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Install Fast? Install.wim missing, found Install.ESD instead

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    Install Fast? Install.wim missing, found Install.ESD instead


    I am trying to install the W8 CP using the tutorial provided on W7F. Instead of the install.wim file, install.esd is present. I attempted to use imagex on that file, but it did not work. Is there another way to install it fast?

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    Am I int the right place?
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview

    Copyright, welcome to the forums

    Please use link that i provided in this post to download installer as an .exe file for tutorial

    Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview for .exe installer
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    I have the installer as well as the ISO. I'm just too lazy to burn it lol.

    Btw I have been here longer than you.
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