64-bit Windows ISO/source - en-us_windows_10_enterprise_ltsc_2021_x64_dvd_d289cf96.iso (SHA1: 2fb2897373c4f71b06f4490943b3d564b0f0fd6d) was used in the walkthroughs in this guide.
32-bit Windows ISO/source - en-us_windows_10_enterprise_ltsc_2021_x86_dvd_9f4aa95f.iso (SHA1: 3f7f38802043aa55ebe930655ee35be876213e4d) was used in the walkthroughs in this guide.
DISM.exe - Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool - used to apply the Windows 10 image (from install.wim). DISM is backwards compatible, however previous versions of DISM may not support all commands when newer sources are used. To avoid compatibility issues, use the DISM version included in the Windows source ISO.
Windows host OS - the steps in this walkthrough were completed on a Windows 10 (version 21H2) host operating system. It should also be possible to use other versions of Windows 10, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and WinPE.
USB Hard Disk - 120 GB Integral Portable SSD was used in tests.
Hardware capable of booting from USB device - BIOS/UEFI firmware support for booting the USB drive type being used is required. USB boot support is limited on some older hardware.
wimlib-imagex - alternative to DISM. See website (here) for download details, instructions and a user forum. From website homepage - "...wimlib is an open source,cross-platform library for creating, extracting, and modifying Windows Imaging (WIM) archives.." wimlib-imagex is a windows binary and is a viable alternative to the Microsoft ImageX and DISM tools. wimlib-imagex is a command-line tool. Version 1.13.5 was used in testing.