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Questions tagged [winpe]

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Preinstallation_Environment <!-- Please do not just steal from Wikipedia. Read their license -->

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Software to extract PXE rom from server? [on hold]

Is there a piece of software that emulates a PXE card and recieves the PXE rom from the server. Wanting to download the rom so I can open it for editing, without having access to the server. Thnx
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Ntfs partition is broken and needs repairs. Why does the troubleshot in Winre/Winpe menu is disabled as consequence of that?

Well looks Windows live always look at all disk because even from the install dvd I am landing on this screen Not only text does not appear but this menu is disabled for an unknow reason. Which ...
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DISM /Capture-FFU and /Apply-FFU is painfully slow

I need to capture+apply an entire disk image with Windows Full Flash Update (FFU) It seems an interesting improvement compared to WIM images, also they state that it is faster... but it doesn't seem ...
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WinPE PXE boot fails

I am trying to PXE boot Windows. I have a Samba share setup, ISO mounted, looks good on the server side. The default menu entry is as follows: LABEL Windows Server 2012 MENU LABEL Windows Server ...
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Can I share a network folder on WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Enviroment)

Is it possible to create a shared folder on WinPE? It has powershell and wifi installed on it.
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Windows Preinstallation Environment (winpe) Web Browser

I'm trying to add any internet browser to WinPE but have failed to find a way as of yet. I've tried tons of portable apps like chrome portable, firefox portable, QtWeb portable, and more with the ...
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Intel's IPMI tool fails in WinPE 10 64-bit

The IPMI app I have, Intel's IPMI, V2.0, Command Test Tool from https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/servers/ipmi/ipmi-technical-resources.html is rejected by WinPE 10 which states "This version ...
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Dual booting WinPE and Win10: 'winload.exe' Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file

I have a custom WinPE build which I have applied to an internal HDD partition. I am trying to dual boot it along side my Windows 10 Pro installation. I added and entry for it in the BCD. So now ...
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How can I install a WinPE image to internal HDD

I have an ISO image of "Bob.Omb's modified Win10PEx64 v3.8" which I wish to install to a machine's internal hdd. How can I achieve this? (The point of this exercise is that I want to build a custom ...
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How to install apps using Built-In SYSTEM account in Win 10 PE Live Rescue Environment?

I have downloaded a Rescue disk based on Win10 PE x64. It's downloaded from https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ I have rebuilt the ISO and have included a new folder with some additional apps like ...
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Trying to boot Surface 4 Pro to WINPE - USB

I've been trying to boot up to WINPE on 2 different Windows 10 tablets from an external USB hard drive. The tablets won't boot from USB. Strange enough, the same external hard drive with the same ...
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How to run copype.cmd for WinPE from Batch File

I'm writing a tool that sets up a WinPE Drive for you, and I have been calling DISM commands from an admin batch file. However, I cannot figure out how to run the copype command to set up the drive ...
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Boot WinPE from usb-stick using Command Prompt

I'm using a usb-stick with WinPE and dism to apply a Win8.1 image (*.wim) to a pc. After applying the image, the pc boots with Win8.1 and a few scripts are executed automatically doing some ...
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Is there a 64-bit WinObj or alternative?

Sysinternals WinObj is a great tool to observe kernel object, I'm using it to find out \Device\HarddiskVolume5 corresponds to which harddisk partition. But because it is a 32-bit EXE, it cannot be ...
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MiniXP recovery tools fail to boot under multibootusb

I downloaded some ISOs in order to build a very useful bootable USB stick. (SystemRescueCd, Hiren's BootCD or FalconFour, Tails, etc.) I'm using multibootusb 8.8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to build the ...
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Windows 7 unattended installation using PXE

I have followed this blog and I am able to install Windows 7 over a PXE Server and Samba shares. But this installation process is not completely automated. It boots the system using WinPE image ...
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OpenSSH in Windows PE 10

I'm using WinPE10 (10586), that I've built using ADK10. I was going to install SSH Server in it. I've found only one suitable: OpenSSH. But discovered, that I need sc.exe to use this server. I tried ...
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Windows Batch, get text between brackets only

Hi I have to get the UUID from an automated build text file and i'm trying to make it fast as currently the program that gets the UUID pipes all this to a text document: <BIOSCONFIG Version="4.0....
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Get-WmiObject throws “Invalid access to memory location.”

I'm trying to run the following PowerShell command under WinPE (Version 10.0.10586.0): Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem But I get this error: Get-WmiObject : Invalid access to memory ...
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HTTPSendRequest failure: 1753 WinPE

I have been creating a WinPE image using the Windows Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment to run a specific program- however when the image boots up there is no networking capability. The program ...
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ACPI Bios error on Windows 10 Lenovo Tablet

I have recently purchased a Lenovo Miix 310-10ICR tablet that came with WIN 10 by default. I was tempted to try Android on it so I managed to download and install it yesterday. But, I made a HUGE ...
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External USB devices are not recognized by WinPE

I am attempting to push a .wim image through the latest version of WinPE and although WinPE boots up, no USB devices are recognized at all, including the one that WinPE booted from. I tried changing ...
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Do I need multiple network drivers for my PXE Windows 7 64-bit WinPE?

We are working on a PXE Server which is Linux-based with a Debian distribution. Our server is running fine and we can PXE boot clients with Linux distributions. Now we are adding a Windows 7 ...
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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 V:...
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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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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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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 ...