Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16241 PC + 15230 Mobile Insider

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  1. Posts : 1,126
    Triple Boot Windows 10 IP Build 17025/Windows Server 2016/Debian Sid
       17 Jul 2017 #311

    Well it is your opinion and I disagree. The test of whether a sub-forum is useful or not should not IMHO be based on the number of hits it might receive but rather the value that subscribers might find. I have no say in the matter and I don't know if Microsoft employees do either for that matter. But the post you refer to was put up by D.S. so I assume the MS Insider Program as a whole has an interest in the server edition. If they ever get around to (and I assume they will) uploading a Server Insider Build with an optional GUI interface interest will really take off - again IMHO
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  2. Posts : 17,584
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       17 Jul 2017 #312

    martyfelker said: View Post
    KariL

    Yeah, I noticed it a couple days late. Actually, I don't have a Twitter feed per se. Too distracting. I just got around to firing up Tweetdeck on Canary. The point is I'm going to install in Hyper-V and use Remote Desktop Connection to manage. I wonder if the Brink administrator would consider opening a sub-forum for the Server Insider?
    No sub forum necessary, Marty; just as we post to this announcement of Build 16241 thread, we can post to the server thread if we're interested.

    Others may be interested, but I only have two computers, so I don't think I have enough to participate in the program.
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  3. Posts : 12,971
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Jul 2017 #313

    A recommendation: learn coding!

    Coding is extremely fun and addictive, even when done in its simplest form like creating a batch file or a PowerShell script. I have spent last three days (and nights, thanks to insomnia, thanks a lot @EdTittel!) writing a PowerShell script that takes your Windows 10 install media, downloads and applies all updates to it (updates released since media was created), creates a new updated install.wim and finally writes the updated WIndows install files to a USB flash drive.

    At the moment I have some 900+ lines of code in script in five modules, including some 100+ empty and remark lines to clarify and make script more readable.

    What I like in PowerShell scripting is that it follows the basic rules of object-oriented programming; you can do it in modules and then based on what you need, just put relevant modules together to create the script you need.

    For those of you who want an easy way to create a USB install media, here's one module from that master script, the one that makes a bootable USB install media for UEFI / GPT systems without any third party applications:

    Code:
    ############################################################
    # W10USB - A PS Script to create a bootable USB drive for
    # installing Windows on UEFI based PCs with GPT partitioning
    #
    # You are free to use, edit & share this script as you wish,
    # as long as TenForums.com is mentioned as source.
    #
    # Kari The Finn 17-JUL-2017
    # - TenForums.com/members/kari.html
    # - Twitter.com/KariTheFinn
    # - YouTube.com/KariTheFinn
    ############################################################
    
    cls
    $Text = @"
                                                                           
     Mount (double click) a Windows 10 ISO image.
     Check the drive letter for mounted ISO, type it below and 
     press Enter.
    
     Please notice: Enter drive letter as a single letter without
     colon (for example W or w, not W: or w:). 
    "@
    
    $ISOFolder = Read-Host -Prompt $Text
    cls
    
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' Plug in a USB drive (min. size 6 GB).'
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' Notice: Remove all other USB flash drives'
    Write-Host ' leaving only the one to be used connected.'
    Write-Host 
    Write-Host ' If more than 1 USB flash drive are connected'
    Write-Host ' this process will fail.'
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' External USB hard disks may remain connected,'
    Write-Host ' just remove all additional USB flash drives.'
    Write-Host
    pause 
    cls
    Write-Host
    
    Get-Disk
    Write-Host
    $Text = @"
                                                                           
     Above is a list of all your connected disks.
     
     Enter the Disk Number (left  column) for USB
     drive to be used as bootable Windows install
     media.
    
     Be careful!
     
     Selected disk will be wiped clean and formatted.
     Selecting wrong disk, you will lose any data on it.
     If you are unsure, press CTRL + C to abort this script.
     Enter your selection, and press Enter:
    "@
    
    $USBNUMBER = Read-Host -Prompt $Text
     $Text = @"
                                                                           
     Are you sure?
     
     Selected disk will be completely wiped and formatted!
     Please type YES (not case sensitive) and press Enter
     to confirm, any other key or string + Enter to exit.
    "@
     
     $AreYouSure = Read-Host -Prompt $Text
        if ($AreYouSure -ne 'YES')
            {exit}
         else     
            {cls}
    
    cls
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' Wiping USB flash drive clean & formatting it'
    Clear-Disk -Number $USBNUMBER -RemoveData
    New-Partition –DiskNumber $USBNUMBER -UseMaximumSize -AssignDriveLetter | Out-Null
    $USBDrive = Get-WmiObject Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveType='2'"
    $USBDrive = $USBDrive.DriveLetter
    Format-Volume -FileSystem FAT32 -DriveLetter $USBDrive.Trim(":", " ")
    $USBDrive = ($USBDrive + '\')
    cls
    
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' Copying installation files to USB...'
    $ISOFolder = ($ISOFolder + ':\')
    $Files = Get-ChildItem -Path $ISOFolder -Recurse
    $FileCount = $Files.count
    $i=0
    Foreach ($File in $Files) {
        $i++
        Write-Progress -activity "Copying files to USB. Get a cup of java or shot of single malt, this will take a few minutes..." -status "$File ($i of $FileCount)" -percentcomplete (($i/$FileCount)*100)
        if ($File.psiscontainer) {$SourcefileContainer = $File.parent} else {$SourcefileContainer = $File.directory}
        $RelativePath = $SourcefileContainer.fullname.SubString($ISOFolder.length)
        Copy-Item $File.fullname ($USBDrive + $RelativePath)
    }
    
    cls
    Write-Host
    Write-Host ' Bootable Windows 10 install USB drive for UEFI / GPT systems created.'
    Write-Host 
    Write-Host ' More Windows 10 tips, tricks, videos & tutorials at'
    Write-Host ' https://www.tenforums.com'
    Write-Host

    Short instructions:
    - Download the zip archive: W10USB.zip
    - Unblock the archive (tutorial), extract script to a folder
    - Open an elevated PowerShell
    - Enter command Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope CurrentUser -Force
    - Enter command & 'I:\OneDrive\PS Scripts\W10USB.ps1'. Change path to actual path where you extracted W10USB.ps1 script, in my example case the script is stored at I:\OneDrive\PS Scripts folder:

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    - Follow on-screen instructions:

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    Script works both with ESD and WIM based install media, in screenshot I am creating USB install media from dual architecture ESD based W10 ISO made with Media Creation Tool:

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    Please notice, Windows shows this prompt when script has created new partition on USB drive:

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    You can just ignore it, close it by clicking Cancel, USB drive will be formatted by the script.

    That's it! Script is failproof if you follow the instructions given.

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    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 17 Jul 2017 at 21:58. Reason: Some typos fixed
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  4. Posts : 25,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter
       17 Jul 2017 #314

    Update:

    #WindowsInsiders no new builds today. We have a lot of bug bashing to do!
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  5.    17 Jul 2017 #315

    Good one, Kari! Glad to be a force for good rather than evil! ;-)
    --Ed--
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  6. Posts : 1,781
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       17 Jul 2017 #316

    Installed this update in a VM after a 2 month break. Seems Windows still works...somewhat reliably... ;-)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 1,781
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       17 Jul 2017 #317

    Kari said: View Post
    A recommendation: learn coding!
    Could not agree more!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    17 Jul 2017 #318

    Brink said: View Post
    Update:



    I don't expect a new build until the end of the bug bash.
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  9.    17 Jul 2017 #319

    This was, new features wise, pretty minor build but nice to see advance in UUP. Any ideas what might be all new coming next ?
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  10. Posts : 5,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       17 Jul 2017 #320

    CountMike said: View Post
    This was, new features wise, pretty minor build but nice to see advance in UUP. Any ideas what might be all new coming next ?
    From what I have heard new feature are frozen other than Metro Apps , but you know how rumors are.
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