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Deploying WinRE - boot.sdi - Windows 7 x64

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Have been following the guide at the link below and have got to the stage where I need to mount the Windows 7 image and move the WinRE image and the boot.sdi file to the \Windows\System32 directory.

WinRE Deployment Guide

However, although the WinRE image file copies across first time the boot.sdi file generates an access denied error:

Destination Folder Access Denied.

"You need permission to perform this action"

When I delved deeper into the mounted Windows folder I discovered 8 versions of the same file in various subfolders.

So, my 2 questions are:

1) Why can't I access this folder for one of the 2 files?

2) Why are there so many versions of the same file?

I should add that this is a x64 project so is it possible that the boot.sdi file version cited in the guide (\Windows\Boot\DVD\PCAT) is the wrong one? Should I be using one of the other 7?



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I believe any folder called System32 will be automatically protected by the OS and prevent writing. Try copying the files by using an elevated command prompt.


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