The Easiest way to convert ESD to WIM file

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by quest221, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. quest221

    quest221 MDL Novice

    Oct 6, 2011
    #1 quest221, Oct 27, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
    1. Use the esd-decrypter-v4c to decrypt the esd-file.esd

    2. Copy a install.wim from other place such as a Windows 8 installation disk. Put it in some place such as d:\install.wim

    3. Use dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:D:\install.wim to check the existing image in the wim file

    4. You can't use dism /Export-Image to export a esd file to a wim file directly. However, you can export it to a existing wim file as a image. That's why I make a copy of a install.wim
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:esd-file.esd /SourceIndex:4 /DestinationImageFile:D:\install.wim /compress:max /CheckIntegrity

    5. Now dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:D:\install.wim to check the wim file and you will be able to find there is a new index(image). Remember the index number.

    6. Use dism command to export the image in the d:\install.wim to a new file.
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:D:\install.wim /SourceIndex:2 /DestinationImageFile:D:\final-install.wim /compress:max /CheckIntegrity
    Note: Adjust the SourceIndex here accordingly.
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nov 30, 2009
    #2 Tito, Oct 27, 2014
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