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 Post subject: Help Creating Unattended Windows Update Disk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:18 am 
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Hello,

I've just reinstalled Vista on the laptop and it took hours to finish all of the updating. This took way too long to do and was a huge headache. I've looked into slipstreaming, but there are just too many potential problems doing this. Plus, Microsoft advises against doing this because of problems with windows updating.

I downloaded all of the latest updates for my copy of Vista to a single folder for future updating after reinstalls. This folder contains many updates and is well over a Gig in size. What I'd like to do (if possible) is to burn these updates to a DVD for an unattended install method. Is it possible to do this without having to baby sit the installation of the updates? How would I create such an install disk or is there any programs out there to do this for me? Some of the updates will require a reboot and I just wonder if this would be a problem.

Just looking for a quicker and easier way to do reinstalls without the slipstreaming method. I certainly appreciate your help and look forward to reading your responses.

Thanks in advance and take care.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Creating Unattended Windows Update Disk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:15 am 
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Try using WSUS Offline Update.

Checkmark the option that says you want to create a ISO image per selected product and language. Then simply click Start and it will download all the updates to the folder (make sure you remember where you downloaded the program, all files will be stored there, so you may want to move it to your desktop or something). Afterwards it will be in the iso folder.

Then on PC's you want to run it, just download virtual clonedrive to mount the ISO and begin installing (if transferring over through USB, otherwise ignore this).


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 Post subject: Re: Help Creating Unattended Windows Update Disk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:29 pm 
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I have slip-streamed XP, Vista and 7 without any trouble. I actually recommend it. And as for MS advising against this is misinformation. They have it built-in to their service packs and patches for IT admins to slip-stream making it easy to install an updated OS on many computers. I used Vlite when I used Vista.


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