Windows 7 Install.wim can now be extracted with 7 Zip 4.56 Beta

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  1. ruban George

    ruban George MDL Novice

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    #1 ruban George, Jul 16, 2009
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    Hi All

    i am new to this forum , and love to chat about Tech stuff . Specially (Windows 7) .


    i am just posting this thread to inform you all that windows image .Wim can now be viewed with 7 Zip 4.56 beta edition .
     
  2. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    cool nice find. Beats having to mount the WIM to extract it. Though I don't know how 7zip can do this because WIM is a proprietary format.
     
  3. MadSheep!

    MadSheep! MDL Junior Member

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    7zip can do this long time ago!!!
     
  4. ruban George

    ruban George MDL Novice

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    Nope ... i been trying to unzip it for a very long time since Windows 7 first RC .
     
  5. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    This is one of reasons i started to use 7zip half a year ago. And current stable version is 7.65 with beta 9.04.
     
  6. ruban George

    ruban George MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys

    Next cool thing is ... Once you open the Install.wim or the Boot.wim with 7zip you should be able to see a folder called "files" which would have many files inside with numbers as there name Ex : 01028 ,01249 etc .. most of these files are registry hives which can loaded into a live registry just by "load hive" option with Regedit


    Feel free to post QA's
     

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  7. generalsu

    generalsu MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, but 7-Zip is now UNABLE to extract install.wim on Windows 8 DVD. How sad.