use WIMBOOT with a harddrive?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kallstrom_74, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. kallstrom_74

    kallstrom_74 MDL Novice

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    is it any good to use the "wimboot" to setup a pc with a harddrive? is it slower? if it is duable... hmm how do i slipstream a KMS activtion into the wimboot..or the install.Wim..or any other file perhaps?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Imagine using hardly compressed files from that drive ... makes not much sense :cool2:. Even when running from a SSD it's slightly slower than a normal install.

    Only advantage is a very small OS footprint ... which doesn't matter normally on a conventional drive.
     
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  3. kallstrom_74

    kallstrom_74 MDL Novice

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    thanks sir...then it is not useable
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Huih ... my dad might be a sir, i'm definitely not :D. It's mainly meant to be used on devices with fast but small system 'drives', like tablets and similiar. That enables OEMs to build cheaper Win devices :cool2:.
     
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  5. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    its doesnt need to be compressed
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    I know ... they already are :cool2:.
     
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  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It's actually very much recommended against using on a normal rotational hard disk.
    Where normal installs try to position files in a sequential manner to avoid ping-ponging, WimBoot images do not.
    This is because SSD do not have the big issue with seek times that rotational drives have.

    I have tested it shortly after it was available on my rotational hard drive and I had a slower system with a lot of seek sounds (hard to describe, but it sounds like your hard disk is going insane)
    These might be minimized if you created 2 partitions right next to eachother with one being the WimBoot image partition and the other being the Windows partition, but I doubt it would help all that much.
    It's just not designed to be used with a non-SSD.
     
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  8. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    i mean u can choose to use compression : none