1.    26 Jul 2015 #1
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    Converting the install.wim in install.esd file


    Hi

    Using only the Microsoft utilities, how do I convert the install.wim to install.esd file?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  2.    26 Jul 2015 #2
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    Google gets lots of hits for doing this: how do I convert the install.wim to install.esd file?
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  3.    27 Jul 2015 #3
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Code:
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:c:\temp\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:c:\temp\install.esd /Compress:recovery /CheckIntegrity
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Google gets lots of hits for doing this: how do I convert the install.wim to install.esd file?
    I really wish you had read what google shows before posting this.... we are not looking for ESD to WIM answers.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
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    View topic - Any difference between WIM and ESD? - BetaArchive

    "The proper DISM command would be:

    DISM /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:[path]\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:[path]\install.esd /compress:recovery /CheckIntegrity


    Now, if you don't have over 8GB of memory installed, or a processor above or equivalent to a 2.2Ghz Quad Core, you're best bet is to search for and download the tool "ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD"." (i found it on a chinese site)

    extract
    ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-dism.7z then drop install.wim into ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-dism folder and right click at convert.cmd, then choise 1 and it's time to wait.
    (i am currently testing all this so i am not sure if it will work)
    Edit: Works like charm, just installed my fresh windows using this method.

    Last edited by TryHard; 24 Jan 2016 at 15:32.
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  6.    24 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
    I really wish you had read what google shows before posting this.... we are not looking for ESD to WIM answers.
    Yeah - search engines do this sort of stuff all the time - they ignore words like 'to' in the search.
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  7.    12 Apr 2016 #7
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    No .wmi and .esd is refusing to convert-say it ain't so!


    Your DISM suggestion looks like one needs a .wmi file for Install... Well all my MS win 10 build 10586-164 doesn't have a .wmi in sight. Correct me if I am wrong, please. I would love to find a .wmi file, I really, really would. In fact I would pay cold cash (void where prohibited or lack of written contract). All I have found in all my media creation downloads is a lousy .esd file and I can't take it anymore.

    Chinese converter can't be any worse then the last 5 Russian, USA, and Chech ones I have tried- Anyway, my problem is I don;t have a .wim file anywhere in my downloaded ESD-ISO, Mounted ISO, or USB. I have only an Install.esd which refuses to dycrypt or convert to a wmi with hidden files visible, invisible, or missing. I am using build 10586-164 directly from MS. Is there any reason to suspect they re-encrypted the .esd file to obsolete all of tutorials and converters out there in the ether or vertualness, or cybervillage, whatever?

    Any additional help would be a help for my eyes, and brain, both of which are in need of an exam.

    PastPEXPilot




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  8.    12 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastPEXPilot View Post
    Your DISM suggestion looks like one needs a .wmi file for Install... Well all my MS win 10 build 10586-164 doesn't have a .wmi in sight. Correct me if I am wrong, please. I would love to find a .wmi file, I really, really would. In fact I would pay cold cash (void where prohibited or lack of written contract). All I have found in all my media creation downloads is a lousy .esd file and I can't take it anymore.

    Chinese converter can't be any worse then the last 5 Russian, USA, and Chech ones I have tried- Anyway, my problem is I don;t have a .wim file anywhere in my downloaded ESD-ISO, Mounted ISO, or USB. I have only an Install.esd which refuses to dycrypt or convert to a wmi with hidden files visible, invisible, or missing. I am using build 10586-164 directly from MS. Is there any reason to suspect they re-encrypted the .esd file to obsolete all of tutorials and converters out there in the ether or vertualness, or cybervillage, whatever?

    Any additional help would be a help for my eyes, and brain, both of which are in need of an exam.

    PastPEXPilot




    The TechBench version has install.WIM if that's what you're after: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

    BTW, welcome to TenForums, PastPEXPilot.
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  9.    12 Apr 2016 #9
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    Hi,

    Not quite sure what the point of this exercise is but MS Media creation will contain the .ESD file.
    So, besides the academic "How To" this should be faster than just having Windows do it, especially so on a lowish power CPU.

    Cheers,
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  10.    04 Aug 2017 #10
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    windows 10

    why do i have to repeat every step again and again for multiple image why not /SourceIndex:1,2,3 etc in the same command
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