1. Joined : Jun 2016
    North Carolina
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    Multiple systems on multiple computer
       19 Jun 2016 #1

    MCT and cumulative updates


    MCT and cumulative updates


    on a different website I recently read that it might be possible tosomehow include the cumulative updates in the creation process of the ISO. Is that true and if so, how is that process??
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       19 Jun 2016 #2

    Yes, see: Wiki: Slipstream_(computing)

    But ... Why bother?

    You would have to incorporate the most recent cumulative update into your install media every time one is released to keep your custom ISO up-to-date

    Since they are cumulative, you don't have to install previous updates to get to the Current Branch when you re-install. If you use the oldest Win10 install media and run Windows Update, your system jumps to the most recent Current Branch, by-passing the intermediate branches. No matter where you start - the cumulative update brings the system up-to-date.

    Aside from Windows Update / Cumulative update handling everything for you - the current ISO can be downloaded from MS using the current MCT.

    There was a benefit of Slipstreaming updates (adding updates after the last SP) in previous versions of Windows,
    but now there is very little benefit
    Last edited by Slartybart; 19 Jun 2016 at 16:33. Reason: fix link
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    North Carolina
    Posts : 64
    Multiple systems on multiple computer
       19 Jun 2016 #3

    The link you posted does not really work as the second parenthesis is not part of the link . This will work:
    Slipstream (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Sure the CU's will update to the newest version, but that is an extra step I was trying to avoid. Guess I have to wait until Redstone is out to get an up-to-date ISO as MS is really far behind (164).
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Jun 2016 #4

    Grizzly said: View Post
    The link you posted does not really work as the second parenthesis is not part of the link . This will work:
    Slipstream (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Sure the CU's will update to the newest version, but that is an extra step I was trying to avoid. Guess I have to wait until Redstone is out to get an up-to-date ISO as MS is really far behind (164).
    If you have an ISO file of the latest minor build of Windows available, after you install it, aren't you going to run or let Windows Update run automatically to update defender definitions and possibly device drivers anyway? Or should Microsoft replace 39 languages of multiple versions of Windows 10 ISO files every time any update comes out? So is requiring a cumulative update in Windows Update really an added step?
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
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       19 Jun 2016 #5

    Grizzly said: View Post
    The link you posted does not really work as the second parenthesis is not part of the link[/URL]
    Thanks Grizz - fixed in my previous post.

    I keep only the last build ISO (1511) and reinstall or repair with that.

    When 1607 (RS1) is available, I will build new install media on the same Thumbdrive.

    I understand your reasoning, I think. Windows Update has changed a lot though. The best part perhaps being the Cumulative update process.

    Before, you had to update a lot, then move to a SP (or Win8 equivalent) do a bunch more updates to get current.

    Now, the most recent Cumulative update brings your system fairly current and only the updates available after the Cumulative need be applied.
    Note that not every update gets applied - the cumulative update might have updates to updates and WU knows what to install.

    It's your your choice Grizz.
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