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How To Create A WinPE 4.0 Disc using WADK For Windows 8

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#1 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:26 PM

Step 1:

Download Windows ADK For Windows 8



Step 2:

Install Windows ADK For Windows 8, remember you can install in windows vista or windows 7 too


Step 3:

Using the ADK For Windows 8 Terminal type:


"Copype *amd64* *c:\location*"


The information that is between *stars* is changable to meet your needs. amd64 means you will be making a 64bit disc, x86 means 32bit. "c:\location" is a destination for the pe working files.You can change it to whatever drive or folder you want to use. Do not include the * symbol in your typing. After you are finished and have burned the iso you will need to manually delete c:\location, unless you want to keep it?


Step 4:

Using the ADK For Windows 8 Terminal type (This is optional):


"imagex /mountrw *c:\location\*media\sources\boot.wim 1 *c:\location\*mount"


Step 5:

Copy any additional files you want or make any changes you wish to the mounted directory (This is optional)


Step 6:

commit your changes using the ADK For Windows 8 terminal by typing (This is optional):


"imagex /unmount *c:\location\*mount /commit"


Step 7:

Generate the ISO file. Type into ADK For Windows 8 Terminal:


"MakeWinPEMedia /ISO *c:\location* *c:\location*\*winpe4x8664*.iso


Step 8:

Burn the iso file to a dvd or cd using whatever software you normally burn iso files with (I recommend Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free Edition)



Some useful commands you can use in winpe 4 for capturing and deploying images:


Capture an image:
"dism /Capture-Image /Compress:max /CaptureDir:*D:\* /ImageFile:*E:\windows*.wim /Name:"*windows*" " (the first set of " " around windows must be included)


Apply an image:

"dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:*E:\Windows*.wim /Index:*1* /ApplyDir:*W:\*" (a .wim file can have mulitple images in it, labled as sperate indexes)





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