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Intro to Windows PE v2.0
This video discusses Windows PE, a new DOS replacement for Windows based on the Windows Vista kernel. The video discusses the benefits and limitations of this new tool and demonstrates how to customize your own Windows PE image using command line tools such as ImageX and PEImg. How to install a network card driver (VMware is used in the demo) into the mounted file-based image is covered as well as how to install packages such as MDAC, HTA, Scripting and XML. In addition to showing you how to build a Windows PE image, you are also shown how to create a bootable ISO image and how to prepare a USB memory drive as a source for your customized, bootable Windows PE image.

Working with ImageX and Windows PE
This walks the viewer through how to use ImageX and Windows PE to create an image of a Windows Longhorn Server, sysprep it, and apply it to a fresh system. The same steps also apply to imaging Windows Vista! The file-based images generated ImageX (WIM Files) are hardware independent and may be applied to differing hardware without concern for HAL incompatibilities associated with binary images. Finally, ImageX is a tool that may be used to create images of pre-Vista systems such as Windows XP as well which makes this both a very valuable and free tool worth getting familiar with.

Leveraging PreInstallation Environments
This presentation covers the pros and cons of both Windows PE and the alternative BartPE along with an overview of their use and a demonstration of each!
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