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Creation of the boot.esd and install.esd files

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#1 Balubeto Balubeto

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:52 AM



I can create a Windows 8.x installation DVD with the boot.esd and install.esd files? If so, how do I do this?





#2 AnonVendetta


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 07:47 PM

I'm not sure, but why not start by creating a "regular" boot.wim/install.wim, then convert them to something ESD? There are numerous softwares for this, and the WIM would be highly compressed during the conversion. Do you plan to customize the WIM by integrating updates, etc (WinToolkit is good for this)? Or is it a stock, unmodified WIM (MSDN, TechNet, retail, etc)?

#3 alacran


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:15 AM

I don't recommend to use boot.esd, use boot.wim, this is the usual way.     I always see it this way even if there is an install.esd, I think you need to read and run first  boot.wim to be able to read .esd files.

I have tested this making an install.esd from Win7 SP-1 install.wim and if you replace it in the ISO, you don't see install.esd, but if you replace this install.esd from 7 in a Win8.x ISO, then it installs without any issue. This is the proof .esd reading capability is in 8.x boot.wim.


But you may try yourself and tell us your experience.

#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:33 AM

And this is still revolving around :dubbio::





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