MDL Win 7 Tool for SiMPLiX UpdatePack AiO ISO (with install.wim/esd) Creation

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  1. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If the files can be integrated by dism, put the files in one of the driver folders which get integrated in the install.wim and they should be integrated.
     
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  2. TommyKing

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    seems like it is integrated but may i ask,do i need to disable driver signature check ( if this even possible as the windows haven't installed)? i always got crashed when loading driver? after unpacking files to be installed ( after first reboot ) when using nvme. but when using SATA, it just worked fine.
     
  3. sxhilkxdxm

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    #1323 sxhilkxdxm, Jun 21, 2021
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    I have installed Windows 7 Enterprise, created using this tool.
    Followed stock instructions, no personal changes as such.
    Post-install, started Windows update.
    These two updates are giving errors,

    KB5003779 - Error 643
    KB5003667 - Error 80070661

    EDIT: Fixed by Integrating ESU v11, Updates installed normally.
     
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  4. tzuyd

    tzuyd MDL Novice

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    Where can I find the legacy tool? Finding official ISOs that support the language I need (en-AU) is a pain in the butt and I guess I'm having this issue because of non-matching ISOs. But all of the scripts in the full tool archive seem to expect a Win10 ISO and I can't for the life of me find a non-modern download link in any of the first three posts.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    It's included in the archive?

    Code:
    W7_x86_x64_New_2.3_G_WIN7_Based_ISO_BETA_Development_ESU_W_AiO.cmd
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Now win 11 is out in the public i will focus on this project again :)
     
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  7. tzuyd

    tzuyd MDL Novice

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    #1327 tzuyd, Jun 29, 2021
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    EDIT : Thank you thank you, thank you!

    I spent WEEKS trying to get Win7 installed on NVMe, going through the various integrator tools including Integrate7 and had no idea this tool existed at the time. Nothing seemed to recognise the drive. The only 'issue' I had with this tool is that when selecting a hard drive to install to for some reason Windows said my BIOS can't boot from this drive - but it let me go through with the install and everything seems peachy.

    Got Subscribestar? :p

    Oh, thanks. That being the legacy one was not obvious.
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Win7_Based = Legacy, doesn't need a 10 ISO.
     
  9. sxhilkxdxm

    sxhilkxdxm MDL Junior Member

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    Does this make any difference in the generated Windows 7 ISO functionality wise?
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The legacy script created ISO, based on win 7, can do inplace upgrades and run on ancient hardware, the modern ones, based on win 10, can't.
     
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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Biggest difference: Without the Setup program from Win10, you cannot use INSTALL.ESD (high compression). Legacy Win7 Setup only supports INSTALL.WIM and INSTALL.SWM (split WIM).

    Edit: Plus what @Enthousiast said above.
     
  12. sxhilkxdxm

    sxhilkxdxm MDL Junior Member

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    I have setup a system created using Legacytool, all is working fine.
    While going through the settings once again I noticed that the Spectre/Meltdown switch was OFF.
    Is this still a big of a issue as before?
     
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  13. sxhilkxdxm

    sxhilkxdxm MDL Junior Member

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    Newer generations like 6th gen won't be affected that much? I've created this Win7 setup to run in VM.
     
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  14. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Intel processors with PCID (Haswell or newer) take only a minimal performance hit from Meltdown mitigations. Older generations are not so lucky. InSpectre can report that, too.

    Spectre mitigations without big performance hit need eighth generation Core or newer.


    It's best to simply test it for your special scenarios, if you "feel" the difference in performance, and if you accept it.
     
  15. sxhilkxdxm

    sxhilkxdxm MDL Junior Member

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    I've switched from FixOff to FixON in last line of SiMPLiX.bat and made a new ISO. In InSpectre app it shows Meltdown YES, Spectre as NO.
     
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  16. tzuyd

    tzuyd MDL Novice

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    Oooooohhhhh, it just clicked with me today. I was thinking legacy meant it was an older version of the tool.
     
  17. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Spectre fixes are delivered via BIOS update.
     
  18. MarvelX7

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    does this tool include the UefiSeven to install on pure uefi ¿
     
  19. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No.