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Burning the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19044.1561 ISO image to a DVD disc

Burning the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19044.1561 ISO image to a DVD disc

Hi everyone, In this post, we’ll learn how easy it is to burn a Windows 10 ISO image that we’ve created to a DVD disc using ImgBurn. This is the best tool available to burn ISO images and it’s the most recommended software to use. It is also free and it can verify a disc after it is burned to make sure that the disc burned successfully. The best way to go straight to ImgBurn and burn the image is…

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Downloading Windows 10 Insider Preview 19044.1561 UUP files from UUPdump.net

Downloading Windows 10 Insider Preview 19044.1561 UUP files from UUPdump.net

Hi everyone, Yesterday, we got another update of Windows 10 released to the Release Preview channel. This update has a Knowledge Base number of KB5010415 and brings Windows to the following versions: Windows 10 20H2 19042.1561 Windows 10 21H1 19043.1561 Windows 10 21H2 19044.1561 I usually downloaded Windows updates from uup.rg-adguard.net but I am giving uupdump.net a try. The process is very straightforward and follows almost the same steps we did to download Windows 11 UUP files. There are 2…

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Downloading Windows 11 UUP files from UUPdump.net

Downloading Windows 11 UUP files from UUPdump.net

Hi everyone, Today, I will show you how to download Windows 11 UUP files from uupdump.net. This seems to be the most reliable way to get the Windows 11 UUP files that are needed to build an ISO, as previously, I’ve had issues with some downloads from uup.rg-adguard.net. The issue I’ve been having is with the “Upgrade to Windows 11” version that’s shown under the “Windows (Insider version)” category. That option always seem to download very small files, and uup-converter-wimlib…

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Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Hi everyone, Today, I am releasing ResultsForm. This is my first .NET 6 project. ResultsForm is a .NET 6 Windows Forms class that you can use to pass a List(Of String) object to show your software output or results in a nice, simple form. It can save its output as a log file and the form can be customized. To use this form, you can simply call it like this in VB.NET This will have the following output: You can…

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Creating a Windows 11 ISO for version 22000.318

Creating a Windows 11 ISO for version 22000.318

Hi everyone, On the past few days, I struggled on making a Windows 11 ISO for the version 22000.318. For some reason, uup-converter-wimlib failed to create it and it seems it may have to do with some weird downloads. Yesterday, we got the version 22000.346 and I also downloaded the UUP files for it. uup-converter-wimlib was able to create an ISO for this version, so clearly something is wrong with the 22000.318 files. In fact, looking at the UUP file…

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Updating the LiteOn DU-8A5LH Firmware

Updating the LiteOn DU-8A5LH Firmware

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you how to update the LiteOn DU-8A5LH firmware. This is important as firmware updates should improve the drive operation, including better reading and burning stability. Recently, I tried to burn a SmartBuy DVD+R DL disc but it failed at the beginning of the 2nd layer. The drive had an older firmware, so I updated it and we’ll see if this improves double layer burning at another post. For now, let’s see the steps to update…

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Fixing the Windows 11 ISO files to allow installation and upgrade on older hardware and on a Virtual Machine

Fixing the Windows 11 ISO files to allow installation and upgrade on older hardware and on a Virtual Machine

Hi everyone, Today, I’d like to show you some very simple steps to create a modified Windows 11 ISO image to allow it to install and upgrade on older hardware. As you may know by now, the official requirements for Windows 11 are a machine that has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, must have Secure Boot enabled, and an 8th-gen Intel CPU or 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen CPU or higher. This means it excludes older, perfectly working machines. For example,…

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Creating a Windows 10/11 ISO image from the downloaded UUP files

Creating a Windows 10/11 ISO image from the downloaded UUP files

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how to create a Windows 10 or Windows 11 ISO image using the downloaded Universal Update Platform files we downloaded on our previous post. For this, we will need to download a tool called uup-converter-wimlib. This tool is responsible for converting the UUP files into a working ISO file we can burn to a disc, use to make a bootable USB drive, or do an in-place OS upgrade. Downloading uup-converter-wimlib This tool can be…

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How to download Windows 10/11 UUP files to create a disc ISO image later

How to download Windows 10/11 UUP files to create a disc ISO image later

Hi everyone, Yesterday was Patch Tuesday and we got a Cumulative Update for Windows 10, KB5005565. This increases our Windows 10 21H1 version to build 19043.1237 and Windows 10 21H2 to build 19044.1237. Today, we also got a new Windows 11 Insider build, 22458. I have always liked to download the Windows Unified Update Platform (UUP) files as this allows me to create ISO images that I can burn later to a disc and use to manually upgrade my machines,…

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Updating the Pioneer DVR-XD09 Firmware

Updating the Pioneer DVR-XD09 Firmware

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you how to update the Pioneer DVR-XD09 firmware. This is important as firmware updates should improve the drive operation, including better reading and burning stability. This Pioneer DVR-XD09 drive came with the 1.02 firmware. The latest firmware available for this drive is 1.05. To download and update it, we first need to go to Pioneer’s optical drive firmware update download page. We will scroll down until we see the firmware file for our DVR-X09 drive….

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