wimb

Make_PE3 Program to Create Portable Windows 7 PE

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Thanks for your help :thumbup

In Make_PE3 the ISO is made with mkisofs and:

mkisofs.exe -iso-level 4 -force-uppercase -volid "Win7PE_x86" -b boot/etfsboot.com -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 8 -hide boot.catalog -duplicates-once -o "%PEWork%\7pe_x86.iso" "%PEWork%\ISO"

This is working OK to display Language at boot time using bootmgr.exe.mui

Your mkisofs command line is for a normal CD with boot sector boot/etfsboot.com.

This command line work perfectly and i use the same for a normal CD but don't work for Grub4dos, I use the code comes from different WinBuilder projects on which I add iso-level 4.

mkisofs.exe -rdNlDTJ -iso-level 4 -force-uppercase - 
duplicates-once -joliet-long -hide-joliet-trans-tbl -volid PE7_x86 -eltorito-boot
"boot/grldr" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -hide boot.catalog
-o "E:\xxx\Make_PE3\win7pe_x86\PE7_x86.iso" "E:\xxx\Make_PE3\win7pe_x86\ISO"

A beginning of explanation, with this code without iso-level 4 all the file or folder with "-" is converted to "_" (en-US to en_US, fr-FR to fr_FR, ...). This in ISO and Rock-Ridge format it's OK in Joliet. At boot time he can't find boot\fr-FR\bootmgr.exe.mui to display french Language !

I don't Know why this character conversion ?

I think to continue with my command line and iso-level 4 for grub4dos boot manager. 7PE-x86.iso work perfectly in my French language.

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I think to continue with my command line and iso-level 4 for grub4dos boot manager. 7PE-x86.iso work perfectly in my French language.

I have serious doubts about your command line.

-eltorito-boot

and

-no-emul-boot

look a lot like fighting each other....

The:

-hide-joliet-trans-tbl

is essentially pointless:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRANS.TBL

The:

-duplicates-once

should be of scarce utility in a build such as these PE3 thingy :unsure:

The:

-force-uppercase

is a choice :), but shouldn't actually be used normally, as it can create other kind of problems on certain builds.

This is known to be working for grub4dos:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9696&st=26'>http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9696&st=26

Read the whole thread, you may need to check the case of grldr:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9696

jaclaz

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I have serious doubts about your command line.

I will look at your links, I'm not asked more about the Mkisofs command line because it comes from different WinBuilder projects (Win7PE_SE, Win7rescuePE, VistaPE Leopard...) if grub4dos is selected on which I just add iso-level 4.

I'm not a specialist but i'm curious to learn. and mkisofs as so many many option.

I turn my question differently, I would like to have grub4dos as boot manager with a non-iso emulation (access to folder and files not included in the wim file) and to display my french Language at boot time using fr-FR\bootmgr.exe.mui.

I want also PStart or ASuite on make-PE3 and also when I insert my USB key (PnP) in my windows environment so I have to put Pstart or Asuite in a folder that are not include in the wim file (non iso emùulation). If someone could offer me the correct settings for mkisofs with Grub4dos.

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Your mkisofs command line is for a normal CD with boot sector boot/etfsboot.com.

This command line work perfectly and i use the same for a normal CD but don't work for Grub4dos

It works for Grub4dos ISO emulation, which you have confirmed ....

You can combine this perfectly with PStart folder located on USB-stick outside the ISO.

So I don't see why you want to do it differently.

A beginning of explanation, with this code without iso-level 4 all the file or folder with "-" is converted to "_" (en-US to en_US, fr-FR to fr_FR, ...). This in ISO and Rock-Ridge format it's OK in Joliet. At boot time he can't find boot\fr-FR\bootmgr.exe.mui to display french Language !

I don't Know why this character conversion ?

The "-" is converted to "_" seems to be caused by -force-uppercase

since these characters are for me on the same key where "_" is the uppercase of "-"

In my command there is no problem since the files are located inside the wim and their filenames cannot be converted.

So if you remove -force-uppercase then it might work for you.

You see that comparing ISO with Joliet and Rock Ridge dirs has given you more insight in the problem.

But still I don't see the advantage of your approach.

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The "-" is converted to "_" seems to be caused by -force-uppercase

since these characters are for me on the same key where "_" is the uppercase of "-"

The:

-force-uppercase

is a choice :), but shouldn't actually be used normally, as it can create other kind of problems on certain builds.

Waiter, come taste this soup....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094898/crazycredits

Ahaaa... ;)

jaclaz

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It works for Grub4dos ISO emulation, which you have confirmed ....

You can combine this perfectly with PStart folder located on USB-stick outside the ISO.

So I don't see why you want to do it differently.

The "-" is converted to "_" seems to be caused by -force-uppercase

But still I don't see the advantage of your approach.

My approach is to have a good boot manager to start Make_PE3 or also some great tools (such as Acronis Disk Director) or the normal startup of windows environment. I think it may interresting to have GRUB4DOS in Make_PE3 to make a CD or Usb Rescue (with only the Add of 2 files : menu.lst and grldr).

When I say PStart outside the wim file it is also a compilation of other tools available from Make_PE3 or directly from Windows (PnP). Or to add other tools without making wim file to big.

Grub4dos in a not iso emulation allows to access to different folder and files included in the iso and not included in the wim file (and without having to create an iso first and then a second for grub4dos).

Thank you for -force-uppercase. After having other look at the GRUB4DOS options (Jaclaz Links and other pages), here is a a proposal of GRUB4DOS command line that works well and tthat display my French language (or other) at startup.

mkisofs -v -iso-level 4 -l -J -joliet-long -R -volid "Win7PE" -A GRLDR/MKISOFS -sysid "Win32" -b "boot/grldr" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -hide boot.catalog -duplicates-once -o "%PEWork%\7pe_x86.iso" "%PEWork%\ISO"

Menu.lst 
title Boot 7pe_x86
chainloader /Bootmgr

thanks for support

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'Open Command here" language fix

a better way to 'Open Command here" in any language is just to delete the 2 keys.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

Nothing more to do, it works in vista or win 7.

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*** Update of Make_PE3 package to Create Portable Windows 7 PE ***

  • Changed - Optimize procedure to Reduce Size of the ISO by fast Auto Removal of unneeded Language folders taking winsxs into account
  • Changed - International support improved - 37 different System Locale settings available, which are Auto Set
    Thanks to ChinaDragon, whose procedure was modified and applied using file LangTime.txt in folder Make_PE3\makebt\vbscr
  • Changed - Program Version - latest version is now 1.8

Optimize procedure to Reduce Size of the ISO involves:

  • Auto Removal of unneeded Language folders taking winsxs into account
  • File Keep_PE.txt in folder Optimize\x86 is used to specify files/folders to keep
    of folders to be deleted according to PE3_del_folders.txt
  • The files/folders of Keep_PE.txt are temporarily copied from mount to folder Optimize\x86\Keep_PE
    and replaced in mount after removal of the folders of PE3_del_folders.txt

Known issue:

Previous use of imagex version 6.0.6001 (e.g. for making BB7PE) results in reg load error when using Make_PE3 programs.

It means that when Make_PE3 has mounted boot.wim with Dism, that reg load of PE registry fails.

Solution: simply Reboot before using Make_PE3 programs to remove memory of imagex usage.

Requirements and Info - See post #1

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hi. It's my first post here, and i have to say this is an impressive work! By now i'm using a win7pe build from boot-land.net... and i'd want to know some things:

- which are the reg keys involved in "Open file location" shell context to make it work?

- which are the correct settings/reg keys/files to make taskbar icons such as audio/network work?

thanks to anyone who will answer me...!

P.s. It would be a great thing to include support to wb scripts... ;)

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*** Update of Make_PE3 package to Create Portable Windows 7 PE ***

  • Changed - International support improved - rule with System Locale e.g. en-IN for India,
    can be addad to LangTime.txt in folder Make_PE3\makebt\vbscr
    Thanks to oriensol for error report and for making AutoIt3 Func _SetLangOptions() procedure,
    which uses file LangTime.txt to create GUI Menu of Make_PE3.exe
  • Changed - Program Version - latest version is now 1.9

Known issue:

Previous use of imagex version 6.0.6001 (e.g. for making BB7PE) results in reg load error when using Make_PE3 programs.

It means that when Make_PE3 has mounted boot.wim with Dism, that reg load of PE registry fails.

Solution: simply Reboot before using Make_PE3 programs to remove memory of imagex usage.

Requirements and Info - See post #1

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- which are the reg keys involved in "Open file location" shell context to make it work?

- which are the correct settings/reg keys/files to make taskbar icons such as audio/network work?

It is not that easy to answer ....

Anyway you can have a look at file PE3-SYSTEM_WLAN.reg in folder PE3_mod\PE3_reg\x86 for audio registry

and in Audio section of file WIN7_add_explor.txt in folder PE3_mod\WIN7_add\x86

In this thread there is more info on making audio work ... carenot asked about it

For Open file to work have a look here

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11278

You also need Desktop folder in userprofile e.g.

Users\Default\Desktop

Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop

But everything is present in 7 PE build with Make_PE3 :thumbup

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Hello

thanks for make_pe3!

It works great, but how can i change the desktop icon/taskbar size before i build the iso?

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In Make_PE3\PE3_mod\PE3_add\x86\Program Files\PEshell\PEShell_explor.ini or PEShell.ini

you can set resolution Desktop with [Display] section

==================================================================

TaskbarSmallIcons In Make_PE3\PE3_mod\PE3_reg\x86\PE3-SOFTWARE_WLAN.reg


; needed for setting Start Menu in Explorer Shell

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_ShowNetConn"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowPrinters"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyDocs"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyGames"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowHelp"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyMusic"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowNetPlaces"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyPics"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowRun"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowSetProgramAccessAndDefaults"=dword:00000000
"Start_MinMFU"=dword:0000000a
"Start_JumpListItems"=dword:0000000a
"Start_AdminToolsRoot"=dword:00000002
"StartMenuAdminTools"=dword:00000001
"TaskbarSizeMove"=dword:00000000
"DisablePreviewDesktop"=dword:00000001
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:00000000
"TaskbarGlomLevel"=dword:00000000
"Start_PowerButtonAction"=dword:00000002


; Added on Jun 01, 2010 Change Control Panel Default view by Small icons

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
"AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
"StartupPage"=dword:00000001

Hope this helps - wimb

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*how to enable aero in makepe_3 (when you select change user and login as administrator.it takes 5 minutes to login but it will be 20 seconds when scheduler service works)

Needed file list:

*windows\resources\Ease of Access Themes

basic.theme

classic.theme

hc1.theme

hc2.theme

hcblack.theme

hcwhite.theme

*windows\resources\Themes

aero.theme

architecture.theme

characters.theme

landscapes.theme

nature.theme

scenes.theme

*windows\resources\Themes\Aero

aero.msstyles

*windows\resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor

shellstyle.dll

*windows\resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor\en-US

shellstyle.dll.mui

*windows\resources\Themes\Aero\en-US

aero.msstyles.mui

*windows\system32

dccw.exe (for calibration i don't know really need)

dwm.exe

dwmapi.dll

dwmcore.dll

Dwmredir.dll

schedcli.dll

schedsvc.dll

themecpl.dll

themeservice.dll

themeui.dll

thumbcache.dll

uDWM.dll

uxsms.dll

uxtheme.dll

dxva2.dll (for calibration not a must)

*windows\system32\en-us

dccw.exe.mui (for calibration i don't know really need)

dxva2.dll.mui (for calibration not a must)

dwm.exe.mui

dwmapi.dll.mui

dwmcore.dll.mui

Dwmredir.dll.mui

schedsvc.dll.mui

themecpl.dll.mui

themeservice.dll.mui

themeui.dll.mui

thumbcache.dll.mui

uxtheme.dll.mui

registry values to add:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UAQMODK4

mirror: http://www.zshare.net/download/79962842a9d98af3/

MAYBE i will look why scheduler doesn't work later. Software_00 means Software.hiv in config folder. When you will load the hiv's with regedit or another tool for offline editing they will probably mount as Software_00. it will be easy for you to import just click.

th_WindowsVista-2010-09-01-21-52-08.png?t=1283368558

i didnt add (sessionenv, seclogon) but works. maybe they need for fast user switching too else then scheduler (thx ludovici to find it needs).

Maybe wimb will integrate them in next version maybe not.

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