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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media

5 Days Ago   #721
SIW2

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Makc1968 who tried few day ago did also boot on WinPE to do this. Is that mandatory ?
The partition that has been sysprepped needs to be captured from outside.

The capture can be done from windows installed on another disk/partition. Or it can be done from winpe.


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5 Days Ago   #722
SIW2

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1. Create another partition

2. Install the updated win7 to that new partition.

3. Boot into that new partition.

4. When the first oobe box appears asking for username and pc name:

Update your Win 7 installation media-go-into-sysprep.jpg


4. The pc will reboot into what is called "audit mode". The sysprep ( System Preparation) window will be on the desktop. You don't need to do anything with that window yet. Just leave it on the desktop.

Update your Win 7 installation media-generalize1.jpg

5. Now you can make customizations. You could install programs, etc. But in this case, the customization we want is to clean up and reduce the size.

6. To do that:
Start up Dism++ which you could have on another partition, or on usb stick.

7. Click Disk Cleanup in the left pane, then Scan

Update your Win 7 installation media-generalize2.jpg


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5 Days Ago   #723
SIW2

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8. Click Cleanup

Update your Win 7 installation media-generalize7.jpg


9. Then close dism++. You can reboot to make sure everything is settled. It will reboot and still be in audit mode, with the syprep window still open on the desktop.


10. Click the Generalize box and either select reboot or shutdown. Do not boot back into that partition.

Update your Win 7 installation media-generalize8.jpg

11.Either boot into another operating system on a different disk/partition - OR boot into winpe.

12. From that other operating system (or winpe ) capture the new partition into a new install.wim file.


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5 Days Ago   #724
SIW2

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Capture to a new install.wim file.

Capture to wim can be done with command line tools like imagex or wimlib.

Or it can be done with gui like gimagex or dism++

gimagex2.2.zip

Dism++10.1.1001.10.zip

The new install.wim will be smaller than the original.


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5 Days Ago   #725
Oghma Infinium

WinXP x86 Pro - Win7 Ultimate x86 / Win10 Pro x64
 
 

Interesting ,
I just checked Dism++ docs. This tool seems full of potentials.
I just got a Dell Precision M4800 with Win10 Pro x64 already on it.
To be honest , I never played with Win7 or newer in 64 bits before (only Win7 x86 in VM) or UEFI. So I'll still have a lot of old habits to loose and a lot of thing to learn.

I plan to get rid of Win10 , if I manage to get a stable Win7 Pro x64 on it.

So if considering to remove part of the OS ( Print services , Speech Recognition , etc ... ) would that be at the same stage with DISM++ or can it done before , when applying updates ?


By the way , only one thing in Simplix reallly bother me and it's related to the Dell Precision M4800 (Haswell with eDisplayPort bridge):

In the updated KB3125574 (Convenience Rollup for SP1) , are discarded few update for various reason.
Most are really specific (Windows Management Framework 3.0) , but may be really important like this one:
Quote:
2750841 An IPv6 readiness update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
which has been integrated in Simplix package.
Another that deals with BOSD (the Black one) is a mystery. I can't find any obsolescense info about it
2923766 Black screen when you plug in a monitor on a computer or open a lid of a laptop that is running in Windows

This patch no longer available for Windows7 , but has been kept and integrated in Windows 8 rollups.

only info on https://support.microsoft.com are :

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Black screen when you plug in a monitor on a computer or open a lid of a laptop that is running in Windows

Symptoms
Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2,
Window 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The computer is installed with Intel
Shark Bay platform GPU model that uses Embedded DisplayPort (eDP). In this situation, you encounter
one of the following issues:

On a desktop, you plug out an external display device, such as a monitor, and then plug in the same
or another monitor, it shows a black screen.
On a laptop, you close the lid of the laptop,and then open it, it shows a black screen.

Cause
This issue occurs because the system does not send a DxgkDdiCommitVidPn call when a display device
is unplugged or a laptop lid is closed.

Resolution
To resolve this issue in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, install update 2919355.
To resolve this issue in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, install the hotfix that is described in this article.



File Information
The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR)
can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

Version Product Milestone Service branch
6.1.760 1.18xxx Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 GDR
6.1.760 1.22xxx Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 LDR
6.1.760 1.17xxx Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 GDR
GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread,
critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.


For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Cdd.dll 6.1.7601.18391 107,520 12-Feb-2014 02:02 x86
Dxgkrnl.sys 6.1.7601.18391 730,048 12-Feb-2014 02:09 x86
Dxgmms1.sys 6.1.7601.18391 219,072 12-Feb-2014 02:09 x86
Lddmcore.ptxml Not applicable 1,151 13-Jul-2009 20:32 Not applicable
Cdd.dll 6.1.7601.22596 107,520 12-Feb-2014 02:08 x86
Dxgkrnl.sys 6.1.7601.22596 730,560 12-Feb-2014 02:14 x86
Dxgmms1.sys 6.1.7601.22596 219,072 12-Feb-2014 02:14 x86
Lddmcore.ptxml Not applicable 1,151 13-Jul-2009 20:32 Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Cdd.dll 6.1.7601.17554 144,384 03-Feb-2011 11:25 x64
Dxgkrnl.sys 6.1.7601.18391 985,536 12-Feb-2014 02:40 x64
Dxgmms1.sys 6.1.7601.18391 265,152 12-Feb-2014 02:40 x64
Lddmcore.ptxml Not applicable 1,151 08-Jul-2010 18:22 Not applicable
Cdd.dll 6.1.7601.17514 144,384 20-Nov-2010 12:55 x64
Dxgkrnl.sys 6.1.7601.22596 986,560 12-Feb-2014 02:40 x64
Dxgmms1.sys 6.1.7601.22596 265,152 12-Feb-2014 02:40 x64
Lddmcore.ptxml Not applicable 1,151 13-Jul-2009 20:25 Not applicable
Does somebody may have info about this patch or could verify on freshly patched OS x64 if the file have been updated since ?
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4 Days Ago   #726
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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So if considering to remove part of the OS ( Print services , Speech Recognition , etc ... ) would that be at the same stage with DISM++ or can it done before , when applying updates ?
What are you going to use to remove parts of the OS?
You can disable features (turn on or off) with dism++, but is not a tool for removing parts of the OS.



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In the updated KB3125574 (Convenience Rollup for SP1) , are discarded few update for various reason.
Most are really specific (Windows Management Framework 3.0) , but may be really important like this one:
Quote:
2750841 An IPv6 readiness update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
which has been integrated in Simplix package.
Another that deals with BOSD (the Black one) is a mystery. I can't find any obsolescense info about it
2923766 Black screen when you plug in a monitor on a computer or open a lid of a laptop that is running in Windows
I don't know about any of that, maybe ask Simplix. Maybe 2923766 was included in a later update
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4 Days Ago   #727
Oghma Infinium

WinXP x86 Pro - Win7 Ultimate x86 / Win10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What are you going to use to remove parts of the OS?
You can disable features (turn on or off) with dism++, but is not a tool for removing parts of the OS.
Speech support (440 Mo), Natural Language (1,12 Go), Tablet PC (392 Mo).
In XP, with NLite, I removed Printing Service , Fax & modem , Windows Media Player , Lot of useless things like Accessibility ... that I don't even remember. It was almost 8 or 7 Year ago and I still use this tuned OS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't know about any of that, maybe ask Simplix. Maybe 2923766 was included in a later update
Hum ; Honestly ? I really doubt about my skills in russian tongue

Is that so complicated to get the file version , size and creation date of Cdd.dll Dxgkrnl.sys Dxgmms1.sys Lddmcore.ptxml ?
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4 Days Ago   #728
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Is that so complicated to get the file version , size and creation date of Cdd.dll
Latest simplix pack cdd.dll version 6.1.7601.24546

So it is more recent. Maybe it incorporates what was done in that version you speak of. I don't know. I have not heard of that issue before.
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4 Days Ago   #729
Oghma Infinium

WinXP x86 Pro - Win7 Ultimate x86 / Win10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Latest simplix pack cdd.dll version 6.1.7601.24546

So it is more recent. Maybe it incorporates what was done in that version you speak of. I don't know. I have not heard of that issue before.
Yes , by another update.

found these records in 'the convience update' cvs-file-list :

"Cdd.dll","6.1.7601.23403","107,520","25-Mar-2016","18:26","x86","None","Not applicable",
"Dxgkrnl.sys","6.1.7601.23403","730,344","25-Mar-2016","18:39","x86","None","Not applicable",
"Dxgmms1.sys","6.1.7601.23403","218,856","25-Mar-2016","18:39","x86","None","Not applicable",
"Lddmcore.ptxml","Not applicable","1,151","25-Mar-2016","14:44","Not applicable","None","Not applicable"
[...]
"Cdd.dll","6.1.7601.23403","144,384","25-Mar-2016","18:55","x64","None","Not applicable",
"Dxgkrnl.sys","6.1.7601.23403","986,344","25-Mar-2016","19:09","x64","None","Not applicable",
"Dxgmms1.sys","6.1.7601.23403","264,936","25-Mar-2016","19:09","x64","None","Not applicable",
"Lddmcore.ptxml","Not applicable","1,151","25-Mar-2016","14:43","Not applicable","None","Not applicable",

which means there were already updated for another matter in this same rollup , so, all should be fine.
And that's why you never heard about that before.
If you're curious about why I care so much of this matter : check this thread on M4800 on Spiceworks Forum. This model is a notorious plague. (As all the previous victims , I discovered that after I bying it)
sorry for the disturbance (M$ catalog.update website is so archaic)
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4 Days Ago   #730
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Oh.

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(As all the previous victims , I discovered that after I bying it)
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