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Main Info

https://archive.org/details/windows-8.1-updated

This is 8.1 x64 with all the non-telemetry updates up to 2020-01 and 2016-09. It also has .Net 3.5, 4.8, and 6, VC++, and more.

There is also a services tweaking guide here (add link), doing this will reduce the amount of background services and improve both performance and security.

Q&A

Q: I just checked Windows update, and it's missing plenty of updates, why?

A: That's because those updates include telemetry, all the updates that begin with a date on Windows update are guaranteed to have telemetry, excluding IE updates. The rest of the KB updates that aren't in the ISO are likely telemetry as well.

Q: Is the 2016-09 versions only updated to 2016-09?

A: Yes and no, Windows itself in both of the versions is updated to the specified point, however .Net, IE, and maybe others have the latest updates as of the time of posting.

Q: Doesn't 8.1 already have telemetry?

A: Yes and no, all Windows versions since 2000 have had some form of telemetry, each newer version got progressively more telemetry included in it compared to the previous version, but 8.1 is still far from Windows 10/11's level of telemetry, and most of it can be bypassed by not joining in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. In fact, the privacy tweaks included in the readme on the desktop nullify most of the telemetry in pre-telemetry update copies of Windows.

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This ISO is provided without a license key or any activation, meaning it is not an illegal source of Windows. The users must have their own license key to activate Windows.

The updates and integrated .Net, Visual C++, and more belong to Microsoft and the developers there that created them.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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Hi @K4sum1 ,

Can you make an updated version of Windows Server 2012 R1 Datacenter with Net Framework 4.8 , please?

but with these updates only ( no telemetry ):

https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ

https://msfn.org/board/topic/175105-server-2012-updates-on-windows-8/

One based on Windows Embedded Industry Pro 8.0 with Net Framework 4.8 will be amazing too

Thanks!!!!!!

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8.0 Is going to be harder. I have mostly everything ready to start, I'm just not sure how to do it without using audit mode, which I don't want to use.
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I just discovered this with all the updates (but telemetry updates are included too):

https://archive.org/details/windows8updates24

Maybe you can try ntlite or Win Reducer with Server 2012 R1, please?:

https://winreducer.forumotion.com/t2994-guide-to-create-a-micro-10

Thanks :)

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Well, I may eventually do it, but next on my list is XP/2003, and I'm not sure when I will get around to them.
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why is it updated to 2020, is all the later updates telementery? :|

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OwnedByWuigi wrote: 09 Feb 2023, 09:11 why is it updated to 2020, is all the later updates telementery? :|
I have the same question as well.
Windows 7 was the last good operating system a user can use, since it's the best operating system, in my opinion. Windows 10 and 11, on the other hand, are ugh, so annoying.

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The later updates have telemetry.
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Hi, I registered just to ask this: can this be installed in non-EUFI or on MBR?

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HiXar wrote: 14 Dec 2023, 05:03 Hi, I registered just to ask this: can this be installed in non-EUFI or on MBR?
I always recommend to install my ISOs in MBR.
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K4sum1 wrote: 14 Dec 2023, 13:36 I always recommend to install my ISOs in MBR.
But when I try to do it from a USB (8.1, 64bit, updated to 2020), on a partition, it doesn't let me install saying it has to be in GPT. Booting from said USB in non-UEFI is just a smiley face :(

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HiXar wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 10:09
K4sum1 wrote: 14 Dec 2023, 13:36 I always recommend to install my ISOs in MBR.
But when I try to do it from a USB (8.1, 64bit, updated to 2020), on a partition, it doesn't let me install saying it has to be in GPT. Booting from said USB in non-UEFI is just a smiley face :(
Try Rufus 2.18p and make sure it's set to MBR for legacy.
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K4sum1 wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 10:10 Try Rufus 2.18p and make sure it's set to MBR for legacy.
Thanks, I did it, but for a win10 iso from your files and it all went smoothly. I'm happy and ashamed at the same time.

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