Boot WinPE from hdd RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I have WinPEi.iso and winpe.wim files on my c:/ drive and I would like to boot winpe with powershell. I have done searching, but have not found really nothing to this. 

    Backround: We use PXE to boot your training machines ~80 and with the script that would boot winpe would get rid of the pressing f F12 (WDS then automatically drops image). At the moment network boot is select 1st in bios and hardrive 2nd, do it need to be changed our can manually or can powershell also do that?

    Tips were to get started? 

    • Moved by jrv Monday, March 25, 2019 2:08 PM Better forum
    Friday, March 22, 2019 7:13 AM

All replies

  • This is not a WinPE forum.  Post your issue in the WinPE/MDT forum.


    Friday, March 22, 2019 8:20 AM
  • Hi,

    Since the issue is more related with WinPE/MDT, please have this asked in MDT Forum for better answers.

    Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

    Best regards,


    Just do it.

    Monday, March 25, 2019 8:24 AM
  • U made my day Lee :) Cant wait for Jrv response :D
    Monday, March 25, 2019 8:59 AM
  • Hi there

    I dont exactly understand what do you want.

    Do you want to boot PE once? From a wim located on a local hard drive?

    If yes - you have to alter the bcd-file. Add an entry for PE and boot this one time only.

    If no - you can install PE to local drive and boot it every time up.


    Monday, March 25, 2019 10:16 AM
  • If you have the PC set to boot to the network card first you can get rid of the F12 to start the WDS imaging by changing that option in the WDS server settings. And as long as there is one boot image on WDS it will grab it and start downloading the image from MDT.
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:34 PM