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Windows 7: Create patched ISO from existing up-to-date installation?

13 Nov 2018   #1
PatrickGSR94

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Create patched ISO from existing up-to-date installation?

I have parts on order for 2 new workstations that I will be putting together soon. I dread the thought of having to continually run Windows Update multiple times from a fresh SP1 install. Being that my workstation is fully up to date, is there any way to create a fully patched ISO from my machine's installation, to use for installing Win7 on my 2 new workstations? This is an office environment with a Win Server 2012 R2 domain.


I've read several how-to articles on creating patched ISO files, but most of those are at least 2 years old, and it seems like it would be easier just to use the update/hotfix files already on my workstation to create the ISO instead of having to download a bunch of files from the internet.


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13 Nov 2018   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi PatrickGSR94,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I dread the thought of having to continually run Windows Update multiple times from a fresh SP1 install. Being that my workstation is fully up to date, is there any way to create a fully patched ISO from my machine's installation, to use for installing Win7 on my 2 new workstations?
There are a couple of ways to achieve this.

[1] SIW2 has put together an excellent utillity [7UPDATER] where you can integrate drivers and WU into the install.wim. It is quite a long thread but I think you will find it useful. It really is quite easy and you will end up with a fully updated ISO in which to use. You can update just one image, or all images. The size of the updated ISO will obviously be too big to fit onto a DVD so you will need to burn it to a USB for installation.

Here is the link to the thread I have mentioned => Update your Win 7 installation media.

[2] If you have an installation DVD, you can copy the files to the HDD, mount it, and fully update it with drivers and WU using DISM++. Again, the size of the updated ISO will obviously be too big to fit onto a DVD so you will need to burn it to a USB for installation.

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$’s WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesn’t install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesn’t require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
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13 Nov 2018   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You could create a disk image and use that then change serial number after if you have imaging that multi casts you can do all ocs at once
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13 Nov 2018   #4
PatrickGSR94

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
You could create a disk image and use that then change serial number after if you have imaging that multi casts you can do all ocs at once

Wouldn't that basically replicate my installation with software and everything? I don't want to image my current workstation's system drive, as these will be new systems for different users, with different software installed. I was just hoping to create an ISO of my current Windows installation with all the installed updates and hotfixes, instead of having to try to download certain ones but not others. My current installation is suitable for our office, so it would be nice to just replicate the updated OS, without the installed software.
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13 Nov 2018   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The practical way to do that is to integrate the updates into installation media.

Update your Win 7 installation media.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
Wouldn't that basically replicate my installation with software and everything? I don't want to image my current workstation's system drive, as these will be new systems for different users, with different software installed. I was just hoping to create an ISO of my current Windows installation with all the installed updates and hotfixes, instead of having to try to download certain ones but not others. My current installation is suitable for our office, so it would be nice to just replicate the updated OS, without the installed software.
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13 Nov 2018   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi PatrickGSR94,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I was just hoping to create an ISO of my current Windows installation with all the installed updates and hotfixes, instead of having to try to download certain ones but not others.
I gave you two methods of doing this in my previous post!
The first method I gave you is the same as SIW2 [the author/creator of the utility] has given you above!
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13 Nov 2018   #7
PatrickGSR94

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi PatrickGSR94,



I gave you two methods of doing this in my previous post!
The first method I gave you is the same as SIW2 [the author/creator of the utility] has given you above!

I guess I wasn't clear about what you posted. Is the utility taking the updates installed on my machine currently to create the ISO? Or is it downloading the various updates from Microsoft or elsewhere?
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13 Nov 2018   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
I guess I wasn't clear about what you posted. Is the utility taking the updates installed on my machine currently to create the ISO? Or is it downloading the various updates from Microsoft or elsewhere?

If you had bothered to look at the post you have been linked and pointed to several times, it tells you.
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13 Nov 2018   #9
Paul Black

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

Hi PatrickGSR94,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I guess I wasn't clear about what you posted. Is the utility taking the updates installed on my machine currently to create the ISO? Or is it downloading the various updates from Microsoft or elsewhere?
NO, the utility is not taking the updates installed on your machine currently to create the ISO.

7UPDATER gets the WU DB from a third-party provider.
DISM++ gets the WU DB from the M$ servers.

Basically, you need a Win 7 ISO or installation DVD. Then you use one of the two methods stated above to integrate the WU's. Finally, you burn the updated ISO to a USB for installation.

I, along with many people here have used both of the two methods mentioned without problems.

I hope this helps!
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13 Nov 2018   #10
PatrickGSR94

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you had bothered to look at the post you have been linked and pointed to several times, it tells you.

Man come on, I skimmed it over a little bit but I don't have time right this second to read through all 14 pages. I definitely appreciate the work you've done with that tool and will probably make use of it. No need to get all worked up or pissed off about it.
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