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Windows 7: I don't understand the Windows 7 .wim structure

03 Aug 2014   #1
tmontney

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
I don't understand the Windows 7 .wim structure

I wanted to do some editing to the Windows 7 .wim, but I don't understand the structure. There are four folders, and they all seem to have the exact same structure and content.




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03 Aug 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Why would you want to mess with the install manager? Doing so might bork any install that you try to do.
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03 Aug 2014   #3
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Folders are for different versions- in my example below 1= Home Basic 2= Home Premium 3= Professional 4= Ultimate

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03 Aug 2014   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

What changes are you trying to make ?
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04 Aug 2014   #5
tmontney

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Folders are for different versions- in my example below 1= Home Basic 2= Home Premium 3= Professional 4= Ultimate

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Deployment Image Servicing and Management Command-Line Options
Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference
That makes so much sense. I was thinking it may have to do with versions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Why would you want to mess with the install manager? Doing so might bork any install that you try to do.
It's not like I'm bored or something. I only knew of nLite/vLite and that the dev didn't know if he'd make one for Win7 and Win8. Then I came across someone who did make one. My idea was to make something like nLite but for 7 and 8.
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04 Aug 2014   #6
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmontney View Post
... I only knew of nLite/vLite and that the dev didn't know if he'd make one for Win7 and Win8. Then I came across someone who did make one...
Developer of nLite & vLite allegedly "nearing completion" of tool for 7 & 8 free & pro versions: LINK

If you haven't done so already check out WinToolkit: Win Toolkit - WinCert.net Forums
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04 Aug 2014   #7
tmontney

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmontney View Post
... I only knew of nLite/vLite and that the dev didn't know if he'd make one for Win7 and Win8. Then I came across someone who did make one...
Developer of nLite & vLite allegedly "nearing completion" of tool for 7 & 8 free & pro versions: LINK

If you haven't done so already check out WinToolkit: Win Toolkit - WinCert.net Forums
Wow I didn't know he was back!
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