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  1. Posts : 7,087
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #160

    Thanks. Should I select "Download & install updates"? The instructions on page 1 show this selected but the video shows this option is not selected. I've had some driver issues and don't want the Windows repair install overriding my selection so it may be best not to select this option?
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  2. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #161

    Yeah, I would select to "Download & install updates" to make sure setup is up to date. :)
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  3. Posts : 12,726
    Windows 11 Pro
       #162

    The video was done that way to make it a shorter video, and less boring.
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  4. Posts : 7,087
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #163

    I have the build 1511 ISO from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) and a larger build 1511 ISO file from MS Tech Bench. Which ISO is best for the repair install (note I used the MCT ISO for the W10 upgrade)? I remember Brink said the Tech Bench ISO contains the install.wim file so would that be a better repair install ISO source to define a reset recovery image?
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  5. Posts : 17,266
    Windows 11 Pro
       #164

    Steve C said:
    I have the build 1511 ISO from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) and a larger build 1511 ISO file from MS Tech Bench. Which ISO is best for the repair install (note I used the MCT ISO for the W10 upgrade)? I remember Brink said the Tech Bench ISO contains the install.wim file so would that be a better repair install ISO source to define a reset recovery image?
    They both install the same. The difference is that if you want to use a file for a source for DISM operations, you need the install.wim file contained in the Tech Bench ISO - but which one you install/upgrade Windows 10 from makes no difference.
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  6. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #165

    Hello Steve, :)

    Yeah, a Tech Bench ISO would be best to have since it has a install.wim file instead of install.esd that could be used as a source with DISM commands if needed to use in the future.
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  7. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #166

    Brink said:
    Hello Steve, :)

    Yeah, a Tech Bench ISO would be best to have since it has a install.wim file instead of install.esd that could be used as a source with DISM commands.
    Of couse you can use an ISO that contains a .esd rather than a .wim. You just specify .esd not .wim.

    It is easier to download the correct one in the first place though of corse.

    If you don't do that eveyone will jump up and down and direct you to a different download site as for some things (dism etc) it will not work and you will need a .wim.
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  8. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #167

    lx07 said:
    Of couse you can use an ISO that contains a .esd rather than a .wim. You just specify .esd not .wim.

    It is easier to download the correct one in the first place though of corse.

    If you don't do that eveyone will jump up and down and direct you to a different download site as for some things (dism etc) it will not work
    Yep, but some folks had no luck when using .esd as a source with DISM. Could be user error as you said though.
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  9. Posts : 7,087
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #168

    I tried to do the repair install using the Tech Bench ISO image but I had the message "Continuing with the installation of Windows will change your display language. To change it back, you'll need to reinstall the language pack." I do have the English-GB language pack installed.

    I wasn't sure if this would mess up the windows activation so I did the repair install using the Media Creation tool ISO image and this worked fine without the above message. However, the repair install didn't fix the problem I'm having with creating new user accounts which is a fundamental problem.

    Please advise why the Tech Bench ISO image generates the above notification but the Media Creation Tool ISO doesn't
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  10. Posts : 1,073
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       #169

    Did you download the correct English as English International is the correct one you should download for English-GB.
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