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Windows Vista does not support offline servicing of Windows Imaging Format (WIM) file that is specialized for a particular system. Windows Vista supports offline servicing of a WIM file only if the following conditions are true:
You prepare the WIM file by using the Sysprep.exe tool together with the /generalize option.
WIM file has not been specialized for a particular system.
For more information about how to use the Sysprep.exe tool, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: