Creating a Windows 8.1 AIO with Media Center manually

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ambidav, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    #1 ambidav, Aug 7, 2012
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  2. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    Big thanks! for a great job ambidav
     
  3. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Great job ambidav :worthy: i 've been receiving alot of request for this
     
  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Really nice work bud!

    Too bad I won't be using win8 anytime soon ;)
     
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  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Is there no media center with win8?

    ?? It just looks to me your exporting pro then importing pro with a new name? Where does media center get added??
     
  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Dism /Image:C:\mount /Set-Edition:professionalWMC
     
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  7. TheFamousTripleBoot

    TheFamousTripleBoot MDL Novice

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    Will try that one time.
     
  8. Sream

    Sream MDL Novice

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    Can this be activated then or is this only adding WMC to the main installation?
     
  9. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    This doesn't activate it, merely adds it to the install. You could use dism to enter a key though.
    I also like to use this command to add features, like net 3.5. It needs the sxs folder to install it offline.

    Dism /Image:C:\mount /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:C:\win8\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    and to save a step with gimagex, you can use imagex /info to rename the description.


    imagex /info "c:\Win8\sources\install.wim" 3 "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center" "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center"
     
  10. webketoan

    webketoan MDL Novice

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    Where is Media Center installer?
    Is it from Windows Setup ISO ?
     
  11. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    can you say me how i can capture an wim from C: (online) partition (aka an running win 8) ??
    RecImg gives always an error at 26% ;)
    i wanna capture an new install.wim to replaye with the new one the old one on dvd
     
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  12. helob

    helob MDL Novice

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    Anyone who has successfully added Media Center to Windows Pro RTM x64 iso care to upload "Window 8 Pro with Media Center" iso to a popular Torrent site for all to share.
    TQ
     
  13. duydangle

    duydangle MDL Novice

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    This add Media Center to clean installation but users cannot use it?
     
  14. haiduongbk

    haiduongbk MDL Novice

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    i can't mount install.wim. why?
    when i use command:
    Dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\install.wim /index:1 /mountdir:C:\mount
    and it have error:
    please help me
     
  15. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Try changing the mount directory to another partition if you have one eg: Dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\install.wim /index:1 /mountdir:D:\mount
     
  16. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Yes and is fully usable :)
     
  17. _spinner_

    _spinner_ MDL Addicted

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    Well done Master!!! :D
    your job is always great, but as many of US Windows 8 RTM is just "another few ISOs added to collection on non used builds"

    :D:D
     
  18. haiduongbk

    haiduongbk MDL Novice

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    thank a lot, i have mounted.
     
  19. duydangle

    duydangle MDL Novice

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    Can I use my backup of my activation of Win 8 Pro on Win 8 Pro + WMC?
     
  20. madamimadam

    madamimadam MDL Novice

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    I just tried to do that with no luck. I might be talking out of my rear, but I *think* something in the activation code requirement changes, because it wouldn't take the backed up copy as legit. but by all means PLEASE try it yourself and report back if it works! I would be delighted in being proven wrong on this one.