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    UUP to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 Build Upgrade Files

    UUP to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 Build Upgrade Files

    How to Create a Windows 10 ISO Image File from UUP Upgrade Files
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    2017-01-10
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    Since beginning of Windows Insider program we geeks have had a possibility to convert the ESD file of new upgrade build to an ISO image (tutorial). With it we could create DVD / USB install media to be used in clean, in-place and repair installs.

    Since Windows 10 Insider Build 14986 Microsoft has started to use new Unified Update Platform (UUP), which no longer offers the install.esd file (read more in this post). Through some registry modifications users can at least for now disable UUP and get ESD version of the build upgrade, but it seems that this option might not be available in the future.

    UUP is of course a positive change. It is differential, scanning user's existing Windows 10 installation only downloading and installing those system files that have changed. In ESD upgrade full Windows system (all system files and native applications) were replaced, with the same file or app version even in case the new build did not include a newer updated version. Regardless if a system file, component or application was updated, ESD upgrade replaced it. This caused download size to be bigger, in addition to longer time required for upgrade because full Windows was downloaded and everything overwritten with every upgrade.

    However, the possibility to create an ISO image is, has been and will be important to many users. Microsoft has usually released an ISO when a build has been released to Insider Slow Ring, but we Fast Ring users do need an option to create our own install media.

    This tutorial will show how to do that, how to create an ISO image out of a UUP upgraded Windows 10.


    Thanks to fellow geek and TF member @SIW2 for finding a working decrypter

    warning   Warning
    Notice please: When Windows Update has finished downloading the UUP upgrade, the files needed to make the ISO are stored in subfolders of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads.

    These files will be removed when upgrade is done. If you want to make an ISO for future needs, you have to do it before starting the upgrade process itself, after downloading the upgrade files but before clicking Restart now button!





     1: Download the TF UUPtoISO tool

    1.1)
    Download and open the compressed archive: UUPtoISO.zip

    1.2) Extract:
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     2: Copy UUP upgrade files to working folder

    2.1)
    Browse to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder. It contains several subfolders named with a hexadecimal string

    2.2) In File Explorer, search for ext:esd. You will notice that all ESD files are stored in same subfolder, in this example case now in a folder starting with a526e:
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    2.3) This is the folder we need. Right click any of the ESD files, select Open file location:
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    2.4) Press CTRL + A to select all files in this folder, press CTRL + C to copy selected files to Clipboard (or right click and select copy):
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    2.5) Paste the content to UUPtoISO\UUPs folder:
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    2.6) Confirm if prompted:
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     3: Run UUPtoISO

    3.1)
    Double click UUPtoISO.cmd:
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    3.2) Select 1 to create ISO, or 2 to get build and edition info:
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    3.3) Selecting Info you can check what build and edition, bit and language version ISO can / will be made from your UUP files:
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    3.4) Be patient, first phase can take minutes without any progress indicator:
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    3.5) When preparations have been done, UUPtoISO starts creating the ISO:
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    3.6) ISO is ready:
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    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



    That's it. You can now start upgrade or clean install Windows 10 using your ISO.

    Kari


  1. johngalt's Avatar
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    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       2017-01-10 #1

    Awesome, ty Kari!
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       2017-01-10 #2

    johngalt said: View Post
    Awesome, ty Kari!
    You are welcome.
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  3. Posts : 244
    Release + Insider Preview Home Build 15025 (VMWare)
       2017-01-10 #3

    Nice!
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  4. johngalt's Avatar
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    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       2017-01-11 #4

    Glad you reminded me to use RDP for my VMs - that made copying the files a snap from the VM to the local \UUPtoISO\UUPs folder.

    Generating my .ISO now.
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  5. johngalt's Avatar
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    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       2017-01-11 #5

    ISO generated. Will test tomorrow.
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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
       2017-01-11 #6

    Followed this tutorial in 14986 in Hyper-V the updated. Tried to find the ESDs in the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder BEFORE restart. They are not there.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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       2017-01-11 #7

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Followed this tutorial in 14986 in Hyper-V the updated. Tried to find the ESDs in the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder BEFORE restart. They are not there.
    Just to check that I understood you correctly: You have 14986, UUP is not disabled in registry, no install.esd file in BT folder, 15002 upgrade downloaded and Windows is ready to start upgrade showing Restart now button, yet no upgrade files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads?
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  8. Posts : 653
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
       2017-01-11 #8

    Kari said: View Post
    Just to check that I understood you correctly: You have 14986, UUP is not disabled in registry, no install.esd file in BT folder, 15002 upgrade downloaded and Windows is ready to start upgrade showing Restart now button, yet no upgrade files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads?
    Yes.

    When I checked it was updating to 15002 again. ESDs are there now!

    Also from other thread:

    I installed 14986 in Hyper-V using the ISO from Kari's Tutorial to make a bootable ISO using a WIM file.

    After the installing screen it continued on to the desktop WITHOUT asking for any choices. I then changed to*my MS Account and activated it.

    Downloading 15002 now.


    EDIT:

    I've successfully made an ISO of 15002 using*Kari's Tutorial. I the installed it in Hyper-V.
    Last edited by fjk61011; 2017-01-11 at 10:04.
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  9.    2017-01-11 #9

    Didn't really see much of a size difference. My UUP files came in at 2.9GB and the ESD is right around 3.0GB.
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