Windows 10: Build 10586. Where is the install.esd ? Solved

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  1. Posts : 5,147
    windows 10 Home threshold2
    Thread Starter
       07 Nov 2015 #31

    Final update....................I took up Brink's suggestion and went one step further. I started everything from scratch.
    The system used to have Win 10 Pro dual booting with Insider Previews.
    I removed the Insider volume, extended the volume back to Win 10 Pro partition.
    With a Win 10 Pro bootable DVD, I did a Clean Install.
    Then installed build 10565 over the RTM.
    8 hours later, build 10586 showed up in Windows Update.
    Installed it.
    Now the Install.esd is where it should be.
    Case closed................... sort of. Why I didn't get it in my last 10586 remains a mystery.
    I am unsubscribing from this thread.
    You guys have fun talking about it, if interested.
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  2. Posts : 20,095
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       07 Nov 2015 #32

    And so far, I've not had a bobble . . . install.esd is right where it's supposed to be.

    I've seen posts that said it was there right after installation, but disappeared later. I don't seem to have had that problem either, since I've gone back to check and it's always there.
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  3.    07 Nov 2015 #33

    billy268 said: View Post
    Final update....................I took up Brink's suggestion and went one step further. I started everything from scratch.
    The system used to have Win 10 Pro dual booting with Insider Previews.
    I removed the Insider volume, extended the volume back to Win 10 Pro partition.
    With a Win 10 Pro bootable DVD, I did a Clean Install.
    Then installed build 10565 over the RTM.
    8 hours later, build 10586 showed up in Windows Update.
    Installed it.
    Now the Install.esd is where it should be.
    Case closed................... sort of. Why I didn't get it in my last 10586 remains a mystery.
    I am unsubscribing from this thread.
    You guys have fun talking about it, if interested.
    Whatever dude. You were kinda rude to us; I'm fairly sure nobody cares how you fixed it at this point.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,095
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       07 Nov 2015 #34

    billy268 said: View Post
    I did that only because I could not find $Windows.~BT and Sources folder is inside that.
    I did that out of speculation. I didn't even know that was possible.

    You should NOT have to do that. Just open the C drive and you should see $Windows.~BT.
    Historically, Microsoft has hidden certain files and folders to "protect us from ourselves" but have made them discoverable for those of us who don't need to be "protected from ourselves".
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  5. Posts : 20,095
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       07 Nov 2015 #35

    JoeyDVDZ said: View Post
    Whatever dude. You were kinda rude to us; I'm fairly sure nobody cares how you fixed it at this point.
    Agreed. My Mama always told me that I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds me. :) Those who tried to help him won't be so eager to help next time he has a problem.
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  6.    21 Nov 2015 #36

    I also have this problem, but I don't want to go back to reinstall everything... I cannot find the esd file...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 2,014
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       21 Nov 2015 #37

    The install.esd file that is used to create the ISO - is in the $WINDOWS.~WS
    Which may have been deleted...

    When using the media creation tool to create the setup media..
    Once the media tool closes the file is deleted...

    So what version, build and language are you looking for ??
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  •    21 Nov 2015 #38

    Thank you, Kyhi. Yes, it may have been deleted. Anyway, I am downloading your PE tool now. Haha...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 20,095
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       21 Nov 2015 #39

    Kyhi said: View Post
    The install.esd file that is used to create the ISO - is in the $WINDOWS.~WS
    Which may have been deleted...

    When using the media creation tool to create the setup media..
    Once the media tool closes the file is deleted...

    So what version, build and language are you looking for ??
    Mine's still in $Windows.~BT\Sources where it's always been. It isn't in .~WS though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 2,014
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       22 Nov 2015 #40

    well, that depends on the download method, I guess..

    Attachment 49881

    that tmp file will get renamed to esd after download completes..

    So guess it is safe to say check both BT and WS folders for a Large File when sorted by size
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