Converting $Windows.~BT directiry into Install Media

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  1. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    #1 Bezalel, Mar 20, 2015
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    [Solved] Converting $Windows.~BT directiry into Install Media

    The $Windows.~BT directory structure created during the 10041 upgrade looks to be the same as on the install media so I decided to dump it to a flash drive but when it booted up it just said that my computer needed to be repaired. Has anyone figured out how to make a full 10041 install media with it?
     
  2. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    I think someone was trying this before.
    IIRC the OS adds an entry to the Boot Menu which allows it to boot from the $Windows.~BT folder.
    In a similar way to the recovery partition :confused:

    Sorry I can't be more help, but the discussion was way over my head :eek:
     
  3. Skaendo

    Skaendo MDL Addicted

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    You can't just dump the folder to a USB to create install media. You can however create a iso image from the Install.wim and then convert it to a USB image.
     
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    So where are the rest of the files needed for the iso? In the past I replaced a stock wim with a custom wim or esd, but the 10041 esd isn't working with the 9926 file structure. It gets stuck at the product key screen, not accepting my known good keys.
     
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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...SDs-Repository?p=992731&viewfull=1#post992731

    All you need to do to create iso from .esd is use:
    esd-decrypter-wimlib-4.7z

    Instructions are in the readme.
     
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  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    #6 ZaForD, Mar 22, 2015
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    #7 Bezalel, Mar 23, 2015
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    I'm going to try abbodi1406's script and will report back.
     
  8. Bezalel

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    It works flawlessly. The problem is that the downloaded ESD is not just a compressed WIM, it's more like a compressed ISO.
     
  9. ZaForD

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    So did you convert the .ESD or make an ISO from the $Windows.~BT folder :confused: