Windows 10: Finding INSTALL.WIM after upgrade to Build 10586.3
Finding INSTALL.WIM after upgrade to Build 10586.3
After upgrading to Build 10586.3, I wanted to save a copy of INSTALL.WIM in case I needed it to make repairs with DISM. I looked in SOURCES\$WINDOWS.~BT but it was not to be found. Looking on the ISO that a downloaded from the "Microsoft Software Download" (option 2 in the Windows.iso tutorial) was futile as well. I discovered that downloading the iso from the Tech Bench Upgrade Program site (option 1 in the Windows.iso tutorial) allowed my to find and copy the INSTALL.WIM file. Maybe everyone already knows this but I sure didn't so I thought this might be a helpful post.
The more I learn the more I realize that there is so much that I don't know. So happy to have this forum and big thanks to all the helpful folks who contribute to it!
MS uses either an Install.wim or an Install.esd..
the install.esd file is a highly compressed version of the install.wim file
Both are usable with Win10 Dism..
Hi Kyhi. That is interesting because about a month ago I needed to make repairs using DISM and I could not get it to recognize INSTALL.ESD. It gave me a message that the source file could not found. When I found INSTALL.WIM and pointed it to that it work with no problems. I'm wondering why that was? I know that Brink's tutorial on SFC/DISM indicates that ESD or WIM can be used so I'm puzzled what might have happened to me. Any thoughts?
was it a windows 10 host or a windows 8.1 host ??
You mean my recent upgrade to Build 10586? If so it was WIN10 host.
Update: I think I rediscovered the reason that I had a problem before and why I've been thinking that DISM needed WIM rather then ESD. When I downloaded the Media Tool from the Microsoft Upgrade Site for build 10240 and created a USB, I did not check the box to get an image for this specific PC so the INSTALL.ESD I tried to use contained information for multiple editions of Win10. DISM did not like that. Then when I downloaded the ISO from Tech Bench, I specified the image should be for "This PC." I assumed that the problem was ESD vs WIM but it was actually using a source creating file for multiple vs single editions. Do I have to right?
Last edited by SoFine409; 13 Nov 2015 at 13:04.
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