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install.wim size after inrtegrating udpates
Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:01 PM
Not sure if there is a solution for this, but I have found when integrating updates via dism into my Windows 8 DVD that the install.wim grows surprisingly large.
Does anyone know a way to prevent this?
Windows 7 never grew this large. Is it possible that DISM is not as efficient in W8 as imagex was in W7?
Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:13 PM
Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:46 AM
(DISM is slow while commiting and unmounting the Image)
I've heard this from time to time, but I am not seeing this ever happening. Mount and unmount time for me is less than a minute... But it may be more system related.
Anyways, to OP what kind of size are we talking about here? I look at my Windows 8 Pro x64 image which has about 20 updates and a dozen of drivers and it is 4.1GB, while the vanilla image is 3.1GB. Actually now that you mention it... that is quite a size difference! Definately larger than the stuff I put into it. Hmmmm...
Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:52 AM
Updated components are added to the Windows\WinSxS folder and the hard links get renewed.
But, old components will not be deleted and remain there, too.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:22 PM
ORIGINAL ISO :
SAME ISO WITH CUMULATIVES UPDATES :
It seems that there are too many copies stores in the WinSXS folder, so the difference is 203 Mo for nothing and just for 1 update (IE cumulative update) ... Only Windows 8 do that and not Windows 7 .... So i hope that Windows 8.1 will change that ...
Edited by winterstorm, 25 June 2013 - 12:24 PM.
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