build 10122 - RecoveryImage - Install.wim

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I was to create an ISO for build 10122.
But my RecoveryImage has Install.wim instead of Install.esd.
I don't know how to proceed with Install.wim.
I went look for wim > esd conversion and found a program called WinReducer for Windows 10. But as it turns out I need to pay for it. Back to square one.

Is there a way to create an ISO from Install.wim ?

I did google for it but what I have found speaks alien language. ( figure of speech. )
 

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Have you performed a search of your C:\ drive for *.ESD
Mine was in a different location and I no longer have a RecoveryImage folder as my previous install was a custom clean install from the 10074 ISO.
 
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There is no C:\drive
C:\drivers does not produce esd either.
C'\Windows gives these, but I don't think they are esd file.......
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In another forum, the owner posted links to ISO files download.
I am not sure if I should use it.

Question : where or how do I find $Windows~BT ?
The path is : This PC > C : > $Windows~BT > Sources
There is an Install.esd file there, supposedly.
 

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Yep.... that is where I found mine. As I mentioned above it is in a different location with this build.
It may also be a hidden folder not sure
 
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No. I have checked the " Show hidden files, folders and drives.
I have seen that $Windows~BT myself, but I can find it anywhere in my C drive.
 
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OK. I overlooked that my Local Disk is not C:, it is D: I am on dual boot.
I found $Windows~BT, but there is not Install.esd on the list.
 
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It can't be done.I have pasted my Install.wim into a folder together with the decrypter.
My screenshot should explain why I can't proceed.

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I would like to know one thing...............
Is it just my machine or is everyone has Install.wim instead of Install.esd in the RecoveryImage folder in this build ?
 
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Hi Dipsy.

Was that in ver 10122?

Like Trouble, and others, I no longer had that folder. I believe this was commented on by MS themselves, as a change. I got mine from the temp folder ($Windows-BT)
 
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In your posted image, it is showing a date of 29th April??
The one I used was 19th May.
 
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In your posted image, it is showing a date of 29th April??
The one I used was 19th May.

I am not sure what the date is meant for.
I installed 10122 same day it was released and my screenshot shows April 29th also.......

Install.wim.jpg
 
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Just checked my other machine and the recovery file is dated 4/29/2015 on it also. Both updates were installed on their release dates.
 
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It may not provide anything relevant, but just in case.......
1. I am on dual boot with Win 8.1 Pro and Win 10 TP
2. I have been dual booting since build 9841.
3. When build 10074 came out with ISO and Fast ring at the same time, I downloaded the ISO file and made a bootable DVD.
4. I did not do a clean install. Instead I mounted the downloaded ISO > clicked Setup.exe and did the install keeping all my files and settings.
5. With 10122 released, I did the upgrade via WU.

Strangely, this time Install.wim instead of Install.esd is found in my RecoveryImage folder.
 

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