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Convert Vhd To Wim


How to Convert VHD to WIM




VHD and WIM are two different types of image formats that are used for various purposes. VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk, and it is a file format that represents a virtual hard disk drive. WIM stands for Windows Imaging Format, and it is a file-based disk image format that contains a set of files and associated file system metadata. Both formats are commonly used for deploying Windows operating systems, but they have different advantages and disadvantages.


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VHD files can be mounted as virtual disks and manipulated with disk management tools, but they are larger in size and less flexible than WIM files. WIM files can be applied to any partition, regardless of its size and file system, but they cannot be mounted as virtual disks and require special tools to access their contents. Sometimes, you may need to convert a VHD file to a WIM file, or vice versa, depending on your needs and preferences. In this article, we will show you how to convert a VHD file to a WIM file using two methods: using PowerShell commands and using a third-party software.


Method 1: Using PowerShell Commands




PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that can perform various tasks on Windows systems, including converting image formats. To use PowerShell commands to convert a VHD file to a WIM file, you will need the following:



  • A VHD file that contains a Windows operating system that has been sysprepped. Sysprep is a tool that prepares a Windows system for deployment by removing system-specific information and generalizing the configuration. You can use the sysprep command with the /generalize option to sysprep a Windows system.



  • A folder where you want to mount the VHD file. For example, C:\VHDMount.



  • A folder where you want to save the WIM file. For example, C:\CapturedWIMs.



  • The name and description of the WIM image that you want to create. For example, Win10Image and "A Windows 10 Image".




Once you have these ready, follow these steps:



  • Open PowerShell as an administrator.



  • Use the Mount-WindowsImage cmdlet to mount the VHD file as a virtual disk. For example:



Mount-WindowsImage -ImagePath C:\VHDs\Win10.vhdx -Path C:\VHDMount -Index 1


  • Use the New-WindowsImage cmdlet to capture the mounted image into a WIM file. For example:



New-WindowsImage -CapturePath C:\VHDMount -Name Win10Image -ImagePath C:\CapturedWIMs\Win10.wim -Description "A Windows 10 Image" -Verify


  • Use the Dismount-WindowsImage cmdlet to unmount the VHD file and discard any changes. For example:



Dismount-WindowsImage -Path C:\VHDMount -Discard



You should now have a WIM file in the specified folder that contains the captured image from the VHD file. You can use the Get-WindowsImage cmdlet to verify the details of the WIM file. For example:


Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath C:\CapturedWIMs\Win10.wim


This method is based on [this answer] from Server Fault.


Method 2: Using a Third-Party Software




If you prefer not to use PowerShell commands, you can also use a third-party software that can convert image formats. One such software is Filestar, which is a free and easy-to-use tool that can convert various types of files, including VHD and WIM. To use Filestar to convert a VHD file to a WIM file, you will need the following:



  • A VHD file that contains a Windows operating system that has been sysprepped.



  • The Filestar software installed on your computer. You can download it from [here].




Once you have these ready, follow these steps:



  • Right-click on the VHD file that you want to convert and select Convert with Filestar.



  • Type convert to wim in the search box and press Convert.



  • Wait for the conversion to finish and check the output folder for the WIM file.




You should now have a WIM file in the same folder as the VHD file that contains the converted image. You can use Filestar to view the details of the WIM file. For example:


Get-FilestarInfo -Path C:\VHDs\Win10.wim


This method is based on [this guide] from Filestar.


Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to convert a VHD file to a WIM file using two methods: using PowerShell commands and using a third-party software. Both methods are simple and effective, but they have different pros and cons. Using PowerShell commands gives you more control and flexibility, but it requires some technical knowledge and preparation. Using a third-party software is more convenient and user-friendly, but it depends on the availability and reliability of the software. You can choose the method that suits your needs and preferences best.


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