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)

First Version[edit]

ImageX is the command line tool used to create, edit and deploy Windows disk images in the Windows Imaging Format. It is distributed as part of the free Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). Starting with Windows Vista, Windows Setup uses the WAIK API to install fresh as well as cloned installation of Windows. [..]

This is not true, the first version of ImageX (back then named XImage) was 6.0.4007.0 (main.030212-2037). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:23, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

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Other applications that support WIM[edit]

7-Zip supports extraction and whatnot of WIM files. I found this useful in extracting my recovery image in Linux. -Matt (JVz) (talk) 22:01, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

ImageX versions[edit]

"The first developed prototype of ImageX was build 6.0.4007.0".

I really dubt this to be correct. Perhaps "distributed" was intended instead of "developed"? (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:20, 16 August 2010 (UTC).