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Windows 7: Space Error msg- Creating Windows 7 WIM system image

29 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86
Space Error msg- Creating Windows 7 WIM system image


I'm booting from Windows PE DVD.
I have entered in the directory command to identify all of my drivers.

c:\ volume of C is System reserved
d:\ files and folders of the OS
e:\ Windows PE DVD that contains my ImageX file
f:\ USB flash drive

I have entered in the following command to capture the WIM image.

e:\imagex.exe /capture d: f:\images\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify

I received an error message that images directory was not found.

I then tried

e:\imagex.exe /capture d: f:\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify


e:\imagex.exe /capture d:\ f:\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify

I received error imaging drive d:\ There is not enough space on the disk.

The USB flash drive is 16G and I formatted it in fat32.

What am I doing wrong?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Hi Tracey,

4Gb is the largest file size on a fat32 volume. In order to back up Windows 7 successfully the USB flash drive will need to be reformatted in NTFS format to accept the myimage.wim file.

Note: Any existing data on the USB flash drive that needs to be kept will need to be backed up elsewhere (e.g. DVD) before the flash drive is reformatted.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86

Thanks for replying to my post! I actually posted in another forum and what you replied was suggested and resolved my problem. I'm currently in a Windows 7 class and was really confused. I have since figured out everything and helped out a classmate! You may see me post again!

Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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