[Q:] In Which Directory does Windows Update store 10049 (new) Build esd?

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  1. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    In which directory does Windows update store the new builds?

    I have looked in SoftwareDistrubution\Downloads
    but i cannot find a esd there

    Where does Windows Update store the (new) build esd?

    and how can i find the esd download link that he's using to download the new build :D?

    Thx in advance
     
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  2. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I think in C:\RecoveryImage.
     
  3. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    I thought that too
    But that folder doesnt exist

    But what is the proces to get the downloadlinks of the esd's with Windows update
     
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  4. Fernando 1

    Fernando 1 MDL Member

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    As far as I remember I found it within the directory $Windows.~BT.
     
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  5. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    while the ESD is downloading, it is in a folder in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution\Downloads. After the update is installed, a copy of Install.esd or Install.wim of the installed build (depending on the method used to upgrade) is located in C:\RecoveryImage
     
  6. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    install.esd on recoveryimage here too
     
  7. alexwilson

    alexwilson MDL Junior Member

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    #7 alexwilson, Apr 6, 2015
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    One way to get the download links while the download is in progress is through elevated PowerShell:
    Code:
    Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers | fl *
     
  8. Underclocked

    Underclocked MDL Member

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    If you install Search Everything and do a search for *.esd, it will find it almost the split second the esd is created. You can copy or paste from there.
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I have picked them up from the c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download folder but the decrypted iso is in my language (not en-us) a bit dodgy during the OOBE, it's not all in my language but i can live with it.
     
  10. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    #10 DioNZB, Apr 7, 2015
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    (OP)
    This worked

    thx
     
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