Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Using ImageX to compress a WIM file after modification

When using ImageX to inject or remove files in a WIM file, it may be beneficial to compress the WIM.

Example; a BDD build containing the windows source files was around 1Gb.
After removing the files and without compression resulted in the same size file.

Using the /export function resulted in a reduction of the WIM file of around 400Mb.

imagex /export "c:\Test\003.wim" 1 "c:\Test\003_Compressed.wim" 003CDrive

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