Windows Integration Guide - murphy78

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  1. s1ave77

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    #541 s1ave77, Jul 20, 2014
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    Yep, Win 8.1.1 setup will handle the ESD. To convert:

    Code:
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"h:\install.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"h:\install.esd" /compress:recovery /CheckIntegrity
    Re-do for every index :cool2:.
     
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  2. ryouga

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    Ok Ok, a quick question on indexes then, the original one was like a 24 in 1 and I had like 24 indexes so is the amount of versions in the wim the same thing as indexes i.e now I have removed all but 2 versions is it 2 indexes or still 24
     
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    #543 s1ave77, Jul 20, 2014
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    Normally one version per index, check all indices with:
    Code:
    DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"h:\install.wim"
    Check single index with verbose:
    Code:
    DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"h:\install.wim" /Index:1
     
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  4. murphy78

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    There are two ways of reducing the number of indexes on a wim file. Only one of them reduces any data.
    1) delete the indexes you don't want to keep (does not reduce size)
    2) export the indexes you want to keep to a new install.wim (does reduce size)
     
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    #545 murphy78, Jul 23, 2014
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  6. Flipp3r

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    So if I update 64bit w8 winre.wim with network/raid drivers I should use this file for all my remaining 64bit w8 indexes?
    Pre Update 1 there were some MS updates for boot.wim - How do we know when there's updates for something like that??
     
  7. murphy78

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    You could probably follow the win8 updates repo thread closely if you want to know.
    Yes, I recommend copying the winre.wim to all indexes because if you don't it will be an extra 250mbish for every winre.wim that is different.
     
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    What language is your WIM? Had similiar problems with german WIM and integration of KB2956575 (may), KB2962409 (june) and KB2971203 (july) so far. always with 8024402F.
     
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    #554 SunLion, Jul 29, 2014
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    My language is pt-BR

    Suggestion is not to install these updates?
     
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    Try to spare them or remove from mounted WIM (as long as you haven't resetbased). See what happens :g:.
     
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    Still doing tests ... In fact, these three updates cause error 8024402F.

    Apparently it is possible to install KB2956575 and KB2971203 online and do not show the same error. Already KB2962409 still causing error, even if installed online.

    Grateful for the help.
     
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    Yeah ... needed some 'trial and error' to determine them :cool2:. Interestingly i have them all installed on my machine without any problems. KB2962409 i installed directly via WU.
     
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  15. murphy78

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    If you really want to save yourself the headaches, you can simply load the target OS into a VM and run Windows Update.
    Then go into %windir%\softwaredistribution\download\ folder and search for *.cab
    copy them to a USB flash drive and you can use that for your integration folder instead of going around collecting msu files.
    This should clear up any problems with language inconsistencies or perhaps language-dependent packages.
     
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    In case of a multi-index Win8.1 AIO (all available editions) which edition you recommend to load into a VM to run WU? Obviously those updates are supposed to be integrated into every index.
     
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    Since there is the option to upgrade lesser versions to more advanced versions it's generally better to use the most advanced version in the VM so that any user who upgrades their version will also have those updates.
    Since the wim format stores these files once, there's not much down-side to integrating them into each index.

    I personally use Enterprise as my test index to determine the recommended updates.
    It will increase the footprint of the lesser indexes slightly to include all of the updates that Enterprise wants, but I've only noticed actually a couple extra. They are not large updates either.

    Offline updates don't balloon the size of the wim as much as sysprepped updates. I think it's because of the way that they either date/UID stamp them, or some other issue.
    In offline, though, it hasn't gone through whatever mod that causes them to become unique and thus balloon the wim in an AIO format.