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Compacting a wim file?

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  1. johnspack

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    Sorry, no idea where to put this. I just recently learned how to use dism. I use it to slipstream all hotfixes and ie10 ect into an AIO install disc. The problem is, it creates a huge install.wim after 8 index mounts and slipstreams. Considering all 8 images use the same darn wim and files, don't know why it has to increase the wim size by 1gig. Either I need to figure out how to use the same wim.install file for all indexes, or I need to compact the wim file which is now 4gbs with ie10 and all updates to April. Any way to do either?
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    I don't remember if when the image is mounted files can be removed from it or not, or a lot of other things on the subject. however I do understand that all the tools for this kind of thing are in the Windows AIK. There are more then likely guides on the internet, but i only know about the WIN XP ones.

    More then likely the tool you need is imagex but to my knowledge even though imagex is ~600kb you need to download the whole WAIK to get it
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    Actually it turns out the answer is the dism that comes with Win8. Using the new Export-Image command, and a simple batch file, was able to compress my AIO wim by several hundred mbs.

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