Windows 7 x86 and x64 installer package folders and files- Diferrence

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  1. jaydeepsatara

    jaydeepsatara New Member

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    I am working on automation project in which we are installing the Windows OS on client machine with the help of different OS packages available on server.

    While installing Windows XP/2003 we are checking for the OS installer packages to get the difference between x86 and x64 architectures.
    e.g. x86 package contains - I386 folder and PRODSPEC.INI file.
    and x64 package contains - I386 folder, PRODSPEC.INI and one additional folder AMD64

    Is there any such specific folders or file for Windows 7installer package, by using which we can identify that this is for x86 or for x64?

    Thanks,
    Jaydeep.
     
  2. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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    the install and boot.wim are larger if 64 then if you have the root folder the autorun.inf is definitely different
    Code:
    [AutoRun.Amd64]
    open=setup.exe
    icon=setup.exe,0
    
    [AutoRun]
    open=sources\sperr32.exe x64
    icon=sources\sperr32.exe,0
    also on 64 i the sources folder i see a sysmain32.sdb which is not in the 86 same
     
  3. jaydeepsatara

    jaydeepsatara New Member

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    I found same difference for Win 7 OS;

    x64 package contains : "sysmain32.sdb" which is not present in the x86 package.
    Please let me know is this correct or there is something else?

    And we are dealing with only source folder so we don't have access to autorun.exe.

    Thanks,
    Jaydeep
     
  4. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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    besides the "sysmain32.sdb"
    only other file not there difference is x64 does not contain "install_Windows 7 STARTER.clg"
     

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