Slipstream and maintain small setup size: how is it done?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mcbyte, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    #1 mcbyte, Jul 26, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    I am trying to create my own Win7 DVD from original MSDN isos with the latest April convenience package and Windows Updates fixes, but after integrating these updates in the install.wim for the 4 windows flavors its size is so huge that it doesn't fit on 1 DVD. The install.wim get bigger than 4 GB, and I had to split it to SWM files, but also with this the resulting DVD iso is bigger than the 4.7 DVD capacity.

    I find some online copies of custom made win7 dvd's that are very small, yet they contain "all" windows update fixes, how do they make them? how can I optimize the size of my install?

    I tried with the dism /export-image with max compression, but still the resulting wim was smaller by only few 10's of mbs

    dism /Export-Image /Compress:max /SourceImageFile:\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:\exported\install.wim
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    Could always use a dual layer dvd or make the switch the modern age with USB drives.

    Another alternative is to make an ISO, put a hdd in a Zalman ZM-VE300 hdd case and call it a day.
  3. pvdven777

    pvdven777 MDL Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Sounds like a question for Murphy78 he actively maintains some 'all in one' images I believe.

    Anyway, If I'm not mistaken one of the last all in one sets that I got from Murphy was around 5Gb. You can either use and 8.5Gb DVD or put it on a USB stick. At some point there's really no other way around unless maybe you reduce the included software packages or drivers perhaps.

    Update :
    Check him out on :

    There's even an "integration guide" on his contact page.
  4. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Thanks for the tip about murphy.

    What I refer to is the Win7 isos built by adguard (frequently found on wzor twitter), they contain 6 different editions of Windows 7 in both English and Russian, and containing the latest updates (until July 2016), and the whole is just around 3.15 GB.

    I am looking to make a win7 dvd with the base patches I need, for 2 or 3 languages, but cannot find the correct method to get such small image size.
  5. nasa

    nasa MDL Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    First, looks like he deletes (or empties) the winsxs.
    Second, he uses ESD to compress the install even more and the setup is based on Windows 8 (to be able to read the ESD file).
  6. john123x

    john123x MDL Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    i am sure he also uses SVF technology