ESD <> WIM Conversion batch

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  1. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Right .....
     
  2. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Addicted

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    Since the file install.esd is much more compressed of the install.wim file, I would like to know if I can use this DVD (with install.esd) to install Windows 8.x/10 on any computer or it is necessary have a recent computer?

    In Windows ADK, the DISM.exe file is unique or there are two versions (32 bit and 64 bit)? If there are two versions, I could use the 64 bit version to create the install.esd file containing the 32 bit editions of Windows?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Some machines might fail when using .esd, due the need for more resources to decompress the data

    yes, both can work on either edition architecture
     
  4. s1ave77

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    Yep, the conversion is very resource hogging and will fail due to even slightes system instabilities/hickups. Quiet a valid stress test.
     
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  5. amajmon

    amajmon MDL Member

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    I just compress .wim in Server 2016 with this script in .esd. Try in VM with 4gb of ram and 3 cpu core work like charm :D :worthy:
     
  6. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #66 abbodi1406, Aug 22, 2015
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    ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-4.zip

    Updated wimlib v1.8.2
    Removed admin prerequisite (only option 5 will require running the script with admin privileges)
     
  7. werwaok

    werwaok MDL Junior Member

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    Which level of compression does your script use? I can't find out. Is it "recovery"?
     
  8. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    ESD is recovery (aka solid, lzms)
    WIM is max (aka lzx)
     
  9. greenworld5588

    greenworld5588 MDL Novice

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    Thanks to all for great scripts and tools,
    I want to know how I can convert Windows 7 Install.wim to Install.esd?
    Please guide me here, don't give me links.
     
  10. eclas

    eclas MDL Novice

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    Trying this with the latest win 10 iso (threshold 2)
    extracted esd-decrypter-wimlib-10_adguard_mods.rar to temp folder and placed the esd file in that folder.
    When I run the script as adminstrator I get this error...
    ERROR: ESD file does not have original structure (4 images).

    Is this not compatible with win 10?
     
  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #71 abbodi1406, Nov 15, 2015
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  12. Mavericks Choice

    Mavericks Choice MDL Expert

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    Your script has got me outta trouble a few times now ;)
     
  13. Ehtrakiyushi

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    Is there an Advantage of ESD over WIM?
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Isn't the size advantage enough?
     
  15. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Senior Member

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    #75 ashish.k, Dec 6, 2015
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    I want to ask one question... Can I replace the DISM included in this with that of Win10 build 10586 and would it still work?
     
  16. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    It will work


    but why do you want to replace it? i don't think there would be any performance difference
     
  17. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Senior Member

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    I don't know about performance differences but I just wanna make it up to date (latest ADK) which may work better with Win10 images :g:. Just for the sake of it... :p
     
  18. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #78 abbodi1406, Dec 21, 2015
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    WIM <> ESD
    updated both packs

    ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-5.zip
    updated wimlib to latest 1.8.4-BETA1
    optimized code



    ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-dism-2.7z
    updated dism to 10.0.10240.16384
    implemented all and same wimlib's script changes
     
  19. liliactr

    liliactr MDL Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is probably wimlib related issue but how can a untouched microsoft wim has 2542 invalid hardlinks when i try to convert it.
     
  20. McLovin

    McLovin MDL Junior Member

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    sorry to get the old thread back...

    but I have a question, I converted my 5,1GB windows7 install.wim to install.esd, (to burn it on dvd5)
    but when I test my new iso with the install.esd, windows7 setup shows an error about "no information could be collected for the OSImage... ... could not find install.wim)

    what can I do ?