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  • I have windows 7 pro 64bit,mdt 2012 update, dart 7 and aik 3.1 no one can seem to help me with a problem using mdt to create winpe. To start with the winpe that I done with mdt opens fine when booted options listed is install os, run dart tools and command prompt NO RECOVERY WIZARD. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF so if somebody out there can tell me what is going on. you can see what is gong  the piece under install operating system is supposed to be windows recovery wizard
    • Edited by brian49 Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:02 AM
    Sunday, June 15, 2014 6:57 AM


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  • WinPE 3.1 does not seem to include the recovery wizard. Might want to check -

    Regards, Vik Singh "If this thread answered your question, please click on "Mark as Answer"

    • Marked as answer by brian49 Friday, June 20, 2014 11:14 AM
    Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 PM
  • Can you do a dump of all the WinPE WIM files in question:

    DISM.exe /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:C:\Path\To\Wim\winpe.wim /Index:1

    Dump the boot.wim in your <deploymentShare>\Operating Systems\<OS>\sources\boot.wim

    and the wimpe.wim under the c:\program files(x86)\windows kits\...\WinPE.wim

    Both files must exist on your machine *and* they must be the same OS Version.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] -

    • Marked as answer by Keith GarnerMVP, Moderator Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:11 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by brian49 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by brian49 Friday, June 20, 2014 11:14 AM
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:11 AM
  • Did you ever get this resolved? 

    I have the same issue

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:29 PM
  • WinPE does not include the recovery tools by default, so MDT uses a hack to get the recovery tools to appear in WinPE. However, for the hack to work, the WinPE version must match *exactly* with a boot.wim file somewhere in your "Operating Systems" folder. If you only imported *.wim files, not the full OS Sources, then no-go. If you have the latest Windows 8.1 WAIK, but only imported Windows 7 OS'es, no-go.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] -

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:11 PM