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: ...

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I need Network Drivers for my PXE Windows 7 64bit WinPE [on hold]

The deal is, our Instructors wants to have a PXE Server. We were already successfully booting Linux Distros over the Network, but we still need to be able to boot a Windows 7 Installation ISO. So we ...
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Shell32.dll is missing, causing black Windows

While installing a custom theme for Windows 7 I had to replace shell32.dll in the system32 folder. I renamed the original file to shell32.dll.bak, but when I uninstalled the theme I must only have ...
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WinPE, install multiple images

I'm setting up a PXE environment with winPE, since we receive install.wim images with driver pre-injected, it will be easier to use those instead of installing them by hand. Problem is, some users ...
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WinPE Auto-Execute Windows 10 Install (VIA PEX)

I've got a question about WinPE, is there a way I can make it so when I boot VIA PEX, select the WinPEx64, it starts at X:\Sources\System32> then I run; net use V: \\Server\Share\Folder cd /d ...
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Set startup script in WinPE to show in which mode the PC has booted

Hi everyone, I'm trying to make a WinPE iso and test if it has booted up on BIOS or UEFI mode. Currently I can test this with the following command: reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control ...
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How to create a Windows 7 wim image with ImageX

I'm following the book MCTS Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-680, Study Guide, 2nd Edition to create a Windows image file from a Windows 7 installation. I've already used ...
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Remove all volumes from all connected disks - Diskpart

How can I remove all volumes from the hard drives in a WinPE environment using Diskpart through Powershell or WMIC calls? The WinPE image will be injected with the required packages using DISM ...
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Accessing USB drive from WinPE prompt

I am trying to install Windows 8 on virtual box using a bootable WinPE DVD. The image file (.wim) is on the USB stick. But when I boot from DVD, I cannot find the USB drive. I need to execute the ...
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Tasks before capturing your OS

In addition to one of my previous questions how to make an Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO, I had the following thought; lets say, your wanting to make a custom Windows installation for a ...
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Boot computer to mounted volume on another system

Is it possible to setup a bootable volume with something like WinPE on one computer, and have another computer boot to that volume through USB? First guess is no but I'm not sure how to word my ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...
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Windows Automated Installation. How can I change boot order in WinPE from a batch file?

Trying to complete automated install of windows OS. I have WinPe on a USB which is first in boot order. I have several batch files running automatically in WinPE making partitions etc. as part of the ...
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BOOTMGR is missing. How to replace Windows 7 embedded boot files after applying image in WinPE

I have just applied an image of a Windows 7 Embedded system to a HDD using Imagex inside WinPE. I captured the image of the system on the same board and the same drive and cleaned the drive before ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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Booting ISO with pxelinux, memdisk: Bad file number

When trying to boot my winpe64.iso, I have created on my Windows 8 box, I am getting "Bad file number" error. What does it mean?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to put Win PE on a USB Thumb drive?

How can I make a USB Thumb drive (32gb) into a bootable Win PE?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...