Author Topic: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase  (Read 70699 times)

October 21, 2018, 12:46 AM
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Thank you, I'm waiting for your W7.


October 22, 2018, 10:43 PM
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You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

I don't think blocking Windows updates permanently is a good idea. Of course doing so becomes necessary when an update refuses to install. That's currently my case. Despite setting updates to "Semi-Annual Channel", Micro$haft once again tried unsuccessfully to upgrade me to 1803. I had to do a full restore from a backup. That brings me to the next question: is it possible to forcibly upgrade to 1803 or higher without doing a clean install? If so, how? I'll even do Redstone if I could get the damn thing to work.

October 23, 2018, 04:07 AM
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You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

I don't think blocking Windows updates permanently is a good idea. Of course doing so becomes necessary when an update refuses to install. That's currently my case. Despite setting updates to "Semi-Annual Channel", Micro$haft once again tried unsuccessfully to upgrade me to 1803. I had to do a full restore from a backup. That brings me to the next question: is it possible to forcibly upgrade to 1803 or higher without doing a clean install? If so, how? I'll even do Redstone if I could get the damn thing to work.
Since I shared a link of my custom Redstone 5 aka v1809 you can try that. Make sure you have updated SSD firmware, CPU microcode, MEI firmware, Latest Nvidia driver or vulkan developer driver 399.41(which I'm using), latest MEI driver only inf package from Win-raid and lastly latest v16.5 or higher Rapid storage storage driver.
After every driver and firmware is installed, mount v1809 ISO and open setup.exe whilst disconnecting from the internet until setup is completed 100%. Don't connect to internet even if Cortana asks you.


October 23, 2018, 10:21 AM
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Since I shared a link of my custom Redstone 5 aka v1809 you can try that. Make sure you have updated SSD firmware, CPU microcode, MEI firmware, Latest Nvidia driver or vulkan developer driver 399.41(which I'm using), latest MEI driver only inf package from Win-raid and lastly latest v16.5 or higher Rapid storage storage driver.
After every driver and firmware is installed, mount v1809 ISO and open setup.exe whilst disconnecting from the internet until setup is completed 100%. Don't connect to internet even if Cortana asks you.

Please repost the link for your copy of Redstone 1809. I wrote it down somewhere and now I can't find it  :(.

What's the best way ensure all drivers are up to date? NVidia updates itself but the other stuff I'm not too sure. It can't be done with Device Manager and I'm wary about these programs that update drivers.

Will this method upgrade your copy of Windows or will it do a fresh install? I'm trying to avoid a fresh install if possible. Reinstalling and reconfiguring everything is a royal pain, plus I just don't have the time. In any event I'm going to test it under Virtualbox first to make sure I get it right.

Thanks for your help.

November 02, 2018, 12:42 PM
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@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..


November 02, 2018, 11:06 PM
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@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..

Yes it is. Thanks so much for your help. For some reason Windows Update is still broken. I had it set to automatic updates and it tried unsuccessfully to install some updates to 1803. I'm thinking the best thing to do is just use WUB and do upgrades your way. What do you think?

Just curious. Where did you find the information concerning the use of Dism++? That was instrumental in the upgrade.

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November 03, 2018, 01:03 AM
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@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..

Yes it is. Thanks so much for your help. For some reason Windows Update is still broken. I had it set to automatic updates and it tried unsuccessfully to install some updates to 1803. I'm thinking the best thing to do is just use WUB and do upgrades your way. What do you think?

Just curious. Where did you find the information concerning the use of Dism++? That was instrumental in the upgrade.
Found it in Sergei Strelec ISO and was instrumental for smooth in-place upgrades testing on multiple PCs including my own.
If you know how windows works use expert mode in Dism++ to cleanup further junk. I also second the use of DriverStore explorer from Majorgeeks site since Chef Koch's Github repo was deleted by MSFT after acquisition of Github. He's moving everything to GitLab.


November 14, 2018, 12:06 PM
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@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.


November 14, 2018, 06:37 PM
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@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.
if winre.wim was still present, It was probably an oversight. you shouldn't find it in the windows 10 above.
I still have the October edition of w7 and I can't find it. the recovery folder in system 32 is empty. Same thing for the backup in winsxs. Maybe you were mistaken.

November 15, 2018, 12:21 AM
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@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.
if winre.wim was still present, It was probably an oversight. you shouldn't find it in the windows 10 above.
I still have the October edition of w7 and I can't find it. the recovery folder in system 32 is empty. Same thing for the backup in winsxs. Maybe you were mistaken.
You deleted WinPE recovery setup while W7 recovery image for reset/quick refresh is present. Its just 260MB not a big deal.
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