WDS – Create WIM Installation file from Install.esd

copy install.esd from a windows iso or cd to some directory, the files are located under Sources

open command promt with administrative rights and open the directory where you copied the files

to get a list of supported installations type

dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:install.esd

below you can see the command used to create a .WIM installation file from install.esd, change the SourceIndex to the installation you want to install from the list you got with the previous command

dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:6 /DestinationImageFile:install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity

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