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Octopuss

Windows 10 Image Manager not working with Windows 10 images?

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So I downloaded the Windows 10 ADK and wanted to see about creating an answer file for testing purposes only to realize what seems to be a release specifically for this version of the OS doesn't work with the new images (esd?). It only recognizes wim files. I might be missing something, but is this some weird joke from Microsoft?

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You can't use ESD because DISM can't mount it. I suspect MS made the free upgrade into ESD just because it can't be serviced by DISM.

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Why release the ADK with Windows 10 sticker on it then? My brain just cannot process this.

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The ADK works fine with the usual releases of Windows 10, just not the free upgrade ISO.

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The ADK works fine with the usual releases of Windows 10, just not the free upgrade ISO.

Well, I downloaded an iso through the Media creation tool. Are there different isos somewhere?

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ISO files.

http://microsoft.com/software-download/techbench

Media Creation downloads the "parts" (AFAICR) to make the ISO (A/L for Win8, again AFAICR). Dornloading the WinX ISOS's right now. I'll get back to you on whether ESD or WIM inside (in about 20 minutes). I'm suspecting ESD but I could be wrong. :unsure. IF ESD, then it would be pointless to download again. :}

 

Edit - Actually, I'm using this link because I'm doing it on an XP installation.

It *appears* that they may be the same ISO's? :unsure:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

Edit2 - 32-Bit has a WIM. Will report back on 64-bit, but since 32-bit is WIM, then *probably*... 1hr45min to download (it's bigger, naturally).

Edit3 - Confirmed. 64-Bit also a WIM.

 

HTH and happy (re-) downloading. :(

 

(Last note - I should also mention I haven't tried them yet as I need to back up my Win7 installation first.)

Edited by submix8c

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The ADK works fine with the usual releases of Windows 10, just not the free upgrade ISO.

Well, I downloaded an iso through the Media creation tool. Are there different isos somewhere?

Yes there are ones on the VLSC. The other one you can make from your own using OEM System Builder or Retail media.

I don't know if there are MSDN versions.

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The OP may want to read this (MDT topic, though) -

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1110362-windows-10-and-mdt?page=1

and this (loosely relates to above) -

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-media-creation-tool-create-installation-media-upgrade

 

Also, i haven't yet actually tried anything with the downloaded ISO's but using the latest 7-Zip I can confirm the contents are:

BOOT.WIM -

Index1=Windows PE

Index2=Windows Setup

INSTALL.WIM -

Index1=Professional

Index2=Home (Core?)

?No WinRE? :huh:

 

The first link implies the ESD has four entries (a/l for x64?) and one post suggests the needed Index is 4 (for whatever reason). I'm fixing to get them via MediaCreationTool to see what the heck this is all about. That is, as soon as I get a chance, having an XP available (hooked up) ATM.

 

Sorry for barging in, but trying to help on an OS that I haven't even installed yet. :crazy:

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Earlier I tried to service the WIM files in ISO images downloaded using Media Creation Tool but those wim files cant be mounted using DISM so i just used the ISO from MSDN and done my things

 

@octopuss There is a script to convert ESD to ISO try that first

 

Recently I started creating Unattended installation without modifying the ISO and I got succeeded but i just creating the answer file and mounting to VM with another iso all is done with a own C# application with using small open source libraries from codeplex(DiscUtils) 

Edited by kmaheshkumar

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ISO files.

http://microsoft.com/software-download/techbench

Media Creation downloads the "parts" (AFAICR) to make the ISO (A/L for Win8, again AFAICR). Dornloading the WinX ISOS's right now. I'll get back to you on whether ESD or WIM inside (in about 20 minutes). I'm suspecting ESD but I could be wrong. :unsure. IF ESD, then it would be pointless to download again. :}

 

Edit - Actually, I'm using this link because I'm doing it on an XP installation.

It *appears* that they may be the same ISO's? :unsure:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

Edit2 - 32-Bit has a WIM. Will report back on 64-bit, but since 32-bit is WIM, then *probably*... 1hr45min to download (it's bigger, naturally).

Edit3 - Confirmed. 64-Bit also a WIM.

 

HTH and happy (re-) downloading. :(

 

(Last note - I should also mention I haven't tried them yet as I need to back up my Win7 installation first.)

I can confirm the web-downloaded isos contain wim images.

Bye bye Media creation tool.

 

Btw what's the difference between english and english international?

Edited by Octopuss

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English - United States (English Only)

English International - United Kingdom (etc...) (maybe other country MUI  interfaces allowed to be integrated?)

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