How to Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd File


Windows 10 does not need any introduction since this is probably the best operating system that Microsoft has even launched. Windows 10 is being used by millions of people from across the globe and the reason is simple. Windows 10 is full of awesome features and the most important thing is you can activate Windows 10 using your Windows 8 or 7 product key. This is why thousands of people are opting for Windows 10 without thinking twice.

To get Windows 10, you can think of two different things. First, you can make a fresh install, which will delete all the things from your existing System Drive or C Drive. Second, you can upgrade your existing system or older Windows version to Windows 10. If you are using Windows 10 and have followed the second method to get Windows 10, you have got a folder called $WINDOWS.~BT. This is a common folder, which get placed after upgrading Windows.

If that happens, you will a file called install.esd in that folder. That means, Windows 10 has been installed on your PC but you haven’t got the ISO file. Generally, if you have only one PC, there is no need to extract the ISL file from install.esd file or the aforementioned folder. However, if you have more than on PC and you want to install Windows 10 on each of them, you may need the ISO file to save the bandwidth. Otherwise, you will have to make the upgrade on each PC you have. Therefore, you can follow this guide to create bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd file.


Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd File

This is very easy. This time, you will have to utilize a third party software. There is a free tool called ESD Decrypter. You can easily download ESD Decrypter from any trusted source. Otherwise, click on this link to download the tool to create bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd file. After downloading, extract the .7z folder using Windows Explorer or any other RAR file extractor like 7Zip or WinRAR. Therefore, paste the ESD file to the same folder where you have placed those extracted files.

Thereafter, right click on decrypt.cmd and select Run as administrator. You will get a window like this,

How to Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd File

As you have .esd file, just select 2.

That’s it! Now you will have to give it sometime when ESD Decrypter makes the ISO file.

Hope this little tutorial will help you to save a lot of bandwidth.