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How To Convert Windows ESD File into a Windows WIM File [video]


Many of you have requested at the channel how to convert Windows’ ESD file into a Windows’ WIM file. I didn’t noticed where the ESD file were coming until a subscriber pointed it out to me and stated the following:

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When building my Windows 10 VMs, I’m always using WIM files with VMware Workstation. Check out the video or the steps below to get you up and running on how to convert a Windows ESD file into Windows WIM file for your MDT server, WDS Server or SCCM deployment server. 


Step 1: Extract the Windows ISO content into a folder

Step 2: Locate the “install.esd” file and do a CTRL + V to copy it

Step 3: create another folder and drop in the copy of the “install.esd” file

Step 4: Open command prompt as an admin

Step 5: Get into the folder that has the copy “install.esd” file

Step 6: Run the following command “dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:install.esd

Step 7: This will give you all the build inside the ESD. Locate the one you need so we can convert the WIM file into that version.

Step 8: Run the second command once you have the Index of the build you will convert. The command is: “dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity

Step 9: Hit enter and wait. The process takes a long time, but it will work out. Once you have the new ESD file copy that into the sources folder which has the ESD file.

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3 Comments on How To Convert Windows ESD File into a Windows WIM File [video]

  1. I get the error 11 as well

  2. Mate, you are the best. all the others they don’t have a proper solution or just not clear.

  3. I get This error with the command dism /export-image…
    error: 11
    An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.
    The dism log file can be found at c:\windows\logs\dism.log

    How to solve this please?

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