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Posts posted by erpster9

  1. On 11/12/2019 at 1:49 PM, jvidal said:

    yeah, after installing I noticed that I had the correct build (1909 build 18363.418). I also read somewhere that 1903 updates also apply to 1909, is that right?


    that's correct, jvidal.


    What's new for Windows 10, version 1909 and Windows 10, version 1903 release notes

    Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 share a common core operating system and an identical set of system files. As a result, the new features in Windows 10, version 1909 were included in the recent monthly quality update for Windows 10, version 1903 (released October 8, 2019), but are currently in a dormant state. These new features will remain dormant until they are turned on using an enablement package, which is a small, quick-to-install “master switch” that simply activates the Windows 10, version 1909 features.

    To reflect this change, the release notes for Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows 10, version 1909 will share an update history page. Each release page will contain a list of addressed issues for both 1903 and 1909 versions. Note that the 1909 version will always contain the fixes for 1903; however, 1903 will not contain the fixes for 1909. This page will provide you with the build numbers for both 1909 and 1903 versions so that it will be easier for support to assist you if you encounter issues.


  2. On 1/12/2020 at 11:21 PM, SnowBall said:

    They are indeed badly and unprofessionally made. Looks like somebody installed Windows 7,  installed updates, syspreped it and added it back to the WIM file. I would use the original Windows 7 ISOs from 2011.

    yup.  the aug 2018 w7 isos were truly oversized (overrated) and badly made

    Win7 has already past EOL yesterday 1/14/2020

    On 1/9/2020 at 7:20 AM, Jan Krohn said:

    For a definite answer, you might want to contact Microsoft and ask them when they plan to shut down the downloads API. Everything else is speculation.

    (My personal speculation is that it's too late. But let's wait and see what happens on 1 February.)


    Feb. 1, 2020 is a Saturday though

  3. yup, 1909 ISO download links now working on my end.  😀

    3 hours ago, jvidal said:

    wait, there's something wrong. The downloaded files, although called "win10 1909" contain version 18362.418 (19h1), according to the file [1].xml inside install.wim.

    this doesn't add up. it should be version 18363.xxx (19h2)


    edit: after installing, the about dialog says "Windows version 1909 (OS Build 18363.418)"


    don't pay attention to the xml files inside install.wim, jvidal.

    many of the 1909 system files are actually build 18362.x versions. 
    also 1909 = 1903 SP1

    read the following from this blog:





    You can verify that the Windows 10, version 1909 update was successful by running Winver, versioning APIs, WMI, and other common interfaces, and verifying that the operating system build number is 18363. Because of the common baseline, even after installing Windows 10, version 1909, individual system file versions will still appear as 18362.


  4. On 9/28/2019 at 7:44 PM, SnowBall said:

    The real question is why do you want to downgrade to 1703? It is no longer supported. I suggest you just keep using 1903, it is quite good.

    well SnowBall, only the home & professional editions of win10 v1703 have been out of support since last year (October 2018) but Microsoft will retire v1703 support for the enterprise & education editions this October 2019

    but downgrading to 1703 regardless is not a good long-term solution and the "refreshed" versions of 1903 are pretty stable now

    btw - the MediaCreateTool1903.exe file currently downloads build 18362.356 ESD files (1903 Sept 2019 refresh) and not the older ones

  5. On 9/29/2019 at 3:21 AM, BrAdAS said:

    Thanks for the reply SnowBall.

    I'm using the HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader v8.21.0.128
    When choosing Win10 anything / English,  it displays the 64-bit download link:





    the problem is on Microsoft's end and not with the Windows ISO Downloader tool as they have not yet posted the actual 1903 V2 ISO downloads.

    Edit 10/2: so wait until Thursday morning (Oct. 3) or next Tuesday (Oct. 8 ) and try again by any one of those future dates :)

    even the Techbench by WZT (tb rg adguard) site is also currently having non-working 1903 V2 ISO links

    Edit 10/3 - try downloading the 1903 V2 ISOs now as of Thursday Oct. 3, 12:45pm pacific local time - they are up now 😀

  6. On 8/11/2019 at 8:58 AM, mooms said:

    Who burn DVD in 2019 anyways ?

    I do sometimes - I got the last batch of DVD+RW discs from my local Staples store in southern California at the end of August and I sometimes burn those original Win7 SP1 ISO images (not the Aug 2018 ones) onto rewrite-able DVDs.  for the Aug 2018 Win7 ISO images, dual layered DVDs (DVD+R DL) are required as I also got those earlier in the year - also from Staples.


    On 8/19/2019 at 3:55 PM, TearsInTheRain said:

    I think I may need to install the recent SHA-2 only Windows update first though.

    Does anyone here know about that and whether it is being backdated to cover earlier Windows updates?   

    sometimes the SHA-2 only updates (like the KB4474419 update originally released back in March 2019) for Win7 get revised to fix newly discovered problems with it [KB4474419 got a V2 release in August and now got a V3 release this September].

    so just install the revised KB4474419 update along with the latest servicing stack update for Windows 7 (minimum KB4490628 update but that update has been replaced by the KB4516655 update this September) and you're all set.

  7. the Aug 2018 Win7 downloads are "standalone" edition downloads (only come with Home Premium, Pro & Ultimate as separate editions and not bundled together) that include IE11 & .NET 4.7.2 but are available in US English language only.  all post sp1 updates except the big KB3125574 rollup update are included

    btw, Oct. 1 is a Tuesday - less than a week away from now 😃

  8. On 6/12/2019 at 11:19 PM, SnowBall said:

    @imasmokeu, PM sent.😀

    Some info and checksum:

    ;Product    : Windows XP Home Edition and Professional Combo Release
    ;File       : en_winxp_home_pro_combo2600_FPP.iso
    ;Language   : English (United States)
    ;CD-Label   : WXPHFPP_EN
    ;AppName    : CDIMAGE 2.43 (02/01/2000 TM)
    ;AutoCRC    : None
    ;CRC32      : FFFFFFFF
    ;SHA-1      : 23ECD23E8F2CB722F60599C9305C69139AA7077D
    23ECD23E8F2CB722F60599C9305C69139AA7077D *en_winxp_home_pro_combo2600_FPP.iso


    is this an RTM version (no service packs integrated?)

  9. On 4/15/2019 at 9:25 AM, Philip Yip said:

    The Direct Link to the 1903 Media Creation Tool is released:


    The Landing Page for the Media Creation Tool hasn't been updated yet:



    this tool has been re-posted by Microsoft recently 5/21 AND with the updated products.xml file that can download & create the 1903 ISOs which are build 18362.30

  10. Microsoft has just posted the 1903 ISOs on the Windows 10 downloads page as of Tuesday May 21, which have build 18362.30.

    However v8.12 & v8.13 of the Windows ISO Downloader tool list 1903 as the "Windows 10 April 2019 Update" which is not correct.

    I'll wait for v8.14 or higher, which should have the proper description of 1903 as the "Windows 10 May 2019 Update" like the one mentioned recently on the Win10 download page

  11. On 3/18/2019 at 4:59 AM, Philip Yip said:

    Dell never provided a ISO for Windows XP or Windows Vista (each system shipped with a CD or DVD) and will be unlikely to do so as the Operating Systems are End of Life. Microsoft also removed the setup files for Windows Vista which it had available.


    for XP no

    for Vista, yes (my brother & I bought a Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop for my mom back in mid-2007 which did come with a Dell OEM DVD disc of Vista Home Basic 32bit edition); if you mean provided by a "download" then probably not

  12. also some Win7 users prefer obtaining the smaller "security-only" updates on their own and not the big security monthly rollups

    edit: I also have to point out that the Aug 2018 Win7 ISO downloads do not contain ei.cfg as the Aug 2018 Win7 ISO images are standalone editions that do not contain other editions

  13. On 4/17/2019 at 8:13 AM, Jan Krohn said:

    MSDN versions are not yet released.

    1903 ISOs have been recently released to MSDN subscribers TH April 18


    don't know if Windows ISO Downloader tool can obtain these from MSDN as someone recently asked in another forum

    1903 MCT pulled until late May public release

  14. On 3/8/2019 at 3:47 AM, Jan Krohn said:

    Unfortunately MS has managed again to block the ISO Downloader from generating download links for Win 7 and Office 2010.

    It is still unclear whether it is a temporary block, or whether my collection of product keys, that generate the links in the background, has been completely burned. As for now, I'm pausing link generation for the next 24 hours, before re-starting it with a massive throttle. Cached download links of the past 24 hours remain accessible until they expire.

    In the mean time, you can either download the files from DELL (multi-lingual), or use the recently leaked updated Win 7 images (English only):

    Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/6/1E6B4803-DD2A-49DF-8468-69C0E6E36218/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_ULTIMATE_x86FRE_en-us.iso

    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/1/9/5195A765-3A41-4A72-87D8-200D897CBE21/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_ULTIMATE_x64FRE_en-us.iso

    Win 7 Pro 32 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/6/C067D0CD-3785-4727-898E-60DC3120BB14/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_PROFESSIONAL_x86FRE_en-us.iso

    Win 7 Pro 64 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/6/3/06365375-C346-4D65-87C7-EE41F55F736B/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_PROFESSIONAL_x64FRE_en-us.iso

    Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/E/D/A/EDA6B508-7663-4E30-86F9-949932F443D0/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_HOMEPREMIUM_x86FRE_en-us.iso

    Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/E/A/8/EA804D86-C3DF-4719-9966-6A66C9306598/7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow_CLIENT_HOMEPREMIUM_x64FRE_en-us.iso

    These images include all updates up until August 2018 including (warning!!) the Windows 7 telemetry updates.

    These downloads will be included in the next version of the ISO downloader.

    The future of the normal Win 7 downloads depends on whether my key collection will start working again after a few days of cool down period. If they do, we will be able to provide a few language editions per product (about two to five different languages at a time, determined by community demand).

    If the key collection is burned, I will let it cool down for about six months, and then try again to provide a few language editions per product (possibly obtaining more product keys in this time frame, to be able to add very few downloads back before the six months are up). I will give an update after the weekend to let you know which of these two possibilities is the case.

    The next release of the ISO downloader is planned for some time next week, including the Win 7 August 2018 updates, as well as some highlighting in the languages dropdowns for Win 7 and Office 2010 to indicate which languages are currently available.


    about these "leaked" Win7 ISO images Jan: I've downloaded them thru a cable internet connection weeks ago and these ISOs also include .NET Framework 4.7.2 and Internet Explorer 11 (and their corresponding patches for Aug. 2018).  the win7 "telemetry" updates (like KB2952664) can be uninstalled after installing Win7 with these leaked ISOs as the "uninstall" option for many of these telemetry patches is available in the "Installed Updates" list in the Programs and Features control panel app.


  15. 14 hours ago, SnowBall said:

    Sorry for spamming but version 8.06 works... Download that version and you can generate links without getting the error. Because the ISO Downloader is server based, you can use older versions to generate new links even the product you need was added afterwards (don't try really old versions that uses TechBench).



    where can v8.06 be downloaded?  Heidoc.net site offers latest version only (v8.07)


  16. the original 1809 downloads are still available with the latest Windows ISO Downloader tool but now has a Warning message next to it because Microsoft found numerous problems with the 1809 release (seems like MS really rushed this version) and has temporarily halted offering them on their web site

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