Why do you need a computer running Windows Vista? Do you not intend to use the winpe.wim that comes with the WAIK?
* Install the Windows Vista Boot loader by running the command, with the appropriate drive letter for the USB key:
bootsect.exe /nt60 d:
Not to contaminate your results, but please report on what you did with your computer running Windows Vista. I have no means, right now, of creating a Japanese bootable PE image. I hope I can create one by accessing a Japanese Vista machine, though, but have no ideas how.
The Vista requirement appeared to be because of some sort of Formatting differences with the FAT32 USB format. I have since found, as you did, that any FAT32 format will do.
The main trick is to get the MBR of the floppy to look for the "bootmgr" file instead of "ntldr" or "IO.sys".
Which is exactly what you've done with "bootsect.exe /nt60 d:" (where d: is your newly formated usb device).
As far as I know the current versions do not natively support anything other than US English. Undoubtably this more to do with Registry settings and Language folders not in the winpe.wim than anything. I'm not even gonna try that yet. I'm still wooping about getting my key to boot.
Okay, I now know more.
From WAIK help file: -
-Add a Language Pack
-The following procedure demonstrates how to use PEImg to add a language pack to a Windows PE image
-offline. Before you can run any PEImg command, you must first apply or mount the base Windows PE
-image (winpe.wim) using ImageX.
-The /lang command sets the locale and the UI language of a Windows PE image. A language pack for the
-specified language must already be installed. You can perform this on a Windows PE image that was
-previously prepared with /prep.
-To add a language pack to a Windows PE image offline:
-peimg /lang=<culture> <image path>, for example
-peimg /lang=en-us c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows
Edited by mickregan, 02 August 2006 - 06:55 PM.