Windows 8.1 with Update ESDs Repository

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  1. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I always just activated Pro-WMC using KMS.
     
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  2. the_soft45

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    That's not the point I was making... I wanted to make an image that activated with upgrade keys (since I do own one), and for that you need to use those generic activation tokens. My solution was to sysprep the image before adding those tokens. All good now :)
     
  3. jrafael

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    Hello everyone,

    I downloaded the following esd: 9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_x64fre_client_professionaln_en-gb-ir5_cprna_x64frer_en-gb_esd_b4899f664ebc03ebef7a16b89485ab7369b68a45

    Created the iso as per the instructions on the first post: en-gb_windows_8.1_pro_n_ir5_x64_dvd.iso

    Used Rufus to create the USB drive, the installation went fine, no error at all, however I am not able to get Windows Updates to work, it just keep checking for updates without any results, I used the troubleshooting tool to stop and restart the update and BITT services and to clear the updates cache to not avail.

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. FlyTech

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    Hi. Hopefully someone can help.
    Looking for the OEM version of 9600.17050.winblue_refresh.140317-1640 / IR3.
    Downgrading back to Windows 8.1 OEM 64 bit from 10 and am looking for the OEM or Core version of IR3.
    The laptop used originally had 8.1 pre-installed, but the recovery partition has long been wiped.
    The IR5 version has some telemetry updates embedded into install and am looking to avoid those.
    The links posted are not working.
     
  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Yep links for IR3 are not ok. I just verified. Then best way is to use IR5 and download updates with WHDownloader then use abbodi1406's script to integrate them and disable telemetry. That is what I do and it is working like a charm. :)
     
  6. FlyTech

    FlyTech MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm curious how you got rid of or disabled the telemetry of KB2952664 which is integrated into the IR5 distribution. WIndows Update shows it as an installed update but there is no option to uninstall after a clean install. I have no desire to opt into Microsoft's Customer Experience Improvement Program, which collects telemetry, and this particular patch is vague on details on what it collects, and how and if it can truly be turned off by Microsoft's suggestion of just not opting into the Customer Experience Improvement Program.
     
  7. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    CEIP can be disabled from scheduled tasks for example.
     
  8. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Any feedback ??
     
  9. Aquinix

    Aquinix MDL Novice

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    Is it still necessary to install windows 7/8.1 then upgrade to 10 to have it licensed as genuine? Or is it possible to get a win10 iso and activate it directly?
     
  10. abbodi1406

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  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    @T15K6
    Are you installing in Audit mode?

    anyway, you probably need to install Windows Update search fix manually (disable automatic updates first)
    KB3173424 then KB3172614
     
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    yes i am in audit mode :)
     
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  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #1059 Enthousiast, Mar 29, 2019
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  16. abbodi1406

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