ESD Decryptor Wimlib – Convert ESD File to ISO
With the help of this lightweight command line application, you can swiftly turn the ESD Windows installation file to ISO format and proceed from there to burn it onto a disc or place it on a USB drive.
To use ESD Decryptor, you only need to extract the content of the downloaded archive to a new folder, copy the ESD file to this folder, and then right-click on Decrypt.cmd to Run as Administrator. After that, you only need to select the first option offered by the tool to create a full ISO with the install.win file in it (which is essential for installing Windows 10).
ESD Decryptor Wimlib offers five different options for you to choose from, each with a different outcome, as it is briefly explained on the start screen, after launching it. As such, you can create your ISO using the standard ‘install.wim’ (which is probably the simplest option) or you can use compressed ‘install.wim’ for almost the same purpose.
Another option is to go straight to creating the standard ‘install.wim’ or the compressed ‘install.esd’. Finally, you can just decrypt the ESD file, with no further action. As previously stated, the easiest way would be option 1, so you can type the number then hit ‘Enter’.
At that point, ESD Decryptor Wimlib will begin processing your request, the length of the operation varying based on several criteria. Once complete, you can retrieve the ISO file and burn it onto a disc or place it on a USB stick, to upgrade your PC to Windows 10.