Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:39 AM
Hello, I read many instructions about .wim files, and it applyed until windows 7. Now, I wish to extract or mount .wim file from windows 8. However, none of the programs I tried wont work. 7zip, universal extractor, imagex... Is there something changed or my file is corrupted? I extracted .iso file to my local drive then tried to mount .wim or to extract. Archivers said that cannot open file 0 as archive. I dont know does this mean something. Thanks in advance for any useful help.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:30 PM
There's no difference between WIM files for Windows 7 and ones for Windows 8. You can use ImageX or DISM to mount them.
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- Edited by Michael NiehausMicrosoft Employee Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:09 PM
Like Michael said, use DISM or ImageX. I wouldn't necessarily use 7zip. Here is some documentation on how to service and mount a .wim using DISM:
And if your uncomfortable with the command line, take a look at GImageX
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:47 AMHello, I made the same experience like Alexander. All Wim files made with imagex under Windows 7 (WAIK) can be checked or extracted with 7zip. Those made with the Windows 8 DISM tool (Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) für Windows® 8 ) cannot be opened with tools like 7zip and gimagex. to work with 7zip just for checking some files contained in the WIM is much more comfotable than using the DISM command line tool.