Customizing WinPE

Posted: 07-03-2007, 07:48 PM
I've got a custom winpe image that I'm building that has a script
start on boot. After the script runs, I may want to then install Vista
on the harddrive. I thought that wpeinit.exe was responsible for this
but running it from the disc does not start the installer.

How can I start the Windows Vista installer? What exe does this?

Customizing WinPE


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Andrew McLaren
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Re: Customizing WinPE
Posted: 07-04-2007, 01:21 AM
"Luke Hoersten" <luke.hoersten@gmail.com> wrote ...
> I've got a custom winpe image that I'm building that has a script
> start on boot. After the script runs, I may want to then install Vista
> on the harddrive. I thought that wpeinit.exe was responsible for this
> but running it from the disc does not start the installer.
>
> How can I start the Windows Vista installer? What exe does this?
Hi Luke,

Wpeinit only runs whatever commands are in your unattend.xml file, it
doesn't kick off a Vista setup or any other commands unless you tell it to.
(well, it also initialises PnP devices and loads networking).

To start a Vista installation, you need to run "setup.exe" from the root of
the Vista installation tree, passing it your answer file as a parameter if
you're planning to do an unattended installation.

There's more info in the WAIK help file - see the topic "Methods for running
Windows setup".

Hope it helps
Andrew

 
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