How To - NTLite Download Updates Feature

pmikep

Active Member
So I read the Documentation. It's a little bit out of date, since now there is a 4th Option under Tools: Remove Reinstalls. I don't understand what it does, and the text pop up isn't clear to me.

Anyway, why I'm primarily here is to suggest that the "Install Updates" option be grayed out whenever a non-Live image is loaded. For when I have a wim loaded and I click on "Install Updates," I get a message asking me if I want to Close the current Session. I infer from this that the Tool "Install Updates" is supposed to be a way to update a Live image.
 

pmikep

Active Member
For grins I am starting with a fresh Win8.1 Pro. I have it loaded in NTLite and am using the Update Tool. In the "State" column, I noticed that some downloads are listed as "Downloaded" with a check mark next to them anyway. Others are listed "Existing - Downloaded" with no checkbox.

Seems to me that both are the same. They've been downloaded. So what don't I understand here? Never mind. It turns out that I had mistakenly modified my base iso (even tho I have it titled "KEEP") and that modified ISO already had some KB's in it.


Also, I will renew my request for a global checkbox that says "Do not select missing Updates." That's because I purposely do not download every update. (I don't need KB's for Secure Boot (freezes NTLite, Surface, etc.) And so I don't enable them in the download list. But every time I come back to the list, as I'm doing today, those Missing items are automatically selected for download by NTLite. And then I have to go through and uncheck them, 'cause I still don't want them.
 
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ceo54

New Member
What if the updates also need to be integrated into boot.wim and Winre.wim ? does the NTLite integrates the updates in those images too, if the update package contains the elements for those images ?
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
What if the updates also need to be integrated into boot.wim and Winre.wim ? does the NTLite integrates the updates in those images too, if the update package contains the elements for those images ?
You can automate boot.wim integration on the Apply page, or load it like any other image, it is listed on the Source page.
For WinRE there is no automated option yet, so you would need to load it yourself from within the image (Explore Mount Directory), it's the:
.\Windows\System32\Recovery\winre.wim

Will add an option to do that in sequence like for boot.wim in one of the next versions.
If you get any issue mounting it directly from a mount, then copy it aside first and return back after integrating. This can be automated with scripts, including NTLite operation, see ntlite /?
 
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