Windows 11 ESD Repository

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  1. naxal

    naxal MDL Member

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    Hello,

    I have downloaded the ESD file from the windowsupdate download link found in this post. Pardon me, I am not sure how exactly I am suppose check the hash and verify that with the file what I am downloading. Little help would be appreciated.

    Googling shows few commands on Powershell for getting the hash of the file that is downloaded to my Hard Disc. Here they are,

    Code:
    E:\Download\Win11_ESD\Win11_22H2_Retail_Final_Sep22>certutil -hashfile 22621.382.220806-0833.ni_release_svc_refresh_clientconsumer_ret_x64fre_en-us_59cc2585de0653bd8b4ee08e2350a5b2a27ebc31.esd MD5
    MD5 hash of 22621.382.220806-0833.ni_release_svc_refresh_clientconsumer_ret_x64fre_en-us_59cc2585de0653bd8b4ee08e2350a5b2a27ebc31.esd:
    9bf2967d1139d9eee2eb615908ca06e1
    CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.
    
    E:\Download\Win11_ESD\Win11_22H2_Retail_Final_Sep22>
    
    Code:
    PS E:\Software\OS\Win11x64\Win11 22H2 Final Volume ISO Sep22> Get-fileHash .\22621.382.220806-0418.NI_RELEASE_SVC_PROD1_CLIENTBUSINESS_VOL_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO
    
    Algorithm       Hash                                                                   Path
    ---------       ----                                                                   ----
    SHA256          5D6727124F22DEBDBDEEE416CD5BD13B3952F5785CC02C5CA5EB57C3ACA29F82       E:\Software\OS\Win11x64\Win11...
    
    
    PS E:\Software\OS\Win11x64\Win11 22H2 Final Volume ISO Sep22>
    
    Something wrong with my downloaded file? Should I re-download?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    59cc2585de0653bd8b4ee08e2350a5b2a27ebc31
    Is the Hash for the File
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  4. naxal

    naxal MDL Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you for your replies !!

    No, my file on disc was not matching with those hash. I have downloaded the file again on a different disc, and this time around, decrypting (ESD to ISO) worked properly.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. abbodi1406

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  6. AveYo

    AveYo MDL Expert

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    Guess what? This second refresh is not worthy either ;)
     
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  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Code:
    Name: 22621.525.220925-0207.ni_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTBUSINESS_VOL_x64FRE_en-us.esd
    Size: 3723490856 bytes (3550 MiB)
    CRC32: 541FE3D9
    CRC64: 3555CA32197D8276
    SHA256: df8391a5eff59029c54850d03c9ba3b85be551c5777a0761d1e86ea35b82d4e6
    SHA1: f1209f2ffdd839c325852cdeacb09014a31e0a44
    BLAKE2sp: 3e41d3e5882567d32841c1cd638a9987e5064948197d58a40fb4a68d6b569113
    
    
    Code:
    ============================================================
                        ESD Contents Info
    ============================================================
        Arch: x64
    Language: EN-US
     Version: 10.0.22621.525
      Branch: NI_RELEASE_SVC_IM
        OS 1: Windows 11 Education
        OS 2: Windows 11 Education N
        OS 3: Windows 11 Enterprise
        OS 4: Windows 11 Enterprise N
        OS 5: Windows 11 Pro
        OS 6: Windows 11 Pro N
    
    Press any key to continue...
    
    Code:
    
    ============================================================
    Running ESD -> ISO v63
    ============================================================
    
    
    ============================================================
    Creating Setup Media Layout . . .
    ============================================================
    
    
    ============================================================
    Creating boot.wim . . .
    ============================================================
    
    Using LZX compression with 16 threads
    Archiving file data: 993 MiB of 993 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZX compression with 16 threads
    Archiving file data: 99 MiB of 99 MiB (100%) done
    
    ============================================================
    Creating install.esd . . .
    ============================================================
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 8543 MiB of 8543 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 229 MiB of 229 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 124 MiB of 124 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 124 MiB of 124 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 135 MiB of 135 MiB (100%) done
    
    Using LZMS compression with 1 thread
    Archiving file data: 137 MiB of 137 MiB (100%) done
    
    ============================================================
    Creating ISO . . .
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    OSCDIMG 2.56 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility
    Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2012. All rights reserved.
    Licensed only for producing Microsoft authorized content.
    
    
    Scanning source tree (500 files in 43 directories)
    Scanning source tree complete (947 files in 86 directories)
    
    Computing directory information complete
    
    Image file is 4304994304 bytes (before optimization)
    
    Writing 947 files in 86 directories to 22621.525.220924-1948.NI_RELEASE_SVC_IM_CLIENTBUSINESS_VOL_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO
    
    100% complete
    
    Storage optimization saved 4 files, 24576 bytes (0% of image)
    
    After optimization, image file is 4307064832 bytes
    Space saved because of embedding, sparseness or optimization = 24576
    
    Done.
    
    Press 0 to exit.
    
    
     
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #170 Enthousiast, Sep 28, 2022
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2022
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  10. UpGrade4

    UpGrade4 MDL Novice

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    Can anyone explain what is going on with the Windows Builds there are so many versions now.
    I used to download the ESD files via WZT Techbench.
    (still don't know the full differences between client consumer and client business) Since 22H2 ESD is not longer available on ZWT Techbench (I know the links to ESD have been posted in this thread).

    My questions are:
    1. what are the real differences between Client consumer and Client business in ESD's?
    2. Why since 22H2 have windows 11 ESD been shared less and its now iso files i see on more sites?
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #175 Enthousiast, Oct 11, 2022
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    Client Consumer contains:
    Code:
    Client Consumer Retail ISO Edition List:
    Windows 11 Home
    Windows 11 Home N
    Windows 11 Home Single Language
    Windows 11 Education
    Windows 11 Education N
    Windows 11 Pro
    Windows 11 Pro N
    And is OEMRET.

    The Client Business contains:
    Code:
    Client Business Volume ISO Edition List:
    Windows 11 Education
    Windows 11 Education N
    Windows 11 Enterprise
    Windows 11 Enterprise N
    Windows 11 Pro
    Windows 11 Pro N
    And is Volume.
    There are 3 ESD builds released for 22H2:

    - 22621.1 (preview)
    - 22621.382 (initial first release)
    - 22621.525 (according to MSFT now the official first release).

    These builds are also available on ISO (22621.525 now also available on installation assistant and MCT).
     
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  12. UpGrade4

    UpGrade4 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the response, so i use enterprise and if i had to pick between business and consumer there would be no real difference ? I know business is Volume but feature wise / activation wise etc they are identical right ? Or can only the business edition be activated via kms ? Like is we compare Client Consumer Retail ISO Edition: Windows 11 Education with Client Business ISO: Windows 11 Enterprise what is the actual difference.

    [/QUOTE]

    Yep im using 22621.525 but im unsure why on ZWT Techbench they only provide iso now and not ESD when ESDs are available?
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    We are not related to WZT, so best to ask on their platforms.

    Enterprise is only present on the business ESD/ISO, all properly coded activation tools can handle both, the consumer and business SKUs.
     
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  14. Cedders

    Cedders MDL Junior Member

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    I found it very easy to download the business and consumer .esd files, but the files for ARM architecture were extremely difficult - it took around ten tries for each file, with downloads repeatedly failing part way through. I am certain that this was a problem at Microsoft's end because all of my PCs are maintained in good condition, both hardware and software.
     
  15. ruuu7

    ruuu7 MDL Member

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    Hey guys. I hope its the right thread but i have to inform you bout sth. uupdump.net is having troubles at the moment. could you please fix that? ;]
     
  16. Paul Mercer

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