Windows ISO With Install.esd/Install.swm Creation Tool

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  1. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #1 Enthousiast, Jan 29, 2019
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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Updated the tool to be able to run x86 wimlib-imagex on x86 systems and x64 on x64 systems.

    Code i got from @Windows_Addict to use for my SiMPLiX tool :)
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    Is there any reason for relying on such an old 7-zip release? Is the current 19.00 release not working right?
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I just copied the files from the latest ESD>ISO v49 by @abbodi1406 :D

    Is there any real need for renewal of the 7z files?
     
  5. Maybe it’s more efficient? I don’t know.
     
  6. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Addicted

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    It's just an extra precaution,if it is too much work to implement in @abbodi1406 tool then I guess it's not worth it.
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    It has a high chance getting blocked from working by all kinds of the security products, as old 7-Zip releases have been flagged as being "risky".
     
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    whitestar_999 MDL Addicted

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    I haven't come across any usual/standard AV that blocks vulnerable software versions but then this tool is not 7-zip so..
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    As long as there are no important reasons (like removed features), it doesn't hurt being on the latest version.
     
  10. Lord Schuldiner

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    What is the difference of using each method? In which cases should I use INSTALL.ESD or INSTALL.SWM?
     
  11. archangeliques

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    ESD uses compression while SWM splits the file into 2 to make it FAT32 compatible. I once run it on an older hardware and compression seemed to take much longer time then I used SWM and it completed within 10 mins or something. SWM also doesn't work on Windows 7.

    Check this post for full story.
     
  12. Enthousiast

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    rpo MDL Expert

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    You can use this tool to create a USB stick with install.wim>4 gbytes.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #18 Enthousiast, Sep 30, 2019
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    Yeah, that's another overcomplicated tool to do it, but this one does optimize boot.wim (by default there are deleted files in most of the boot.wim files inside officially released iso's, win 7 and up.) and install.wim, before it creates the split wim files, when using install.esd wimlib-imagex will do it at compressing.
     
  15. Enthousiast

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  16. archangeliques

    archangeliques MDL Member

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    Last year was "Feb 21, 2019", I explained it on another thread, my bad.

    I wish I knew wimlib command on Feb 21, 2019, it would have been made the things much easier for me back then.

    Glad that it works on Win 7 too now, it'll save time if anyone have to do it on Win 7.

    Thanks!