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How much time does it take to apply an FFU image?

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FFU imaging is a very practical way to deploy Windows 10. Build your deployment image in Audit Mode on a virtual machine, sysprep and generalize it making it hardware independent, boot VM from WinPE and capture it to an FFU image. Image can now be deployed to any computer, to a disk same size or bigger than the VHD on the reference VM.
To capture, deploy, and mount FFU images with DISM, you'll need to work in a Windows 10, version 1709 or later, or WinPE for Windows 10, version 1709 or later environment. To deploy portable FFUs, you'll need WinPE for Windows 10, version 1903 or later. To capture and deploy FFUs using the instructions below, you'll also need:

What are the system requirements to capture and deploy FFU images?

To capture, deploy, and mount FFU images with DISM, you'll need to work in a Windows 10, version 1709 or later, or WinPE for Windows 10, version 1709 or later environment. To capture and deploy FFUs using the instructions below, you'll also need: A Windows PC that has been generalized with Sysprep.

How to create a FFU image in Windows 10?

To create a FFU image, go to ‘Create Image’ tab and click on ‘DISM – FFU Create Image’ tab, as shown in the figure 1. Form the drop-down list, select the drive (in my example drive 0 is the computer’s hard drive and drive 1 is the external USB drive).

How to deploy FFU image to a larger hard drive?

Select the drive, type a name for FFU image and description; click ‘Create’ button. Now you have a FFU image file ready to be deployed to the computers that have larger hard drives. ⦁ On the destination PC, deploy the FFU image you capture in step # 3.

How much time does it take to apply an FFU image?

The time required to apply an FFU image is cut to less than half of what it takes to apply a WIM image, all else being equal. Starting with Windows 10 version 1709, you can use DISM to capture and deploy FFU images.

How much time does it take to apply an FFU image?

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