Mine took about 1 1/2 hours this time all seems well.
So, right now, WU downloaded the 14986 build via the UUP method and asking me to restart my computer to upgrade to the latest build. However, I want the esd of this build. I am scared that if I restart my computer, the 14986 bits will disappear and I won't be able to create the esd again.
I have made the registry changes to get the esd, but after I restart my computer, the 14986 build will be installed. If I check for updates, I don't think I will get the 14986 build through the normal way (esd way).
What could I do to get the esd now?
Awesome. KeePass Securer Desktop login option no longer kills explorer.exe in build 14986.
OK, a quite simplified explanation:
With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a new deployment tool called Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD). It is part of Windows Assessment and Development Kit (Windows ADK).
Deployment and Imaging Tools are also a part of the ADK. It is a set of tools (commands), a set that when run will add special commands to Command Prompt, or rather you use this command add-on in Command Prompt interface.
Two really important components of Windows install media are boot.wim and install.wim files. To create them and write them to a bootable install media I use Deployment and Imaging Tools. First I need to write a WinPE image on my harddisk:
WinPE is needed to run Windows setup; extremely simplified you could say it's kind of mini operating system that takes care of install media boot and first phase of setup. After first reboot required by setup, WinPE is no longer needed, it giving control to Windows 10.
OK, when I have WinPE files saved on my machine let's say in WinPE folder on drive E:, and I have my Windows installation files stored on same drive in folder SetupFiles, and I want to create Windows ISO on drive X: with name Build14986x64.iso, I give the following command in Deployment and Imaging Tools (see oscdimg command options):
Code:oscdimg -m -u2 -bE:\WinPE\fwfiles\etfsboot.com E:\SetupFiles X:\Build14986x64.iso
See @DavidY's ICD video in Ten Forums video thread: Solved Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Page 108 - Windows 10 Forums
That's it, I have now a Windows install ISO file. At least in theory; as I said, I've had a long and unpleasant day and I am feeling extremely exhausted and sick, I simply cannot start testing this today.
Regarding 14986 download size, my provider log shows around 6.5GB came down.
First time in a long time that the download was available the first time I checked. Sat for 15 minutes @ 0% and the again a long delay @ 99%, but all went in just fine. Yes this one took several items from my task bar and mentioned that when asked for opinion of this build. Used the link above to D/L MalwareBytes 3.0... Thought oops chose the wrong one as it said that I had 13 days left on this evaluation. Understand now that it will revert to the free version afterwards?? Edge loads but will not respond to any links etc, completely dead. Think I will wait a couple of days before running cleanmgr and see if anybody is able to find the esd or other file to make a clean copy.