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Will Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) have it's own ISO we can download? Or will we have to install windows 8 first, then have it upgraded manually once windows 8 is installed?

Also, I already have a USB thumb drive with windows 8 in it. I would like to make it "up to date". Is there anyway to do this? I know in the future like 1 year from now, there will probably be like 100+ updates if I go off this USB thumb drive. Is there a way to just drag and drop the updates into my thumb drive and it will already install the updates....so by the time I get into windows, only a few updates will have to be installed?

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The answer is always yes IF you do the slipstreaming as it is called yourself! http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=windows%208%20slipstream%20tool&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.mydigitallife.info%2Fthreads%2F39155-slipstream-drivers-to-Windows-8-ISO&ei=RP7HUfTjI4bkyQH5j4DoBw&usg=AFQjCNHrBef-qOjFXqZFAFuRaBKNB25fEw&bvm=bv.48293060,d.aWc

The answer is usually yes for major service packs.

But although I have not felt the need to do any slipstreaming of Windows 8 yet on previous versions of Windows you could slipstream anything from an update to a custom driver that windows doesn't include into an ISO.

For example you have a RAID card that needs special drivers and don't want to deal with it use a slipstream tool. Have a billion updates and don't want to have to install them... use a slipstream tool want to make it so you don't have to enter in certain information while installing use a slipstream tool.

Again I have not done any slipstreaming on windows 8 so there may be differences between 7 and 8 as to how the slipstreaming works and I did not read the article that I linked but it should be pretty much the same if not easier.

Also on Windows 7 for those that don't like slipstreaming or also for other reasons. There have been tools that would download the majority of updates for you place them in a folder and then make a custom program that when ran would look for what updates that it possessed that was missing from a computer and then install them. It could automatically restart the computer and re-initialize the updating process once the computer was started. Special permissions where required for that to work and if you didn't want it to restart automatically you could run the program each time the computer was restarted until the program said there where no more updates that it possessed that the computer did not have.

Then you could just run windows update once it was all done. Any updates that Microsoft restricted downloads on or need some special verification would then be installed plus any brand new updates that came out since you used that program to download them all.


Oh yeh and you already have this on your thumb drive http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/02/dism-exe-replaces-imagex-exe/
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Okay cool. I cant wait to get my hands on the latest ISO smile.gif
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