Editing Install.wim

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by HORIZONTAL THINKER, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    Hi guys,

    i'm hoping one of you guys may be able to help me with a project i'm currently working on. I've created a Windows 7 x86 and x64 AIO with SP1 and all current updates.

    I now need to trim it down so it only has Ultimate x86 and x64. I downloaded and installed the Win Toolkit as advised at the thread below but am stuck now. Any help would be much appreciated,

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/archive/index.php/t-38433.html
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Load the install.wim. Go to the Intermediate tab and select WIM Manager.
    Then load the install.wim and delete the directories you dont want. Simple as that.
     
  3. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    Cheers anarchist9027,

    For some reason my copy of WinToolKit kept either hanging or wouldn't load the install.wim so i downloaded WinAIO Maker Professional v1.3 from Josh Cell and i was able to do the editing of the .wim's there no problem.

    Thanks again for your help and reply.
     
  4. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    #4 Flipp3r, Jan 15, 2013
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    You can always use dism to export to a new install.wim with compression too:
    Code:
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:%~dp0x64\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:%~dp0x64\new_install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows 7 Ultimate x64" /compress:maximum