Not responding when exporting WIM to ESD

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  1. Chrystopher

    Chrystopher MDL Member

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    I've copied my updated Windows 8.1 Pro WIM file to the root of C drive (C:\install.wim) and run the command below to export to ESD :

    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:C:\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.esd /compress:recovery

    At 2%, it always not responding and then exit by itself, leaving a 1KB install.esd file (broken file). I've tried this many times, but it keeps not responding. I wonder if i'm doing something wrong (note: i've already installed Windows 8.1 ADK » Deployment Tools) :confused:

    Someone please help me solve this issue :worthy:
     
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  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    1) don't use c:\ that's a system folder
    2) run the adk command line link from your start menu/screen. That will set the path and environment variables for the correct dism tools
     
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  3. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    try to export it first wim to wim and then export it to esd
     
  4. Chrystopher

    Chrystopher MDL Member

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    The number 2 you mean by "Run As Admin" on the "Windows Deployment Kit" which has CMD icon on Start Screen right? I've just tested, but it still the same(i've also moved the install.wim to another drive) :(
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Conversion is a proper stability test for the CPU :cool2:. So far i saw it only failing in case of instabilities :g:.
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I think you only need admin rights to mount them. I could be wrong.
     
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  7. Chrystopher

    Chrystopher MDL Member

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    CPU usage before trying to export to ESD was quite stable, with only 3-5% usage, and RAM was 32% used

    Just now, i've tested with F drive contain install.wim and the exported file to C drive install.esd, but it eating 70% RAM and 20% CPU, is that normal? And what time exactly needed for exporting WIM to ESD?
     
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  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    No that's not normal.
    Normal is 100% cpu load and about 4.5 gigs of ram usage.
     
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  9. Chrystopher

    Chrystopher MDL Member

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    #9 Chrystopher, Jun 20, 2014
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    Currently it using 56,5% CPU and 1,4-1,5 GB of RAM. But it still 4% after 20 minutes. I guess that was pretty slow on my laptop. Looks like i'm going to giveup on converting WIM to ESD because my laptop is not fast enough i think :(

    Thanks all for answering my questions :)
    Guess i'll have to find another way to make the WIM smaller
     
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  10. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    when i use old waik 4.1 i get 100% cpu usage to compress to esd
    and with new waik 5 its use just 2 cores
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Latest wadk uses all 4 cores of my i5 3570K to 100% and up to 5 GB RAM. A 4 GB single-index WIM needs ~30 mins to convert to ESD if process runs undisturbed.
     
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  12. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    #12 LiteOS, Jun 20, 2014
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    4.1 take all memory leave me with 300mb left from 8giga ram
    i7 3820 at 4.5ghz takes to me 15mins to compress 1.5giga wim to 1giga esd
    or @3.5ghz 20mins
    mb its 10mins will check next time

    but this version just kill the process and system is not responsive so much but manageable