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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media.

24 Aug 2018   #51
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Would there be issue with page file turned off?
No, I don't see why that would be an issue

If you turn your antivirus off it will be quicker.


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25 Aug 2018   #52
Paul Black

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

Hi @SIW2,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Clicked OK to what?

I am not aware of an OK to click.



This is last months snapshot [I didn't take one this month], but it is the box where I clicked OK.
It dropped out right after clicking OK, so I didn't get to the part where you enter an image number or ALL [*]!

Thanks in advance.
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25 Aug 2018   #53
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
No, I don't see why that would be an issue

If you turn your antivirus off it will be quicker.

Thanks SIW2. Will give it another go.

1. This DISM command was posted by KYHI on splitting install.wim into FAT32 compliant parts.
There was however a user comment that ei.cfg is required for this to work. Is it necessary to restore ei.cfg?

Code:
Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:Z:\sources\install.wim /SWMFile:Z:\temp\install.swm /FileSize:3800
2. Would the following diskpart commands create a bootable GPT formatted USB flash drive for UEFI installation? The "convert gpt" command seems to be left out in many guides. Is it necessary?
Code:
list disk
select disk <disk number>
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format quick fs=fat32 Label="7x64GPT"
assign letter=Z
exit
Many thanks and best regards,
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25 Aug 2018   #54
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi goopy,

DISM++ [also highly recommended by SIW2] can run on 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
I have used this and it is very easy to use!

I hope this helps!

Thanks Paul.

Any guides / commands you would like to share?
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25 Aug 2018   #55
Paul Black

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

Hi goopy,

DISM++

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goopy View Post
Thanks Paul. Any guides / commands you would like to share?
The posts #19, #24, #30 [by SIW2] in this thread might help: Hard drive not recognized by laptop, No bootable device.

Here is the quick procedure guide:

[01] Download the latest version of DISM++ from here: https://www.chuyu.me/en/index.html
[02] Extract the files using something like 7-Zip: 7-Zip
[03] Double click the Dism++x64 application.
[04] Mount the image from the install.wim [main menu screen, click File, and select Mount Image].
[05] Highlight the mounted image [at the top].
[06] Click Updates in the left hand menu.
[07] Click Scan.
[08] Click Install Updates.
[09] If a box appears that says Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems requires an exclusive access, click Do not install (recommended).
[10] When the Successful! box appears, click OK.
[11] Repeat steps [07], [08], [09] and [10] another THREE times.
[12] On the main menu screen, click File, and select Save Image.
[13] When the Save directly or perform an incremental save? box appears, click Direct save.
[14] On the main menu screen, click File, and select Unmount Image.
[15] Optimize [cleanup and compress] the size of the install.wim.
[16] In the left hand menu, click Toolkit, and then click ImageX.
[17] Browse to and select the install.wim that you want to export, and click Open.
[18] Click on the image that you want to export, and click Export image.
[19] In the File name: box, enter the filename install2.wim. In the Save as type: box, select Max [if NOT already selected], and click Save.
[20] When the box saying Successful! appears, click OK, then click the Red Cross.
[21] Delete install.wim and Rename install2.wim to install.wim.

That's it!

I hope this helps!
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25 Aug 2018   #56
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I just ran it without any problem.

That ok box does not come from my batch file. It comes from the download patch. I don't know what went wrong with yours. Possibly the download was incomplete/corrupted.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi @SIW2,






This is last months snapshot [I didn't take one this month], but it is the box where I clicked OK.
It dropped out right after clicking OK, so I didn't get to the part where you enter an image number or ALL [*]!

Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2018   #57
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I just ran it without any problem.
That ok box does not come from my batch file. It comes from the download patch.
I don't know what went wrong with yours. Possibly the download was incomplete/corrupted.
Thanks for the reply SIW2, it is appreciated.

I will try running it again later.
I thought it might have been because I had updated image 1 using DISM++, then saved it and unmounted it. I then ran the 7UPDATER batch file to see if there were any updates that it found that DISM++ didn't. That was when it dropped me out of the batch file.
I wondered if it had been because DISM++ created a new install.wim [with the image 1 updated] that wasn't fully recognised by 7UPDATER!

Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Aug 2018   #58
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goopy View Post
Thanks SIW2. Will give it another go.

1. This DISM command was posted by KYHI on splitting install.wim into FAT32 compliant parts.
There was however a user comment that ei.cfg is required for this to work. Is it necessary to restore ei.cfg?

Code:
Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:Z:\sources\install.wim /SWMFile:Z:\temp\install.swm /FileSize:3800
2. Would the following diskpart commands create a bootable GPT formatted USB flash drive for UEFI installation? The "convert gpt" command seems to be left out in many guides. Is it necessary?
Code:
list disk
select disk <disk number>
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format quick fs=fat32 Label="7x64GPT"
assign letter=Z
exit
Many thanks and best regards,

Greetigns SIW2.


Any help with these questions?


Three more:
3. Can an updated image be used as source for future updates/drivers integration by 7updater or DISM++?
4. Can 7updater work with DISM++ modified image?
5. Can the 7updater modified image be used for system recovery?

Many thanks and best regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2018   #59
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
3. Can an updated image be used as source for future updates/drivers integration by 7updater or DISM++?
Yes

Quote:
4. Can 7updater work with DISM++ modified image?
Yes
Quote:

5. Can the 7updater modified image be used for system recovery?
Do you mean a repair install? Yes.
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26 Aug 2018   #60
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
splitting install.wim .. Is it necessary to restore ei.cfg?
I don't thnk so, but I haven't done it for a while.

There was an issue with win8.1 about split wims -something to do with finding the license agreement. Maybe that is the same with10. I never heard of it in relation to win7.

I would use wimlib for the splitting.
wimlib-imagex split Install.wim Install.swm 4000

To put swm files back into one .wim
wimlib-imagex join Install.wim Install*.swm
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