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Adding WIMBoot capability to a previously captured Volume-image

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#1 Tokener


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Posted 18 July 2021 - 03:35 PM

Adding WIMBoot capability to a previously captured Volume-image.


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  • select a custom wimbootcompress.ini (Wimlib-clc archive)

  • press [UPDATE] to start the process.

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This is making this specific image WIMBoot-compatible.

Note: does not apply to images from Windows disc. (install.wim)





Mark this image WIMBoot-compatible.


  • go to [Info Tab]

  • right click on [Set / Change Property] of desired image.

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  • type „WIMBOOT=1“ to appearing inputfield and press [OK].

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  • check result.

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  • when applying this specified image with „--wimboot“ switch set only files from [PrepopulateList] are extracted full size while all others are only extracted as „Pointer-files“, which reduces disk space consumption significantly.

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Read more about WIMBoot in the wimlib docs.

There are threads on Reboot.pro discussing the topic of WIMBoot.


alacrans thread about wimboot: http://reboot.pro/index.php?showtopic=22333

Wimb's wimboot tool: http://reboot.pro/in...ds&showfile=593

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#2 alacran


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Posted 18 July 2021 - 06:43 PM

Good, it is working very fine.


Additional info about Wimboot installations can be found here:


Wimboot Install on 512 MB VHD  and  Space optimizing Wimboot Installs



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