Let's consider this a transitional breakthrough in Windows System Deployment. I see no better, do u?
Long Live the WIMBoot Era!
Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:38 PM
none of these - something more "human": wimb's wimramboot
Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:39 PM
Helo my friend, I think he is talking about Windows Image File Boot (WimBoot) applied to VHDs, see this topics:
And more detailed info here:
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.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:14 AM
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.
Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:33 PM
Thanks for the explanation alacran. Looks interesting. Now if only I had more time to actually experiment with it.
Helo my friend, I think he is talking about Windows Image File Boot (WimBoot) applied to VHDs, see this topics:....
Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:48 PM
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?
ps.: btw, no more bulging to red in the 2gb fixed vhd now.
Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:32 AM
one more piece of advice, considering the portable rush that the wimboot era entails: if you know a program works across next windows installs without wanting installing (practically acting as a portable), u can install later versions of it straight on the lz4 while the system is ramloaded (as a ramdisk); since next reboot, it will work fine as if it had been a portable version.
the rationale here is do not install what does not want installing in order to work; just install what would not work properly without installing; that is the only way u can keep the integrity and simplicity of ur registry.
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