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    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10

    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10

    How to create ISO image containing all your preferred Windows 10 Insider editions
    Published by Category: Installation & Upgrade
    07 Apr 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


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    UUP Dump makes getting Windows Insider ISO images easy. The problem is, UUP Dump only offers ISO images for Home, Home N, Pro and Pro N editions. To get the latest Fast Ring or Skip Ahead ISO images for other editions like Pro Workstation, Education or Enterprise, you'll need a workaround.

    Let's say you want latest W10 Enterprise Insider Preview fast ring ISO image for a clean or repair install. In that case, you need to first clean install an Enterprise official release, join it into the Insider program and opt in to the Fast or Skip ahead ring. Then, you'd let Windows Update download the upgrade (UUP files), and use a tool to create an ISO (tutorial).

    Luckily, there's a simpler, faster option available to get the ISO for any Insider edition you'd prefer. In this tutorial, I will show how to use PowerShell to get an ISO image for any Fast or Skip Ahead ring Windows 10 Insider Preview edition. It creates a multi edition ISO, to contain the original edition and any other editions you'll add to it.

    You can use this method to create a real All-in-One (AIO) ISO, to allow clean or repair install of any Windows 10 Insider Preview edition.


     1.) Download Insider Home or Pro ISO

    1.1) Use UUP Dump to get a Windows 10 HOME or PRO ISO image:



    1.2) When done, mount the ISO as virtual DVD drive by right clicking the ISO file and selecting Mount.

    1.3) Create a folder on any drive, name it as you wish. In this example, I will use folder D:\ISO_Files

    1.4) Create another folder to use as a temporary mounting point. In this example, I use folder C:\Mount

    1.5) Copy the content of your mounted Insider ISO to D:\ISO_Files:
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-copy-iso_files.jpg

     Add editions to Insider ISO

    2.1) Open an elevated PowerShell. Enter the following command to mount the Windows image. (#1 in next screenshot):

    Mount-WindowsImage -Path C:\MOUNT -ImagePath D:\ISO_Files\Sources\install.wim -Index 1​

    Change the mount and image paths according to folders you created in steps 1.3 and 1.4

    2.2) Enter the following command to check which editions can be added to the image (#2):

    Get-WindowsEdition -Path C:\MOUNT\ -Target​

    2.3) This will show all editions that can be added to Windows image (#3). I will add Enterprise edition to this Windows image with following command (#4):

    Set-WindowsEdition -Path C:\MOUNT\ -Edition Enterprise

    2.4) All done. I will now commit (save) the changes in Windows image with following command (#5):

    Dismount-WindowsImage -Path C:\MOUNT\ -Save -Append

    2.5)
    If we check the Windows image now, we can see that a new index 2 has been added to it (#6), its properties (name and description) copied from index 1:
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-append-windows-image.jpg

    2.6)
    This can be confusing, because both indexes show the edition name and description as Windows 10 Pro. We know that index 1 is the original Pro edition I downloaded, and index 2 is now the added Enterprise edition.

    To make things simpler, we need to rename index 2 to Windows 10 Enterprise.

    I am a "Windows purist", doing as much as I can and is possible without any third party tools and applications, using only Windows native tools. However, renaming Windows images in a deployment image, I have chosen to use a small third party tool called WimLib.

    WimLib makes this task easy.

    2.7) Download WimLib. It comes as a ZIP archive. Extract it to a folder.

    In elevated PowerShell, enter the following command to change both name and description of newly added Enterprise edition (index:2) on your Windows image:

    WimLib_Folder_path\wimlib-imagex.exe info D:\ISO_Files\Sources\install.wim 2 "Windows 10 Enterprise" "Windows 10 Enterprise"

    WimLib_Folder_path in above command sample is the path to folder where you extracted the WimLib ZIP file. Number 2 just before name and description is the index number I just added.

    2.8) Now you have both editions clearly described:
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-wimlib-rename-edition.jpg

    2.9) Because I want to add Education edition to my multi edition ISO, too, I repeat the preceding steps, this time adding Education.

    When the work is done and I check image info, I can see that a new edition index 3 was added to image. Because the original image was W10 Pro, the new edition index got its name and description copied from it (#1 in next screenshot).

    2.10) Once again, I use WimLib to change both the name and description for index 3 (#2 in screenshot) to Education with following command:

    WimLib_Folder_path\wimlib-imagex.exe info D:\ISO_Files\Sources\install.wim 3 "Windows 10 Education" "Windows 10 Education":
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-append-windows-image-2.jpg

    2.11) It's important to remember that the edition you add always gets the highest index number. As this sample image already contains Pro and Enterprise editions, Education edition now got index number 3. However, its name and description were copied from index 1, the original W10 Pro edition. It is therefore recommended you use WimLib or any other tool you'd prefer to change the edition name and description as soon as you have appended the image, and added a new edition. In this example, after adding index 3 Education and renaming it, the information is now correct:
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-editions-correctly-named.jpg

    2.12) The only thing still missing is to create an ISO image from the folder ISO_Images. Use any method you like to make the ISO. I am again using native Microsoft and Windows tools for that, as shown in Part Five in this tutorial: Create Windows 10 ISO image from Existing Installation | Tutorials

    2.13) All done, I have now the latest Windows Insider Preview Fast ring or Skip Ahead ISO image containing all my preferred editions:
    Get ISO for any Windows Insider Edition of Windows 10-aio-iso.jpg

    Practical, easy and fast. For this example, I needed less than 10 minutes to create a multi edition ISO, including the time to download and create the original W10 Pro Insider Preview ISO using UUP Dump.

    Kari



  1. Wynona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 1909 Build 18363.657
       #1

    Thanks, Kari. Much appreciated.
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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       #2

    Wynona said:
    Thanks, Kari. Much appreciated.
    You are welcome! An easy way to add all editions you need to your Insider ISO.
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  3. johngalt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #3

    @Kari - any idea if this will work if you *first* Use UUPDUMP.ml to DL both archs, then use the included batch file to make a multi arch .ISO?

    Can you then still use this method to add editions? And would it require more work to include editions for each architecture? And finally, would it also require the method 2 of the multi-arch .ISO?
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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       #4

    johngalt said:
    @Kari - any idea if this will work if you *first* Use UUPDUMP.ml to DL both archs, then use the included batch file to make a multi arch .ISO?

    Can you then still use this method to add editions? And would it require more work to include editions for each architecture? And finally, would it also require the method 2 of the multi-arch .ISO?
    I think the best method would be to create dual-architecture ISO, then run the PowerShell commands separately for both WIM files. The process is so fast and easy it will not take long.

    I do not understand what you mean with "method 2"?

    Kari
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  5. johngalt's Avatar
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       #5

    The included batch file to make dual arch .ISOs has 2 methods, one which, if I read correctly, makes a combined wim and the other which keeps the wims separate.
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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       #6

    johngalt said:
    The included batch file to make dual arch .ISOs has 2 methods, one which, if I read correctly, makes a combined wim and the other which keeps the wims separate.
    Please provide a link. I have not found a way on UUP Dump to create dual-architecture WIM or ISO.
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  7. johngalt's Avatar
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       #7

    Open any UUP download, look inside.
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  8. johngalt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,128
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #8

    I'll provide more info in the evening - I'm updating my phone, need computer for adb and fastboot right now.
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  9. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,111
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #9

    johngalt said:
    I'll provide more info in the evening - I'm updating my phone, need computer for adb and fastboot right now.
    Thanks in advance.
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