Modify a Windows image
You can service, or make changes to, a Windows image in different ways:
Online servicing (audit mode): Update Windows from a familiar Windows environment. Apply your Windows image to a new reference device, and boot it into the built-in administrator account. From here, you can add drivers, apps, and customizations. When you're done, prepare (generalize) the device and capture a new image file that can be applied to new devices.
Offline servicing: Update Windows faster by using DISM to make your changes without ever booting Windows. Mount your image to a temporary location, install apps, drivers, languages, and more, and then commit the changes so they can be applied to new devices. DISM works from an elevated command-line or from PowerShell, which makes it easier to automate your changes with scripts.
Servicing an image by using Windows Setup: During final deployment, you can use Windows Setup, plus a customized answer file (unattend.xml), to make final modifications.
In this section
|Audit mode||Update Windows from a familiar Windows environment.|
|Mount and Modify a Windows Image Using DISM||How to use DISM to mount a Windows image and make changes|
|Repair a Windows Image||How to repair a corrupted Windows image|