Windows Explorer context menu for managing WIM files

Mounting and un-mounting Windows Images (wim files) is a simple task using dism.exe or imagex.exe at the command prompt, but if you do this every day you might get annoyed by typing the same string of commands over and over again. A few years back my colleague Claude Henchoz shared a script to add some WIM management options to the Windows Explorer context menu. I have now taken these scripts and updated them so that Read More …

Browse and extract files from a WIM file using 7-Zip

7-Zip is a free file archiver supporting many of today‚Äôs known archive formats such as ZIP, CAB, RAR and many more. Anyone who deals a lot with WIM files (Windows Image files) knows about the mount and un-mount commands and if you use imagex.exe and dism.exe on a regular basis you probably know the commands out of your head. 7-Zip also allows you to open, browse and extract content from a WIM file. This is Read More …

Typo in PE 3.0 Users guide

I’ve just found a typo in the Windows PE 3.0 Users guide. dism /image:C:\winpe_x86\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:”C:\Program Files\Windows OPK\Tools\PETools\x86\WinPE_OCs\winpe-wmi.cab” dism /image:C:\winpe_x86\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:”C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\WinPE_OCs\winpe-wmi.cab” “OPK” should be replaced with “AIK” otherwise if you copy paste the sample commandline adding an optinonal component will not work.