Well all the different versions (started,home basic,home premium,professional,ultimate,enterprise) of Windows 7 has now been released on MSDN and TechNet. But having to download every single version just so you can pick what version you want to install will take forever not to mention its a real pain to keep all these different versions on hand. However, you can easily make a USB memory stick that is slightly modified so it to ask you what version of the OS you want to install just like Windows Vista days. Below are the instruction:
- Go over to Jeff Alexanders blog entry Windows 7: Setting up a USB bootable device for installs and make yourself a Bootable USB memory stick for installing Windows 7.
- Now delete the “sourcesei.cfg” file from the USB memory stick
Now you can install Windows 7 using the Windows 7 USB memory stick you just made and you will now see the following screen (figure 1) during the install of Windows 7 that lets you choose what version you want to install. This however only works for the retail version of Windows 7 and you will still need to download the Enterprise version separately if you want to install that version.
Figure 1. Windows 7 OS version install chooser