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With a WinPE CD I always get the prompt "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD". How can I create a CD that automatically boots to CD without the prompt?

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That behaviour you see is specific to a PE disc running any form of Windows PE. More specifically, it happens if there is a boot sector detected on the hard drive.

An easy way to demonstrate this is to clear any partitions from the hard drive and put in your PE disc - it will boot immediately without prompting.

As for answering your question, I don't believe it is possible.

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Whilst correct, that doesn't really answer his question... "clear all bootsectors on other drives" is not really feasible, obviously... –  Matthieu Cartier Jan 3 '11 at 21:58
    
Thanks. I've updated my answer. –  user3463 Jan 3 '11 at 22:02
    
I don't know about PE, but with nlite I can have the custom XP install cd skip the prompt, so it might be possible with PE somehow. –  Moab Jan 3 '11 at 22:30
    
@Moab, if it is possible, I'd be interested. One of the bugbears I have with PE is that prompt if I'm busy with something else and forget to press a button within that five second gap. –  user3463 Jan 4 '11 at 0:04
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If there is a bootfix.bin file in the iso, try removing it. –  Moab Jan 4 '11 at 0:29
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Moab's answer is correct. Create the WinPE ISO as you usually would, then mount it and remove the bootfix.bin from the Boot directory. After that, burn it to a cd and you can boot without the prompt.

See here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff794558(v=winembedded.60).aspx

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