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       15 Mar 2016 #1

    Iso, esd or wim?


    Wish to correct a Source files missing problem, so need to download an ISO.
    Installed is W10 1511 version 10586.164 Pro.....how can I tell whether it is ESD or WIM?
    I know that downloads are as following.....M$ Media is ESD and TechNet is WIM.
    Last edited by dencal; 15 Mar 2016 at 05:25.
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       15 Mar 2016 #2

    dencal said: View Post
    Wish to correct a Source files missing problem, so need to download an ISO.
    Installed is W10 1511 version 10586.164.....how can I tell whether it is ESD or WIM?
    I know that downloads are as following.....M$ Media is ESD and TechNet is WIM.
    I'm a little confused because you answered the question that you asked??
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       15 Mar 2016 #3

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I'm a little confused because you answered the question that you asked??
    Does my installed version require an ESD or a WIM ISO?.....they are different.
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  4. Posts : 28,960
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       15 Mar 2016 #4

    Glad to help you, if I understood what you want too do
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       15 Mar 2016 #5

    dencal said: View Post
    Does my installed version require an ESD or a WIM ISO?.....they are different.
    Ahhh ok you can use either one dencal, might be a tad easier with the Tech iso.....but either one will work
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       15 Mar 2016 #6

    Then just copy the install.WIM from the ISO to a partition, like E: (or any other partition you have)
    then run this command:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:E:\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

    The install.wim is found in the sources folder in the ISO from Tech Bench.
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       15 Mar 2016 #7

    dencal said: View Post
    Does my installed version require an ESD or a WIM ISO?.....they are different.
    Does not matter, either will work.
    They are exactly the same. Different compression methods. ESD is smaller, faster to download.
    If you use 7-zip to unzip either install.esd or install.wim, the results are the same in file size.

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       15 Mar 2016 #8

    Thanks to you both for replies....M$ support recommend using the TechNet WIM version.
    Apparently it is a known M$ problem, updating on some computers wipes out vital .dll,s and they are looking to fix it.
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  9.    15 Mar 2016 #9

    Many people have reported that DISM will not use the .ESD file contained in the Media Creation Tool ISO file and had to download the ISO from Tech Bench containing the .WIM file, so I always suggest just going to Tech Bench first.
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  10. Posts : 28,960
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       15 Mar 2016 #10

    dencal said: View Post
    Thanks to you both for replies....M$ support recommend using the TechNet WIM version.
    Apparently it is a known M$ problem, updating on some computers wipes out vital .dll,s and they are looking to fix it.
    No problem dencal, if you need any more help, just let us know. Mike.
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