Fake Windows 10 Update

2018/01/05 | 2 minute read |

You know the @syst_and_deploy project. The fake Windows 10 WPF, I updated his project by adding a boot screen and an installation screen for Windows updates.

The original project

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The project now


1. Splash Screen

For create a splash screen we need to use runspaces. A Runspace is a specific instance of PowerShell which contains MODIFIABLE collections of commands, providers, variables, functions, and language elements that are available to the command line user (or more generically, to the “host” application). Yes but now how to use it.

1.1 Create the Runspace

    $hash = [hashtable]::Synchronized(@{})
    $runspace = [runspacefactory]::CreateRunspace()
    $runspace.ApartmentState = "STA"
    $Runspace.ThreadOptions = "ReuseThread"
    $Pwshell = [PowerShell]::Create()

Now we can add script to the variable $Pwshellin order to create the WPF with XAML and Mahapps.

    $xml = [xml]@"
	x:Name="WindowSplash" Title="SplashScreen" WindowStyle="None" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen"
	Background="Black" ShowInTaskbar ="true" 
	Width="900" Height="650" ResizeMode = "NoResize" >
            <RowDefinition Height="70"/>
		<Grid Grid.Row="0" x:Name="Header" >	
			<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Margin="20,10,0,0">       
        <Grid Grid.Row="1" >
		 	<StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="5,5,5,5">
             <Image x:Name="Logo" RenderOptions.BitmapScalingMode="Fant" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Margin="0,0,0,15" Width="100" Height="100" VerticalAlignment="Top" />    
             <Label x:Name = "LoadingLabel"  Foreground="White" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" FontSize="24" Margin = "0,0,0,0"/>
				<Controls:ProgressRing IsActive="{Binding IsActive}" Foreground="White" HorizontalAlignment="Center"  Margin = "0,30,0,0" Width="40" Height="8"/>
    $reader = New-Object System.Xml.XmlNodeReader $xml
    $hash.window = [Windows.Markup.XamlReader]::Load($reader)
    $hash.LoadingLabel = $hash.window.FindName("LoadingLabel")
    $hash.Logo = $hash.window.FindName("Logo")
}) | Out-Null

With this the splash screen will look like this :


1.2 Functions for Start and Close Runspace

Start function

function Start-SplashScreen (){
    $Pwshell.Runspace = $runspace
    $script:handle = $Pwshell.BeginInvoke() 

Close function

function close-SplashScreen (){
    $hash.window.Dispatcher.Invoke("Normal",[action]{ $hash.window.close() })
    $Pwshell.EndInvoke($handle) | Out-Null
    #$runspace.Close() | Out-Null

2. Final Splash Sreen

For the final screen, create a separate script and it call by a function in the main script when the user want to quit the GUI.

I make loop for simulate the installation of windows 10 update.

2.1 The Loop


		If ($Previous_Step -ne $Next_Step)
				$Current_Step_Total = $Current_Step_Number / $Total_Step * 100 
				$Round_Current_Step_Total = [math]::Round($Current_Step_Total)
				$Percent_Complete = "$Round_Current_Step_Total %" 
				Update_progressBar "$Percent_Complete complete" "Install  the update $Current_Step_Number of $Total_Step "							
until ($Current_Step_Number -eq $Global:Total_Step) 

Update the StatusBar

When you run runspace we need to create function to access to all objects which are runninng into the runspace it much easier.

Function Update_progressBar {

The project is available on my github profile.The link for the download is here

Written by Jérôme Bezet-Torres @JM2K69.