Windows Preinstallation Environment (also known as Windows PE and WinPE) is a lightweight version of Windows used for the deployment of PCs, workstations, and servers, or troubleshooting an operating system while it is offline. Source: ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
14 views

How do I get an external USB hard drive recognized in Windows PE environment (WinPE running off disc)?

I'm running WinPE on a disc. I believe it's PE 2.0. It's being run on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports, as I'm sure that may matter. I want to connect either a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive but it's ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

explorer or application does not resolve dns name but ping does

I made a win8pe with winbuilder everything works fine except that explorer does not resolve dns name, but it does work with ip address when try to access network server. for example, accessing ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

WinPE and linux

In the last few weeks i was trying to automate software testing process in my company. I found WinPE as the best method for me. At first i was automating some tests based on python which wasn't a ...
-1
votes
1answer
10 views

One WinPE for multiple different installations

Im building a PXE boot environment to move away from many CD's / DVD's to one organized fast source for tools and installations. I want to do some unattended Windows installations and know the way I ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Sysprep is removing all updates

When we use Sysprep, it removes all Windows updates. When we do this, we have to install all the same updates every time we use the image. Is there a way we can make Sysprep keep the updates? Here is ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

Windows Server 2008 network trouble

Yesterday I was installing a new IP on my windows server 2008 and suddenly it just crashed. My server provider put the server in rescue mode with WinPE OS and the only thing I have access to is the ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
1
vote
0answers
118 views

Activating Windows 7 from WinPE recovery disk

Currently I am creating a Windows PE image in order to perform some common tasks outside of the actual operating system (as a recovery disk). A few of the tasks that this image will be able to perform ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

How can I make a custom WinPE?

I should make a custom winpe that : Have an automatic IP Address such as 192.168.17.253/24 and after the system booted up, it could ping the another IP Address such as : 192.168.17.243
0
votes
0answers
62 views

failed to map networkshare in WinPE, DHCP disabled

I want to map a network share in WinPE during an unattended Windows installation. Because I don't have DHCP and very strict firewall settings, I set the ipconfig manually with netsh. I also set the ...
0
votes
1answer
502 views

Fix MS-DOS MBR Without DOS Boot Disk

How can I restore the MBR for MS-DOS without having an MS-DOS boot disk or floppy drive. Ideally, I would like to be able to do this from a Windows 7 Win PE disk. The only solutions I've found online ...
-1
votes
1answer
199 views

Is WinPE-SRT not in the WAIK anymore?

I am trying to build a WindowsPE recovery disk. I noticed that winpe-srt.cab is missing from my WAIK installation. I do not see a \Recovery folder nor do I see a WinPE_OCs, I only see a WinPE_FPs. ...
1
vote
0answers
696 views

SCCM 2012 R2 Task Sequence fails with error 0x80070032

I'm trying to capture an image for using in SCCM 2012 R2 to deploy computers in my organization. I have a build and capture task sequence set up and deployed it to my unknown computers. When I try ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

Winpe background?

I am creating a custom winpe disc Modified the "winpe.jpg" with a wallpaper 1024x768. When booting in different screen resolution 1366x768 the background is not stretched along the screen. Is there a ...
2
votes
1answer
250 views

WinPE 5 - How can I change the USB/CDROM drive letter?

If i boot up my custom WinPE 5 x64 image from an USB stick the following drive letters are assigned: C: ==> USB Stick X: ==> RAM Disk This seems to be a problem for our SCCM 2012 staging process ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I install Windows 7 using WinPE?

I made a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk by following the instructions in Walkthrough: Create a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk. Now, I want to install a new Windows ...
3
votes
1answer
926 views

How to add a Windows 7 product to WinPE?

I am trying to add a complex Windows 7 x64 product to WinPE. This same product had a utility to build a WinPE bootable CD in an older version, but not in the current one, so I'm currently trying to ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How to modify a computer's offline registry from WINPE?

I need to make changes on my registry without using the OS software, and need to do it with WINPE. However when WINPE is ready to work and I am trying to open regedit.exe it shows me only current OS ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How can I send a http get request from command line under WinPE

I need to send a http get request under WinPE. My first thought was curl.exe. It works well under Windows but not WinPE. I committed curl.exe to boot.wim but when I tested it under WinPE, it returns ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Window 7 Bad Driver BSOD, How Can I find out which driver it is?

So I have probably looked at every resource I can on Google - I have spent the last 15 hours looking and testing. I am experiencing a BSOD loop. After investigating further it would seem it is a Bad ...
2
votes
3answers
11k views

How to put Win PE on a USB Thumb drive?

How can I make a USB Thumb drive (32gb) into a bootable Win PE?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can you boot to boot.wim (winpe) in vmware?

I have been testing my WinPe builds by committing my winpe files, copying over my build to a flash drive, and then booting to that flash drive on a different computer. I was wondering if there was a ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I determine what device drivers I need from command line?

I need network access from a device running WinPE, but I don't believe that the WinPE image has the correct network drivers. Is there a way to figure out what drivers I need from the command line? I ...
1
vote
1answer
275 views

Can WIM Images be used to perform an upgrade install?

As far as I can tell WinPE can only be used to perform a clean install using a WIM image. However, I can't seem to find any definite information that says I can't perform a upgrade installation. Can ...
0
votes
3answers
5k views

WinPE, Startnet.CMD and passing variables to second batch file not working

I don't know scripting or PowerShell (yes I need to learn something). I'm not an expert batch file maker either. I have a WinPE flash drive which I used to deploy OS images. I have the WIM, drivers ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Adding programs to WinPE

I'm trying to figure out a way to add an application into WinPE so that I can run it from the command line (specifically, Firefox though I will probably have to add IE as well). I've read through ...