Universal MediaCreationTool.bat wrapper for ALL versions (1507 - 21H1)

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  1. BAU

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    As mentioned above I was aware but thank you nonetheless for reporting it!
    I think I was temporarily banned by microsoft due to too many requests so I could not properly test yesterday.
    But now I have resolved most regressions that happened with the successive major refactoring.
    The code is again stable, works on naked Windows 7 and above.
    Tested many versions and editions combination, should all be fine.
     
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    #123 BAU, Nov 15, 2020
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  3. BAU

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    mediacreationtool.bat.png

    updated 20H2 to 19042.631; fixed pesky 1703 decryption bug on dual x86 + x64; improved cleanup; label includes version
    Many have reported on github about 1703 not working, while it was fine on my end - except I did not test x86 + x64 2in1 - only individually. Horrible oversight.
    Turns out the decryption keys get mismatched in that mode, no matter what gymnastics I did in products.xml - and this happens across multiple mct versions so it's something online.
    Had to revert back to the rtm products.xml - the added Enterprise and Cloud (S) are refreshed, tough. Way too much trouble for an outdated version, but there is still demand..
     
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  5. Tito

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    @BAU

    Although I really want to do that, unfortunately it's not a very good idea to use the revised character limit to save/archive code snippets. Why don't you opt for a shared/self-hosted git instance for maintaining the code?
     
  6. Mr.X

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    May I ask why, just being curious.
     
  7. BAU

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    @Tito , I do understand the struggles of a site admin - storage is not free, spam bots are a menace, message board software often craps itself etc.
    Yet on the grand scheme, MDL has hundreds of threads so it's not like it matters much saving couple of KBs. While the advantages of a higher character limit (at least for top posts) are multiple, and not just about code snippets, but also for giant overview posts like the ones @Enthousiast puts so much effort in.
    The context now is that most people struggle with searching and aggregating scattered information.

    As for external links, I'm not a fan. First, there's no good reason to share admin tweaks and etc. in a compiled or obfuscated form, IMHO. Second,
    3rd-party hosting services can get bought / implement anti-user policies (like the stupid things pastebin has been doing lately). But MDL is eternal
    3rd-party hosted files can be hijacked - there have been plenty malware campaigns injecting popular exe/archives, even list deceiving hashes (not from author)
    3rd-party hosted files divert traffic from MDL (can just bookmark hosted file link) and also cause authors to give less attention to the threads at MDL

    I'm actually fine with the current limit since I write the leanest scripts ;) But if I were to follow microsoft style bloat rules..
    Right before clicking post I realized it was probably more of a selfish rant, that I tried spinning as something good for MDL as well ;)
     
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  8. Tito

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    @Mr.X

    Because a CMS meant for forums isn't really optimized for code archival with a proper commit history.

    @BAU

    Allow me some time to have some discussions with other mods.

    :)
     
  9. Enthousiast

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    @BAU, can't it be compressed into (7)zip or rar and uploaded as attachment to your post?
     
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  10. BAU

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    This was about increasing an arbitrary limit on post character count. elsewhere (support/gaming forums etc) this limit was increased over the years (a dxdiag report has been 66KB plus, blocking all telemetry points in 10 around 80KB, a highly formatted overview post can reach it and so on)

    I meant well, but on second thought I did back down from the request, since we can always slim code blocks and tank the formatting and descriptions loss or just zip attachments like you say ;)
     
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    #132 BAU, May 23, 2021
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    :worthy: Praised be our glorious forum lords! :worthy:
    U p d a t e d + +

    And of course, 1703 strikes again!
    rev 1 brings preliminary solution to 1703 and older versions not supporting /MediaEdition switches
     
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    #134 Boops, Jun 13, 2021
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  14. BAU

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    It was reverted, twice ;) so, don't blindly trust github projects, as it's history advantage means nothing when you can retroactively manipulate it with ease ;)
    I finally have some time to test the new version with direct-to-iso feature, and will update both today
     
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