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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media.

27 Aug 2018   #71
Paul Black

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

Hi @SIW2,

Thank you.

I updated image 1 [HOMEBASIC] using DISM++ [I just updated it with a few updates for testing purposes].

I then did a Direct save and un-mounted.

I then ran 7UPDATER with the criteria you stated in your post #70 above.
It went straight into Archiving File Data.
It then Mounted the image.
It then started to update components and remove package Microsoft-Windows-Home-Basic-Edition.
It then started and finished applying edition-specific settings.
It then deleted unneccessary files.
It then saved and un-mounted.
It then did the same for image 2, image 3 and image 4.
It then compressed and archived the file data [see note below].
Then when the message FINISHED appeared I pressed Enter [Press any key to continue].

NOTE: The blue command screen was totally blank [no text or commands what so ever] while it compressed and archived the file data.

The original DISM++ image 1 install.wim started off at 3,623,922 KB's, and ended up at 3,594,028 KB's.

It all appears to have worked! I assume now that I have ALL the images/editions updated with only the updates that I included in image 1 using DISM++? Obviously there is no need to clean-up the wim because as you said previously, 7UPDATER automatically does that!

Thanks SIW2 for all your time and effort on this, it is very much appreciated, and I am sure that others are appreciative too.


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27 Aug 2018   #72
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yep, that is the way to do it.

You can watch the optimizing if you want.
replace this line
start "start-optimize" /wait cmd.exe /v/c "@echo off& (%TP%\bin\wimlib-imagex.exe optimize "%wimdir%\sources\install.wim" --compress=LZX:100)"

with this:
BIN\wimlib-imagex.exe optimize "%WIMDir%\sources\Install.wim" --compress=LZX:100
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27 Aug 2018   #73
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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

Thanks for the kind reply SIW2.


Any help with the diskpart uefi commands would be much appreciated.


Thanks you and best regards,
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28 Aug 2018   #74
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
Yep, that is the way to do it.
Brilliant, thanks SIW2 .
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28 Aug 2018   #75
Paul Black

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

I have done a little bit of research on one method of making a > 4GB install.wim bootable using a USB.
As we all know, FAT32 has a size limitation of 4GB for any one file!
You can get round this by splitting the install.wim into two or more < 4GB files using DISM [Deployment Image Servicing and Management], which is a command-line tool.

Using an elevated command prompt [this will split the install.wim to the original sources folder] type in:
Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:C:\Win7ISO\sources\install.wim /SWMFile:C:\Win7ISO\sources\install /FileSize:4000.

The BLUE text is the folder on the root of C:\ where my image file is, you will need to change this accordingly!

Now ALL the files in the sources directory are < 4GB and ready to burn to a USB.
If you have a system with Secure Boot, you might need to disable/deactivate Secure Boot. You can put it back after you have finished the installation.

I hope this helps!
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28 Aug 2018   #76
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is no dism /split-image command in windows 7.
Perhaps I could include an option to split install.wim in 7updater.

Another way is to use Rufus to create bootable usb stick - no need to split the wim with that.
I don't use Rufus, so don't ask me for detailed instructions - I only know that Pressing Alt-E enables dual boot EFI and MBR. Presumably you then select NTFS and the rufus ntfs driver is used.
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28 Aug 2018   #77
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
There is no dism /split-image command in windows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Perhaps I could include an option to split install.wim in 7updater.
That would be brilliant, especially considering that a fully update ISO will far exceed 4GB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Another way is to use Rufus to create bootable usb stick. I only know that Pressing Alt-E enables dual boot EFI and MBR. Presumably you then select NTFS and the rufus ntfs driver is used.
If I can, I will spend some time tomorrow researching the Alt-E cheat mode option for enabling dual boot using Rufus. I will post my findings and some instructions if I am successful!

I assume that this is possible SIW2 because of the way that you have setup the Oscdimg.exe in 7UPDATER, being that it accommodates both types of systems [Legacy - MBR and UEFI - GPT]?

This site is purely Rufus based, written by pbatard [owner / author of Rufus]: FAQ . pbatard/rufus Wiki . GitHub

Here is a snippet from the above explaining: Why doesn't Rufus create a Windows installation USB that can be booted in dual BIOS/UEFI mode?

Update your Win 7 installation media.-rufus-new.jpg

Thanks in advance.


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28 Aug 2018   #78
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it says
Alt-E* (v2.0 or later) - Enable dual BIOS+UEFI mode for Windows installation media.

I didn't come across anything there about the ntfs driver. Maybe it is somewhere on else on the blog.

That is why I said Presumably you then select NTFS and the rufus ntfs driver is used.

NTFS is offered if you select dual BIOS+UEFI mode for Windows installation media.

If NTFS was not compatible with dual BIOS+UEFI mode - then why is it offered?

Seems likely if you select dual BIOS+UEFI mode AND ntfs, then that should work.

I haven't tried it.
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28 Aug 2018   #79
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Maybe you need to select UEFI:NTFS
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28 Aug 2018   #80
Paul Black

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

Hi @SIW2,

Also this:

Update your Win 7 installation media.-rufus-new-2.jpg

Thanks in advance.


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