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recently at my new job I have been setting up a deployment server to decrease the time we spend imaging our machines. After installing WDS and getting everything else online, I noticed when I go to import the built LiteTouch images in the Server Manager, that the LiteTouchPE_x64.wim file is imported as an x86 architecture.

I have tested my x86 deployment and it works fine, but when I boot the machine into my x64 deployment image, I get a fault error 0xC000035a (CPU Not detected as 64 bit).

Now, I enabled the architecture discovery for WDS and triple checked through Intel's ARK website to ensure my CPU is in fact 64 bit capable, this is probably the last thing that might be giving me issues (I wouldn't think unsigned drivers could give me issues, I downloaded a .cab file from Dell geared towards my WinPE version (Dell Latitude E6510 is the test machine) and I'm running 2008 R2.

I should note that the base .iso I added to the Install Images folder for our deployment share was a All In One Version of Windows that I built by hand (that works). I guess I could download a x64 iso from Digital River and see if that does anything.

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Am I right to assume that your question is why this error might be occuring? – Felix Frank Jun 9 '14 at 13:31
Yes, apologies. I just find it odd that I'd import a Litetouch .wim file that's geared for 64 bit imaging is presented as an x86 architecture. – user225447 Jun 9 '14 at 13:32

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