Slipstreamed Windows 10 1803 ISO File No Longer Fits on 8.5 GB DVD-R

bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
The Windows 10 version 1803 installation DVD (ISO file) is 4.69 GB. All the updates up until September 19, 2018 add up to 7.94 GB. After slipstreaming all these updates into the Windows 10 ISO file, the total file size becomes 8.9 GB, too big to fit on a dual-layer 8.5 GB DVD-R disc.

So it looks like I will be installing Windows 10 from a Blu-Ray disc from here on out...

Too bad Microsoft does not offer a slipstreamed ISO file with all these updates to download from their website, unlike Apple. You have to download the ISO file and then slipstream all these updates yourself. icon_sad.gif Or you could spend hours downloading gigabytes of updates...
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  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandPosts: 424Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Installing Windows from a USB stick is the way forward. I always keep one spare only to use for installations.
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  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAPosts: 4,117Mod Mod
    I'm actually surprised you're trying to fit it on a DVD. Not all laptops and desktops have CD-ROM/DVR/Blu-Ray drives but almost every single one has a USB port. That's probably the best way to do it as Malachi mentioned. I actually have a few different bootable USB drives with various Linux flavors, Windows 10, etc. Works like a charm that way and easier to travel with.
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  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Installing Windows from a USB stick is the way forward. I always keep one spare only to use for installations.

    What's the filesystem of the USB stick? The install.wim file is bigger than the max file size that FAT32 will support, so I do not know of any other way to burn an install DVD onto a flash drive.
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    You can just reformat the USB to NTFS: https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-make-a-bootable-ntfs-usb

    But there are may tools that create Windows 10 bootable USBs in FAT32: https://www.pcsuggest.com/create-windows-10-bootable-usb/
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  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandPosts: 424Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    bjpeter wrote: »
    What's the filesystem of the USB stick? The install.wim file is bigger than the max file size that FAT32 will support, so I do not know of any other way to burn an install DVD onto a flash drive.

    I always use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, does everything for you https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10ISO
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  • ally_ukally_uk Posts: 1,146Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I carry one USB drive with numerous versions of Windows, Linux distros, and repair tools

    When you boot off the USB you are greeted with a nice organised menu in which you can select operating system or tool to run.

    Easy2Boot

    is what you need :)
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  • stonebiographystonebiography Posts: 2Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    edited November 14
    Download Windows iso file and burn it to USB,at last,install Windows 10,it is a perfect way,and.iso file are between 2.2 and 4.2GB,USB minimum 8 gb.


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