Windows AIO Project troubles

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  1. SomeoneSuperior

    SomeoneSuperior MDL Novice

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    Hi ,

    First of all, sorry if this is the wrong section to post in, or if that particular issue have already been discussed.I've been searching for it but couldn't find an answer.
    I'm trying to merge different versions of Windows 8, 7 and Server (2012,2008) into the same iso.From what i've been reading so far, i have to use windows 8 as a basis for my set up.
    My first problem at this level is that i have 2 Windows 8 isos, and none of them have a install.wim in their "sources" folder.The first one has a install.esd , and the other one a install.swm (along with an install2.swm).
    Can i use those for my basis , or is there a way to convert them to a .wim format?

    Any help and hint would be extremely appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tito

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  3. SomeoneSuperior

    SomeoneSuperior MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot for the input.
    I've just got an W8 iso with a install.wim , but when running the command "imagex.exe /info [path of extracted iso]\sources\install.wim" , i get an error :

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    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384


    Error opening file [D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim].


    "Attempt to load an incorrect program format" (i translated this part, as my OS is not english)
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    Is it corrupted? (It is a x64 W8 pro)
     
  4. Tito

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    Check the hash of the ISO.
     
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  5. SomeoneSuperior

    SomeoneSuperior MDL Novice

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    I will, i'll post the results when i get home.Thanks again.
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    In Windows 8 you should use DISM instead of ImageX!
     
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  7. SomeoneSuperior

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    #7 SomeoneSuperior, Jul 23, 2013
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    I have Windows 7 installed on my computer to create the setup, if that's what you mean.If not, i also tried using DISM to get info from the W8 install.wim and here is what i got:
    I have both Windows AIK and ADK installed.

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    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>Dism /get-win
    info D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim

    Erreur : 87

    DISM does not recognize the command line option « D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim ».


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools>Dism /get-wim
    info D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim

    Erreur : 87

    DISM does not recognize the command line option « D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim ».

    Did i made any error in the command line?

    Edit :

    The correct command line is:
    Dism /get-wiminfo /wimFile:D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim

    or

    Dism /get-imageinfo /imageFile:D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim

    Still, on both cases, i get an error 11 with the message ""Attempt to load an incorrect program format""
     
  8. Tito

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    #8 Tito, Jul 23, 2013
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    It should be
    Code:
    Dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile=D:\AIO\8\sources\install.wim
    
     
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  9. SomeoneSuperior

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    #9 SomeoneSuperior, Jul 23, 2013
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    That's what i did, something went wrong when copy pasting from the command prompt interface.

    I'm suspecting a corrupted iso, but from my experience a corrupted one would'nt be extracted without failing.
    I'm looking for another one to test it.
     
  10. Humphrey

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    #10 Humphrey, Jul 23, 2013
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  11. SomeoneSuperior

    SomeoneSuperior MDL Novice

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    Sorry, i deleted the iso copy on my computer after extracting the files, that's why i could not provide them right away.I don't think there is any point in checking the hash of the extracted folder, am I wrong?
    I use winrar for the extractions.
    Any way, the original iso was :

    SHA1 : A3D2C3B528A18AE73B2E8F5FD7A0DA7014301D36
    MD5 : 3FB02BA7D1538CB95BB8BA01DD64D330
    CRC-32 : 60771C9D

    My copy gave me :

    SHA1 : 1c21688fbbf6c5c8f21f614904263eb428d75af7
    MD5 : 6fbc7981111a0e56fa197db46492f516
    CRC-32 : d83aae43

    I got another W8 iso and the dism /get-wiminfo command works just fine now. I'll start making my AIO iso and post the results soon.
     
  12. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Not the folder but the ISO it self.

    Seems legit.

    Nothing on this so id say corrupt or not the ISO.
     
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  13. SomeoneSuperior

    SomeoneSuperior MDL Novice

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    I just made a test and successfully created a W8/7 iso.I will try to make full installs from it and i'll add Server 2008 and 2012 .Thanks to you all for the tips!