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By jwoegerbauer, Senior Member on 16th March 2014, 09:51 PM
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Might be you need a "Windows 8.1 Rescue Disk 64bit" at some point. If you won't create such a WinPE by yourself, you might use the one I created by means of phantastic WinBuilder tool. Note, that this WinPE boots in legacy mode and only comes with legacy apps.



• Requirements:

1. At least 1 GB RAM; the WinPE completely is copied to RAM and runs from therein.
2. A storage device with at least 500 MB; the WinPE currently is ~300 MB of size.
3. A VESA-compatible display device. Note, that screen resolution will be set to 1024x768 and colordepth to 32-bit.

• Network:

Wireless networking is not supported in WinPE, this WinPE uses TCP/IP and/or NetBIOS over TCP/IP to provide network access and support for standard network drivers. Hence connect the PC to a router using an ethernet cable before booting.

• How To:

You burn the .ISO on CD/DVD/BD (use 2x speed).
You direct your Windows 8.1 x64 computer to boot from optical storage device.
You power off the PC.
You insert the CD/DVD/BD.
You restart your Windows 8.1 x64 computer.
If WinPE has successfully booted, you right click anywhere in the desktop to get the WinPE's MENU shown.

• Disclaimer:

This WinPE only was tested in VMWare Player. It comes with no warranty or official support - I will try to help with any bugs or issues that people report when I get chance but this is not in any way guaranteed. No guarantee of final success or absence of undesirable side effects is being given hereby. Any liability of any kind will be rejected. I cannot be held accountable for any loss of data that occurs as a result of using this WinPE, you use the programs included AT YOUR OWN RISK. Be aware in WinPE environment you are "nt authority/system", which is the highest level on a local system, above Administrator.
TO GET AN IDEA, WHAT A PROGRAM INCLUDED IS FOR, PLEASE VISIT ITS RESPECTIVE WEB-SITE.
This WinPE comes with no programs' documentation! Might be with next version of this WinPE.

• License, Use, Copying, and Distribution:

Because this WinPE compilation only is based on free softwares, it is licensed as Freeware and free to download and for personal and commercial usage.

• Trade-Marks and Proprietary Notices:

Parts of this WinPE contents might be protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and if so, these rights are valid and belong to the authors of the softwares injected in the WinPE. "Microsoft Windows PE 5.0" which this WinPE is built on, is copyrighted by Microsoft.

• Credits:

Misty, who provided an excellent basic WinBuilder-project ready to start with ...
BlueLife & Lancelot, who created the "Reg Convert PE ( RegCPE )" tool

• Version History:

2014-04-07
v2

ISO-Download: WinPE-8.1-x64-en-US-v2


2014-03-16
v1
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17th March 2014, 12:38 AM |#2  
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For devices without an optical drive, it *should* be possible to format a USB stick, mark its partition as "Active", and then dump the contents of the disc image to the root of the flashdrive (note: not the image itself!)
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Great work. Possible to add PowerShell?
19th March 2014, 04:32 PM |#4  
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Great work. Possible to add PowerShell?

Would be possible, YES, but I don't add it. Reason: MS PowerShell requires MS .NET Framework (~2GB) to be installed, too.
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50+ downloads until this writing. No bug reports, wow. This encouraged me to spend further efforts in this project: result is version 2.

• Programs added:

TCC/LE, version 13.0.6.77
AOMEI Partition Assistant, version 5.5
Q-Dir, version 5.97 (March 24th 2014)
SumatraPDF, version 2.5.8665
SearchMyFiles, version 2.48
ESET SysInspector, version 1.2.402 !!! needs 38 MB RAM !!!
ODIN, released 2011-10-09
Calculator, version 2.6.0.0
7-Zip, released 2013-12-11
Agent Ransack, version 7.0.820.1
BOOTICE, version 1.3.21
TestDisk, version 6.14
CheckDisk, version 1.4

Could't add TrueCrypt, because no native 64-bit version of it exists.

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Originally Posted by GoodDayToDie

For devices without an optical drive, it *should* be possible to format a USB stick, mark its partition as "Active", and then dump the contents of the disc image to the root of the flashdrive (note: not the image itself!)

Problem herewith is, that WinPE only detects the USB drive if you boot the computer with the drive connected. If you bootet WinPE from USB drive, then this USB drive isn't not useable for other purposes anylonger, means you can't use it for data transfer in either direction. If you decide to use another USB drive for data transfer then, if already running WinPE and you plug in such another USB drive, nothing happens. Hence also added:

Microsoft's DevCon utility

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• Shell modified:

Added "multiple-desktops" feature, you now have 3 desktops you can switch among
Reorganized the menu, perhaps a little bit less cluttered now
Added a desktop wallpaper, so one now recognizes when WinPE has successfully loaded


Download: See post #1.
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Very good project I used de DVD with no problem for now.
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Link is broken. Could you please update it again ?
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