How change package state from "Installed" to "Staged"?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by RedRat, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. RedRat

    RedRat MDL Novice

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    Using install_wim_tweak.exe I can unhide all packages in the Windows 8.1 WIM image. Some of them has state "Installed", while others has state "Staged". As I understand, former packages will be installed in the process of Windows setup, and a latter will be keeping in WinSxS for a possible edition upgrade (Core -> Pro, etc).

    So, my question is: how I can change the state of a package in the WIM image from Installed to Staged? I just want to not install some packages but don't want to remove them completely.
     
  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    #2 KNARZ, Dec 1, 2013
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    actually this is a good question. my investigations ended with the sessions *.xmls in windows\servicing\sessions.
    it's bound to
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\SessionsPending
    within the xml it should be possible to stage / unstage packages and so on. But i haven't done any tests so far.
     
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  3. RedRat

    RedRat MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the answer. It seems that there is no a simple way to make a package 'staged'. Well, will try to play with aforementioned .xml files.
     
  4. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Anything new?
     
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  5. RedRat

    RedRat MDL Novice

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    Nope. :-(

    It turns out too difficult and time consuming for me.
     
  6. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    yeah.. thats the reason why I put this on hold.
    bummer...
     
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