Just a few lines on how to copy Vista files from install.wim included in Vista DVD
Option 1) You can use 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org
) to open and browse install.wim. In 1.xml file you will see the different editions that correspond to 1-to-6 folders within install.wim. For example, browse 4 folder to browse Windows Vista Ultimate.
Option 2) If you want also to do some windiff, file comparison, etc. you can also mount the WIM image using imagex. You can get it by downloading AIK from http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/deta ... laylang=en
You do not need to have the full AIK installed to make ImageX run to mount the WIM file. Just copy imagex.exe, intlcfg.exe, wimfltr.inf, wimfltr.sys and wimgapi.dll from your platform (x86/amd64/ia64), and then install the WIM filter by right-click on wimfltr.inf. Then you can mount the WIM image using "imagex /mount install.wim 4 c:\mnt" to mount Vista Ultimate on c:\mnt folder, for example.