Remove Microsoft Windows PE (x64) from boot.win

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Pir8pete, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Pir8pete

    Pir8pete MDL Member

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    I can remove the PE correct? and save some space as I'll never need to boot/install windows that way anyways! I just hate waiting for it to mount/unmount


    Code:
    ----------------[ boot.wim ]----------------
    [2019-10-21 15:31:47]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:47] Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    [2019-10-21 15:31:47] Version: 10.0.16299.15
    [2019-10-21 15:31:47]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Details for image : D:\_Temp\___3_Windows_7_Image_Updater\Image\sources\boot.wim
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Index : 1
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Name : Microsoft Windows PE (x64)
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Description : Microsoft Windows PE (x64)
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Size : 1,006,817,816 bytes
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Index : 2
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Name : Microsoft Windows Setup (x64)
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Description : Microsoft Windows Setup (x64)
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Size : 1,093,925,063 bytes
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] The operation completed successfully.
    
    ----------------[ install.wim ]----------------
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48] Version: 10.0.16299.15
    [2019-10-21 15:31:48]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] Details for image : D:\_Temp\___3_Windows_7_Image_Updater\Image\sources\install.wim
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] Index : 1
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] Name : Windows 7 Ultimate
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] Description : Windows 7 Ultimate
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] Size : 16,416,497,505 bytes
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49]
    [2019-10-21 15:31:49] The operation completed successfully.
    
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #2 Enthousiast, Oct 21, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
    You can delete index 1 from boot.wim, but it won't gain much space* and be aware, some offline servicing tools will need it to be present.

    *
    Untouched MSDN Ultimate x64 en-US:
    Code:
    Name: boot.wim
    Size: 168645371 bytes (160 MiB)
    
    Rebuild untouched MSDN Ultimate x64 en-US:
    Code:
    Name: boot.wim
    Size: 165522967 bytes (157 MiB)
    
    Index 1 removed and rebuild:
    Code:
    Name: boot.wim
    Size: 160138385 bytes (152 MiB)
    
     
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  3. Pir8pete

    Pir8pete MDL Member

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    ok thx again for the reply
     
  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    FYI, Windows PE index is used for live installation or in-place upgrade, not boot installation