1. ReprobusR's Avatar
    There was a recent tutorial on how you can create your own Windows10 ISO. What if you don't have a install.esd file in the sources sub-directory directory of the $Windows~BT folder ?
    04-14-2016 02:59 PM
  2. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    the install.esd is the encrypted install.wim file.

    https://techjourney.net/decrypt-conv...ws-iso-or-wim/
    04-15-2016 07:23 AM
  3. ReprobusR's Avatar
    the install.esd is the encrypted install.wim file.

    https://techjourney.net/decrypt-conv...ws-iso-or-wim/
    Are you saying, I should have as an alternative a install.wim file; if so I don't have that file either ?
    04-15-2016 10:37 AM
  4. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    You have to convert the ESD to WIM to have a bootable ISO.

    Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 Install.esd file - Technical Notes
    04-15-2016 01:47 PM
  5. ReprobusR's Avatar
    That is what I'm trying to say; I don't have a install.esd file, period, nothing, nada. In the folder structure mentioned in my original post.
    04-15-2016 03:01 PM
  6. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    That is what I'm trying to say; I don't have a install.esd file, period, nothing, nada. In the folder structure mentioned in my original post.
    the install.esd needed to be download via windows update.
    04-17-2016 05:03 AM
  7. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Well if you don't have the install.esd you have the install.wim (unencrypted) and that is what you need to install. If you have the install.esd you have to unencrypt first to get the Install.wim. It's sort of like a *.zip file where you have to uncompress before you can execute the app.
    04-18-2016 08:07 AM
  8. ReprobusR's Avatar
    the install.esd needed to be download via windows update.
    My Windows has been updated via Windows updater but there still doesn't exist a install.esd file ?
    04-19-2016 02:59 PM
  9. ReprobusR's Avatar
    Well if you don't have the install.esd you have the install.wim (unencrypted) and that is what you need to install. If you have the install.esd you have to unencrypt first to get the Install.wim. It's sort of like a *.zip file where you have to uncompress before you can execute the app.
    There exists no install.esd or install.wim file in the C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources sub-folder ?
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    04-19-2016 03:02 PM
  10. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Well the ISO I have when I mount it (which windows does by clicking on it). It mounts to the next free drive letter. When I go to that drive i see in the sources folder the file Install.win. I have downloaded other ISO and the file install.esd was located in the sources folder.
    04-20-2016 01:07 PM
  11. ReprobusR's Avatar
    The tutorial doesn't mention anything about downloading an ISO and mounting.

    Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
    Click Update & security.

    On Windows Update, click Check for updates and let the latest version download to your system.
    04-21-2016 11:00 PM
  12. ReprobusR's Avatar
    Can anyone else give input on this problem; so far the help has been dry !
    04-24-2016 12:11 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    If there is no file in the mentioned folder then it's more likely deleted, either automatically by the system or due to a Windows Update clean up. Your best bet would be too download the ISO again from Microsoft's website directly.
    04-24-2016 12:16 PM
  14. ReprobusR's Avatar
    If there is no file in the mentioned folder then it's more likely deleted, either automatically by the system or due to a Windows Update clean up. Your best bet would be too download the ISO again from Microsoft's website directly.
    The tutorial creates an ISO from the latest build on your system; not from downloading an ISO ?
    04-24-2016 12:26 PM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    The tutorial creates an ISO from the latest build on your system; not from downloading an ISO ?
    The tutorial showed to create an ISO from the latest Windows Insider build, which came in as an update only, until recently when Microsoft released ISOs for the Anniversary Update. Tyring to understand you...what are you trying to achieve here? Are you trying to create an ISO for an Insider build or the latest GA branch?
    04-24-2016 03:20 PM
  16. ReprobusR's Avatar
    I want to create an ISO of the latest build of Windows10 as stated in the tutorial; but the tutorial does not state you have to download an ISO, it states after you've done a Windows update.
    04-24-2016 06:43 PM

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