Creating a Winpe_x86 for windows 7 that includes some of my prefered Utilities and programs


  • I would like to install certain utilities like ghost80 and other programs like freecell on my winpe that I am creating. Where should I install them on my Techician Computer? I should beable to type in the command on the command line. For example, type in putty and display a GUI.
    Juan Sanabria
    Saturday, November 05, 2011 4:10 AM


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  • You need to use the Windows Automation Kit

    First download the version for Windows 7

    Then download the update for Service Pack 1

    Then install and read the "Windows PE Users' Guide" has a section about adding customised applications.

    (NB you must have the license for the programme)

    What did you break today ? on second thoughts don't tell me, let me guess.
    Saturday, November 05, 2011 10:14 AM
  • Thank you for taking the time to responsed to my thread. I'm a student at Miami Dade College, the windows 7 that I installed on my Vitual machine was downloaded from MSDNAA. The license is good for a couple of weeks.

    I have Windows AIK already installed on my Tech computer, I created winpe_x86 iso file. But I need to add a few Utilties to the already created iso file. When I initially created the winpe I used the DISM command.

    Now I would like to add some items to the already created winpe.

    When I open the Win sys image mgr and select win image I can not find the install.wim folder.

    If there is a community to post answers and questions other than this one, that I could post my questions so as to get help from the brotherhood of microsoft users please let me know.

    Juan Sanabria
    Saturday, November 05, 2011 3:32 PM



    Please understand, BOOT.WIM contains a bootable version of Windows PE from which the installation is performed. Other setup files are contained in the file INSTALL.WIM.

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    Monday, November 14, 2011 3:38 AM