Windows Enterprise Desktop

Dec 24 2008   4:26PM GMT

Windows PE and the PE Walkthroughs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 2.0 delivers a basic, no-frills operating system with limited services and no GUI capabilities that’s built upon the Windows Vista kernel. You can use it to prep a PC for Vista installation, to copy disk images from a network file server to a target machine, and to fire off Windows Vista setup and installation. To learn more about Windows PE, check out the Technet article “What is Windows PE?

With a little foreknowledge about Windows PE at your disposal, you can’t help but find these Windows PE Walkthroughs (step-by-step instructions on building and using various Windows PE environments) on TechNet of terrific interest:

By the time you work your way through this material, you’ll be well-prepared to deal with most of the chores related to creating and manipulating the Windows Image (.wim) files that Vista uses for installation and setup. Definitely worth getting to know, and spending some time with. I’m pitching a book on this subject right now myself, with a Web site to go along with it, in fact. WinPE is also great for Vista troubleshooting, low-level system maintenance and repair, and more as well.

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  • Ed Tittel
    I've check out this suggested posting, and it looks pretty interesting. I've asked the software vendor to provide me with a review copy, and if I like what i see, I'll follow up with a review along with screenshots here in this blog. Based on the description and such info as is available on the Website, it looks interesting and potentially useful, but then, so do a lot of things in life! --Ed--
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