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  1. Posts : 4,091
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #21

    Forgot to mention an important detail.
    To boot as UEFI, the flash disk must have the boot loader on a Fat32 partition.
    New versions of Win 10 has a Sources\install.wim bigger than 4G.
    As Fat32 has a 4G size limitation you won't be able to copy Sources\install.wim to the USB fat32 flash disk.
    Win 10 DISM can split install.wim into multiple and smaller install.swm files.
    To do so, before you begin to copy the iso files to the USB flash disk, open Explorer and go to win 10 \Sources. Press Shift+Right click and select Open Command Window here. Once on the CMD type:

    Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:install.wim /SWMFile:install.swm /FileSize:3600

    After the creation of the install.swm and install2.swm files, delete Install.wim. Then copy all files and folders of the installation disk to the USB flash disk.

    Split install.wim is much easier than create a multi partition USB flash disk.
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  2. Posts : 60
    Windows 10 PRO 64 bit
       #22

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    miata54 said:
    My scenario:

    My 8 year old HP CTO Win7-64 is running just fine. I can't afford a new PC with Win 10-64. I have the OEM installation disc's for the CTO which I have used over the years to do a clean install when I couldn't figure out how to fix a screw up on my part. I like the changes Win 10 affords so I bought a Win 10-64 Full Home version a year ago and let it do the update. The install went fine. Now, my principal hobby with the PC is MS-FSX. For those of you not familiar with that program, it flight simulation.

    About a year ago, I got myself into one of those no fix situations with FSX. My only way out was a clean install of FSX. But before I did that, I decided to try clean install of Win 10 on my reformatted HD. Not realizing at the time that all the device drivers for my PC were located somewhere on the 4 OEM Win 7 disc's, my installation of Win 10 was cut short with error messages saying that the installation could not continue because vital device drivers could not be located. I then realized that the drivers I needed were not on the Win 10 DVD. So I was forced to reinstall Win 7 and then do the Win 10 update over again. A LONG and tedious process I want to avoid the next time I have to do this. Yesterday I downloaded a Win 10-64 ISO using the MS Media Creation Tool. This was downloaded to a USB flash drive. All went fine.

    So my questions are these.

    1. Are the device drivers (mobo-chipset-processor etc) located in the C:/Windows/System32/drivers folder or Drivers Store folder or someplace else? If so, can I add them to the USB flash drive so they can be loaded when I run the Setup app?

    2. When these drivers are located, do they need to be configured in some special manner or process in order to be installed along with Win 10 from the USB drive, and what tools do I need to do this?

    Thanks
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  3. Posts : 74
    Win 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Megahertz said:
    Forgot to mention an important detail.
    To boot as UEFI, the flash disk must have the boot loader on a Fat32 partition.
    New versions of Win 10 has a Sources\install.wim bigger than 4G.
    As Fat32 has a 4G size limitation you won't be able to copy Sources\install.wim to the USB fat32 flash disk.
    Win 10 DISM can split install.wim into multiple and smaller install.swm files.
    To do so, before you begin to copy the iso files to the USB flash disk, open Explorer and go to win 10 \Sources. Press Shift+Right click and select Open Command Window here. Once on the CMD type:

    Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:install.wim /SWMFile:install.swm /FileSize:3600

    After the creation of the install.swm and install2.swm files, delete Install.wim. Then copy all files and folders of the installation disk to the USB flash disk.

    Split install.wim is much easier than create a multi partition USB flash disk.
    Wow, you threw a lot at me there! A bit of confusion.You said "To do so, before you begin to copy the iso files to the USB flash disk," Well, I have the ISO files already on my USB Flash drive. Should I copy and paste then to a HD and then do what you suggested, and then copy/paste tjem back to the USB drive?
    Last edited by miata54; 06 Sep 2019 at 20:01.
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  4. Posts : 4,091
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #24

    Some install.wim files are released from M$ already split ed (when you use he Media Creation tool), so you don't need to do anything.
    Some Win 10 iso files are released from M$ with install.wim bigger than 4G (When you download from Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool), then you have to split them.

    Insert your USB flash disk on one USB port, open explorer, go to Sources and see if there is any install.* file(s). Install file can have a wim or swm or esd suffix.
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  5. Posts : 74
    Win 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Megahertz said:
    Some install.wim files are released from M$ already split ed (when you use he Media Creation tool), so you don't need to do anything.
    Some Win 10 iso files are released from M$ with install.wim bigger than 4G (When you download from Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool), then you have to split them.

    Insert your USB flash disk on one USB port, open explorer, go to Sources and see if there is any install.* file(s). Install file can have a wim or swm or esd suffix.
    I did use the Media Creation Tool to download the ISO directly to the formatted USB drive. In the Sources folder, I found one install file with the suffix ESD. Is that what you wanted to confirm? What does ESD stand for?

    BTW, you are teaching me a lot about Windows and I appreciate that. Thanks
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  6. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #26

    ESD = Electronic Software Download, a compressed file format that MS uses to store encrypted WIM files. See Tim Fisher's Lifewire article for some fascinating details & info: ESD File (What It Is & How to Open One).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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