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Is it possible to create a windows installation DVD from an existing Windows Installation? I just wanted a software like Remastersys On Ubuntu. Even if the other softwares are not saved, its OK.

Is it Possible with WAIK?

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What would you want to save from the current installation then? Are you trying to emulate the dist or upgrade option of Remastersys? – Journeyman Geek Jun 9 '12 at 7:08
I dont want to download the windows Updates again and again. That is the main reason. – Hari Jun 9 '12 at 8:33
You can use imagex, its part of Microsoft's WAIK package, see this turoial, it shows how to make a recovery partition, you could use the files in the partition you make to create a install DVD, but making the DVD is beyond the scope of this tutorial but will get you close to your… – Moab Jun 9 '12 at 15:49
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There's two ways to go about this - I tend to maintain a seperate disc of updates made with wsus offline updates and run that right after install to patch things up (which should save the effort of downloading the files each time.Its not automagical or as fast as the other two methods, but its flexible and faster than downloading all the patches one by one.

Otherwise, you can slipstream patches right into an install disk with a tool like rt7lite but apparently you need to use msu files to slipstream into the system which seems like a lot of work

If its always to the same system, you can also simply get a baseline system, patch it, and image it, and simply restore it with a tool of your choice, like clonezilla

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Thank you for your answer. wsus offline updates is a good idea. I was also thinking about using clonezilla, but it just backup the system. Suppose I don't want additional softwares and junk files etc. – Hari Jun 14 '12 at 7:55
Hai, wsus offline updates is for downloading the updates right. Can I use already downloaded updates – Hari Jun 14 '12 at 8:32
unfortunately no, you need to download all of them the first time – Journeyman Geek Jun 14 '12 at 8:41
I got the windows Update Download utility which can download updates after SP1. – Hari Jun 20 '12 at 11:42

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