How to create Install.wim from Install.esd

I will show you how to convert ESD (Electronic Software Download) to WIM file.

1- Create a new folder in the C:\ drive for example C:\ESD

2- Mount your Window ISO ( in my case I’m doing these steps on my VirtualBox) 

3- Locate the Install.esd file in the ISO ( D:\Sources\install.esd) 

Locate install.esd file

4- Copy the file in the folder (C:\ESD)

5- Open the Command Prompt as an Admin & change the directory to where you have the Install.esd file

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

Run the first command to see the OS versions
(This will display the version of the Operating System contained in the ESD file)

7- Pick which Operating System (I picked 6) you want then run the following command: dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:6 /DestinationImageFile:Install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity 

Install the WIM file

8- Now you made yourself a WIM file & you can use it for MDT or SCCM to create your custom image.

WIM file created



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