Free Microsoft utility to manage .wim images.

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With DISM, what's the difference between capturing an image and modifying it offline?

It seems there are two ways to go about making a customized or 'thick' image. Install everything you want in a reference machine (preferably a VM) and 'capture' the new operating for use as an ...
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Why does “imagex /apply” have to be run from Windows PE (but not really)?

Microsoft TechNet's command-line reference for imagex says of the /apply switch, and I quote: ⚠ Important You must run this option from Windows PE. Since I didn't care about silly things like ...
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Upgrade Windows installation from command line [DISM/ImageX]

One of the most amazing things I learnt on this site is how to install Windows without using the setup, from the command line. Now I want to upgrade an Windows 10 build 10240 installation (on an ...
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how to deploy WIM image to surface pro 2

I tried to deploy a windows image (wim) file using imageX to a surface pro 2 but the tabled is not booting up, it stays on boot menu. any help on how can I do troubleshooting? sorry this is the ...
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How to create a Windows 7 wim image with ImageX

I'm following the book MCTS Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-680, Study Guide, 2nd Edition to create a Windows image file from a Windows 7 installation. I've already used ...
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Capture Win7 Image- SCCM vs Sysprep & imageX

I've always used Sysprep/image X to capture a Windows 7 iamge: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preparing-an-image-using-sysprep-and-imagex.aspx However my new job uses SCCM Task sequence ...
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Imaging a Windows 7 system to run with a specific account

I am using the Microsoft imaging and sysprep tools to create an image which shall run, after copying to a disk, with a specific user. Call it userx. This user shall be configured with customisations ...
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DISM Error 2 with custom Windows 7

I am trying to add storage drivers to a company customized version of Windows 7. I am able to mount this image using imagex, but when I try to put the drivers in using DISM, i get the following error: ...
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BOOTMGR is missing. How to replace Windows 7 embedded boot files after applying image in WinPE

I have just applied an image of a Windows 7 Embedded system to a HDD using Imagex inside WinPE. I captured the image of the system on the same board and the same drive and cleaned the drive before ...
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Add recovery partition to advance boot menu options

I want to add a WinPE automated recovery partition to a computer, can this boot option be added to "Advanced boot options"? (Like where Safe mode options are)
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How to rebuild a Windows Image (WIM) using ImageX tool?

I've previouslly mounted a WIM image using DISM where I've removed some packages and then I've unmounted it commiting changes, and now I would like to rebuild the WIM file to save filesize and ...
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Sysprep copying user account detail - Need to avoid User Account

I have to Create WIM for Installation like OEM does. I have created reference image with third party apps and driver. I have used SYSPREP tool present in Win 7 by selecting Enter System ...
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Installing windows 8 over c drive(removing xp)

I tried to install windows 8 from an iso mounted at g drive but my old windows XP install is on c drive - the first partition . I intend to replace the os xp. where should i place the imagex.exe? I ...
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Imagex.exe performance

I'm using Microsoft's imagex.exe for backup and restore in 2 configurations: A mirror raid of 2 500GB hard drives, and a mirror raid of 2 1TB hard drives. The second configuration is 30% slower even ...
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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. I then boot the machine into a ...
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What does advantages of WIM image that file based vs. ISO or another sector based images in Administrator

answers of this question is very important to administrators to choose between Microsoft solution or other 3rd Party Tools. WIM solution is file based and others are sector by sector images like ...
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System Reserved Partition has Drive Letter After Applying a WIM Image with ImageX

I have installed Windows Vista on a computer using ImageX from WinPE. I followed the instructions here for partitioning the hard drive, creating a 300 MB system partition and using the rest of the ...
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How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD?

I decided to install Windows 8 on my home machine this weekend. I've already downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation iso, however we just got done moving and somewhere in the chaos I've ...
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Can WIM Images be used to perform an upgrade install?

As far as I can tell WinPE can only be used to perform a clean install using a WIM image. However, I can't seem to find any definite information that says I can't perform a upgrade installation. Can ...
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Can I use Microsoft IMAGEX.exe to save a image from entire disk?

I'm using Microsoft Imagex.exe to save and recovery Windows images(.wim files). However, I'm using it only to save my C:\ partition, using the following command: imagex /capture image_path ...