(seeking) comprehensive guide on windows updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by avi smile, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm seeking for a comprehensive guide on the subject of windows updates

    on these subjects

    1. what updates is recommended and what updates to stay away

    2. how to download updates once and reuse it on multiple systems (of the same operating system [windows])

    3. how to slipstream them into windows installation ISO's

    if someone could please point me in the right direction or maybe create one:cool:

    i would be very thankfull

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    thanks for the reply

    about the question for which version of windows i didn't write any version because i wanted to know for win 7/8.1/10 i though there might be 1 thread for all of them

    what i'm trying to learn now is creating for myself a USB stick with all versions of windows on it completely updated
    also i want to have all updates available one and for all as i have a few PC's that aren't connected to the internet and i want to update them

    thanks for you'r help
     
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  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    #4 cocachris89, Oct 19, 2015
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    If your trying to make a USB stick with all versions of windows with updates and architectures, you'd need a huge USB; 32GB >

    Speaking from experience, I think its easier to have dedicated USB sticks for Win 7, 8.1, 10 (I also have office 2010 and 2013 on hand) because it makes things a lot easier, IMHO. The main reason is because if you are updating the WIM constantly, it will grow in size regardless; for example Windows 7 vanilla (without any updates) with x86 and x64 is about 5GB; when you start integrating all 190+ updates, it will grow to 9.5GB approximately. Then add 8.1 on top of that and it may become 15GB, then add Windows 10, about 18GB. That is a huge file. With new updates coming out weekly, the overall size of each version of Windows will grow and effect the size of your AIO.

    You would need to know the index # of each version so you don't try to install a Windows 10 update to Windows 7, for example. If you do, it would throw up an error, then you'd need to hunt down the culprit which would waste a lot of time and effort.

    You wont be able to use exFAT file system because it doesn't support booting, therefore you'd be limited to FAT32 or NTFS. Then there is the problem with FAT32 not supporting files larger than 4GB, so you'd need to split the WIM into slices of about 3.5GB each. Some people like to use NTFS on USB sticks, however I've had problems with them in the past so I don't use it.

    Then there is updating the WIM. If you are doing this regularly, newer updates are released weekly, so you'd need to download them, integrate them, split the WIM, delete the old install.wim files, copy across the new split WIMs and if you are doing this over USB 2.0, it can take up to 15 minutes +.

    Phew.... that was a mouthful lol :eek:
     
  4. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    thanks

    well then a dedicated USB stick for each version 'this' was not my point what i wanted to ask is is there a thread on which telemetry updates not to download for win 8.1 and also for win 10

    also you brought me the Simplex Pack but that just gives me a bulk of updates what i want is that i should have the option which updates to integrate

    also is there no problem integrating updates as some updates need to come after anther so they need to reboot?

    also WHDownloader how do i install the updates just run them and tara!! or there is a order, place where i should put them, do i have to do all manually or there is a script to install whatever is that folder

    sorry for Being a NooB but "the embarrassed don't learn"

    thanks tonnns
     
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    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    #7 cocachris89, Oct 20, 2015
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  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ avi smile, you will always get help on this forum but I think you should go back to basics first start with windows 7 do your first disk then move from there as for telemetry updates not to download then members have posted link but to be honest M$ can always bring out more so could be fighting a loosing battle.

    And also even when setting up systems for other people they won't know what updates to avoid :(
     
  8. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    #9 avi smile, Oct 21, 2015
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    (OP)
    it's my first time that i'm working with AIK so please don't judge me thanks:)

    why am i getting access is denied when running this command
    Code:
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\Images\install.wim
    or even
    Code:
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism

    well i forgot to write i'm on Windows 8.1 pro


    (maybe after i will have mastered the skills for this i will convert this thread in a comprehensive guide for newbies to windows customization:cool::tasty:)
     
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  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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