In this tutorial we will show you how to convert ESD file to Windows WIM file using Command Prompt. ESD file is a new thing within Windows 10 OS, that Microsoft is pushing out. ESD files used when installing software upgrades, they are not to be opened manually (unless you’re converting them). Instead, Windows uses them internally during the update process. The problem is that a lot of users using WDS to push out their images. So today we will show you can easily convert ESD to WIM image.
Important. Before you start, make sure that your machine has Windows ADK installation.
The first thing you need to do is to open your File Explorer. Go to C: drive and create a folder Win10 and drop all files from Windows ISO into it.
When you copied all files, go to Sources, find install.esd (version of WIM image) and make a copy of this file.
Now create another folder on your C: drive – name it ESD. Drop this file (install.esd) into this folder.
The next thing you need to do is to open Command Prompt as Administrator. We need to get into folder we have just created. Type in:
Then we need to clear it out:
Now we need to get information on our ESD file. Run command:
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:install.esd
Find index number that you need (we are choosing Index 1 because it is a PRO version).
Let’s go ahead and run command:
dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity
Image exporting is started and this process can take a long time.
Once ESD conversion is completed, you can copy your new WIM image file and then go to Win10 original folder, then to Sources and place it there.
That’s it! Hope this was useful for you!