If you’re creating a base or golden image with a lot of updates, it’s good to cleanup superseded components before saving your new wim file.
Here’s a simple way using DISM command line tool:
- Just before finish your image (on a task sequence for example)
- Run the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
This will cleanup the superseded components.
Just be aware that after running the DISM command all existing service packs or updates cannot be uninstalled.
For a complete list of available commands and options just type this on an elevated prompt:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /?