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As we know that RTM (Released to Manufacturer) builds are the one’s made avilable for public.

Today we are gonna learn how to make installation build media using recently leaked Redstone 4 product definition.

Before starting, thanks to Lucas for Idea and Modifications as well as thanks to WalkingCat for Products.xml.

Prerequisites to behold

There are two files we require:

Generally, Media Creation Tool downloads the required products.cab file automatically. We can find the products.xml file inside it.

The Redstone 3 products.cab file is available to download.

Comparison to be done

Look at both the files side by side, you will find some differences.

Redsone 3:

<xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<MCT>
<Catalogs>
<Catalog version=”1.1″>
<PublishedMedia id=”1761″ release=”RS3-RTM WU for MCT”>
<Files>
<File>

</File>
</Files>
<Languages>
<Language>

</Language>
</Languages>
<EULAs>
<EULA>

</EULA>
</EULAs>
</PublishedMedia>
</Catalog>
</Calatogs>
</MCT>

Redstone 4:

<xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<PublishedMedia id=”1998″ release=”RS4_RTM”>
<Files>
<File>

</File>
</Files>
<Languages>
<Language>

</Language>
</Languages>
<EULAs>
<EULA>

</EULA>
</EULAs>
</PublishedMedia>

If you look carefully, the main difference you’ll find is Redstone 4’s definition file doesn’t enclose <MCT>, <Catalog> and <Catalogs> tags.

How to make .xml work with Media Creation Tool

To make .xml file work with Media Creation Tool, first add the missing tags mentioned above to this file. These tags must be present at the starting and ending of the file.

The resultant file will look like this:

<xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<MCT>
<Catalogs>
<Catalog version=”1.1″>
<PublishedMedia id=”1998″ release=”RS4_RTM”>
<Files>
<File>

</File>
</Files>
<Languages>
<Language>

</Language>
</Languages>
<EULAs>
<EULA>

</EULA>
</EULAs>
</PublishedMedia>
</Catalog>
</Calatogs>
</MCT>

Now, before downloading Spring Creators Update with Media Creation Tool, save the above edited .xml file products.xml and save it inside a cabinet file.

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Open a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell window in the same location where .xml file is present. Press shift and then right mouse click to avoid path entry confusion.

Now type: makecab products.xml products.cab

Now, save the products.cab file which you just created in a folder together with MediaCreationTool.exe and run MediaCreationTool.exe /Selfhost using the same process you used above to create .cab file.

Once the process starts, proceed with creating your own installation media as usual.

To avoid the process of editing .xml file and the creating .cab file, here is the already made products.cab file for you.

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Source: Inside Windows