Windows 7 Image Updater - SkyLake\KabyLake\CoffeLake\Ryzen Threadripper

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Atak_Snajpera, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. matrixman

    matrixman MDL Novice

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    Question in USB installation via ISO, creating using Rufus and I assume that since this is Window 7 we must choose MBR or is that incorrect?
    What are most using MBR or GPT? I am looking to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10 from an Samsung NVMe

    Also when the USB boots then I assume once chooses the UEFI prefixed one from boot list. Is that correct?
     
  2. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

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    #702 LittlePro, Mar 17, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
    Windows 7, 8 &10 can handle both MBR & GPT.

    As you are looking on this thread, you should be having a very modern pc. These machines normally come or have internal disk(s) partitioned as GPT though you may convert the disk from GPT to MBR If your BIOS supports /allows!
    but ...
    if its a Pre-build / Pre-installed pc / laptop with a single internal disk & installation, you will lose the installation (OS) as you change from GPT to MBR Or you have to properly migrate the OS from GPT to MBR.

    When the USB is prepared and booted, You have to choose UEFI if you are heading with GPT partition scheme. MBR follows Leagcy BIOS or UEFI-CSM.

    As it is out of the scope of this thread, Make a new thread if you still have doubts.

    Thanks. ...
     
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  3. Space Dandy

    Space Dandy MDL Novice

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    I used mbr because I used w7 on a b450 mobo and needed to use legacy/csm. I used Rufus on the usb stick again to make sure it is formatted ntfs and mbr, BIOS (or UEFI-CSM).

    I do this because it makes using daz loader super easy, just need to run it, and because I have a ssd just for the OS which is less than 2tb in size. For other drives you would want to use GPT to get past the 2tb limit of mbr.

    Be aware I didn't use this tool but rather a different one for getting a new PC up and running on w7. You can see what I did here to see if it helps you any.

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ates-up-to-01-2020.78722/page-14#post-1566177
     
  4. ianl07

    ianl07 MDL Novice

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    Four weeks ago, I used this tool to generate a USB-bootable installation ISO for Win7 Pro sp1. It worked perfectly and I used zrufus to create the bootable image on a USB thumb drive.

    Today, four weeks later, I tried to generate another USB-bootable installation ISO from a clean Win7 iso file. Same tool, unchanged.

    Now, I see these ERRORS:

    ----------------[ UPDATING WuaCpuFix64.dll ]----------------
    [2020-03-23 13:48:14] Sending request to xxxx://codeload.github.com/p-lider/WuaCpuFix/zip/master [xxx=https]
    [2020-03-23 13:48:14] ERROR! NO CONNECTION.


    --2020-03-23 14:03:14-- (try:12) xxxx://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/updt/2011/06/windows6.1-kb2547666-x64_28b78926b1b1a04a9867050ecb5e81857ebd5d66.msu
    [2020-03-23 14:03:14] Connecting to download.windowsupdate.com (download.windowsupdate.com)|23.59.182.19|:80... failed: Bad file descriptor.


    --2020-03-23 14:03:44-- (try:15) xxxx://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/updt/2011/06/windows6.1-kb2547666-x64_28b78926b1b1a04a9867050ecb5e81857ebd5d66.msu
    [2020-03-23 14:03:44] Connecting to download.windowsupdate.com (download.windowsupdate.com)|23.59.182.19|:80... failed: Bad file descriptor.

    That last message is repeated for about an hour, then the tool gives up. It cannot progress past that first failed kb2547666-x64 file

    Anyone know what may have happened, please ?
     
  5. KnightRiderAOE

    KnightRiderAOE MDL Novice

    Feb 11, 2020
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    I just came back to say this..I saw the archive was updated and tried it again..May be my experience alone..This s**t never worked for me ..Considering the time i wasted for this to complete..Every time there is no ISO created..But ATAK..Thanks a lot for the drivers..I integrate them them to make my on ISO..U rock
     
  6. Arctucas

    Arctucas MDL Novice

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    No IRST/RAID?
     
  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox MDL Novice

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  8. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox MDL Novice

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    OK, I guess I will look for another solution. I have tried 5 different Windows 7 x64 ISO and probably a dozen times and the current version of the tool seems to be broken. I wish I had not deleted the older version that I had that was still working correctly. The process ends prematurely with no error message and no ISO file is created.
     
  9. Atak_Snajpera

    Atak_Snajpera MDL Member

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    Error is in your log. You just have to scroll a little bit.
     
  10. arcadiabay

    arcadiabay MDL Novice

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    Hello there, thanks for this tool which is great. I have an issue though. I'm using this tool to install Win7 on a laptop with a Celeron N3350 CPU, 4 Gb of RAM and a 2"5 ssd drive (i disabled the eMMC drive in bios). The laptop can only boot in UEFI mode (no CSM option in bios unfortunately). Secure boot is disabled. I use the generated iso on a Zalman VE350 drive which can emulate a cdrom drive from an iso file. My issue is that I can access to the Windows 7 install menus (Region selection, version of Win7, partitions edition menu,...) Then the installation is beginning but it stops on a random basis... The installation goes sometimes to 2%, 5%, 22% or even 85%. But it never goes to the end though. I have finally tested the installation with a usb key made with Rufus tool but the problem is the same.... I never had errors in the logs of the updater tool. I checked all the options when creating the iso (integrate updated installer, integrate updates & drivers, downloading missing updates, apply to all editions)
    Do you have an idea ? thanks
     
  11. Atak_Snajpera

    Atak_Snajpera MDL Member

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    Csm must be enabled. Warning is in Red in first post for a reason.
     
  12. JWales

    JWales MDL Novice

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    Hi Atak_Snajpera, first thanks for this utility. I have been reading up on it and trying various other ways to update my windows 7 iso(s) i have in the hopes to get an install for a z370 board and nvme drive. so far i'm not successful. This seems the most promising but I keep hitting road blocks. I've been at it for two days now. I am trying to create a usable win7 x64 iso on my current machine which is running win7 x64 sp1. Originally i tried to use the asus ezinstaller to put it on my usb, iso, etc.. to no avail, same with Gigabyte's version of ezinstall. Anyway, I was reading through this thread and it looks like I have to have powershell 4.0, in order to install adk 8.1 for windows 8, which will run under 7, in order to make your utility work. Is this correct? Well I don't have adk, so i downloaded it, but the ms site says, i need powershell 4.0, i have powershell 2.0. they don't offer 4.0 for download anymore... I can't find it anywhere. It looks like both your utility and the simplix one require it. Even if I did it on my own, it appears i would need adk to have the updated dism utilities, in order to slipstream the usb3.0 drivers and nvme drivers in. Could you help me out?
     
  13. JWales

    JWales MDL Novice

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    I guess I got confused when reading about the MDL tool for simplix requiring ADK, I had the windows 7 img updater running when I had posted earlier, but decided to let it continue even though I had thought it would fail. Glad I did, cause it worked fine with out error. My bad.. It makes a really nice ISO thanks so much, you saved me a lot of headache! I did have some issues installing, mainly with my bios, after the first or second reboot, somehow secure boot got turned on. My bios gave me some boot warning saying that the install changed a bunch stuff, and I had to go in and delete all the keys to get it to turn off.
     
  14. Shadows237

    Shadows237 MDL Novice

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    This worked for me although I had a version I downloaded in December that I used.

    My ports worked with a PCIE USB card but none of the other ports work, it said that in the post before. However now I no longer see any mention of this.