WIM larger after removing built in apps

  1. PaulaJava's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise 64 bit
       22 Sep 2017 #1

    WIM larger after removing built in apps

    I removed all the built in apps but windows store from my wim file and I was expecting it to be smaller. Can someone explain and is the a command in powershell to compress the wim when I save?
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  2. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       22 Sep 2017 #2

    You could use dism++
    Dism++ | New Windows Utility
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       22 Sep 2017 #3

    New-WindowsImage -CapturePath C: -ImagePath D:\WHATEVER.wim -name "SOMETHING" -Verify -CompressionType max

    If you are just unmounting, I don't think you can specify compression. You can if you are capturing or exporting to a new wim.

    You can use dism++ to export - it has an easy gui. Alternatively, wimlib has an optimize function:
    wimlib - Main page
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  4. PaulaJava's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       22 Sep 2017 #4

    Oookay... That's makes sense. I'll give exporting a try.
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  5.    22 Sep 2017 #5

    If you want to use Powershell as SIW2 said you can't compress using Dismount-WindowsImage (for some unknown reason - some of these Powershell wrappers are a bit simplistic I think.).

    What you can do is Dismount the image (to save your changes) and then use Export-WindowsImage to compress it.

    You can't just export it without dismounting it first afaik.
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