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    Get a fresh copy of Windows 10 on any PC without downloading an ISO file and reinstalling Windows.

    This looks promising: "Get a fresh copy of Windows on any PC without downloading an ISO file and reinstalling Windows."

    http://www.howtogeek.com/216751/bloa...ws-on-new-pcs/

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    ... and "this means you also won’t have to install Windows Updates after refreshing or resetting your PC."

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    and "this means you also won’t have to install Windows Updates after refreshing or resetting your PC."
    And just where do the update come from. The wimboot file is read only supposedly so the updates must be stored some where as perhaps they should have been from the beginning.

    And the same WIM file (which is read-only, never being changed in this process) can also be used as a recovery image, in case you want to reset the computer back to its original state.
    http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2014/...-boot-wimboot/
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    And just where do the update come from. The wimboot file is read only supposedly so the updates must be stored some where as perhaps they should have been from the beginning.

    http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2014/...-boot-wimboot/
    That was Windows 8. This is Windows 10:

    Without a separate recovery image, the Refresh and Reset functionalities will instead rebuild the operating system in place using runtime system files. Not only does this take up less disk space, it also means you will not have a lengthy list of operating system updates to reinstall after recovering your device.
    Recovery is lightweight and efficient

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    That was Windows 8. This is Windows 10:
    Yes I had read that, my question remains where ??
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    Would it not come from the Component Store ?

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    Would it not come from the Component Store ?
    Dunno ! thats the WinSxS stuff right?
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    Yes, it is WinSXS. That is part of what is used to service Windows now. Because it is used to service Windows it is why you should NEVER mess with that folder or sub-folders using any third party "system repair tools". You risk making a recovery/reset impossible.

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    I wasn't suggesting messing with it - it just seems that with Win 8/8.1 everything seems to revolve around the Component Store, so figured that could be a likely place as a suggestion to wavy's question.

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    Sorry, I did not mean to imply that you were suggesting anything. I just threw the admonition out there.

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    Ok that makes sense. Thanks

    I still would like to be able d/l an Iso w/ all updates on it
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    I'm sure there will be ISOs available for the July 29 release. Since Microsoft is going to keep the technical preview program alive after July 29 they will most likely continue to provide ISOs for that program.

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