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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media.

16 Aug 2018   #11
Paul Black

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

Hi SIW2, thank you for the reply, it is very much appreciated,

DISM++

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I am not sure it will work. Normally those requiring exclusive access are installed after the others are completed ( the other updates you added to the install.wim are pending - not yet complete. ) The only way to find out is to install that updated install.wim and see what happens.
OK, I think I will just skip those. They can always be installed after the installation if needed [if I know which updates are exclusive!].

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It is not automatically ticked because it is optional. Tick it if you like.
Thank you.

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Just create Install2.wim in the sources folder. Then you wont need to move it. Unmount the image. Delete Install.wim, rename Install2.wim.
The reason I am having a problem is because it says that the newly created wim will have a lot of junk data that increases the size of the wim. It says it is recommeded to optimize the size of the wim file. It says to overcome this and get the optimal volume, you need to open the image file and then export it as install2.wim [as per post #7].

So am I right in saying, that once I have saved the image [after all the updates have been done], I need to export the install.wim to the same sources folder but call it install2.wim. Then unmount the image. Then goto the sources folder and delete the newly created install.wim and rename the exported install2.wim to install.wim. Will that work, and will it now be optimized please?

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One of the advantages of the cmd file I made is it does it all for you. It can also create a wim with ALL editions updated in a fraction of the time needed to do them individually.
You can use both. Install whatever updates you want using dism++. Important - install them into Image 1.
Then run the 7update.cmd, say NO to updates and enter *. That will result in ALL images having those updates you put in image 1 and is fairly quick
Brilliant, I really like that available option.

SIMPLIX

Am I right in saying that the Create.iso.cmd includes being able to boot BOTH Legacy - MBR and UEFI - GPT?

Thanks in advance.


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16 Aug 2018   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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So am I right in saying, that once I have saved the image [after all the updates have been done], I need to export the install.wim to the same sources folder but call it install2.wim. Then unmount the image. Then goto the sources folder and delete the newly created install.wim and rename the exported install2.wim to install.wim. Will that work, and will it now be optimized please?
Yes, if you used max compression for the export.


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Am I right in saying that the Create.iso.cmd includes being able to boot BOTH Legacy - MBR and UEFI - GPT?
64 bit iso supports both.

32 bit win7 doesn't support efi boot.
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16 Aug 2018   #13
Paul Black

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

Thanks again for the reply SIW2,

DISM++

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Yes, if you used max compression for the export.
When I exported it yesterday, it didn't give me the option of what level of compression to use in DISM++!

On the documentation that was given [as per below], it said that optimizing needed to be done because the save process produces a lot of junk data that increases the size of the wim. I just want to get rid of the junk and optimize the install.wim as they recommend.

I will run through the whole process again tomorrow in case I missed something.

Update your Win 7 installation media.-save-install.wim.jpg

Thanks again SIW2 .

EDIT: The above comes from here: Dism++ Documentation


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16 Aug 2018   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dsim++ . After Save, Unmount, Toolkit>Imagex

1. Update your Win 7 installation media.-dism-imagex.jpg




2. Update your Win 7 installation media.-dism-imagex2.jpg




3.Update your Win 7 installation media.-dism-imagex3.jpg


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17 Aug 2018   #15
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Greetings SIW2, thank you very much for putting together this comprehensive guide.


Have a novice question: what's the procedure to create the USB installation media?


Many thanks and best regards,
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17 Aug 2018   #16
Paul Black

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

Hi goopy, welcome to Seven Forums,

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Have a novice question: what's the procedure to create the USB installation media?
Either burn the ISO [you can't just copy and paste it because it won't work] to a DVD [if it will fit of course!] or a USB.

To burn the ISO to a DVD you can use the Windows 7 built in ISO burner.
To burn the ISO to a USB you can either use: Rufus 2.18 or hRufus 2.18 Portable.

I hope this helps!
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17 Aug 2018   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

7updaterv6 is on first post. Includes delete option and minor fixes
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17 Aug 2018   #18
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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7updaterv6 is on first post. Includes delete option and minor fixes

Thanks for the kind reply, SIW2.


Am I correct to assume the new version includes utility to create bootable USB installation media?
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17 Aug 2018   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Am I correct to assume the new version includes utility to create bootable USB installation media?
No, it doesn't contain a utility for that.You can do it easily yourself.
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18 Aug 2018   #20
Paul Black

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

Hi goopy,

Do you mean something like this?

Either burn the ISO [you can't just copy and paste it because it won't work] to a DVD [if it will fit of course!] or a USB.

To burn the ISO to a DVD you can use the Windows 7 built in ISO burner.
To burn the ISO to a USB you can either use: Rufus 2.18 or hRufus 2.18 Portable.

I hope this helps!
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