Windows 10: Create Wim image of a running system anyone

Discus and support Create Wim image of a running system anyone in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi folks Does anybody know how to make a WIM image of a running system -- the reason I'd like this is that I use a Win to Go on an external SSD at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jimbo45, May 4, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Create Wim image of a running system anyone


    Hi folks Does anybody know how to make a WIM image of a running system -- the reason I'd like this is that I use a Win to Go on an external SSD at times - often want Windows in totally different languages also with a load of applications in different languages -- not always possible to update a "Works PC" and it's a pain also on a Home PC mamging different desktop environments -- a Windows 2 Go on an SSD just works for me perfectly. However one of the drawbacks is that these can only be created from a Windows install iso and can't be updated to a newer version of Windows. (Standard WU updates such as security etc still work of course). I don't want to have to create from scratch and re-install a load of applications again. I've updated a physical instance of Windows and would like to use that. The main issue and I'm no expert at this is to ceate a WIM image of the current system, apply it to the external drive and update the boot via the bcd command (from the new system not the existing "C" Windows install on tthe laptops HDD. I'm sure it can be done as I think a paid Win2GO app thinks it can do it - bit I don't think it's necessary to pay for this stuff if the main process is simply in creating a WIM image and applying it. Big corporations also deploy loads of "canned" windows images for their own laptops etc so it must be possible. @NavyLCDR-- you have good ideas on this - any suggestions here please. Cheers jimbo

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    jimbo45, May 4, 2021
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  2. SIW2 Win User

    Create Wim image of a running system anyone

    dism++ makes it easy. Can be done from the current running system, no need to boot into pe.


    Create Wim image of a running system anyone [​IMG]



    Browse to the save location, click ok. vss is automatically ticked on the running stystem.


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    Also, If you want to exclude anything from the wim first go to Options>more settings>Settings


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    add any exclusions you want


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    SIW2, May 5, 2021
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Create Wim image of a running system anyone

    Hi folks
    Does anybody know how to make a WIM image of a running system -- the reason I'd like this is that I use a Win to Go on an external SSD at times - often want Windows in totally different languages also with a load of applications in different languages -- not always possible to update a "Works PC" and it's a pain also on a Home PC mamging different desktop environments -- a Windows 2 Go on an SSD just works for me perfectly.

    However one of the drawbacks is that these can only be created from a Windows install iso and can't be updated to a newer version of Windows. (Standard WU updates such as security etc still work of course).

    I don't want to have to create from scratch and re-install a load of applications again. I've updated a physical instance of Windows and would like to use that. The main issue and I'm no expert at this is to ceate a WIM image of the current system, apply it to the external drive and update the boot via the bcd command (from the new system not the existing "C" Windows install on tthe laptops HDD.

    I'm sure it can be done as I think a paid Win2GO app thinks it can do it - bit I don't think it's necessary to pay for this stuff if the main process is simply in creating a WIM image and applying it. Big corporations also deploy loads of "canned" windows images for their own laptops etc so it must be possible.

    @NavyLCDR-- you have good ideas on this - any suggestions here please.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, May 5, 2021
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  4. Bree Win User

    Create Wim image of a running system anyone

    Bree, May 5, 2021
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