Offline ESD installation through Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by abhishek09, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. abhishek09

    abhishek09 MDL Novice

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    Is there a way to initiate installation of TH2 (1511 build) of Windows 10 through Windows Update?

    Here is the problem I am facing : My college's proxy blocks access to Windows servers leaving me to use slow (free) VPN. But, since the TH2 (1511 build) is quite big, I am not able to download the build. Historically, I used update archive to update windows.

    I downloaded the correct build required for the update by using ESD capturing tools but I don't know how to trick Windows into installing it. I tried replacing the '-------.tmp' (currently "BITF718.tmp") file downloaded by 'WindowsUpdateBox' but the file fails to be replaced and the restating the update triggers a new download of the file with a different name.

    Help me:confused:
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Why didn't you just download the MSDN/Techbench 1511 iso?

    Now you have the correct ESD file you simply can use Abbodi1406's ESD > ISO wimlib 11b converter to create the iso, mount the iso and start the setup from the root of the mounted iso (8.1 has mounting options in it, 7 you have to use third party iso mounting software).
     
  3. abhishek09

    abhishek09 MDL Novice

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    Yes, I can do that but I don't want my personal folders, programs and settings to go away. I guess choosing the upgrade option will prevent that, right?

    And, I downloaded the 1511 MSDN images a week ago but saved them for fresh installs. Actually, I got to know about ESD's today.:p
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You always have the choice what to keep during upgrade when you use the iso.
     
  5. abhishek09

    abhishek09 MDL Novice

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    I guess you are right...:rolleyes: Thanks!
     
  6. abhishek09

    abhishek09 MDL Novice

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    Out of curiosity, is Windows Update following the same procedure to update Windows?
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I didn't pay enough attention while upgrading via WU, what i can recall is that there are no options what to keep by upgrading via WU, it keeps all it can automaticly.
     
  8. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    No. WU uses an unattended installation which doesn't offer choices.