Talk:Windows Imaging Format

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Converting .WIM Files To .ISO[edit]

Don't see the relevance of this very prominent section in an article about the WIM file format. Apart from being out of context, it does not explain WHY anyone would want to do this, and assumes knowledge of the (presumably 9660) "ISO" file format. Socrates2008 07:00, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, there are many reasons to convert .wim to .iso. ISO is the standard cd image format. Lots of applications support it and can work with it, and you can easily mount .iso images as cd drives, which can't be said of the .wim format. For example, if you are using Microsoft Virtual PC, a .wim is useless in that you can't install an OS from it.
And yes, I'm assuming the reader has knowledge of the ISO file format. The article mentions the ISO file format, and anyone who is learning more about CD image formats should have prerequisite knowledge of ISO file format.
As far as context, yes, it might have been slightly out of context. However, the article does go into detail on creating .wim images, mounting .wim images, booting .wim images, manipulating .wim images, etc.
I'll just write a sentence on it and give a reference, which might be better in the end. Winwhiz 19:09, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

.WIM files can be mounted directly to the filesystem of the host or the guest in a VS environment (in much the same way as as virtual CD), so still not sure about the rationale. i.e. The article might benefit from an explanation of why as opposed to how. Socrates2008 05:07, 14 October 2007 (UTC)