Windows 7 ISO with all updates included. Advice needed

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PaulShel, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. PaulShel

    PaulShel MDL Novice

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    Good afternoon, I am after some advice about the best method of creating an ISO with all current Windows 7 updates contained, I am the tech guy for all my friends and family and so often I find myself reinstalling Win7 for them, this would save me an awful lot of time.

    I have read about Simplix Pack, using install.wim, using audit mode, imaging the OS, nlite, rt7 lite and more.

    Can someone who has done this themselves in the past give me some insight.

    Many thanks
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Seems you're even too lazy to read the titles of the stickies ... how about starting here (some more to read first): http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...tem-Integrate-hotfixes-into-Win7-distribution
     
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  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Read up on how to use DISM
     
  4. PaulShel

    PaulShel MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your replies, sorry if you think I'm lazy, I've just overloaded my head with too much stuff.
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Problem is, what you're trying to achieve can even drive experienced users mad :D. You won't come across some reading, there are loads of tutorials all over the net (besides here), no need to create another one.

    Always better to read a bit first, than ask specific questions :good3:.
     
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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Must commit, i sounded a bit hard, but these diffuse questions make it difficult to help.

    Audit Mode is my way also as it allows to install some programs that will fail in setupcomplete process, and one does not need to take care about the order the updates should be integrated :good3:.

    Although i use a VM for that, after each Update Session i create a Snapshot, that i wake up on next Patch Tuesday, no need to install over and over again, very comfort :cool2:.
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not sure about a way being the best, but to my experience Audit Mode Route is highly foolproof. My latest Win 7 Ultimate x64 ISO is 5.12 GB, and holds addional 400MB install stuff for setupcomplete. After test install only .NET and Defender related stuff showed up :good3:.

    Hopefully i did not route out the TS ... :eek:.
     
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