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  1. getwired

    WinPE 2.0

    If you disable the compression, you should generally find that it can keep up with, if not exceed, the speed of Ghost (or PQDI - which Ghost is now based upon). It's apples to oranges to compare a WIM doing compression with a Ghost or PQDI image that is simply picking up sectors (and yes, throwing out the blank ones, as PQDI can do).
  2. XImage has few dependencies. It should not require any specific version of WinPE, and should work from a 32-bit WinPE to capture 64-bit images or vice-versa.
  3. Bart isn't exactly a lawyer, and his "license" kind of bypasses the EULA that comes with Windows AND the one that would be on a properly licensed copy of WinPE... So...
  4. To justhink: Unless you have permission to include junction in there, and I doubt you do, you are violating Sysinternals' copyright which accompanied the version of junction you downloaded.
  5. getwired

    WinPE 2.0

    Sigh... it's MASSIVE...
  6. getwired

    WinPE 2.0

    winpeshl is at a much higher level. The WIM format at that point is read by the actual Windows setup/boot loader. Winpeshl is much more like userinit is in Windows normally. In fact winpeshl performs several of the same tasks.
  7. getwired

    WinPE 2.0

    It's not released with it - it's included in it. Also, that version of WinPE is intended just for use by setup - odds are it's missing some features - and it doesn't include any of the tools you would need to rebuild it.
  8. The WIM has to be read at several levels.. The first issue you saw is a generic registry read failure. That's why copying setupreg.hiv out made it make it farther in the boot process. If you remove setupreg.hiv from a standard WinPE CD layout and boot - you'll get the same error. If the filter isn't loading, it can't see in the WIM. Even if the first loader sees into it, that doesn't guarantee the second filter has started. You don't need to give me broad elaborate answers... just the basics. I co-invented the WIM-boot technology - and though it has changed somewhat since I left Microsoft, the underpinnings have not - and the errors you are getting are pretty much the standard ones we worked through as we built it.
  9. There's something missing in your process then. The problem you are seeing is that your loader isn't able to see into the WIM at all. The next step in the boot process is loading setupreg.hiv. By moving it out, you've just made the boot process get one step farther - the registry is loaded, but then the kernel barfs - most likely because the next component that the kernel is looking to load can't be found... I'd be VERY surprised if it is anything else. Really.
  10. What build is the XImage you are using? If it's not the same as the version of the loader you are using, this would be quite expected. I also don't believe that error is occurring for the reason you think it is.
  11. If you use the Windows Server 2003 SP1 version of the OPK and Windows Server 2003 SP1 (X64) as your source, this will "just work".
  12. You'll probably have better luck in a BartPE related forum, as that is where people who enjoy cramming stuff back into PE tend to haunt.
  13. That is normal. It must go through both phases. Stupid, I know. But setup couldn't be redesigned in Whistler to do it more logically.
  14. Grab a copy of regmon (www.sysinternals.com) and see what it's doing... you are in uncharted waters, as WinPE was not designed or tested to have the MMC running on it.
  15. Unlike video, there is no "universal" driver for audio cards at the present time. You need to either find drivers for that card, or use a card with X64 drivers available.
  16. What exactly is failing/what is the error? Does your system support boot from USB?
  17. You can download a version of XP Embedded for free. Nada. Zippo. Zilch. Zed...
  18. I'd again suggest you take a look at Windows Embedded - dependencies in Windows are a hairball... Embedded is the most reliable way for you to see what Microsoft has currently released as a dependency stack in Windows.
  19. XP Embedded includes a driver, called the Embedded Write Filter - or EWF for short. To anything running on the system, it makes it look as if the drive is writable. Given that a CD/DVD or ROM (which Embedded can also run from) are read-only, the EWF allows you to add components that need RW capability and trick them into thinking they are on a hard disk.
  20. Use XP Embedded. It is a much more logical choice if you are trying to build something comparable to knoppix.
  21. If you want to send mail via script, don't use Outlook. Google for CDOSys... that will work MUCH better.
  22. What you wrote doesn't quite make sense. To build WinPE, you have to have build tools. The OPK, an ISV or Enterprise version of WinPE build tools, something. Mkimg.cmd, oscdimg.exe, and all the other tools used to build WinPE. What version of those are yours? They MUST be as new or newer than the version of Windows you are building from, or you are guaranteed to have problems. WinPE wasn't designed to support Explorer. Unless you're adding a ton of undocumented dependencies, it will fail. Frankly I don't know why you'd spend much time working on Vista WinPE. It's a ball of twine right now - especially a build as ancient as 4051...
  23. What WinPE build tools are you using (what service pack did they ship with)? That will have a 1:1 correlation on how well your resulting WinPE build works. Or doesn't.
  24. You do have to have Active Directory installed for RIS to work - you don't need Gb - it works fine on 100 Mb. If you don't want to use RIS/have AD, then RAMDisk PXE boot WinPE 2005, connect to a network share, and run winnt32 or use an imaging tool that runs under WinPE.
  25. Wow. Big font. At this point, WinPE doesn't support those. Theoretically, one could add them. You need to hack in pieces of the OS that are missing, and add drivers, and initialize devices... Not easy, but possible - just a matter of finding someone who can hack in the pieces for you.

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