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#1 antonino61

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Posted 6 days ago

Let's consider this a transitional breakthrough in Windows System Deployment. I see no better, do u?


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#2 misty

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Posted 6 days ago

Which WIMBoot are you referring to? iPXE wimboot (here). Windows Image File Boot (see here)? Something else.

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#3 antonino61

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Posted 6 days ago

none of these - something more "human": wimb's wimramboot



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Posted 6 days ago

Which WIMBoot are you referring to? iPXE wimboot (here). Windows Image File Boot (see here)? Something else.

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Misty

 

Helo my friend, I think he is talking about Windows Image File Boot (WimBoot) applied to VHDs, see this topics:

 

http://reboot.pro/to...-for-os-in-vhd/
 

And more detailed info here:

 

http://reboot.pro/to...-on-512-mb-vhd/

http://reboot.pro/to...-faster-on-ram/
 

I have a full install (including programs) on a 10x64-WB.vhd.lz4 file of 130 MB (and its respective 10x64-WB.wim source file), that LZ4 compressed VHD can be loaded on Ram from internal or external (USB) Mass Storage devices in less than 4 seconds, or 14 seconds from a High Speed MicroSD connected by USB, taking 1.5 GB once loaded on RAM and still having about 1 GB free space, Rambootable on PCs with a minimum of 4 GB of Ram.

 

Of course this could be ran from a server too.

 

And this approach can also be applied to Win8.x and Win7 Wimboot VHDs too.

 

alacran


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#5 antonino61

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Posted 6 days ago

Of course I am grateful to alacrán and all the top-brass crew, to whose efforts I contributed with my tests and my funnily untechnical way of communicating the results of them. I am regularly running wimb's combo, which can be baked to the most automated menu.lst commands on vhd_wimboot. I consider wimb's version the most user-friendly, so much so that rebaking and re-re-baking vhd+wim are even fun. u can never stop improving the combo, which lends itself particularly well to those vhd's that get changed and modified on a daily basis, which is my case, as I love experimenting with new software.



#6 misty

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Posted 5 days ago

Helo my friend, I think he is talking about Windows Image File Boot (WimBoot) applied to VHDs, see this topics:....

Thanks for the explanation alacran. Looks interesting. Now if only I had more time to actually experiment with it.

:cheers:

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Posted 5 days ago

my dear folx, particularly the info-tech top brass here, sorry for bothering you for quite some time in the past. I realized my mobo settings were not optimized, which is most probably the reason for the long booting times I had. Now that I have managed to bring booting time from 24secs down to 17secs, I remember asking u insistently what the matter was with my comp. Another reason could be that while still using wimb's procedure, I have now switched to fixed vhd which I later compressed the alacrán way (lz4). could this also be the reason for the shorter booting time?

nino

 

ps.: btw, no more bulging to red in the 2gb fixed vhd now.




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