This Guide shows you the easiest way to configure Windows and make an ISO with NTLite.
NTLite is the best program for making an ISO for a Windows Environment. You have every option you could need, but is often overwhelming for new users. It’s why when you pull up NTLite Guide on YouTube you get 30+ Minute long videos.
These options are great for IT Professionals, but for a normal user it is too much and most normal users just end up with a broken Windows install ISO.
That is where import existing profiles that have already been tested by the NTLite community comes into play. You simply unpack the official ISO, apply the profile, and make your custom ISO!
winget install --id=7zip.7zip -e
Note: In windows it will default to “Media Creation Tool” to make the iso (see above) You can use Mac/Linux to direct download ISO or User Agent Switch Browser Extension to trick Microsoft
These are the following steps for the NTLite to make a proper ISO. Extract the Official ISO, Add ISO Files, Load Files, Apply Imported XML Profile, Save New ISO!
Right click your
windows.iso file and select the “extract files”. If you don’t see the extract files in the context menu then you did NOT install 7zip OR in Windows 11 you need to select “show more options”
Look at the image below and add the files you extracted above. Follow these steps in order:
There are a TON of customizations you can do here, but DO NOT OVER DO IT! Past the imported presets that automatically set the services you need and a few other quality of life settings, you should also import the drivers for the system you are installing it on. This speeds up the post-install time.
Once you have everything the way you want it, simply apply the settings.
Note: This is the longest of all the stages and took almost 15 minutes on a good system
Here is the list of generic keys for various Windows 10 Editions.
|Windows 10 Edition||Generic Keys|
|Windows 10 Home||YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7|
|Windows 10 Home N||4CPRK-NM3K3-X6XXQ-RXX86-WXCHW|
|Windows 10 Pro||VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T|
|Windows 10 Pro N||2B87N-8KFHP-DKV6R-Y2C8J-PKCKT|
|Windows 10 Pro for Workstations||DXG7C-N36C4-C4HTG-X4T3X-2YV77|
|Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations||WYPNQ-8C467-V2W6J-TX4WX-WT2RQ|
|Windows 10 Pro Education||8PTT6-RNW4C-6V7J2-C2D3X-MHBPB|
|Windows 10 Pro Education N||GJTYN-HDMQY-FRR76-HVGC7-QPF8P|
|Windows 10 Education||YNMGQ-8RYV3-4PGQ3-C8XTP-7CFBY|
|Windows 10 Education N||84NGF-MHBT6-FXBX8-QWJK7-DRR8H|
|Windows 10 Enterprise||XGVPP-NMH47-7TTHJ-W3FW7-8HV2C|
|Windows 10 Enterprise N||WGGHN-J84D6-QYCPR-T7PJ7-X766F|
|Windows 10 Enterprise S||NK96Y-D9CD8-W44CQ-R8YTK-DYJWX|
|Windows 10 S||3NF4D-GF9GY-63VKH-QRC3V-7QW8P|
Finally, we are ready to make the ISO. Just Click “Create ISO” and select the location to save it.
After you have made your ISO file you are now ready to install and finish your configuration
Check out my Windows Utility script and set the Security Updates, Install Extra Programs, and more @ https://christitus.com/windows-tool/