To create a bootable WinPE disk (32-bit versions of WinPE)
***Please note this is only the instructions on how to install WinPE and WinPE only to the hard drive, you must modify these instructions to get a "Dual boot"***
Boot the destination computer into WinPE using a WinPE CD.
Create a formatted and active partition.
On the active partition, create a directory called C:\Minint. You must name the directory "Minint".
Copy the contents of build_location\i386 to C:\Minint.
xcopy "C:\Build.x86\i386\*.*" C:\Minint /S
where C:\Build.x86 is build_location.
Copy Ntdetect.com from build_location to the root of the destination hard disk.
xcopy "C:\Build.x86\ntdetect.com" C:\
where C:\Build.X86 is build_location.
On the destination hard disk, copy C:\Minint\setupldr.bin to C:\ntldr.
xcopy "C:\Minint\setupldr.bin" C:\ntldr
Restart the destination computer. The computer starts using WinPE.
How to get a dual boot option:
1. Install and Windows Recovery Console
2. Copy C:\Cmdcons\Bootsect.dat to C:\Bootsect.dat
3. Add this line to your boot.ini
C:\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows PE"
4. Copy i386 from CD to C:\Minint, you must name the directory Minint
OLD RTM AND BETA WAY TO DO IT!
Placing a Bootable Version of WinPE on a Hard DiskYou can only place a 32-bit version of the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) on a hard disk. Before you begin, you must format the destination hard disk and install the Recovery Console on this hard disk. To install the Recovery Console Place the Windows XP Professional CD in the CD-ROM drive, denoted as cd_drive. Run cd_drive\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons. Now you can place a customized bootable copy of WinPE on this hard disk. To place WinPE on a hard disk On the destination hard disk, create a directory called C:\Minint. You must name the directory "Minint". If you have not already done so, follow the procedure in To create a custom version of WinPE on the topic Creating a Customized Version of WinPE. When you have completed this step, the customized WinPE files are in build_location, which does not need to be physically located on the destination hard disk. Copy all of the contents of build_location\i386 to C:\Minint. For Example: xcopy C:\Build.x86\i386\*.* /S C:\Minint where C:\Build.x86 is build_location. Copy Winbom.ini from build_location to the root of the destination hard disk. For Example: copy C:\Build.x86\Winbom.ini C:\ where C:\Build.X86 is build_location. On the destination hard disk, change the read-only attribute for C:\Cmdcons\txtsetup.sif to read/write. For Example: attrib -r C:\Cmdcons\txtsetup.sif On the destination hard disk, copy C:\Minint\txtsetup.sif to C:\Cmdcons. For Example: xcopy C:\Minint\txtsetup.sif C:\Cmdcons Restart the destination computer. On the Boot menu, select to boot to the Command Console. The computer will boot using WinPE.
Edited by likuidkewl, 24 April 2004 - 12:50 PM.