ImageX Technical Reference (Standard 7 SP1)


ImageX is a command-line tool that works with the latest Windows Embedded Standard 7 image (.wim) files. The .wim files contain one or more volume images for a Standard 7 operating system, while a volume image represents the captured volume or partition of a Standard 7 operating system. The main purpose of ImageX is to capture, modify, and apply images for deployment in a manufacturing or corporate IT environment.

You typically use ImageX with the Windows Imaging File System Filter (WIM FS Filter) driver. The WIM FS Filter driver enables you to mount an image to a directory, where you can browse, copy, paste, and edit the files from a file-management tool, such as Windows Explorer, without extracting or recreating the image. ImageX is typically used in a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0 environment during image-based deployments.

ImageX Command-Line Options

Describes the ImageX command-line options that you can use to create and manage Standard 7 image (.wim) files.