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Keeping all Vista Versions Available

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#1
dinkydi

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Hello,

I would like to update my Vista DVD but as I often reinstall on various friends and families computers, I would like to keep the option to install all the versions (Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Business etc etc).

So having read these forums, I get the idea that when applying all the updates I can:

1. Choose any of the versions e.g. Ultimate to update with all the latest .msu files

2. Choose to "rebuild all" instead of just the version I chose a few steps earlier (e.g. Ultimate)


Is that correct that I will now have each of the versions fully updated and available to install depending on the product key on the computer I want to install it on?


If not, then is there an easy way to make it so?


Cheers


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dinkydi

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Actually I was partially correct.

I successfully applied all the post sp2 critical updates choosing Ultimate version of vLite.

I then chose to "rebuild all" and not just Ultimate.


Then I created the DVD and installed Ultimate. A Windows Update check showed only 12 important updates were needed (mostly .net type stuff)


I then formatted the computer and installed Home Premium using the same DVD. The install was flawless. However a Windows update check showed 68 important updates were needed.


Now I guess I could just go back into vLite and update Home Premium, Home Basic, Business etc but that would take forever.

Does anyone know of a way to update "all the versions" in one foul swoop?


Cheers

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PaulMcDonald

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Hello,

I would like to update all Vista versions as well.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Cheers,

Paul

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MagicAndre1981

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don't select to rebuild the image at at end. this keeps all editions.
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PaulMcDonald

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don't select to rebuild the image at at end. this keeps all editions.


Hi MagicAndre1981

Thank you but as I understand it, then only one of the editions will be updated right?

What would be good is a way to update all the editions at the one time or perhaps that is not possible.

Regards,

Paul

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MagicAndre1981

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Thank you but as I understand it, then only one of the editions will be updated right?


yes, now start vLite again and do this for all Editions.
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