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WIM to ISO or what

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    So I need a discovery image to burn to a CD.  I have 2008 create a nice Discovery image for me, but its a wim file.  How to I make this into an ISO?
    Tuesday, September 04, 2007 4:41 PM

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  • You don't make an ISO, you read the documentation:

     

    To create media that contains the discover image
     
     1.  Install the Windows AIK.
     
    2.  At a command prompt, to change to the PETools folder, type:

    Cd C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools
     
    3.  To create a WinPE build environment, type:

    CopyPE <architecture> C:\Winpe
     
    4.  To copy the discover image created in the previous procedure, type:

    Copy /y c:\boot.wim c:\Winpe\ISO\Sources
     
    5.  To change back to the PETools folder, type:

    Cd C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools
     
    6.  To create the bootable ISO image, type:

    Oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\ISO\boot\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\ISO c:\winpe.iso
     
    7.  Use a utility that can create a CD or DVD to transfer the ISO image to the appropriate media.


     
    And you'll find the WAIK here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C7D4BC6D-15F3-4284-9123-679830D629F2&displaylang=en

     

    That'll let you boot and discover your specific hardware.

     

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:06 PM
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  • You don't make an ISO, you read the documentation:

     

    To create media that contains the discover image
     
     1.  Install the Windows AIK.
     
    2.  At a command prompt, to change to the PETools folder, type:

    Cd C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools
     
    3.  To create a WinPE build environment, type:

    CopyPE <architecture> C:\Winpe
     
    4.  To copy the discover image created in the previous procedure, type:

    Copy /y c:\boot.wim c:\Winpe\ISO\Sources
     
    5.  To change back to the PETools folder, type:

    Cd C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools
     
    6.  To create the bootable ISO image, type:

    Oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\ISO\boot\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\ISO c:\winpe.iso
     
    7.  Use a utility that can create a CD or DVD to transfer the ISO image to the appropriate media.


     
    And you'll find the WAIK here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C7D4BC6D-15F3-4284-9123-679830D629F2&displaylang=en

     

    That'll let you boot and discover your specific hardware.

     

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:06 PM
    Moderator
  • I really appreciate the info.  That should at least get me going.

     

    Its seems weird that MS would have an option to automatically create a discover boot image and have it make it a wim image you can't burn.  What the heck is up with that.  That makes it useless doesn't it?

    Sunday, September 09, 2007 1:26 AM
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    hello.

     

    This might sound like a really dumb question but im trying to convert a single wim file to an ISO and havent been able to do it. ive tried following the instructions set above but it dosnt make sense.

     

    Any help?

     

    Thanks

     

    Michael

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:23 AM
  • WIM and ISO are intercompatible, just change the file name suffix and it will work.

     

    Friday, November 02, 2007 11:53 AM
  •  AndrewDu wrote:

    WIM and ISO are intercompatible, just change the file name suffix and it will work.

     

    This is incorrect. You'll need to follow the steps posted above to to produce a CD image that contains the WIM file.

    Friday, November 02, 2007 6:18 PM
  • Joachim Nasslander said:

    .....

    Oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\ISO\boot\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\ISO c:\winpe.iso
     

    .....

    FYI:
    You'll need to add a -m switch to oscdimg.exe if the image file is larger than a standard cd (e.g. over 700 MB).

    Friday, September 12, 2008 8:06 PM
  • Hi,

    You need to do the following steps in order to embed a wim to bootable ISO which can be used as an installation disk.

    01) Extract the installation DVD to a folder called D:\w2k8(Use winrar to extract ISO)

    02) Take your wim file and rename it to "install.wim"

    03) Overwrite the install.wim on previous extracted D:\w2k8\sources folder by your install.wim file

    04.) Use cdimage.exe(you can get this from Google code) tool to create the iso file

    syntax -

    cdimage.exe -l"2k8r2" -h -x -o -m -j1 -b"D:\W2K8\boot\etfsboot.com" "D:\W2K8" "D:\W2K8R2.iso"

    (you need to change the path according to your drive)

    Best ragards,

    Tharindha Herath.





    Thursday, November 24, 2011 10:51 AM
  • Tharindha,

    For your solution it doesn't takes Wim files larger than 4GB

    regards,

    Ahmad

    Friday, April 12, 2013 9:34 PM