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Windows 7: WIM File - Extract and Modify

29 Apr 2010   #20

widnows 7

This is what I did wim file - Extract and Modify after this is finished How do you create a wim file after it's been modified and put it back to wim file for it to work

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14 Dec 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Modified install.wim

Hi, thanx for the tutorial. I followed the steps successfully but wanted to know where the modified install.wim is? Will it be placed back on the c drive?
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28 Aug 2011   #22

windows 7 ultimate x64

It worked for me.I edited boot.wim and install.wim & made changes.when i will install it i will be having everything i added.
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18 Mar 2012   #23

windows 7 ultimate x32
imagex is not recognized as internal or external command

hey ,
i do all those things which u tell to do ! then i open the command ... i enter those code and the result was ' imagex' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file......

although i download only the ' imagex.exe 'file from the google!!
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18 Mar 2012   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sumit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will need to download WAIK first to get the ImageX.exe file, and then copy the ImageX.exe file to your C: drive. The red warning box at the top of the tutorial will have the download link. :)
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19 Mar 2012   #25

windows 7 ultimate x32
editing the .wim file

hy author,

i thought i should edit the ' install.wim' file in my own way. i do the following steps:-
1) extract the content of install.wim file by using "winmount"
2)then add the 'MICROSOFT OFFICE ' to program file in filder named '1'
3) and then convert it again to wim file format by using "gimagex".
4)i replace the old install.wim file in windows 7 cd in sources folder with this new one..
5) burn it to dvd
6) boots but when i click on install it shows the message '
Windows could not display the images available for installation.'

pls help me how to install windows 7 which have preinstalled microsfot office
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02 Jun 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Not able to Modify Files

Hello i m not able to make changes to mounted files of wim
It says this :


Please Help me.
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02 Jun 2012   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ankur,

It looks like you will need to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to take ownership and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of the file first.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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05 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

hi,nice working tut. but how that commit works? my wim file is getting bigger even if i delete files... I deleted about 250MB from .wim and file is bigger about +2MB(at start 1000MB, after delete 1002MB).
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05 Jul 2012   #29

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

It doesn't pack tightly using commit.

It will keep getting bigger.

Suggest you use Export and select max compression.

You can't export with win7 dism - use command imagex, or much easier to use Gimagex

GImageX - AutoItScript
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