Windows 10: Windows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update

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  1.    26 Apr 2017 #10

    Hi there

    Apart from a small glitch with Windows Defender it installs on a few machines very easily - probably easiest update done (installed manually with the update tool).

    Note though the following (for CU update - 1703)

    1) If you do a CLEAN install from the ISO or a bootable USB made from the ISO it will default to HOME so if you want pro etc see step 3).

    2) It may request activation - even though you previously had a digital licence - simply enter a W7 (or whatever) key by choosing change product number and enter the number.

    3) To get the version option (HOME/PRO/EDUCATION etc) at install time (note this is for CU update 1703 CLEAN install ) extract the ISO with a tool like 7-zip and add a file to the sources folder and name it ei.cfg with the following contents :

    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
    0


    (the 0 must be added in the last line --not a typo).

    If you have made a bootable USB from the ISO you can add the file directly to the sources folder with file explorer.

    Note - same restriction though you can only update HOME-->HOME, PRO/Ultimate to PRO etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    26 Apr 2017 #11

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Apart from a small glitch with Windows Defender it installs on a few machines very easily - probably easiest update done (installed manually with the update tool).

    Note though the following (for CU update - 1703)

    1) If you do a CLEAN install from the ISO or a bootable USB made from the ISO it will default to HOME so if you want pro etc see step 3).

    2) It may request activation - even though you previously had a digital licence - simply enter a W7 (or whatever) key by choosing change product number and enter the number.

    3) To get the version option (HOME/PRO/EDUCATION etc) at install time (note this is for CU update 1703 CLEAN install ) extract the ISO with a tool like 7-zip and add a file to the sources folder and name it ei.cfg with the following contents :

    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
    0


    (the 0 must be added in the last line --not a typo).

    If you have made a bootable USB from the ISO you can add the file directly to the sources folder with file explorer.

    Note - same restriction though you can only update HOME-->HOME, PRO/Ultimate to PRO etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Im interested in having the option of pro or home on 1 usb. Please elaborate on " add a file to the sources folder and name it ei.cfg".Are we talking about a notepad file or something else Jimbo

    Cheers Danny
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  3.    26 Apr 2017 #12

    xxxdannyxxx said: View Post
    Im interested in having the option of pro or home on 1 usb. Please elaborate on " add a file to the sources folder and name it ei.cfg".Are we talking about a notepad file or something else Jimbo

    Cheers Danny
    Hi there

    Open the USB and you should see the directory as shown.

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    Now open the sources folder and copy file ei.cfg (the one you should create with notepad or similar) to the sources folder.

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    Now when you install Windows you will see the version options again.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    26 Apr 2017 #13

    sreekantt said: View Post
    My laptop is almost 3.5 years old ......but i got d update as soon as it was released in first hour.....
    I don't get it really. Skylake PC, 980ti gpu, modern SSD, just over a year old and the machine has not got a sniff of the creators update. Not even the privacy settings KB. Whilst our decaying BRIX box running old Pentium, outdated SSD, tortoise like Intel integrated gpu got the update through windows update last night. Seems roll out is pretty random. I'm not going to force it manually but it would be nice to get past this

    It took an hour and a half on our creaking box but surprisingly went well with no hiccups. Logged into all the family user accounts on the machine and everything seemed functional with no apparent nasty surprises. Not impressed that MS doesn't respect a users setting for system restore and switches if off by default (why?) and also resets some network share settings. They should leave a users setup alone.
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  5. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.319)
       26 Apr 2017 #14

    This machine was built in Nov. 2016 & purchased mid Jan. 2017. I decided to wait for it via Windows Update thinking it would come fairly early in the process. I'm still waiting my turn. And the longer it goes, the less I'm in a rush to have it get here.
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  6. Anak's Avatar
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1803 | Build -17134.165
       26 Apr 2017 #15

    CWGilley said: View Post
    This machine was built in Nov. 2016 & purchased mid Jan. 2017. I decided to wait for it via Windows Update thinking it would come fairly early in the process. I'm still waiting my turn. And the longer it goes, the less I'm in a rush to have it get here.
    My sentiments as well. In my case mine was built in 11/16 but I purchased a week after Thanksgiving.
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  7. Comp Cmndo's Avatar
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10-Pro 64bit
       26 Apr 2017 #16

    Skylake has caused some issues, Microsoft is working on it.

    These are Windows 10 versions that are supported by Microsoft.
    1507 will be dropped in May, 2017
    Windows 10 release information - current branch, build history
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  8. Pendaws's Avatar
    Posts : 310
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 (17134.137)
       26 Apr 2017 #17

    I have a Dell 530with a Q6600 and I cannot update it to 1703, I get an error saying the update is not suitable to my machine? Are the older CPU's going to be dumped by MS?
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  9.    27 Apr 2017 #18

    With adding the ei.cfg file into the ISO, should we also add a PID.txt as per the Microsoft link
    Windows Setup Edition Configuration and Product ID Files (EI.cfg and PID.txt)
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  10. Comp Cmndo's Avatar
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10-Pro 64bit
       27 Apr 2017 #19

    Pendaws said: View Post
    I have a Dell 530with a Q6600 and I cannot update it to 1703, I get an error saying the update is not suitable to my machine? Are the older CPU's going to be dumped by MS?
    I have a Dell 530S with an E2200, no problem updating to 1703.
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