Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About rd30831

Profile Information

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64
  1. How to not have network loaded?

    I finally got around to testing the simplest idea: commenting out the wpeinit line in startnet.cmd. At the prompt, ipconfig showed nothing done, and I was able to insert a USB thumb drive
  2. How to not have network loaded?

    Using WAIK 3, installed from KB3AIK_EN.iso, and using the help file "Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) User's Guide"; I followed the steps from the "Walkthrough: Boot Windows PE from CD-ROM" . It booted, but loaded the network, I guess due to Wpeinit.exe, which "installs Plug and Play devices, processes Unattend.xml settings, and loads network resources." How can I have it install PnP, but not load the network? According to the help, that can be done later, via "Wpeutil InitializeNetwork". So how to have the WinPE 3 CD boot, but not load the network automatically? (Most of the guides I've seen are about how to make WinPE do more, not less.) Edited 7-12-13, as yesterday's site maintenance seems to have deleted the responses. When the command prompt is given, running ipconfig reports that both DHCP and Autoconfiguration are Enabled. I'd rather that networking not be enabled yet, no asking for an IP address via DHCP or APIPA. I'm using WinPE for recovery/utility work, and would rather enable the network only when I need it.