Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Benefit of the retail package of Windows 8 Pro

  1. #31


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I made something to create an iso from the installation files.

    It doesn't convert .esd to .wim

    I don't know a way to open or mount an .esd



    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Sadly it isn't just a different extension. It is a compressed file.

    I don't think anyone has yet worked out what to with it.
    But you did.
    A converter from esd to wim if I'm right... I saw that in one of Shawn's great tutorials.

    That would solve some major problems around here.
    Oops. Sorry.

    That esd as archive seems to be newer (known since the downloads of Win8) if it's mostly unsupported. The wim format has been around for a while in iso's and 7-zip supports it well. We'll see what this esd is with time.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    ESD is Electronic Software Download, an encrypted WIM File.
    What is an ESD File? (Windows 8) | GravyCode
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    ESD is Electronic Software Download, an encrypted WIM File.
    What is an ESD File? (Windows 8) | GravyCode
    Thanks for pointing this out.

    I don't have any ESD's but maybe 7-Zip can handle these as well if they are WIM related.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #34


    What if you go through the process of purchasing Windows 8 Pro upgrade and do all the work on a 64-bit system, and then download the ISO (through the upgrade process) but don't install it...just create the media..and then when you do get around to installing it and you decide to put your Windows 8 Pro on a 32-bit only system? The downloaded ISO won't work??

    If that is the case, then I think the easiest way around that scenario would be to use the re-download ISO steps with your purchased key on a 32-bit only system and THEN it would download an ISO that would be good on a 32-bit system and then you could create the media that would work on a 32-bit system.

    Does that sound right?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #35


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    ESD files are encrypted. 7-Zip will not open them.

    Orlandotek - yes you can redownload both x64 and x86 ISO versions from 64-bit and 32-bit Windows editions respectively. However you can only install one at a time within the terms of the EULA.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    Posts : 113
    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    If that is the case, then I think the easiest way around that scenario would be to use the re-download ISO steps with your purchased key on a 32-bit only system and THEN it would download an ISO that would be good on a 32-bit system and then you could create the media that would work on a 32-bit system.

    Does that sound right?
    That's the procedure I followed to download my iso - except I purchased on a 32bit PC and re-downloaded on a different 64bit PC.
    I then formatted the 32bit drive and clean installed the 64bit.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    ESD files are encrypted. 7-Zip will not open them.
    Thanks for confirming this.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #38


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome - of course, in future, the encryption algorithm and key store may become available.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Benefit of the retail package of Windows 8 Pro
Related Threads
Solved Any hidden benefit in power plans ? in Performance & Maintenance
If the same settings are kept in both Balanced and Power Saver, are there any differences if I change the plan ?
Source : Windows 10 will come with a command line package manager, much to the lament of Linux users | ExtremeTech
Good evening (or morning) I need some advice please. I have been doing PowerPoint (Package for CD) and sending it to people so they can use the information on a touch screen kiosk. Their PC crashed and they need a new one which will be running Windows 8.1. Would anyone have any...
New Desktop (HP Pavilion 500-075). Is there any significant benefit to keeping HPDetect on the system? When it runs it seems to require an unusual amount of CPU resources and it seems to run every several days and I can't find a way to set a schedule for it to run. Would there be any adverse...
I have windows 7 home premium with retail box license in my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to windows 8 pro because of low upgrading fee but I doubt if I have a retail box license after upgrade ? I wanna keep my retail license since oem license expires if I chance my mainboard.I experienced ...
Source: Removal of Windows 8 built-in provisioned Appx package causes Sysprep to fail
Find out more.. Mobile space to heat up, Windows 8 may benefit from BYOD | ZDNet
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook