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  1.    25 Feb 2017 #120
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    @Kari,

    A suggestion at step 3.7, page #1:

    3.7) Browse to UUPtoISO\UUPs folder, select all files you pasted there in step 2.5 and delete them, leaving the folder empty and ready for the next build upgrade

    Instead of deleting the 229 (?) files, zip them to one and store for safe keeping, at least temporarily. Never can be sure of the finished product (ISO) until it's been used/tested. Any number of reasons for it to be unusable. Not suggesting this process is faulty, I've used it and it works perfectly. Even upgraded a VM with the ISO. And......there may be some who might be in need of the files. Corrupt copy, forgot to copy, etc. Handy to have the zip file available to "share". Funny how the zipped file size is suspiciously similar to the size of an install.esd. I used 7-Zip, but any would do.

    Just a suggestion. TC

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  2.    25 Feb 2017 #121
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by slicendice View Post
    Did ISO from UUPs on VM. No problems nor error messages. Went smooth as a babys bum.
    It might be I'm the only one getting those error messages and that I posted a completely unnecessary warning.

    Trying to find the reason for those messages I noticed that I get the same warning on same VM every time I run Command Prompt:
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    This strongly indicates the culprit is my system, not the UUPtoISO tool. VM is still running 15019 but 15042 upgrade is already downloaded and prepared. I think that I skip the upgrade and clean install 15042


    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Just a suggestion.
    ... but a good suggestion. Thanks for the idea. Will edit the tut when I have some more time in hand.

    Kari
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  3.    26 Feb 2017 #122
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Streamlining UUPtoISO for insiders:

    This may be irrelevant if UUP methodology becomes truly Delta, and does not continue to download a full quota of ESDs & CABs capable of recreating a working Windows 10 setup ISO, but currently we know (please correct me if I am wrong):

    where the downloaded folder will be located (Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download\ )

    approximately how large the folder will be (between 1.8 GB and 2.8GB)

    what key files are universally present in all versions and any language variation

    approximately how many files and folders will be present

    and therefore we can deduce what that folder's name is.

    We also can find out that $Windows.~BT must be of a suitably large size to be far enough along in the download/install process to ensure that all the cohort of files in the downloaded folder is complete for the purposes of UUPtoISO to successfully build an ISO, all other circumstances being normal.

    At his point the files in the folder may be copied to UUPtoISO\UUPs and when complete, the copied files may be used to create an ISO without user intervention.

    So, do you think it would be possible to automate UUPtoISO, Kari?
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  4.    26 Feb 2017 #123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    So, do you think it would be possible to automate UUPtoISO, Kari?
    I've been thinking this a lot.

    Some PowerShell:

    We know that the folder under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download containing the 10+ ESD files is the correct folder, the one which has to be copied to UUPtoISO\UUPs. Let's create a variable $FileType to find ESD files:

    Code:
    $FileType = *.esd"

    ... and do a search:

    Code:
    Get-ChildItem C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\$FileType -recurse | Select Directory

    The search found the correct folder as we can see in listing which shows the folder for each ESD file found. In our case it's good news to see that all ESD files really are in same folder, we know now for sure this is the correct folder.
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    That's it, we are halfway there

    Kari
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  5.    26 Feb 2017 #124
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    It might be I'm the only one getting those error messages and that I posted a completely unnecessary warning.

    Trying to find the reason for those messages I noticed that I get the same warning on same VM every time I run Command Prompt:
    Name:  image.png
Views: 268
Size:  46.5 KB

    This strongly indicates the culprit is my system, not the UUPtoISO tool. VM is still running 15019 but 15042 upgrade is already downloaded and prepared. I think that I skip the upgrade and clean install 15042




    ... but a good suggestion. Thanks for the idea. Will edit the tut when I have some more time in hand.

    Kari
    Just a outside thought and probably not the answer in your case but I once got a similar message and it turned out culprit was because I had previously mounted a Macrium Reflect Image as a drive but forgot to properly unmount it but later deleted the image so each time I booted it could not find the "virtual drive".

    May not be Macrium but any previously mounted virtual drive perhaps?
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  6.    26 Feb 2017 #125
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    May not be Macrium but any previously mounted virtual drive perhaps?
    A good idea but no, I have nothing mounted and Command Prompt is set to start in %userprofile%, elevated one in C:\Windows\System32. It should not even look for any drives.
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  7.    26 Feb 2017 #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    A good idea but no, I have nothing mounted and Command Prompt is set to start in %userprofile%, elevated one in C:\Windows\System32. It should not even look for any drives.
    Ah well, nonetheless I am a fan of far out thinking when troubleshooting as it often triggers other thoughts
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  8.    26 Feb 2017 #127
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro x64-bit Build Latest

    Error Generating ISO


    First hello to all, I am new here!

    I tried to create an ISO from UUP files but I am receiving an error.

    Please see attached images for better understanding and thanks for the UUPtoISO coding.

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  9.    26 Feb 2017 #128
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    Hartselle
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    Windows 10 Pro 16299.64

    Looks like some UUP files are missing. What is the source of your UUP files? From first image looks like the UUP files might have come from WZOR. If that is the case you need two files from the WZOR site. For instance amd64_en-us.zip 4.57 GB and amd64_multi.zip 3.27 GB. You would extract both these files to the UUPs folder and then run UUP convertor tool.

    I think Kari's tutorial is aimed at the files you get when you use Windows Update as the source of the UUP files.
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  10.    26 Feb 2017 #129
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGToy View Post
    First hello to all, I am new here!

    I tried to create an ISO from UUP files but I am receiving an error.
    Your screenshots clearly show that you have not a standard UUP upgrade files. This tutorial only applies to and the tool in it only works with standard Windows 10 build upgrade files downloaded using Windows Update in a valid Windows 10 Insider installation.

    Kari
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