Install from winPE

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by AbrarSyed, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. AbrarSyed

    AbrarSyed MDL Novice

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    ok, so I want to make a custom WinPE image, and I want to able to type "install OS-NAME-HERE". :eek:

    I want to know if this is possible at all.
    I have images of windows 7 Ultimate SP1 for 64-bit and 32-bit,
    I have XP SP3
    I have no need for cracks or anything having to do with activation, I have that covered.
    I am using winPE 3.something, the latest.

    I just need to know if I can get the batch file to start install.exe or something that will start the installation of that OS.

    Hlp please :clap:
     
  2. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I don't know how to install xp, but for vista or 7 you need to integrate some OS installation packages into winpe.
    I think one general install package, and then either a client or server package + langpacks for each.
    When booting this pe it automatically runs the setup program, but I think you can change this and let a batch call the setup program.
    The latest winpe is 3.1 btw, it's used by win7 sp1 disks and it's in the waik for windows 7 sp1 supplement.
     
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  3. Trinket

    Trinket MDL Senior Member

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    Visit LastOS.org and ask someone there, they have been doing that for ages (since Vista). The way they have it is so that a shortcut to the install.exe will be placed on the desktop of your PE, so you just double-click it from there and install your OS.
     
  4. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Yes, the shortcut probably leads to the install.exe inside the winpe image, this install.exe comes with the winpe packages.
     
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  5. AbrarSyed

    AbrarSyed MDL Novice

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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    I will check out that LastOS.org

    in case you guys are curious, I plan on making an external USB HDD my ultimate computer repair tool. I am hopefully gonna find a way to get Win7 XP and maybe a linux distro on there along with all the programs that someone could possible want on there computer + cracks for all :D

    oh yeah, one more thing, How do you make a GUI for WinPE. I have so far been living with the command line, do you use *.HTA applications or something???
     
  6. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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