Using a ESD for Windows 7, just checking I am doing it right.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ryouga, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    As my install is now larger than fits on a single layer RW disc I decided to convert to ESD with NTlite(as no matter how hard I try I cant get wimconverter to work on any of my pcs despite them having Windows 8.1)

    My 4.7 gig file is now 2.7 gig but I wanted to check if what I am doing is correct, I copied boot.wim and setup file from sources folder on my Win 8 disc to the sources folder on my Win 7 install, and if I click setup from that it goes into setup(doesnt ask me to select a edition though but not sure if thats because I only have Home Premium on my install)

    So is that it? Just asking as the root folder of the install has a setup.exe and setup.y file on it, do I leave them? Delete them? copy the setup exe from the source folder?
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

    Jul 14, 2013
    #2 Mr.X, Mar 22, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    No is the other way around. Windows 7 install.esd must be copied to Windows 8 sources folder and delete its own install.wim in it.
    In other words, you must use the whole Win8 / 8.1 DVD setup files and Win7 install.esd

    and put alongside an ei.cfg file with this info: