Can I extract the setup files of Windows 8.1 update?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Let's say I have an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 Single Language on it, after downloading the update via the Windows store, is there a way to copy those entire update files, put them on a USB to perform a clean install off the USB?

    I have a Windows 8.1 Single Language USB which I downlaoded from WZOR's leak but just t be 100% sure that what I have is the latest official current files?

    please tell me where are those setup files located if this is possible
     
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  2. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    The installation media for Volume Licensing versions (Enterprise) of Windows 8.1 can do in-place updates over existing Windows 8 installs. Maybe a way to extract it from .ISO
     
  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    thanks for that.

    What I'm planning to do, is copy whatever I can from the Windows 8.1 update download folder, and replace them with the files that I currently have on my Windows 8.1 Single Language to do a clean install with that, but where does that update from the Windows store usually get downloaded to bro?
     
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  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    C:\$Windows.~BT
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    thanks a lot Pro!

    cheers
     
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