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Windows 7: Slipstreaming Windows 7 with all the critical / important updates.

19 Jan 2018   #1
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Slipstreaming Windows 7 with all the critical / important updates.

Good evening,

I have been looking into slipstreaming Windows 7 SP1 x64 with all the critical / important updates.
I have found quite a lot of information regarding this on the Internet with some easier to follow than others.

Does anyone please:

(1) Have the list of updates that are required to get a fresh instal of Windows 7 SP1 upto date?
(2) A good easy to follow guide with regard to slipstreaming and its implementation?

Thanks in advance.


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19 Jan 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you use nlite or similar it finds them for you
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19 Jan 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

or dism++

simplix

E.G.

At cmd prompt
UpdatePack7R2-17.12.17.exe /ie11 /WimFile="J:\GSP1RMCULXFRER_EN_DVD\sources\install.wim" /index=1

or dism++ gui, uses differ engine so downloads mostly express cabs (smaller) and with additional options e.g. add/remove drivers, reg tweaks, etc.

Dism++ | New Windows Utility
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20 Jan 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Thank you samuria and SIW2 for the replies, it is appreciated.

I will look at those today.
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21 Jan 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Good evening,

I am going to attempt a slipstreamed installation (don’t laugh) and have come up with the following instructions. I have spent hours researching this and hopefully have it pretty much right. If anyone can see any problems will they please let me know.

Pre-Slipstreaming:

I have changed the power settings on my computer so it doesn’t sleep or shut down.

I have a downloaded Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate ISO (my system is Windows 7 Home Premium) on which I have run the ei.cfg Removal Utility.

This Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate ISO with the ei.cfg removed resides here: C:\Win7SP1ISO.
The Windows updates reside here: C:\WinUpdates.
The I.E.11 update resides here: C:\IE11Update.

The Windows updates are:

KB3020369 - Service Stack Update (Released in April 2015).
This is a prerequisite for installing the Convenience Rollup Update.
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3020369

KB3125574 - Convenience Rollup Update Package (Released in May 2016).
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3125574

KB4056894 - Security Monthly Quality Rollup (Released in January 2018).
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4056894

The Internet Explorer 11 update is:

KB2841134 - Internet Explorer 11:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/7/D/77DEA30E-F617-4088-9352-FDBFED2987EE/IE11-Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64.cab

I understand that this file includes:
IE-Win7.cab <is it possible to just slipstream this?
IE-Spelling-en.msu
IE-Hyphenation-en.msu

The new Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image when the slipstreaming is done resides here: C:\Windows7Updated.

The folder to mount the Image offline and unpack to resides here: C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage.

I have installed the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK).

Move the C:\IE11Update folder to the C:\WinUpdates folder (this now has the C:\WinUpdates folder containing the C:\IE11Update folder).

Slipstreaming:

Launch an Elevated Command Prompt Window as Administrator.

Mount the install.wim file so we can work on it in offline mode:
Dism/Mount-WIM /WimFile:C:\Win7SP1ISO\sources\install.wim /Name:"Windows 7HOMEPREMIUM " /MountDir:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage

When the mounting is complete check what packages it currently contains.
Dism/image: C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /get-packages

Add the Servicing Stack Update KB3020369:
Dism/Image:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\WinUpdates\Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu

Add the Convenience Rollup Package KB3125574:
Dism/Image:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /Add-Package/PackagePath:C:\WinUpdates\windows6.1-KB3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

Add the Security Monthly Quality Rollup (Released in January 2018) KB4056894:
Dism/Image:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /Add-Package/PackagePath:C:\WinUpdates\windows6.1-KB4056894-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

Add the Internet Explorer 11 Update KB2841134 update:
Dism/Image:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /Add-Package/PackagePath:C:\WinUpdates\windows6.1-KB2841134-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

Verify that the packages have installed:
Dism/image: C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /get-packages

The packages will be Last on the list because they are the newest to be installed.

The status will be Install Pending because the actual installation of the packages will only happen when the image is being applied to the machine.

Unmount and Commit the changes:
Dism/Unmount-WIM /MountDir:C:\Win7SP1ISO\OfflineImage /Commit

The install.wim file in C:\Win7SP1ISO\sources will now be up-to-date till April 2016.

Delete the OfflineImage folder inside the C:\Win7SP1ISO\ folder.

At this point, the Update Packages have been integrated into the install.wim image file.

The next step involves using Microsoft’s oscdimg command line utility included with the Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit to create a new ISO image with the modified install.wim file and latest updates integrated.

Launch the Automated Installation Kit Tools by double-clicking the StartCD.exe.

Launch the Deployment Tools Command Prompt as Administrator.

Run the following command to create a new Windows 7 ISO Image with the Modified Image:
oscdimg-m -u2 -bC:\Win7SP1ISO\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Win7SP1ISO\C:\Win7SP1ISOUpdated.iso

Note: There is NO space between -bC:\ in the command which I understand to be correct.

Finally, create a Bootable DVD or Bootable USB installation media with the new Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image files by either using the integrated Windows tools or by using the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (install the tool, browse to the location of the new ISO Image file, select the media you want to create, and click Begin Copy).

If there is anything wrong or missing then please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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22 Jan 2018   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is a lot of work.

Much easier to use dism++ to:

mount the relevant image from install.wim

highlight the mounted image

click updates

click scan ( it downloads the definitions file, scans and presents a list of updates ). Then click Install.
It will suggest you skip a few ( so click cancel button on the window that pops up).

When it has integrated the updates, Save the image , then unmount the image.

It can also make the iso . Click Tookit, then Isomaker.
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22 Jan 2018   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Thanks for the reply and information SIW2, it is appreciated.

I have had a look at DISM++ on a dozen or so websites and it does indeed look very good.

I also want to remove things from the installation ISO like the following (and maybe a couple of others):

Windows Mobility Centre
Easy Transfer
Contacts
Sticky Notes
Mobility Centre
Speech Recognition
Fax And Scan
Windows Media Player
Mail
Floppy Support
Joystick Support
Language Packs
Windows Messenger
Internet games
More games
Windows DVD Maker
Windows Fax and Scan
Windows Gadget Platform
XPS

I see that DISM++ appears to be able to do this.

Please let me know if I am mistaken!

Thanks in advance.
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22 Jan 2018   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

dism++ can remove appx packages from 8/10. It is not intended for o/s component removal.

You could try MSMG toolkit for component removal. then use dism++ to integrate updates
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22 Jan 2018   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

OK thanks SIW2,

Will nLite do everything I want by any chance considering I have Windows 7?

Thanks in advance.
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22 Jan 2018   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you need the paid version nlite for significant component removal.

MSMG toolkit is free.
Supported Operating Systems :

Windows 7 with SP1 (All Editions)
Windows Embedded Standard 7 with SP1
Windows Thin PC
Windows Server 2008 R2 (All Editions)
Windows 8.1 (All Editions)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (All Editions)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (All Editions)
Windows 10 Threshold 1, 2, & Redstone 1, 2, 3 (All Editions)
Windows Server 2016 R2 (All Editions)


I would still recommend using dism++ for downloading and installing the updates.
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