximum /export C:\WIN8x64\sources\install.wim 2 C:\WIN8AIO\sources\install.wim “Windows 8 (64-bit)”

    Windows 8 Enterprise x64

    Imagex /compress maximum /export C:\WIN8Ex64\sources\install.wim 1 C:\WIN8AIO\sources\install.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit)”

    imagex exporting images
    Imagex.exe – Exporting Windows image from one WIM to another one.

    When it is done, you’ll have a universal WIM file of Windows 8 containing all editions.

  5. Now, just create a new bootable Windows 8 ISO image or bootable Windows 8 USB stick and burn on a DVD media using any third party software like NERO, ROXIO, and ImageBurn etc.
  6. Windows 8 AIO is now ready to go! And interestingly it weighs 4.11GB only and fits on DVD5 type disc.
Windows 8 AIO ISO – comprising all editions including Enterprise.

If you will find any problem in creating Windows 8 AIO, contact me anytime.

– UPDATED 08/27/2012

41 responses to “How to create Windows 8 AIO (All-In-One) ISO DVD”

  1. imanauditore Avatar

    Greetings, thanks for info, please help me about bypassing add to snap ability in win8metroapps side by side using requirements [my com doesn support 1366 res for covering this ability but i just wanna to use it, please guide me.]

  2. Draza Avatar

    I have couple questions :
    1. How to add Win8 PRO with Media Center ?
    2. Is it possible to manage Win7/8 AIO ISO to Install Windows on external-USB drive ?
    3. Is it possible to merge Win7 and Win8 AIOs ?
    THANKS for the POST !!
    Draza :)

  3. Matt Avatar

    I Tried this but once i go to windows 8 core 64 it didnt work until i changed the number 2 to 1 is that ok?

  4. Cloud500 Avatar

    Its possible to merge a Win 7 AIO and a Win 8 AIO??

  5. LeBaux Avatar

    I know that you have discussed the multilingual option, but I am still lost in it. It would be great to make a new tutorial on how to integrate x86, x64 and any number of languages. I am quite sure that this tutorial would drive mad traffic to this site, because it does not seems to exist yet! In my case, I need to make ENG/SLOVAK/CZECH iso. Many people would benefit from extended version of this tutorial! :)

  6. SpecialFighter Avatar

    is it possible to get the result of this tutorial -> Windows 8 AIO as an ISO? (german language please)

    1. Ramesh Kumar Avatar
      Ramesh Kumar

      Yup… I have created 8 in 1 ISO/DVD weighing 3.94GB including two version of an unofficial edition Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

  7. Bogdan Gheorghe Avatar
    Bogdan Gheorghe

    First things first: for those complaining they can’t upgrade x64 systems – this is caused by the fact that the AIO DVD has only 1 setup.exe from the original x86 DVD.
    You have to combine this guide with this:
    And the second thing: any other way to force compression? It does not fit on a 4.5 DVD.

    1. Tzitziloni Avatar

      True, the resulting iso size is larger than 4.7gb… For example, Greek Core and Pro x86 and x64 (4 total) do not fit. What are you guys burn to? Dual layer?

  8. Renosa Avatar

    i read the post about the licence file for the enterprise.
    the disk images i have is from msdn.
    it will work to intergrade the enterprise ver to pro/core?
    sould i have to do any more steps exept from the guidleine from your main post?

    1. Ramesh Kumar Avatar
      Ramesh Kumar

      The answer is “YES”. It will work and you can integrate Enterprise edition to PRO/CORE sources.

  9. Renosa Avatar

    i want to intergrate Greek Versions in to English version so i have AIO Disk with
    Greek & English both X32&X64!
    is it posible?
    if not, the folowing command are good for two diferent language versions disks?
    Windows 8 Enterprise x86
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:ENWIN8Ex86sourcesinstall.wim 1 G:ENWIN8AIOsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (32-bit)”
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:ENWIN8x64sourcesinstall.wim 1 G:ENWIN8AIOsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)”
    Windows 8 Core x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:ENWIN8x64sourcesinstall.wim 2 G:ENWIN8AIOsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 (64-bit)”
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:ENWIN8Ex64sourcesinstall.wim 1 G:ENWIN8AIOsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit)”

    oscdimg.exe -lWIN8AIO -m -u2 G:ENWIN8AIO G:FinENWIN8AIO.ISO

    Windows 8 Enterprise x86
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:GRWIN8Ex86grsourcesinstall.wim 1 G:GRWIN8AIOgrsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (32-bit)”
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:GRWIN8x64grsourcesinstall.wim 1 G:GRWIN8AIOgrsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)”
    Windows 8 Core x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:GRWIN8x64grsourcesinstall.wim 2 G:GRWIN8AIOgrsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 (64-bit)”
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64
    Imagex /compress maximum /export G:GRWIN8Ex64grsourcesinstall.wim 1 G:GRWIN8AIOgrsourcesinstall.wim “Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit)”

    oscdimg.exe -lWIN8AIOGR -m -u2 G:GRWIN8AIOgr G:FinGRWIN8AIO.ISO

    1. Ramesh Kumar Avatar
      Ramesh Kumar

      Yes! you can have one AIO source for all Greek & English including both 32bit and 64bit versions.

    2. Nahuel Avatar

      Im’ sorry, but example form Renosa was about creating individual discs for english and for greek language. If we continue to execute “Imagex /compress maximum /export […]” to any DVD disc that we want to integrate, but if that image is in another language ¿how would it be displayed on installation setup screen?, since language is ussually selected prior to version list appear. ¿Should we change any argument to our commands for install.wim compilation to fit multiple languages?. Thanks in advance!

    3. Ramesh Kumar Avatar
      Ramesh Kumar

      The setup process will be in language of setup sources. for instance- in above example its English.

  10. Elliot Mason Avatar
    Elliot Mason

    What about Windows 8 Pro-N version?

    If I want to integrate the x86 & x64 versions of Pro-N + x86 & x64 versions of Pro is it a similar procedure?

    1. Ramesh Kumar Avatar
      Ramesh Kumar

      Yup! the procedure would be same and you can add ‘N’ editions too.

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