Make Windows 7 ESD and put it into W10 ISO?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rr0, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Novice

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    Hello!
    Is it possible to put Windows 7 WIM, preferably compressed to ESD to minimize size, and put it into Windows 10 ISO to take advantage of f.i. USB 3.0 support?
    Or maybe is there somewhere all ready to download this kind of mod?

    Many thanks in advance!!
     
  2. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    I think I've read somewhere in this forum that .ESD doesn't work with Windows 7. As for putting Win7's install.wim inside the sources folder of a Win 10 distribution, the answer is yes, you can do that, just make sure that the language of your Win 7 install.wim matches perfectly with the language of the Win 10 distribution files.

    Example:

    Windows 7 Spanish with Windows 10 Mexican Spanish = WRONG

    Windows 7 Spanish with Windows 10 Spanish = RIGHT
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    For usb 3 support it will be sufficient to integrate the usb 3 drivers into the boot.wim.
    @kaljukass, read the info provided by your link:
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    Nota : Using ESD Conversion or "Use Better WIM Compression" option for Windows 7  ISO will result in a non functional installation
    The conversion will be the least problem, it's just 1 commandline:
    Code:
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"x:\install.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"y:\install.esd" /Compress:recovery /checkintegrity
    
     
  4. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Novice

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    #6 Rr0, Dec 9, 2017
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    //sorry
     
  5. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Novice

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    So I just convert based on your command, and replace W10 esd with W7's? No need to wiggle with ei.cfg or something?
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    There is no need for sharing the homebrew esd file.

    Just put it in a 8.1 iso and use an ei.cfg
     
  7. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Novice

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    Sorry, didn't know that.

    Does it have to be 8.1 not 10?
    And last I hope - what to put in ei.cfg to have all editions available?
    I checked in that home brewed and it's just:
    Code:
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Give me a few minutes ;)
     
  9. fgaifen

    fgaifen MDL Novice

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    If you need to repair windows by reinstallation wont work. That is main reason why I don't use esd for windows 7.