Discussion in 'Scripting' started by liliactr, Apr 16, 2014.
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?
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
Yep, the conversion is very resource hogging and will fail due to even slightes system instabilities/hickups. Quiet a valid stress test.
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
Updated wimlib v1.8.2
Removed admin prerequisite (only option 5 will require running the script with admin privileges)
Which level of compression does your script use? I can't find out. Is it "recovery"?
ESD is recovery (aka solid, lzms)
WIM is max (aka lzx)
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.
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?
ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD is not for original encrypted ESD files
it's to convert between custom install.wim & install.esd
check this for ESD > ISO:
Your script has got me outta trouble a few times now
Is there an Advantage of ESD over WIM?
Isn't the size advantage enough?
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?
It will work
but why do you want to replace it? i don't think there would be any performance difference
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 . Just for the sake of it...
WIM <> ESD
updated both packs
updated wimlib to latest 1.8.4-BETA1
updated dism to 10.0.10240.16384
implemented all and same wimlib's script changes
This is probably wimlib related issue but how can a untouched microsoft wim has 2542 invalid hardlinks when i try to convert it.
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 ?