20 Mins to complete W11 Install including making ISO

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Hi folks
Is this a record -- on an ordinary laptop (HP envy with Intel gen 6 i5 CPU and 8GB RAM) 20 Mins - complete W11 install from ZERO !!

1) Boot Linux to use UUPDUMP to create the W11 Iso (build 22494) and save to ext device
2) boot winpe to create 60 GB Vhdx
3)attach vdisk, partition it (just 1 ntfs partition - not GPT needed when using Vdisks)
4) apply image
5) update bcdboot
6) boot W11
All working -- !! within 20 mins !!

Nr 1 is the key really -- using uupdump with linux is mega fasts as it uses a zillion more threads !! if you have a Linux VM try it !!!

Never going back to "Classical installs again " -- Physical VHDX for me is the way.

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Great! However, to me that's not a working laptop - that's an empty laptop ;). Next would be installing software, going through settings, making sure useful fonts are not missing, importing Firefox profiles, etc. Typically takes a while longer than the OS install by itself.
 

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@jimbo45
Nice. This VHDX can be made from a VM install also.
boot winpe to create 60 GB Vhdx
Note: this isn't your average install, especially if you only have a W11-only machine user looking into it.
But it gives you more flexibility.
Great! However, to me that's not a working laptop - that's an empty laptop ;). Next would be installing software, going through settings, making sure useful fonts are not missing, importing Firefox profiles, etc. Typically takes a while longer than the OS install by itself.
True. Most of the time I spend customizing it.
The install usually 'flies' its way through either way.
 

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