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  1. At long last, I figured out a solution !  Damn thing still dies in the right in the middle of my x64 RUNONCE script.  However, last night I finally made a completely operational x64 disc !  I added an AUTOUNATTEND.XML to my x64 media and from a FirstLogon definition, my script added HKLM RunOnce registry entries for each of the items to be installed.  It almost worked on the 1st try !  And to my surprise, my sister had several months ago given me her Compaq desktop for safe keeping and it just happened to have a x64 processor, so I was able to test this right away !


    For those who might find it helpful, my FIRSTLOGON.CMD script:


    For reasons that are unclear, entry 117 is necessary bec entry 115 fails according to Windows %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL is still in use <???>  and CMD stops dead in its tracks.  It doesn't crash, just drops to a prompt.  So I have to clean that folder up manually, but what do I care ?  Even if you're not trying to fix a busted script as I was, this is a perfectly valid means of injecting a series of std programs into a Windows installation.


    Hope this helps someone else...

  2. The existing sorted order is consistent with the way that MS does it on the AIO discs they provide, so is the expected order, and I doubt that Lego will change that, if it would even be possible.


    Cheers and Regards


    What is the source of MS AIO discs ?  Are these discs that are for internal use ?

  3. Folks:
    I've been stuck for weeks on the horns of the following dilemma:

    The x64 installation goes thru nearly the entire process, thru half of my GUIRunOnce script (which has existed for years), then stops at this point, never to be heard from again. I watch the script until Adobe Reader completes, supposed to be followed by Adobe AIR, but it never starts, in fact nothing else in the script launches.

    Let's say we break out of this hang-up, by restarting the PC. My GUIRunOnce script is over and the WinToolkit installer tries to complete but hangs also. Finally, another reboot and we arrive at the Windows desktop. If I restart the GUIRunOnce script, it runs to completion w/o incident.

    I've tried several things:

    1. Upgraded WinToolkit from .22 thru .27
    2. Tried a Win7 x64 SP1 ISO I personally d/l'd from Digital River
    3. Tried a Win7 SP1 AIO that's been in my possession for at least three years
    4. Reduced INSTALL.WIM to just x64 Ultimate
    5. I tried filtering my slipstreamed updates using mooms Win7 Essential Updates list

    But, no joy ! I probably wouldn't be posting if I had my own x64 testbed, but I poor little Core 2 Duo can't run a VMWare (or any other kind of) x64 guest.  Maybe someone will take mercy on me and look at my setting file.  In the meantime, I'm going to build another ISO, only this time w/o updates.  Was considering launching the updates from my GUIRunOnce script.  Will lengthen the install time, but at least it'll work.



    My busted x64 settings file:


    #Silent Installs
    IE9-Win7-x64::N/A (Not Needed);NO;34.39 MB;C:\Projects\WinToolkit.Extras\IE9-Win7-x64.msu;Always Installed
    KB2506143::N/A (Not Needed);NO;15.79 MB;C:\Projects\wsusoffline\client\w61-x64\glb\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu;Always Installed
    Reapers.Dot.Net.Framework.4.5.AIO.x64::/y;NO;141.30 MB;C:\Projects\WinToolkit.Extras\Reapers.Dot.Net.Framework.4.5.AIO.x64.exe;Always Installed
    #Theme Packs
    Add 'Copy To Folder' to context-menu
    Add 'Move To Folder' to context-menu
    Add 'Open CMD here' to Folder Context-menu
    Add 'Open Elevated CMD here' to Folder context-menu
    Add 'Take Ownership' to context-menu
    Add 'Register' and 'Unregister' to *.dll, *.ocx and *.ax Context Menu
    Show 'Computer' on Desktop
    Show User Folder on Desktop
    Always Show Menu Bars
    Automatically Expand to Current Folder
    Control Panel View::Large Icons
    Remove Shortcut Suffix
    Show Explorer Statusbar
    Show File Extensions
    Show Hidden Files & Folders
    Speed Up Desktop
    Speed-up Access to AVI Media Files
    Enable DVD in Media Player
    Enable SSL and TLS
    Open NFO files with notepad
    Show Notepad Statusbar
    Always Show Menu Bar
    Always Switch To New Tabs When They Are Created
    Enable 'Caret' Browsing
    Faster Browsing in IE
    IE Homepage::http://news.google.com/
    Set Google as Search Provider
    Show IE Statusbar::Show Status Bar
    Turn On Clear Type
    Unlimited Simultaneous Downloads
    When a New tab Opens::'New Tab' Page
    When a pop-up is encountered::Let IE Decide
    Enable context menus and dragging and dropping::Enable
    Open submenus when mouse hovers over item::Enable
    Search other files and libraries
    Enable Boot Defrag
    Enable MSI Service in Safe Mode
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB982018-v3-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2479943-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2506014-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2506928-v2-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2511455-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2541014-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2560656-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2563227-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2564958-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2570947-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2579686-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2604115-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2620704-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2621440-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2631813-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2640148-v2-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2645640-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2653956-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2654428-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2659262-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2660075-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2660649-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-kb2685811-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-kb2685813-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2690533-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2699779-v2-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2705219-v2-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2718704-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2719857-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2727528-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-kb2729452-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2732500-v2-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2736422-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2743555-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2757638-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2770660-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2790113-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2799926-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2820331-x64.msu
    C:\Projects\Updates\x64\McRip Windows 7 x64\Windows6.1-KB2830290-x64.msu
    Compatibility Check
    Create Backups
    Enable Beep
    Enable CMD
    Prepare Drivers
    Prompt Addons
    Prompt Drivers
    Prompt Silent
    Prompt Themes
    Prompt Updates
    Rebuild Image
    Show Browse Dialog
    Show Duplicates



  4. Folks: Regretfully, I tried to d/l just the latest 100 or so updates from McRip's and I wound getting the entire x64 collection: over 350 MSUs ! Frankly, that's useless bec the final ISO probably won't even fit on a DVD DL, even if the resulting WIM actually worked.


    I found this link, which explains how to use KUC to determine which updates will work w/ a given image.  What I really want is something that will list the essential updates, as I'm entirely sure that all of those updates aren't essential for a baseline Windows 7.  I've installed from a more-or-less virgin Win7 SP1 and it never tries to do more than 100 or so updates.  I've had a lot of trouble recently w/ my x64 build, so I don't even have working, recent x64 image, except (of course) my original Windows 7 SP1 distribution ISO.


    Any suggestions ?  Maybe a simple text list I can use to drive a script to filter out unnec updates ?  TIA...


  5. This thread is closed.  Thanks to all, esp bphlpt who directed me to the thread regarding KB2592687.  I removed that update, as well as the Mar'13 rollup and I have at least two working x64 discs (Eng+Spa.)  If I owned a PC capable of 64-bit VM guests, in spite of the hours it would take, I'd still try and narrow it down to the precisely troublesome update, in order slipstream all available updates.


    As I close, I want to reiterate that WinToolkit is great tool and has been a big help in the deployment of Win7 WRT my repair jobs....


  6. Why do you want to install 32bit patches within a 64bit OS?


    KB2506143::N/A (Not Needed);NO;11.72 MB;C:\Projects\wsusoffline\client\w61\glb\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x86.msu;Always Installed

    KB2592687::N/A (Not Needed);NO;4.35 MB;C:\Projects\wsusoffline\client\w61\glb\Windows6.1-KB2592687-x86.msu;Always Installed


    Did you install KB2574819 befor (prerequisite)?


    MfG, Thiersee



    OK, I saw KB2574819 in the INI-file ;)


    I started over from completely scratch (w/o any presets) and happened to receive [yesterday] a Core 2 Duo PC for repair, so I temporarily have a 64-bit test bed.  I know I've eliminated those two x86 updates that I previously overlooked.


    My 1st attempt which was (from scratch) as described in my original post and failed as before.  My most recent attempt eliminated the dot Net installer and Mar 2013 rollup, which at least eliminated the premature launch of the WinToolkit installer but Windows setup still complains about a misconfiguration error.  I'm removing KB2592687 as referred to in bphlpt's post.  If that fails, I may have to go back to a previous rev of WinToolkit.


    BTW, thanx for the feedback and the use of the brain cells...

  7. 1st let me say what an excellent tool WinToolkit is.  Have been using it successfully for a month or two now, since at least rev .13.  I'm currently using rev .22 and have encountered a problem with my x64 disc.  I'm always starting from an unmodified MSOFT SP1 ISO and have perfected a set of (tested) presets called StdPresets-x86-r2.ini.  Essentially I'm integrating [DPS] mass storage drivers,  a bunch of Windows Updates (been using WSUSOffline for years), IE9 (d/l'd from WinCert's repo), and the dot .Net 4.5 addin (also from WinCert.)  updates.  I slipstream my INSTALL.WIM, gen a new ISO, test the x86 image in a VMWare VM and I'm a happy camper !


    Now I load the same presets, remove x86 drivers and updates, replacing them with the corresponding x64 drivers and updates, which becomes StdPresets-x64-r2.ini and apply them to my x64 SP1 ISO.  I slipstream the INSTALL.WIM, gen a new ISO, but unfortunately I don't have a x64 CPU w/ VT, so I have to wait until I go someplace where I can do some testing, only to discover that the Windows setup fails in the 2nd phase of installation !  The precise symtom is that the WinToolkit installer is launched about mid-point thru the 2nd phase of Windows setup.  After which Windows setup complains about an error in the installation and that's all she wrote.  Subsequent reboots only reveal that Windows setup can't get pass the detected error and I should reboot, which never clears the error.  Normally (at least under the successful x86 setups), the WinToolkit Installer isn't invoked til the very end of the final (third) phase of Windows setup.


    I've seen this failure while working on my x86 ISO, but haven't a clue of how I got past it.  Probably I started from scratch w/ the presets.  IAC, I've attached the preset that's giving me trouble, in case a kind soul has encountered this failure and can diagnose the failure.  Meantime, I will continue to resolve my own problems by recreating the x64 completely from scratch.


    Thanx in advance for any feedback.   :---  MR  ---:


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