Getting the install.esd file not encrypted by Windows Update

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  1. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #1 balubeto, Jan 19, 2016
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    Hi

    I have a computer with Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

    I would like to download the new build 11xxx on the first computer through Windows Update and I would stop its automatic installation in order that I can get the <Primary_partition_letter>:\$Windows.~BT\sources\install.esd file not encrypted.

    So, how do I do this?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    The install.esd file which is in that folder is NOT encrypted. Just copy it to another folder, and convert to iso using one of the tools.
     
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    I wonder, why it is the esd, if not encrypted? It is the mystery.
    Of course, I said a bit wrong, it's encrypted mystery.
     
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    dhjohns MDL Guru

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  5. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    When Windows 10 v1511 downloads a new build 11xxx from Windows Update, how can I be sure that its installation does not start automatically ever?

    When I moved the <Primary_partition_letter>:\$Windows.~BT\sources\install.esd file, how do I undo this installation by eliminating all its files?

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  6. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    What I do is copy the install.esd file to the decrypter/iso converter folder, and start the conversion to iso. Meanwhile the Windows update is doing its thing, but that takes a while. Once the iso is created, I move it to my OS ISOs folder on another drive, then I restart my computer. Once it has booted, I mount the iso, and run setup. When Windows has finished upgrading, and I have made sure everything works properly, I run the disk cleanup tool as admin and remove all.
     
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  7. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    In practice, when I moved the file install.esd, I would not continue with the installation of the build 11xxx but I would undo it deleting all its files.

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  8. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    The reason why it is encrypted is possibly for security purposes. Microsoft doesn't want the file doctored in any form.
     
  9. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #13 balubeto, Jan 29, 2016
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    So to avoid the automatic installation of a new build 14xxx still get the <Primary_partition_letter>:\$Windows.~BT\sources\install.esd unencrypted file, it is possible to close the settings window when the Restart button is displayed, copy the above file and run the following commands from the Command Prompt (run as Administrator):

    Code:
    takeown /F "<BT/WS_Directory_path>" /A /R /D S /SKIPSL >nul 2>&1
    icacls "<BT/WS_Directory_path>" /reset
    icacls "<BT/WS_Directory_path>" /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /inheritance:e /Q /C /T /L >nul 2>&1
    rd /S /Q "<BT/WS_Directory_path>" >nul 2>&1
    
    without that Windows prevents the elimination of the directories?

    Does anyone have any other idea to prevent the automatic installation of the build 14xxx and delete the BT/WS_Directory_path directories created by Windows to install the new build?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  10. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #14 xinso, Jan 29, 2016
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    To terminate the download/install procees, stop Background Intelligent Transfer Service. (NOT Windows Update - wuauserv service)
    Code:
    net stop BITS
     
  11. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #15 balubeto, Jan 29, 2016
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    It is possible to prevent that, whenever Windows download a new build, it will never install it automatically?

    Thanks

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