Windows 10: Install.esd problems

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  1.    23 Mar 2018 #1

    Install.esd problems


    ON my usb flash drive I have a install.esd file and I would like to create one from sysprepped image and alls I can create is a install.wim can I erase the esd file and replace it with a wim file? How do I create a install.esd flile? John
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  2. Posts : 14,196
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Mar 2018 #2

    You do not ESD file. Simply remove it from USB and replace with install.wim.

    Kari
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  3.    23 Mar 2018 #3

    What do I use to create the install.win? I'm not on a network share. How do I do this?
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  4. Posts : 14,196
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Mar 2018 #4

    Part Four in this tutorial will show how to capture WIndows image to install.wim file: Create Windows 10 ISO image from Existing Installation Windows 10 Tutorials

    Kari
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  5.    23 Mar 2018 #5

    OK, maybe daft, but if esd is just a compressed wim... would boot.wim still recognise the installation? eg. compressing the sysprep wim to esd..using dism?

    Code:
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"Sysprepped.wim" /SourceIndex:x /DestinationImageFile:"install.esd" /Compress:recover
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  6. Posts : 14,196
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Mar 2018 #6

    Superfly said: View Post
    OK, maybe daft, but if esd is just a compressed wim... would boot.wim still recognise the installation? eg. compressing the sysprep wim to esd..using dism?

    Code:
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"Sysprepped.wim" /SourceIndex:x /DestinationImageFile:"install.esd" /Compress:recover
    Yes, of course. The question is why to go through the extra step? If you already have the custom, sysprepped install.wim, why not just use it instead?
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  7.    23 Mar 2018 #7

    Kari said: View Post
    Yes, of course. The question is why to go through the extra step? If you already have the custom, sysprepped install.wim, why not just use it instead?
    ...and if the Sysprep.wim is humongous and needs to fit a small USB? (just doing the devil's advocate thing... btw)
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  8. Posts : 14,196
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Mar 2018 #8

    Superfly said: View Post
    ...and if the Sysprep.wim is humongous and needs to fit a small USB? (just doing the devil's advocate thing... btw)
    If it is "humongous" (my deployment images are usually around 16 GB, give or take a few GB), you can split a WIM image to under 4 GB pieces. You cannot split an ESD image. Tutorial: DISM - Split install.wim file Windows 10 Tutorials

    Split image can then be copied to a PC where you want to install Windows one by one and Windows deployed from split images.
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  9.    23 Mar 2018 #9

    Kari said: View Post
    If it is "humongous" (my deployment images are usually around 16 GB, give or take a few GB), you can split a WIM image to under 4 GB pieces. You cannot split an ESD image. Tutorial: DISM - Split install.wim file Windows 10 Tutorials

    Split image can then be copied to a PC where you want to install Windows one by one and Windows deployed using these split images.
    Good point! There is a limit to ESDs (compression is evolving though)
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  10.    23 Mar 2018 #10

    Is there a way to partition a hard disk and Create subdirectories on the partitions that have been during or before install?
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