Making a Windows Bootable USB or ISO Image from WMI file

Marjan

New Member
Hi,
I have our own WMI file. I want to make a windows bootable USB or ISO image from our WMI file which we use it in our provision system.
I need to make a bootable USB or ISO image so techs can image PCs by themselves.
I was advised to use below link, but that is for Window 7:
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-convert-a-wim-file-to-an-iso-file
I want to make the windows 10 bootable USB or ISO.
Making either usb or ISO would help. If I can make ISO file from WMI then I can create bootable usb , using RUFUS.
I would appreciate if someone can give me the right direction. What Microsoft tools do I need to use? Also what steps do I need to take.
Your advise is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
MP
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Well an ISO is a container that can be burned to a disk or USB or virtually mounted in Windows. A WIM is a windows image container that contains only the files that make up the operating system, but not the required files to boot to a PE environment and apply the WIM so converting them isn't really something you would do.

What you can do is take a copy of the Windows 10 ISO, extract the content, replace the install.wim file with yours and re-package it as an ISO or simply copy that content to a USB drive.
 

Spirit Wolfe

Honorable Member
A WIM is a windows image container that contains only the files that make up the operating system, but not the required files to boot to a PE [...] What you can do is take a copy of the Windows 10 ISO, extract the content, replace the install.wim file with yours and re-package it as an ISO or simply copy that content to a USB drive.

In other words, Nemo, does the install.wim just a listing as to what Setup.exe needs to install before it finishes completely and exits to Windows? If so, is there a default folder I need to create and specifically name to what name within the ISO so I can have Setup.exe look for that folder and install all of my programs that I want to be installed, automatically?

I have seen it done that somebody took a program installed it, set the theme and their default settings, repackaged that program including the registry entries, and distributed it with an executable install file that kept everything intact, so when they needed to reinstall that program's files it was ready to run program without having to do anything else but use the program (it was already set up how they wanted it). How did they do that, please?
 

Spirit Wolfe

Honorable Member
Is this essentially what I am asking you to define to me on how to create a Windows 10 ISO with an S Installation?

I am also curious to know is this how desktop/notebook manufacturers like ASUS/Dell/HP/IBM and others create their version of a Windows OS for their computers (a.k.a. an OEM copy of Windows)?
 
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