Remove files from Vista ISO

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Meneer, May 5, 2014.

  1. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    #1 Meneer, May 5, 2014
    Last edited: May 5, 2014
    Hi MDL,

    While making an all-in-one iso for Windows Vista my final ISO size equals 4.782.354.432 bytes, while a normal DVD only contains ~4.700.000.000 bytes. This sucks because I do not want to waste a DL-DVD for this. The ISO is only ~82MB too big.
    So my question is; are there any files which I can remove from a Windows Vista installation iso so it will be consuming less bytes.
    I did only not add any software to the install.wim, I only combined all versions.

    Thanks!
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Did you export all indexes with the max compression to install.wim ?
     
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  3. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    #3 Meneer, May 5, 2014
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    Yes, I have done that.
    There is the .bat file I used for it.
    Code:
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Q:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:7 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Starter" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Q:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:2 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Home Basic" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Q:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:3 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Home Premium" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Q:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Business" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Q:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:4 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Ultimate" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:K:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:2 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Home Basic" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:K:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:3 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Home Premium" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:K:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Business" /compress:maximum
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:K:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:4 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows Vista Ultimate" /compress:maximum
    Edit: This is how I created the ISO; Extract the x86 iso using WinRAR, added the x64 boot, EFI and sources/6.0.6000.16386_amd64 to the x86 extracted ISO, added the install.wim to the sources folder, than I used oscdimg to create the ISO.
     
  4. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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