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  1. thals1992

    thals1992 MDL Novice

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    #1 thals1992, Mar 1, 2012
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    Ok, I'm trying to set up windows to go on my external harddrive, and I've noticed two things. The install.wim has been renamed. it is now install.esd When I use the imagex instructions I get an error (I don't remember it atm, I'll edit the post when I do. and when I search windows to go I get a simple screen.
    You can run the following
    Code:
    pwlauncher.dll,ShowPortableWorkspaceLauncherConfigurationUX
     
  2. thals1992

    thals1992 MDL Novice

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    Fingured out that I might need to get Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC1 from Microsoft Connect. Looking more into it.
     
  3. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    I managed to slim W8CP down with vlite. Doesn't that use imagex as well?
     
  4. thals1992

    thals1992 MDL Novice

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    #4 thals1992, Mar 2, 2012
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    (OP)
    Possible Simple Solution

    I don't know, I've never used vLite. I can run the following and it gives me this.
    Code:
    imagex.exe /info C:\WindowsESD\sources\install.esd
    Code:
    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.2.8250.0
    
    
    Error opening file [D:\WindowsESD\sources\install.esd].
    
    
    An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.
    
    
    
    So, I renamed it to .wim and got the same thing.
    Still stumped.

    So, I just realized that the esd file extension stands for Electronic Software Delivery by simply googling it.
    I think its that way, because I downloaded the setup program instead of grabbing the iso. Can someone else validate that before I have to download the entire thing again? (Might be a requirement to download the iso to "deploy" the os to a usb drive.)
     
  5. arseny92

    arseny92 MDL Secret Weapon

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    Yes, the websetup downloads an encrypted ESD For the regular WIM, you need the regular ISOs.