Windows 10: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File  

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       23 Oct 2014 #30

    I updated my previous post.
    I am using a local account.

    Oops.
    It won't activate with the Network disconnected.
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    Thread Starter
       23 Oct 2014 #31

    Yeah, you must have network connection in order to to be able to activate.
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  3. Posts : 1,454
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       23 Oct 2014 #32

    OK.
    It activated successfully.

    If you have a junk account, I would prefer to use that rather than my Insider account.
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       23 Oct 2014 #33

    Give me three minutes, I'll PM credentials.
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  5. Posts : 4,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       23 Oct 2014 #34

    Just a thought. When I downloaded the new build I am logged on to my local account. And I have the esd file. Does it make any difference if you upgraded while you are logged on to Microsoft account? (like having wim instead of esd).
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       23 Oct 2014 #35

    No, I have tested both MS account and local account, there's no difference.

    There has to be a reason why some users get the WIM file instead of ESD... Intriguing!
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       23 Oct 2014 #36

    I see. But there's got to be a way to convert wim to esd.
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       23 Oct 2014 #37

    badrobot said: View Post
    I see. But there's got to be a way to convert wim to esd.
    That's not an issue. WIM is good, it's the ESD that creates a small issue because it cannot be used as such. Creating a bootable install media from a WIM file is not a big deal, doing the same from an ESD file is a bit more complicated and the reason this tutorial exists.

    ESD file is nothing else than a highly compressed WIM, to put it simple. The issue is decompressing the ESD to get the WIM and further an ISO.

    If all users would get the WIM file there would be no need for this tutorial.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       23 Oct 2014 #38

    I just noticed that this test install does not have a RecoveryImage folder (C:\RecoveryImage).
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       23 Oct 2014 #39

    Kari said: View Post
    No, I have tested both MS account and local account, there's no difference.

    There has to be a reason why some users get the WIM file instead of ESD... Intriguing!
    Upgrade rather than clean install? I upgraded from 8.1 and got a wim.
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