Building the most up-to-date Windows Vista ISO

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by TigTex, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    Hello

    I'm trying to build an updated ISO based on the MSDN isos with all editions and x64 and x86 versions.
    I'm doing this because there are still many machines that only have the Vista COA and paying for a windows 10 licence or activating any other windows edition is not an option. It needs to be 100% legitimate to pass the software inspections. I know, vista is old, unsecure, obsolete, but here in Portugal, computers from that era are common and I have to provide solutions.

    So, I was searching for something like UpdatePack from simplix, but there are none. WSUS offline (legacy) works somehow, but I have no idea how to apply it to an offline wim image. So I thought that I could install vista on a virtual machine, install all the updates and capture the WIM, but that would take way too much time for all the SKUs and x64/x86 variants. Also, if I install all the 200 updates, the system runs out of memory, just like windows 7 (memory leak?), so I have to reboot every 50 or 100 updates and wait an hour for it to display the remaining updates.

    Does any one have an update list or batch file like there are for the newer windows editions? Or any other suggestions?
    Please, no KMS or "use linux" talk! Thank you
     
  2. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Senior Member

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    use wsus offline update to integrate all official windows vista update up to 2017

    you can integrate windows server 2008 (no r2) to integrate post-vista update

    update after 11 april 2017
    no exist for vista use windows server 2008 update


    you need to browse windows server update catalogue to integrate post vista (server 2008 no r2 update)
    update must downloaded manually

    and installed manually

    because server 2008 no r2 use windows vista kernel , server 2008 are updated to january 2020

    to make this the most simple are install windows vista enterprise (same as ultimate works with kms ) or use professional version

    use windows vista with sp2 and install all update up to 11 april 2017
    install manually all windows server 2008
    after 11 april 2017 up to jully 2018

    after all update

    sysprep this image

    you can find good tutorial on networks

    use install wim from captured image and integrate to windows vista sp2 iso

    (replace original wim from captured)

    this is most simple solution because integrate to all wim update (home,pro, basic , starter) are too complicated

    you can use this procedure for 32bits or 64bits iso
     
  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Give more details as you say it won't boot. Normal boot or from a special device (USB, DVD, ...) Which version? Which laptop or destop model and so on...
    What did you try ?
     
  4. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    Well, I'll revive my own topic because I'm back at it.

    I'm trying to create an "integrate7-like" script for windows vista. Windows vista doesn't use dism for servicing but it uses pkgmgr. Right now, using "windows patch loader" I was able to grab links for all .cabs needed but that also includes the windows server 2008 updates.
    My first question is for @abbodi1406 because you are always working hard on updates. I've seen you saying that, even if you install the updates for server 2008 on a vista operating system, they don't get correctly applied. Do you care to elaborate?
    Also, .cab files are probably worse to integrate because pkgmgr uses a xml file that you can only grab from msu files. I'm a little lost here, internet is all about windows 7 and 10 and there is no love for those with old devices with VISTA oem licences.
     
  5. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    40 euro for a free hwid (google for massgravel or kms activation.
     
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  8. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    I work at a repair shop. I can't sell a 200 dollar Windows 10 Get Genuine KIT or install any kms solution or free hwid methods on those costumers. They require to have a legit COA and proof of purchase for inspection purposes. Portugal is a poor country, vista machines are common here. Some of them use SiS graphics or old ATI graphics that don't have any WDDM driver (only XPDM). Linux is not an option because those machines are mostly running certified billing software.

    So, when I have a system like this, what I currently do is to install vista with sp2, install ie9 and 4 more updates that speed up windows update and install all updates. This is a slow process and I know that it's not that safe to use in 2020. But there are still chromium browsers ported to vista/xp that have updates and you can use these systems to basic office work / billing.

    Using pkgmgr with cab files is insanely slow to integrate 300+ updates to install.wim. Right now I'm trying to study how to extract the msu files, combine the xml and cab files and integrate them in only one step. DISM on windows 7/8 only calls pkgmgr so that's also not an option. peimg might be a faster alternative, I'll have to check it.

    I'll post my findings.. I have too much free time now and I need to do something or else I'll die of boredom :D
     
  9. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Senior Member

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    XPDDM = windows 7 32BITS Maximum because 32bits xp driver and windows 7 because last os with XPDDM support , on windows 8.0 and after XPDDM was removed
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You should put that on twitter;)
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Might be too long for Twitter?
     
  13. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    Mse is working fine on my vista installation.
     
  14. julend

    julend MDL Novice

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    Well, after the 4 speed-up updates you can simply proceed with WU and finally apply Wsusoffline (Legacy) for Vista, selecting all the Server 2008 updates and keep updating today.
     
  15. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    The idea is to service the install.wim so that you can create a fully updated iso for clean/refresh installs
    Thanks anyway!
     
  16. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    I think you will need to use syprep to do that. I am pretty sure a lot of the updates can't be succesfully integrated into the wim via dism\peimg.