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Wimlib: ImageX / DISM Alternative To Manipulate WIM Files In Linux [Ubuntu PPA]

Wimlib is a library that allows creating, modifying, extracting and mounting WIM (Windows Imaging Format) files. It comes with a free implementations of ImageX called “wimlib-imagex”, available for both Linux and Windows.WIM is a file-based disk image format developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista and later. The Windows Setup DVD uses such files for the installation process. For more information, see the WIM article on Wikipedia.Besides WIM extract, create and update support, this free software alternative to ImageX or DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) allows users to mount WIM images, either readonly or read-write and on Linux, it can even be used to extract or create WIM images to/from unmounted NTFS volumes, by using ntfs-3g. Using it from Linux, you can back up, install or restore Windows directly from a WIM file.Extracting a WIM file can also be achieved by using p7zip (for example, you can extract a WIM file using Archive Manager, by renaming the file extension to .7z, or you can do it via command line, using “7z”) however, the latest stable p7zip 9.20.1 seems to fail with Windows 8 WIM images. Wimlib on the other hand should handle Windows 8 WIM files properly.Wimlib features (via Wimlib

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