Easiest way to convert Windows 8.1 wim to esd?

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  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    I had 2 different versions of Windows 8.1 from different sources because I need a VL version and a regular OEM version(VL for pre built and laptop, regular for desktop with oem version)

    I merged the 2 wims with WinAIO from Josh Cell, then edited them with wintoolkit to add drivers and then tried compressing with NTlite but on the 2nd index it stops at 21% every time with error 28

    I have never had sucess getting winconverter to work as it just freezes and tried it on various windows 8.1 pcs(and after reinstalls)

    I know dism is possible but I am useless at making commands, lets say wim was in root D drive in folder called AIO then in sources folder what would it be?
     
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    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    Will this help?
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...nversion-batch?p=903619&viewfull=1#post903619
     
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  3. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    wim to esd requires a lot of RAM. Do you have it?
    When I first attempted to do it I was using a 32bit win8.1 with 4GB RAM. Useless, unless I rebooted to Safe Mode and sometimes the process failed.
     
  5. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    12 gig of ram in my laptop, and i7 4700HQ and this is message

    ===============================================================================
    Exporting all WIM Indexes to a new install.esd file...
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    *** This will require some time, high CPU and RAM usage, please be patient ***

    Writing LZMS-compressed data using 8 threads
    [ERROR] The stream is corrupted!ritten (60% done)
    (Expected SHA1=fa2af95348463a39b01616265b985e8bd7b8ef7d,
    got SHA1=0fbf10d516b5a451c7edb1a81f69d09ceadbe3b6)
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 28:
    The SHA1 message digest of a WIM resource did not match the expected valu
    e.

    Errors were reported during export.
    Press any key to continue . . .
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Unfortunately I've never added drivers or NTlited or used Josh Cell's program. I've always made it with dism manually, with commands. So I can't help any further.
     
  7. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    #7 ryouga, Mar 28, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
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    Ok I got the original wim file, remerged them then this time converted to ESD but its not compressed that well.

    Is there a way to compress it better? Seems to be 4.5 gig no idea why which of course is too big for rewritable dvd, it only compressed by 900 meg from original file size.