How to Convert ESD to WIM Using DISM in Windows 10?

The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format developed by Microsoft to help deploy Windows operating system. The DISM tool (Deployment Image Service and Management Tool) can perform servicing tasks on a WIM file. For example, you can add or remove a device driver from an offline image.

However, when you download Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool, you’ll find install.esd instead of install.wim. The install.wim has given way to install.esd, an Electronic Software Download (ESD) file format, perhaps due to its high compression ratio.Read more

Repair Windows 10 Using DISM and SFC

If the system files in your Windows 10 computer become corrupt and the System File Checker (SFC /scannow) is unable to reinstate the critical system files, it’s due to corruption of Component Store located at the C:\Windows\WinSxS directory. This directory contains the files needed for SFC utility to restore missing or damaged system files. The Component store stores all the Windows system files grouped by components and as hard links.Read more