Windows 10: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
No, it's not possible. Copying a file from a folder does in no way change anything within that folder.
I was wondering how common this is, the 'Restart update' failing but just running the ISO works.
On 2nd PC now in Insider program, I just did a Restart update of 10586 to 14352 x86 after running ESDtoISO and had no problems.
UPDATE - tired of Windows Update failing to succeed in updating Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, I skipped this ISO creation and Windows 10 build 14361 installed just fine.
Last edited by Irwin Mainway; 11 Jun 2016 at 13:07.
ESDtoISO tool in this tutorial has been replaced with an updated version today. Please delete the tool by removing the folder it was extracted to and download the updated version instead.
A few days ago I noticed that build 14352 install media I had created with this tool was lacking computer repair options when PC was booted with the install media. Other than that the ISO and media created from it works just fine, installing build 14352 without issues.
However as lacking repair options in boot are quite a big issue, making a non bootable Windows difficult to repair because the repair console is missing when booting with the install media, I decided to update the tool with updated crypto keys to assure that we have a tool which works 100% as planned.
You can check your ISO and see if you want to recreate it. If the repair console is missing in your ISO, you will get the first language & formats dialog shown with white background as in this screenshot when PC is booted with the ISO or install media created from it:
Clicking Next will bypass the Install / Repair selection and go straight to Install.
ISO image created with the updated tool will show the language & formats dialog as it should be, with blue background, and clicking Next will show the Install / Repair selection:
My apologies for possible inconvenience, leaving an outdated tool to be downloaded is my fault and I have no excuses for it.
Remember: The ISO created with the outdated and now replaced tool is fully working apart of the missing repair console. Windows 10 build 14352 installed using it is a fully functioning Windows. However, as the repair console can in certain circumstances be important I recommend you to remove the outdated tool from your computer, download the current version and make a new ISO image.
Once again, I am sorry for the inconvenience.
The tool and the method in this tutorial work without issues with the latest Insider Build 14361 ESD file, released today.
The tool has been updated since the last Insider build. Please delete the old tool from your PC simply by deleting the folder it was extracted to and download the updated tool. Download link in the first post (step 1.3).
Although the old version will create a functioning ISO image which will allow you to install Windows 10, there's a bug in ISO creation process that leaves out the repair console, meaning you can not boot to repair options if / when necessary. This bug has been fixed in updated tool.
More information about the bug in previous version of the tool can be read in this post
All good @Kari!
+1, flawless with 14261 ISO creation, Kari is the man.
Are you sure about that ? Can't create an ISO :
ERROR: Decryption failed. None of the known/specified RSA key works.
Errors were reported during ESD decryption.
I did get the latest version. Have I missed some steps ?
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Yes, it still works without problems. I just did it last night.
Yes, I am sure. The current version of the tool is tested and restested, I did not post about it being fixed and updated before I had used it to created three different ISO images from three different ESD files of 14361 (UK and US English, Swedish) and clean installed Windows 10 Build 14361 on a Hyper-V vm with each of them.
Thanks for confirmation
Ok, so, my bad. But, can you give me a hand with my issue ? I got the Core EN-US ESD from WZor (as I'm using the french 14352 version right now and we don't have the 14361...) and it just don't work. Any idea ?
Hello, is there any bootable file manager out there because I want to do the following things before installing Windows.
1. Format my C:\ drive with Windows 7.1
2. Move contents from my F:\ drive to C:\
3. Install Windows 10 of F:\
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