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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media.

04 May 2019   #311
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Is that OK and would it have written the original iso to the stick direct had I pre formatted the stick NTFS?
Yes. FAT32 filesystem has a max file size limit of 4gb.


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04 May 2019   #312
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@MegaHertZ,

You might want to ask the user to confirm it again. You can't be sure what they will end up formatting.

Most cockups happen between the chair and the keyboard. This is why I don't include that option - I prefer they use rufus, or similar. Then they take responsibilty.
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04 May 2019   #313
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As I wrote you before, my version of your 7updater is for my private use. Won't make it public.
I know that any operation with diskpart has a risk.

On my sub cmd CREATE_USB.cmd

:selDisk
ECHO.
echo PLEASE SELECT THE USB DISK TO BE BOOTABLE
ECHO. & ECHO.
start /wait BIN\pecmd load BIN\getUSB.ini
call BIN\setUSBpath.cmd
del BIN\setUSBpath.cmd >nul
IF '%USBpath%'=='' goto :selDisk
if not exist %USBpath% (
echo No Disk selected
goto :selDisk
)

echo.
set USBpath=%USBpath:~1,-2%
echo.
Vol %USBpath%
echo DISK VOLUME IS %USBpath%

:ConfirmD
ECHO. & ECHO Confirm? & ECHO.
SET YESNO=
SET /P YESNO="Y=YES / N=NO => "
echo.
IF /I NOT '%YESNO%'=='Y' IF /I NOT '%YESNO%'=='N' goto :ConfirmD

IF /I '%YESNO%'=='N' (goto :selDisk)

:Format
echo.
Vol %USBpath%
echo.
echo.
echo DISK %USBpath% will be formatted and
echo ALL files and foldes will be erased
echo.

:ConfirmF
ECHO. & ECHO Confirm? & ECHO.
SET YESNO='N'
SET /P YESNO="Y=YES / N=NO => "
echo.
IF /I NOT '%YESNO%'=='Y' IF /I NOT '%YESNO%'=='N' goto :ConfirmF

IF /I '%YESNO%'=='N' (goto :selDisk)

diskpart /s Bin\Udiskpart.txt

and Udiskpart.txt
select volume %USBpath%
clean
create partition primary
Format FS=FAT32 LABEL=Win7_Inst QUICK
active
exit

So I asked to confirm twice and I select a volume, not a disk (yes, I know, clean will clean all disk)
I have tested many times without any issues.
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06 May 2019   #314
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

SIW2
You created and added some register entry's:
reg.exe load HKLM\PE_DEF "%MountDir%\windows\system32\config\DEFAULT"
reg.exe load HKLM\PE_SOFT "%MountDir%\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE"
reg.exe load HKLM\PE_SYS "%MountDir%\windows\system32\config\SYSTEM"
echo.
reg.exe import bin\DEFSYS.reg
echo.
reg.exe unload HKLM\PE_DEF
reg.exe unload HKLM\PE_SOFT
reg.exe unload HKLM\PE_SYS

Then you added Peshl file and folders to System32.
Then you created WinRE.wim and copied to System32\Recovery on Install.wim

Could you please explain what is that all about (create a GUI to recovery option?) ?
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06 May 2019   #315
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
SIW2
Could you please explain what is that all about (create a GUI to recovery option?) ?

Reg entries add some functionality to the bootable wims - e.g. ability to see hidden folders and file extensions. Winpeshl.ini file is to launch recovery environment as the shell for winre.wim
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06 May 2019   #316
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Thanks.
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4 Weeks Ago   #317
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

New version 7updaterv23 on first post. Simplix version 19.5.15 . Also added separate cmd file for wim-info.
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3 Weeks Ago   #318
FastTurtle

Win10 Pro
 
 
Fat32 Disk Size Support

Everyone that keeps saying Fat32 has a 4GB limit is confusing the 32bit RAM limit with Drive Limit <quote>That said, FAT/FAT32 can actually format up to 16TB hard drives and most operating systems support up to 2TB. Microsoft has set a 32GB partition size limit for the FAT/FAT32 file system to promote NTFS, which is generally more efficient when working with large partitions.</quote> Yes it does work as I have several 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flash drives formated with Fat32 for UEFI use. What happens is anything more then 8GB and Windows 7+ opt for either ExFat or NTFS as the format.


Now that I've gotten that off my chest, glad to see a solid discussion on how to get USB 3 support into both the Installer and the installation since I depend on VPC 2007 that doesn't work on anything later the Win7
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3 Weeks Ago   #319
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you confusing partition size with file size, perchance?
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3 Weeks Ago   #320
FastTurtle

Win10 Pro
 
 

Started from the beginning of the thread and kept seeing the 4GB limit being listed as a Fat32 limit - finally got to the point that someone clairified they were talking about a File Size Limit, not disk format limit as I was assuming.


Hoping to get a working flash drive with USB 3 support in the installer and to add it for my new Ryzen Build.
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