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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:38 PM

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How to add files and folders to Microsoft .WIM Files
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Hi all

Needs:
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Windows vista (or Windows 7) ISO
WinMount (trial version is good)
Gimagex (Plus some files from Waik that i will say during tutor)
Files and any softwares that you want to add to WIM file.

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In this try i used vista home lite 32bit.I did not work by WAIk,because using
Microsoft commands wastes a lot of time and also some times you should run a command
several times to get success. so i used Gimagex and some files from Waik to do the
job successfully.

So you do not need Waik(exept some files of that) to work.

I suppose that:

1.you have placed vista.iso in D:\My_Vista directory.

2.You have installed WinMount

3.you have placed Gimagex in D:\Gimagex\ directory.

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1.Get files below that are included in WAIK, from your friends and place them in
D:\Gimagex\ directory.

imagex.exe
wimfltr.inf
wimfltr.sys
wimgapi.dll
wimmount.inf
wimmount.sys
WimMountInstall.exe
wimserv.exe
gimagex_com.dll

2.Open vista.iso by UltraISO and extract ...\sources\install.wim to D:\My_Vista directory.

3.Run WinMount and load D:\My_Vista\install.wim,it will load that by default in virtual
drive Z:\ .
For this example you will have files and directories below on drive Z:\

files:
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autoexec.bat
config.sys

folders:
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$Recycle.Bin
Documents and Settings
Program Files
ProgramData
Users
Windows

Note that all files and folders in drive Z: will be deleted by closing WinMount.

4.Copy contents of drive z: to D:\Install_WIM directory. then delete install.wim from D:\My_Vista\directory

5.Make any changes that you want by files above,for example put your favorite portable
programes insid "Program Files" directory.

6.Run D:\Gimagex\gimagex.exe ,go to Capture tab and do as below:

In source section give the address of D:\Install_WIM directory.
In destination section give the name "Install" in address of D:\My_Vista directory.

7.Click on "Create" button.after a few minutes the file "Install.wim" will be made in
D:\My_Vista directory.

8.Now the Modified Install.WIM is ready to use.Run UltraISO and open D:\My_Vista\vista.iso

9 delete file ..\sources\install.wim from vista.iso .

10.Add D:\My_Vista\install.wim (that you havejust made) insid source directory of vista.iso
and save it and close ultraiso.

11.Now your modified Vista.iso is ready and you can test and use it.

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I checked in vmware was ok.

that's all

shirin zaban

#2 was_jaclaz

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:46 PM

@Shirin
JFYI:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=9765

:whistling:

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#3 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

dear jaclaz
Thanks for link,it is very usful

shirin zaban

#4 Mega_num

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:16 AM

shirin

would you talk about XP.Wim ?how to make it and how to use that ??
i see a lot of pages about that but i can not understand how to use that
and what is usage of that

thank you

#5 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:14 AM

shirin

would you talk about XP.Wim ?how to make it and how to use that ??
i see a lot of pages about that but i can not understand how to use that
and what is usage of that

thank you


Creating WIM images that can be used for all kinds of windows computers
(by all kinds of hardwares) was began by windows vista and modified in
windows 7.
May be saying modified is not correct word.any way the kind of wim image
created by these two windowses looks different.because for example if you
try to make win7.wim (by vist's method) or try to make vista.wim (by win7
method) and then merge them together (Export),you will see one of them does
not works.

Any way,your question is about creating xp.wim.i should say "xp.wim means
creating an image of xp that can be applied to all kinds of windows systems
by different hardwares.
if we can do this it is really excellent.but i am not sure it will be done
in real practice,even i have an image of xp that i have tested that in several
computers by different hardwares and it worked ok.

Any way i am not sure yet that it will work with all computers.

Last note:
OK i will try to write a tutor about creating and using xp.wim ,few days later
(My be next week)

shirin zaban

#6 was_jaclaz

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

For the record, we do have an approach for "Universal XP":
http://www.boot-land...?...ic=9830&hl=
http://www.boot-land...?...ic=9227&hl=

maybe it can be "ported" to a .wim approach.

:cheers:

jaclaz




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