Questions, in-place upgrade, de-bloating, removable media

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by doubtfire, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. doubtfire

    doubtfire MDL Junior Member

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    Hello. I've forgotten all the fancy windows installation building and customizing tricks from years ago.

    Currently I'm running: Windows 10 Enterprise N 10.0.14393 (Build 14393)

    1. From UUPDump.ML, will this "latest public release" be compatible for an in-place upgrade?
    - Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004 (19041.572)

    2. I don't have any removable media. Will a mounted ISO suffice for (a) clean install and/or (b) upgrade install?

    3. There used to be a nice tool from here that would customize the Windows installer file to help remove individual components (cortana, xbox, edge, bing, onedrive, metroUI). Can someone please direct me towards that tool again?

    4. Will any telemetry-removing settings applied on this current windows installation be carried over to the new installation?



    Thanks everyone. Take care.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    1. yes, but that is not an inplace upgrade but a full (old build > new build) upgrade
    2. not for a clean install (that needs booting from install media), for upgrade yes.
    3. not commenting on that, will be a neverending story
    4. same as 3
     
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  3. doubtfire

    doubtfire MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks Mr Enthousiast.
    - If the goal is to preserve user-files and installed programs, will the "Feature update" (as opposed to "cumulative update") work for that? I guess I'm looking for just an "upgrade" not a clean-install.

    P.S. The herculean debloating challenge will never cease!
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The feature update option is always best to use, specifically for upgrades.
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Yes indeed;)
     
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  6. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Addicted

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    You Can Try MSMG Toolkit .
    You will be more then happy using it as its user friendly & supports allmost all OS from 7 to 10.
     
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  7. doubtfire

    doubtfire MDL Junior Member

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    Yes that was the tool I was thinking of (in the first post), thanks for reminding me.

    The MSMG toolkit used to be more streamlined, but now one must individually remove each element through the menus (each has their own ~2-4minute loading time).
    Let's see if I can find a list of all the features and packages...
     
  8. Konstantinos

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  9. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Hey, could you elaborate on this please?
    Never heard an in-place vs full upgrade before.
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Afaik, inplace / repair upgrade is by using the same build (19042.xxx > 19042.xxx) and plain upgrade is from 7 > 10 or 1803 > 1903 > 20H2, etcetc...
     
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  11. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #14 Mr.X, Feb 12, 2021
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    Alright, but for that I need to run an install media iso or whatever from withing a working Windows session whether I'm going to in-place repair or upgrade to a new build or same build. I mean I think it's correct to just say "In-place upgrade or In-place repair" regardless, right?

    Bah nevermind, I think it does not matter hahahha
     
  12. nosirrahx

    nosirrahx MDL Addicted

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    All you need to do is download a matching copy of your OS from UUP (home to home/pro to pro and matching build and service pack), unzip the ISO and then run the setup exe.

    The only critical step is selecting that you want to keep everything (will be pre-selected).

    Back in the XP days we called this a repair install and typically we would do these from boot media. Microsoft hates us though so now you have to be able to boot to desktop to do this. If you try to do a repair install from boot media on 10 it tells you that you need to do it from desktop.

    Thanks Microsoft, if I could boot I would not be trying to do a repair install from boot media.