Convert an ESD file to WIM

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Convert an ESD file to WIM

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This is well documented but am posting here for reference.

Since the arrival of Windows 10, the image file format on ISOs is no longer in WIM format but ESD.
  • Copy the ESD file to the disk (C:\)
  • Open a cmd window as administrator, go to the folder where the ESD file is located and enter the following command:

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    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:install.esd
    get-wiminfo.png
  • Choose the version of Windows to extract (Index: X)
  • Enter the following command to convert to WIM (Replace "X" with the index number):

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    dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:X /DestinationImageFile:install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity
  • Wait while exporting the image...

    export-image.png
  • Once the export is complete, the WIM file is in the location indicated in the parameter (DestinationImageFile)