where does windows 8.1 download to??

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  1. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    Been doing some searching and cant find where the 3.47 gb 8.1 upgrade download from the windows store downloads to? anyone know?? thanks dp
     
  2. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    #2 ambidav, Oct 19, 2013
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    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    Then moves itself to C:\$Windows.~BT (hidden folder) just before it wants to reboot
     
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    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply.. So its a Cab then?
     
  4. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    No it's an esd file which I believe is encrypted! but after some working when it moves to C:\$Windows.~BT I think It's then decrypted?? not sure
     
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    if you do the option to make media, it places it in c:\ESD\Windows

    its just like an iso extracted with folder structure. install.wim is install.esd however.

    -ed
    oh the actual file you download is encrypted yes.

    -ed2
    once you create media, it deletes the esd
     
  6. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    did not see that option on the windows store d/l

     
  7. abbodi1406

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    No, it's still the same
    however, like EFA11 said, before reboot and installation, C:\$Windows.~BT become like extracted iso folders structure
     
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    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    #8 Dos_Probie, Oct 19, 2013
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    has anyone got the actual download or have it uploaded as of yet?

    found it under: 9600.16415.winblue_refresh.130928-2229_x64fre_client_Professionalwmc_gdr_en-us-IR1_CPWMCA_X64FRER_EN-US_ESD
     
  9. EFA11

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    #10 EFA11, Oct 19, 2013
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    if you start the download and pause it, you can see the link in C:\Users\YourUser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup\Panther\setupact.log

    but it is totally encrypted and useless

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    I keep forgetting, you are using store update. I used WindowsSetupbox.exe

    btw you have private message Dos_Probie
     
  10. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    @ EFA11 Updating from the store update download directory would be in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    But The Download WindowsSetupBox.exe will download to C:\ESD
     
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    yeah my SoftwareDistro is empty lol
     
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    Where was that thread about "ga",i not find more this topic here...:(
     
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  14. kastrel

    kastrel MDL Member

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    Yes man, but had a topic about it yesterday here in threads not fixed .. Lol ..thanks anyway:)