Slipstreaming Windows 8.1 Update To An ISO Installation File

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The latest operating system released from the Microsoft family Windows 8 can be best described as a work in progress. The main reason for the failure of sales of the primary product was because it was mainly aimed for users with touch screen monitors and others found it rather irritating to use the operating system. However, the Redmond based company made major changes to the operating system by releasing a new version of the operating system known by the name Windows 8.1. The new version has some major updates and features that make the operating system more appealing to mouse and keyboard users without touch screen display.

The only backdrop in having to install Windows 8 operating system on your system again is that you would have to update the operating system first. If you fail to install the updates on the operating system, you will not be able to re-install the operating system. Without the security patches and latest updates, the system will not permit you to update the operating system. However, there is another easier way to do it, you can simply slipstream the update while running the original disc files. Follow the tips given below for making it possible.


  • First, make sure that you do have a copy of the Windows 8.1 ISO file and a copy of the WinReducer 8.1 tool.
  • Now you need to copy the update files you have downloaded to the folder found at the location given below, WinReducer81\HOME\SOFTWARE. You might find this process a little tiresome, however it is required to be done only once.
  • The WinReducer tool will now check if you do have all the required updates and tools, you will be able to see a green light next to each tool that you do have with you.
  • Close the configuration window and then wait until the WinReducer window appears on the screen. When the window appears on the screen, click on the Start button for starting the extraction of the Windows 8.1 ISO file.

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  • If you do come across a message that states, You are trying to use an unsupported Windows Upgrade DVD, you will not be able to install Windows 8 using the ISO file. However, if your ISO file worked fine, click on the Mount button and then select the type of operating system you would like- x32 or x64 and then click on the Update button to start the process.
  • Click on the Finish button, then on the Apply button for saving the changes and select ISO as the file type.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to slipstream Windows Updates to an ISO file.