Windows 10: ADK 10: Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer
I've just tried this and was rather surprised to find it created an install disk for me which actually installed Windows.
I had to use the 'Production Media' option in the ICD to make the 'Compact OS' option appear, but when I copied the resultant files onto a VHD and pointed it at a VM with a completely blanked disk, it installed automatically up to the normal Setup screen where you choose your language/region.
When I'd installed it, I could see that the apps I'd saved before (Firefox etc.) were there, and also some customisations I put into the ICD - for instance see the System screen below.
The only thing I'm not sure about is how to check whether the Compact function worked.... Hmmm.
Check the size of the install by looking at your c: drive. If its only a few gigs then you have it. If not then you might need to try again.
Yeah I'm going to compare by trying out the non-Compact version and see if it uses more space!
I forgot to say earlier - this posted by kyhi further up the thread is (if the documentation is correct ) another way to get the Compact installation. You'd need to boot from a WinPE disk (onto which you'd already added Scanstate) to run the steps , I think.
It may give a tidier result without leaving behind some of the working folders (windows.old etc.) which I noticed the ICD does.
Nevermind I figured it out...
Last edited by Mansome; 01 Aug 2015 at 23:12.
Reason: Figured out my issue
So I have gotten the production media to work, however I dont see the difference at all with the compact OS option It still takes up about 16gbs for all my stuff. I know with wimboot on 8.1 I got it down to almost 8gb. Maybe I am missing something here?
windows 8.1 used the recovery partition to store the image - thus your windows partition was smaller.
3GB is a 10% saving of freespace on a 32GB drive
Wimboot was only supported on drive 32GB drive or less - almost would bet Compact is too
Need min 16GB for compact using x86 and 20GB for compact using x64
Apparently the way to check if compaction is switched on for the OS as a while is this command, used at an elevated command prompt:
If you go to disk management and look at your drive and you choose the compact option its going to say Wimboot on that drive. Thats how I know its enabled. It doesnt look like much space saving compared to the original wimboot due to the recovery stuff being on the drive too. Either way I think its going to be worth it for me if I am on a solid state. Windows updates as well as office bloats up the machine pretty quickly.
I've not been on the Forum a lot lately, but just a quick note that the ADK has been updated to go with version '1511' of Windows 10. I've not had a chance to play with it yet though.
The download link is the same as before.
Been using Win 10 TP since build 9926 and all those since then with no WiFi problems until Build 10240. I now have an IP configuration problem only when waking from sleep. When waking from sleep, there is no Internet access and Troubleshooting...
I noticed today that my old standby Macrium Reflect free has a new build which is drastically different and has no Linux disk only Win PE.
Is the native imaging program reliable with 10?
I am not sure about my old reliable anymore?