SWM Merger is the tool where you can merge smaller *.swm files into a larger editable install.wim.
Step 1: Select the main SWM
Click the first browse button and select the *.swm file you wish to merge
Step 2: Select your 'Output' file
Select the location where you want your new install.wim to go.
Step 3: Press start
Press start and wait for it to finish
XP and Vista users: You will need to use the DISM Installer in order for W7T to work on your Operating System!
Windows 7 Toolkit is a program designed to help you integrate your Updates, Drivers, Theme Packs, Tweaks, Wallpapers, Addons, SFX Installers, Gadgets and remove the things you don't want from your Windows 7 Image.
Tools Manager is the main window for Windows 7 Toolkit, there are many tools which you can select.
Main - Basic
This is the greatest tool in W7T, it's let you integrate, Addons, Remove Components, Drivers, Gadgets, Language Packs, Edit Services, Silent Installs, SFX, Theme Packs, Tweaks, Updates and Wallpapers!
This is what it says on the tin, it creates your ISO file for you to burn! Now supports UEFI!
Windows 7 Toolkit Guides
A nice direct link to guides on how to use Windows 7 Toolkit
SoLoR SP1 Updates
SoLoR works very hard and providing ALL the updates released since Service Pack 1 so he should get credit for this, this little tool lets you easily download his updates which Microsoft has released via Windows Updates but more importantly which Microsoft has also released privately and which are not released via Windows Update.
Windows 7 SP1 ISO
Since i prefer my users to use the latest service packs, i have added a link to a completely free, legal and official download source to the Windows 7 SP1 DVD. Note, you will still need your own serial key.
Main - Intermediate
I'm sure you can guess what this is, this creates an Unattended file which you use to install Windows with, just create and make sure you place the new file in the DVD root.
USB Boot Prep
Prepares your USB stick so you can install Windows from it, obviously your computer needs to support USB booting!
Manage and edit your install.wim, for example you can rename images, delete images, add new ones, create ISO, rebuild, mount, unmount, etc... You can also use this tool to integrate your unattended files.
Main - Advanced
All-In-One Disk Creator
This tool let's you combine all your WIM files into one DVD, this is most commonly used is to merge x86 and x64 disks.
This program let's you remove over 100 components which comes with Windows, some of them are Internet Explorer, IIS, Windows Media Player, Sample Pictures, Tablet PC components, etc... I am also planning on adding some more eventually.
WIM Registry Editor
This tool mounts the wim and then it's registry so you can add your tweaks into that image!
Language Pack Converter
Converts Langauge Packs which are in the exe format to cab so you can integrate them.
MSP Extractor (MS Office)
Converters Office Updates to msp so they can automatically install when you install Office.
MSU > CAB Converter
Converts MSU to CAB files so you can integrate them or install on your current OS via the CAB Installer.
This will install drivers on your currently installed system using pnputil.exe, it will only install the drivers you need.This tool also lets you uninstall drivers too.
This will install updates on your currently installed system, probably mostly used by those who use SoLoR Updates. This tool also lets you uninstall old updates too.
Merge *.swm files into a larger *.wim file so it can be edited.
This tool splits your install.wim into multiple files so you can fit them onto multiple CDs.
Captures new WIM images, so you can use that new image to install Windows.
This tool is for advanced users to create .WA files which other users can use the All-In-One Tool to integrate into your image.
When Windows Update downloads updates, the cab files get left in a folder. This tool retrieves those files so you can integrate them.
This has links to the most popular downloads you should need for W7T.
The 'All-In-One Disk Creator' lets you create all in one disks, so for example you can have Windows 7 SP1 x86 and Windows 7 SP1 x64 in disk, you could further include Vista or 2008 server if you wished.
Step 1: Select your first image.
Press the 'Browse' button and select your first install.wim, you should then see all the images get lists
Step 2: Select your second image
Press the 'Browse' button again and select your second image, you should now see even more images added.
Optional 1: Add more images
You can keep hitting browse and add more and more images until your ready.
Optional 2: Delete the images you dont want!
Step 3: Press Create
W7T will then merge all of the images together, it will also try the best it can to resolve name conflicts however you may have to use the 'Edit' button and change some names to that NONE of them are the same, don't worry about descriptions, they won't conflict.
WARNING: It is really important that none of the images have the same name, W7T will try for example add 'x64' or 'x86' to the names of the images to remove conflicts, however sometimes this is not enough.
You can choose to rebuild your newly created image so that it can produce a smaller ISO.
Optional: ISO Maker
Self-explanatory, make a new ISO with your new creation.
Unlock All Editions
Usually an image is locked to one edition i.e. Ultimate, so when it comes to install you don't have the option of choosing. Unlocking them will ask you which version of Windows you wish to install after booting from the ISO/USB.
x64 Recovery Mode
This will copy the 64bit Recovery Mode files, so if something happens to your computer and it's 64bit, you can use this option.
This tool lets you remove built-in Windows packages from your image, for example Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Internet Explorer. The difference between this and vLite is that this tool uninstalls them the official way rather than remove files the downside is that the image does not shrink as much as just removing the files. It also lets you remove old updates.
WARNING: Anything you remove using this tool can't be undone, it is permanent!
Step 1: When you first open up this tool you will be asked to select the image you wish to work with. Click 'Browse' and select the install.wim you wish to work with and then either click on the item Windows version you want and press select or just double click.
Once done, the image will start to mount and retrieve all available packages within the image, it will not show ones which have already been removed.
Note: You may notice that this list has more than the list available in 'All-In-One Integrator', this is because in the AIO i have only included the basics, whilst Component Remover will include everything, including updates.
Step 2: Select the items you want to remove
Once all the items have been listed, you can select the components you wish to remove.
Green: Safe to remove.
Yellow: Unknown, be careful removing these
Red:This will break something, something depends on this feature but it will hopefully say what it is.
Step 3: Begin
Once you have everything selected, you can now click 'Remove Components', once done it will rescan and shows you what's left in the image.
Step 4: Save
Once done, you can go ahead and close the tool, click 'Yes' and it will ask you if you want to save the image, i recommend you to 'Save & Rebuild', however if you are going to be working on more than one image then just rebuild once you're done with your last image.
This will let you have you Windows installed unattended. It's not the most complete unattended out there but it's better than nothing.
Luckily most of this is self-explanatory, note it is recommended to leave 'Architecture' set to 'AnyCPU' which means it should work for both x64 and x86 installs.
This is where you select the most important parts of the unattended file, like your name, serial key, time zone, screen resolution, updates, Auto-Logon, etc...
The 'Users' tab lets your add pre-installed usernames on the computer, with passwords, user group, description, again self-explanatory.
It is recommended to leave this alone unless you know what you're doing, since W7T does not have full unattended features it allows users to add their own entries and save them to a file, it also allows the user to see what will be saved.
These serial keys are known as 'Default Keys', they are basically just used to make the install unattended by leave Windows de-activated and keeps the 30 day trial.
WARNING: If you use a Ultimate serial key then you must install Ultimate otherwise it will error.
You can use the 'WIM Manager' to integrate a unattended file.