File Name: VHD_WIMBOOT - Apply and Capture of WIM Files for OS in VHD
File Submitter: wimb
File Submitted: 26 Mar 2019
File Updated: 03 Aug 2021
File Category: Tools
VHD_WIMBOOT - Apply and Capture of WIM Files for OS in VHD
VHD_WIMBOOT-xx-E.zip is Encrypted with password = bootwimb
APPLY of WIM File in wimboot mode to VHD gives Operating System with only variable and boot essential files total about 1 GB in VHD.
The VHD contains also pointers to the non variable files in the WIM archive, so that it seems that the complete OS is present in the VHD.
The VHD content can be generated in 2 minutes from the WIM archive of about 9 GB, so that a backup of the system is always available.
The VHD + WIM set can be copied to any drive so that we have a portable Operating System.
The WIM file cannot be changed by viruses or other malware so that the system is reliable and if needed it is easy to generate new VHD.
The VHD can boot as 25 GB FILEDISK from Portable SSD to allow changes, but also booting always Fresh from 3.9 GB RAMDISK is possible.
VHD_WIMBOOT - Preset FILEDISK - Apply WIM with Compact LZX mode in Fixed VHD 25 GB located on NTFS System Drive of USB SSD
VHD_WIMBOOT - Preset RAMDISK - Apply WIM with WimBoot mode in Expandable VHD 3.9 GB located on NTFS System Drive of USB SSD
In case of VHD WIMBOOT Office and Printer and any program can be installed, which is all not possible in case of WinPE
In case of VHD WIMBOOT on each machine it takes extra boottime and space to adjust the drivers for that machine
The VHD WIMBOOT solution is Portable, but not as flexible as Win10XPE, where boottime is not dependant on machine hardware
Credits and Thanks to:
Microsoft for making WIMBOOT - https://msdn.microso...y/dn631793.aspx and https://docs.microso...-boot--wimboot-
synchronicity aka Eric Biggers for making wimlib - https://wimlib.net/
schtrom for making SVBus Virtual SCSI Host Adapter for GRUB4DOS - http://reboot.pro/to...r-for-grub4dos/
alacran for support and info - http://reboot.pro/to...-on-512-mb-vhd/ and http://reboot.pro/to...-faster-on-ram/
JFX for making WinNTSetup to Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10 x86/x64 - https://msfn.org/boa...inntsetup-v394/
Uwe Sieber for making ListUsbDrives - http://www.uwe-sieber.de/english.html
Pauly for making BOOTICE - available via http://reboot.pro/fi...-bootice-v1332/ and https://sites.google...otice-downloads
chenall, yaya, tinybit and Bean for making Grub4dos - http://grub4dos.chen...ries/downloads/
Thanks to karyonix, alacran, Wonko the Sane, tinybit, yaya, chenall, cdob, JFX, steve6375, ReTokener, synchronicity, schtrom and Microsoft
Development is described here - http://reboot.pro/to...sb-drive/page-5
The program is released "as is" and is free for redistribution, use or changes as long as original author,
credits part and link to the reboot.pro support forum are clearly mentioned
VHD_WIMBOOT - http://reboot.pro/to...-for-os-in-vhd/
Author does not take any responsibility for use or misuse of the program.
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