WinPE [Build Your Own]

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by freddie-o, Jan 28, 2019.

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    I already know that and I have already made my own Win10XPE several times but the Acronis MVP builder can be used (even by those who have no interest in Acronis products) that have no need for an advanced PE, they will have CMD, will be able to access files using Explorer software, can browse the web or access network shares, some people don't need more than that. Of course Win10XPE is much better since you can't even run mspaint in the Acronis MVP version because it lacks a lot of system files and dependencies.
     
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    #83 °ツ, Jul 30, 2019
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    Some Win10XPE tips that I forgot to write here.

    To be able run a Chromium based browser you need to include some files from System32 folder.
    Modify Additions > Add Windows 10 Files and Folders.

    Code:
    \Windows\System32\WINUSB.DLL
    \Windows\System32\mfreadwrite.dll
    \Windows\System32\bthprops.cpl
    \Windows\System32\en-US\bthprops.cpl.mui
    \Windows\System32\BluetoothApis.dll
    \Windows\System32\ndfapi.dll
    \Windows\System32\en-US\ndfapi.dll.mui
    \Windows\System32\MF.dll
    \Windows\System32\en-US\mf.dll.mui
    \Windows\System32\MFPlat.DLL
    \Windows\System32\en-US\mfplat.dll.mui

    To enable scaling on HiDPI montior you need to add these two reg tweaks to Additions > Add or Edit converted PE registry:
    (The below is for 200% scaling, for 150% change 192 to 144 and for 125% change to 120).

    Code:
    [Registry]
    // HiDPI
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,"Tmp_Default\Control Panel\Desktop",Win8DpiScaling,1
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,"Tmp_Default\Control Panel\Desktop",LogPixels,192

    Some useful StartIsBack reg tweaks:

    Code:
    [Registry]
    // StartIsBack Large taskbar Icons
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Default\Software\StartIsBack,TaskbarLargerIcons,1
    // StartIsBack Hide User picture
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Default\Software\StartIsBack,HideUserFrame,1
    // StartIsBack Disable Taskbar JumpList
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Default\Software\StartIsBack,TaskbarJumpList,0

    You can see all available settings at Win10XPE\Projects\Win10XPE\Features\StartIsBack_RegDefault.txt or edit this file directly.

    To remove User folders from This PC.

    Code:
    [Registry]
    // Remove User Folders This PC
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
    RegDelete,HKLM,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}

    Medium Icon size on desktop:
    Code:
    RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop,IconSize,48
    If you use WiFi you don't need to include PENetwork you can instead use WinXShell\Wifi from start menu.
     
  3. EXO56

    EXO56 MDL Junior Member

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    So what's the point of using the MVP tool then?

    Acronis folder generated by the MVP tool makes hundreds megs.
    i don't see any interest in creating a winpe with hundreds of unused megs just there sucking up resources!

    Those who have no interest in Acronis products can spare themselves such inconvenience.
    They can create a winpe as you described it with any other builder and get a tiny and very fast one knowing that they will add only few apps and a browser!
     
  4. EXO56

    EXO56 MDL Junior Member

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    Well, you didn't stopped repeating that you want to make an end to this discussion, So be it!
    But this is not how things goes here.
    You post something, everyone can reply and comment about it wether you like it or not.
    And there is no need to specify it. you have just to step out and retain yourself from responding.

    i have a lot more to say about this, but 1/ this discussion is now off-topic, and 2/, i'm not a fan of monologues!
    MVP tool don't belong to the category of posted builders in this thread anyway, so we were off-topic from the beginning.
    Hope some charitable mod will see my posted crap and delete it.
     
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  6. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Senior Member

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    Personally, since I use my own portable apps in Win10XPE, I just add desktop shortcuts instead integrating. I add the links to the "pecmd.ini" file.