Convert custom Windows 8 install.wim to Windows 8.1 with update wim ??

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  1. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    Is this possible ?? I mean offline or somehow ??
     
  2. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    if its possible its will take same time
    its better just download ur edition from ms or original iso somewhere
     
  3. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    I agree but is it possible somehow ?
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Yes by adding all the updates from Winows 8 to windows 8.1 newest version. Good luck :D
     
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  5. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    You have any list or any download link please ?
     
  6. Tito

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    No you can't. 8.1 isn't just another update; it is a new OS itself.
     
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  7. LiteOS

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    mb if u installed it on vmware apply the update/s / restart and do that for all the updates
    do cleanup with dism
    sysperp it
    then capture it its looks possible but its just a hassle
     
  8. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    I wanted to do that exactly but turns out sysprep doesn't work on upgraded installations.


     
  9. LiteOS

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    did u do the dism /clean-up ?
     
  10. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    Yes, i did clean-up and then tried sysprep.
     
  11. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    mb try cleanup after each big update like 8.1 and update 1
     
  12. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    I directly updated to "8.1 with update" from store.
     
  13. LiteOS

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    btw sysperp is optional in windows 8 cos its uni drivers
    it can auto fix the drivers database no need to sysperp
     
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  15. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    Will this work ?

    I install Windows 8 from my install.wim which I have, upgrade it from the store. After it upgrades and restarts into OOBE, I shutdown manually. I then boot into WinPE and capture the image.

    Will the image taken with above process work ?

    P.S - I want this new wim image to boot into OOBE whenever its used.
     
  16. LiteOS

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    yea it should capture the image fine and work
    if not its must be the winpe version, ver 5.0 should be fine
    if its not sysperp the oobe screen wont appear but
    its possible to create users via pc settings/accounts in metro easily
     
  17. qad

    qad MDL Member

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    #17 qad, Apr 30, 2014
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    It might work, but I don't recommend it especially when you are going to deploy the image onto another PC (regardless of physical or virtual).
    I guess running sysprep and generalizing the image is still the right way even when you use an upgraded installtion as your base image, although not an officially supported scenario.


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    I think you need to run sysprep anyway if you want the image to go into OOBE when it boots up for the first time.
     
  18. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    I am gonna delete the registry key and try to make sysprep work. I hope it works.

    Right now, its downloading Win 8.1 with update from store, will update how it goes.
     
  19. valued17

    valued17 MDL Member

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    UPDATE: So, this worked for me and I was able to run sysprep :)

    Thanks qad