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Xpress/LZX enabled compact.exe for Win8.x/Win Server 2012[r2]

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:20 pm
by T-S
Hi, First message here after a bit of lurking.

I just wanted to share my little contribution that I did for myself.

As you know you can install older OSes in Compact mode or in Wimboot mode even on win7 but the drawback is the odd behavior of the "system" compression methods, where a file lost the compressed status when it is changed.

So recompress the relevant folders/files is mandatory, especially for the programs folders.

You were forced to do that offline until now, now you can do that just as you wuold in W10/Server2016

(simple) Instructions are included in the attachement.

I hope someone will find this useful.