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Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #280 on: November 18, 2019, 10:15 PM »
Today, a new version of windows 10 x64 pro Lite v1909 with November 2019 updates is available ("19H2" for Vasudev)

Did you test this in an attempt to upgrade from a previous version, or only on VMware? If so did you manage to make it work? I'm asking because every attempt I've made to upgrade 1809 to 1903 or 1909 has failed. I'm stuck on 1809 until someone finds a solution.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #281 on: November 19, 2019, 05:12 PM »
Did you test this in an attempt to upgrade from a previous version, or only on VMware? If so did you manage to make it work? I'm asking because every attempt I've made to upgrade 1809 to 1903 or 1909 has failed. I'm stuck on 1809 until someone finds a solution.
No I didn't. And I won't provide support for the upgrade process. But you can still give us your error code. Vasudev, harkaz or I will certainly be glad to help.
By the way, I advise you to do a clean installation whenever it's possible. Otherwise, keep your current Os. You can also read this to resolve your problem: https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-1909/#fix_errors_install_windows10_1903

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #282 on: November 20, 2019, 11:30 AM »
Today, a new version of windows 10 x64 pro Lite v1909 with November 2019 updates is available ("19H2" for Vasudev)

Did you test this in an attempt to upgrade from a previous version, or only on VMware? If so did you manage to make it work? I'm asking because every attempt I've made to upgrade 1809 to 1903 or 1909 has failed. I'm stuck on 1809 until someone finds a solution.
I upgraded from v1809 to 1909 new ISO I made from scratch and process completed in 15 mins. But guess what? I tried to clean install and everythting was done under a minute but due to multiple drives connected to my laptop it got confused and refused to boot since ESP and recovery partition wasn't created!
It also wrecked my drive but part of me thinks its an issue with BIOS seeing NVMe drive in secure boot disabled state! I restored to v1809 backup and jumped through hoops to get Grub2 and EFI windows Bootmgr to work with my crappy BIOS.
I don't think 1909 is 100% stable for 24/7 usage unlike 1809. But from 1903's POV, 1909 is major release with under the hood improvements. I think most 1903's installations will be upgraded to 1909 anyway in recent months!
The new ISO has 6 parts. Only 1 is done at the moment!
One word of caution for people with mini server or RAID is to disconnect unneeded bulk storage drives physically since programmatically disabling logical view of disk(s) via Diskpart's Offline disk is of no use on 1903+. I dunno what MSFT did but Ubuntu supports this even now. I believe, their new change which blocks installation when USB device is connected applies to internal SSD/HDDs as well! So watch out for these bugs!!!! Recovery partition must be 584MB or else W10 will take it from C; drive. optimal Size according to me will 684MB-700MB taking into account future releases.

Nevertheless, my 1803 ISO is EOL and I'll be maintaining only 1809 and 1909(1903 is axed for now since 1903 and 1909 are same).

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #283 on: November 20, 2019, 09:55 PM »
There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #284 on: November 20, 2019, 11:25 PM »
There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.
I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.
Is 1909 a worthy upgrade IMO? I don't think so! From a security perspective for non-geeks its a Yes from my side!

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #285 on: November 21, 2019, 09:47 PM »
I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.

Do I understand you correctly or are you saying you have another copy of 1909 that you successfully used to upgrade from 1809? If so, did you use the "standard" way (mount and run setup.exe) or something else?

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #286 on: November 22, 2019, 12:07 PM »
I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.

Do I understand you correctly or are you saying you have another copy of 1909 that you successfully used to upgrade from 1809? If so, did you use the "standard" way (mount and run setup.exe) or something else?
Yes I made another copy of 1909 and used the standard way to upgrade w10 using setup.exe from ISO.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #287 on: November 23, 2019, 08:22 PM »
Yes I made another copy of 1909 and used the standard way to upgrade w10 using setup.exe from ISO.

How is this copy different from the one you gave me before that didn't work? What different modifications did you make (if any) or is it a newer version with some bugs fixed? Also, did you use DISM++ (or similar) before running setup.exe?

Did you upload it to Mega? If so give me a link so I can give it a try.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #288 on: November 24, 2019, 01:55 AM »
There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.
I finally installed v1909 (via a clean install). I didn't notice any bug (unlike Vasudev I have no audio issues). I couldn't see any major changes either.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #289 on: November 24, 2019, 11:14 PM »
There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.
I did upgrade method lazily. No Dism cleanup nor internet was disconnected. Just wanted to see if it screws up or not!
But install completed very fast with 6-7mins.
I finally installed v1909 (via a clean install). I didn't notice any bug (unlike Vasudev I have no audio issues). I couldn't see any major changes either.
I think it affects only Dell/Alienware.