Questions tagged [windows-pe]

Windows PE (Pre-installation Environment) is a lightweight version of Microsoft Windows, used for deploying, installing and repairing Windows operating systems.

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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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Question about Installing Windows 7 - Unspported Device requires a Driver Disk

In a Windows 7 DVD I see two big files: boot.wim and install.wim. My assumption is that I can modify boot.wim to affect the Windows Preinstallation Environment itself. Is this assumption correct? To ...
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Installing drivers on a Windows system using WinPE Preinstallation Environment

How can I install an INF driver to WinPE 3.0 when it is mounted with DISM? Once WinPE 3.0 is running, how can I install drivers, using their INF, to an offline system? The offline system can be ...
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How can I mount an ISO Image in Windows 7 WinPE?

I have a 16GB USB flash drive that I want to set up like this: It boots WinPE It has useful diagnostic and system maintenance tools There are several .ISO files of operating system install DVDs on ...
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Windows 7 64-bit machine won't shutdown after installing and uninstalling WAIK to create WinPE disc

I can shut it down by not logging in which suggests a profile issue, but I'm wondering if there is a known issue. -TIA
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Creating WINPE boot disc for IA64 architecture

Following the steps in the Windows Deployment Services getting started guide to create bootable media. After running Copype.cmd ia64 c:\winpe there is no equivalent of etfsboot.com in the c:\winpe\iso\...
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Live WIM image capture?

Is there a tool that can capture a live Server WIM image? Without having to boot the server into WinPE and use imageX. A free or commercial tool would be OK. Thanks!
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Dell Power Edge Diags and Firmware Updates from a WinPE environment

I am looking for a way to upgrade all firmware on Dell PE servers from within a WinPe environment. We are a reseller and I already have an environment set up to transfer ownership of the servers to ...
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SCCM 2007 R2 Win 7 Deployment client restarting after WinPE boot

I have tried to deploy windows 7 through SCCM, I have it all setup. On the first deployment the PC boots into PXE gets an IP then loads the WinPE. It then shows a starting windows box. The box then ...
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WDS updating raid drivers in an already existing image WIM

Here is my current setup. WDS installed on Server 2008 R2 for the new driverstore and multicast features. A Windows Server 2003 32bit Standard image built to support previous DL360 models. A new HP ...
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automatic script execution in WinPE

I'm trying to instruct my image of WinPE to directly execute a script when it finishes loading. How can I do that? Do I have to modify Winpeshl.ini or Startnet.cmd or Unattend.xml? I have tried all of ...
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Using spanned images (.swm) with ImageX /ref switch

I can't seem to find any working examples of usage of the /ref switch with ImageX. Can anyone provide known working syntax?
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Windows Server 2008 install: wpeinit -unattend:unattend.xml does nothing

I'm trying to set up automated installations of Windows Server 2008 x64. I have it working using a DVD and autounattend.xml on a USB key, but now I want to make it work over PXE so I don't have to ...
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Remotely Installing Windows 2008 on SunBlade 6000/6250… any gotchas?

I'm preparing to remotely install Windows 2008 Standard onto a 6250 blade module mounted in a SunBlade 6000 chassis rack. Are there any gotchas (aside from the predictable issues related to bandwidth ...
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WinPE slow dhcp crashes LTI

Is there a good way to make a LTI installation wait for an ip address before its trying to start the installation wizard? I currently get errors when i boot my PEimg that only says the network path ...