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WinPE 4 load screen - no progress indicator

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Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum and going to post my first query here.

Recently, I got a copy of ADK and installed it to create WinPE 4.0 image.

after creating the image, I booted a machine with it and noticed that it doesn't display any progress bars as it used to show in earlier versions of WinPE (even WinPE created in ADK of Windows 8 Develop Preview edition was showing a progress bar with "Loading Files" text.

It simply shows a big "Windows" text in the center of the screen and nothing else.

Is there a way to show progress bars while WinPE 4 is loading?

Thanks for your help in advance,

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The 1st time I created my WinPE 4.0 & boot in uefi mode I had the balls & no progress bar.

Booting in bios mode I didn't get a progress bar but got the small bar that moves across like when windows is loading.

By default all the languages where copied over too. I deleted them all & some other files I thought weren't needed.

Now I can boot in bios & uefi mode and only get the progress bar at the bottom of the screen!

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Thanks for your replies..

I will give it a try to see if it shows a progress bar.

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I recently downloaded updated ADK (I think that is RTM version) and re-created WinPE ISO.

It is still not showing the progress bar (bar with text "Loading files"). It just shows new Windows logo and nothing else.

I think that is real frustrating when the WinPE is being loaded using virtual cards (like HP iLO) where it takes around 4-5 minutes (even more) to load it and there is no indicator to show how much the WinPE is loaded.

. In this new WinPE, it just shows an animated circle, nothing else.

I recall, in ADK of Developer Preview, it was showing "Loading Files" along with a progress bar to show how much it has loaded.

I am wondering if there is a way to show that progress bar?

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I've only ever seen that when PXE booting the boot.wim, but it quickly changes to the spinning orb with the Windows logo. I know how to turn it OFF, but not how to change it back.

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Is there a way to show progress bars while WinPE 4 is loading?

Use legacy boot menu.

bcdedit.exe /store U:\Boot\bcd /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

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fantastic! this command did the trick for me.. this is what I was looking for.

thanks a lot cdob!

do you know if legacy option has any performance problems compared to the standard setting (in terms of loading time)?

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do you know if legacy option has any performance problems compared to the standard setting (in terms of loading time)?

I get the same boot times. No, I doubt any performance problems.

Setting seems to relate to user interface only.

In addition: a default BCD

bcdedit /store f:\Boot\BCD

identifier {default}

bootmenupolicy Standard

BCD bootmenupolicy is set to "Standard" by default.

Delete value

bcdedit.exe /store U:\Boot\bcd /deletevalue {default} bootmenupolicy

Windows 8 bootmgr shows a progress bar still.

bootmgr internal "Standard" is to show a progress bar.

The new bootmenupolicy may force new behaviour: no progress bar

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It seems like "standard" somehow "initiating" or "forcing" bootux.dll during booting:

http://www.boyans.net/BootMenuPolicy.html

Also, in a "dual boot" 7/8 environment it seems like it has a "bad" side effect:

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/249301-bootmenupolicy-standard-win-7-hides-multi-boot-menu.html

I would dare to call it "new non-standard" as opposed to "standard".... :whistle:

Or, on the other hand, it is interesting how Windows 7 is ALREADY considered "legacy" ;).

jaclaz

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