No Install.esd for th2_release Professional 10576

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  1. Edwin's Avatar
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       #21

    HippsieGypsie said:
    You watched that in File Explorer during that segment of install?
    With the earlier Builds, you had to watch the BT folder and the "Preparing to Install' screen carefully; about 65 - 75% it would probably be fully unpacked but, at 100% it would transform into a .wim file.
    Now the whole BT folder stays.
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  2. simrick's Avatar
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       #22

    Edwin said:
    I remember, in previous Builds, the ESD file would disappear when 'preparing to install' got to 100%.
    HippsieGypsie said:
    You watched that in File Explorer during that segment of install?
    Edwin said:
    With the earlier Builds, you had to watch the BT folder and the "Preparing to Install' screen carefully; about 65 - 75% it would probably be fully unpacked but, at 100% it would transform into a .wim file.
    Now the whole BT folder stays.
    I have to watch the $Windows.~BT\Sources folder, refreshing it all the while WU is downloading, and when it changes to "Preparing to install", I have to grab it and copy it to the desktop quickly before it disappears.
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  3. Posts : 5,834
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       #23

    simrick said:
    I have to watch the $Windows.~BT\Sources folder, refreshing it all the while WU is downloading, and when it changes to "Preparing to install", I have to grab it and copy it to the desktop quickly before it disappears.
    Thanks, simrick. I hope the OP checks back in and catches all this.
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  4. simrick's Avatar
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       #24

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Thanks, simrick. I hope the OP checks back in and catches all this.
    Yeah, me too.

    I've also noticed, if I grab the esd file when it still says "downloading", (even if it's at 100%), and then grab it again when it says "Preparing to install", I get 2 different esd files - and they are exactly 1 byte different. One will convert to an ISO and one will not.
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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       #25

    simrick said:
    Yeah, me too.

    I've also noticed, if I grab the esd file when it still says "downloading", (even if it's at 100%), and then grab it again when it says "Preparing to install", I get 2 different esd files - and they are exactly 1 byte different. One will convert to an ISO and one will not.
    Hmmm, odd, mine remains to this day, fully intact.

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  6. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #26

    Mine is there as well as shown in my earlier post. All 2,668,973 KBs worth.

    I see the OP came back on. We'll see if he found it.
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  7. sgage's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro (Build 18362.418)
       #27

    simrick said:
    I have to watch the $Windows.~BT\Sources folder, refreshing it all the while WU is downloading, and when it changes to "Preparing to install", I have to grab it and copy it to the desktop quickly before it disappears.
    That's very weird. As far as I can tell, the 'preparing to install' phase is actually cooking up the esd file from a bunch of components that had been downloaded somewhere temporarily in \Windows somewhere. If you watch $Windows.~BT during the download, it runs up to 50-60 MB and then seems to stop, though stuff is still streaming in at full bandwidth. After the download is complete, the install.esd is built from the components previously mentioned. I don't even see an install.esd until after 'preparing for installation'. Then, there it is. I always save it away before pulling the trigger on the install, though I still have it after this upgrade.

    Too weird.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       #28

    kkorotev said:
    I have downloaded the latest tech preview for Win 10: 10576 (thru Windows Update). Download completes and then this:
    th2_release Professional 10576 - Error 0x80240031

    After a morning of searching. It appears I do not have a critical file called "install.esd". I know where to look for it and it is, simply, not there. There are a few other threads out there reporting the same thing with previous builds. Some discussion centers on whether the user is upgrading through "Windows Update" or through clean installs with .iso files. I add that not because I understand it, but it apparently becomes important to the discussion???

    That's all I have.
    Any ideas?

    Food for thought: If anyone else has done this and can find the "install.esd" file FOR BUILD 10576 in their $WINDOWS.~BT folder, maybe you could post it here? (the sound you hear is my scratching the bottom of the barrel of ideas)

    Kevin
    Open File Explorer Options (aka Folder options), View, check Show hidden files, folders, and drives, check OK.
    Open your C: drive. Open $Windows.~BT hidden folder, open Sources, your Install.esd is on the list.
    Last edited by davidhk; 03 Nov 2015 at 21:16.
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  9. Wynona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #29

    C:\$Windows~BT\Sources\Install.esd

    When you open Sources, there's an alphabetical list. You have to scroll down to the Install.esd (about 3.5 full mouse wheel turns).
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  10. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #30

    kkorotev,
    This thread is a couple of days old. You probably have the issue fixed.
    But just in case you are still looking for Install.esd....................
    I had the same issue you had. I installed build 10576 via Windows Update.
    It has been my habit to use the esd file and convert it to ISO and then burn it to a DVD. I do that to all Insider Previews as well as the RTM.
    But this time, when I opened C drive, there is no $Windows.~BT or WS. ( see screenshot #1).
    I went to File Explorer Options > View > put a dot at Show hidden files, folders and drives. Opened C drive and there it was $Windows.~BT. I opened it > opened Sources and got my Install.esd.( see screenshot #2.)

    screenshot #1
    No Install.esd for th2_release Professional 10576-no-insralled.esd-before-.jpg

    screenshot #2

    No Install.esd for th2_release Professional 10576-no-installed.esd-after-.jpg
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