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Talk about other things ... / New: NirSoft RegistryChangesView
« on: July 12, 2017, 07:19:30 AM »
I'm sure lots of you know the great utility collections by NirSoft (Nir Sofer), so I wanted to share the news of his latest RegistryChangesView tool (v1.00). It works like the well-known RegShot, so again I think a lot of you know what I'm talking about. From the readme:

RegistryChangesView is a tool for Windows that allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with another Registry snapshots, with the current Registry or with Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows. When comparing 2 Registry snapshots, you can see the exact changes made in the Registry between the 2 snapshots, and optionally export the Registry changes into a standard .reg file of RegEdit.

It's fully "portable" as well, so no need to install unwanted extras, just extract (only 150kb) and run!

There's a native 64bit version as well!!, works fine in 64bit PE without WOW64 (just make sure you don't select non-existent hives)

New ADK preview today. Direct iso link here:

PE seems to be seriously "broken" since 14393. Will someone please tell me I'm not crazy and try installing the ADK preview (tools + PE is enough), start the ADK prompt,then make the PE folder:

copype amd64 d:\adk15042-pe-x64

then write this to usb, for example drive letter g:

makewinpemedia /ufd d:\adk15042-pe-x64 g:

Boot the usb, then type "notepad" and try to load a file. It doesn't work!!! (Error: "Not implemented").

A normal file selection dialog like this doesn't seem to work anymore. What's going on here!?
It's like this for every normal program, PE is completely unusable this way!

Other World / Welcome back, (What happened?)
« on: February 19, 2016, 08:38:57 PM »
Good to see "we" are back... ( was down yesterday)

What happened?

Now that I have some spare time, I've always wanted to try some tests on Win7PESE to see what I can change to fix some timing issues I have. I use Win7PESE, Win8PESE and Win10PESE mostly (8.1SE mostly for testing), all of these with the same "system" to mount my portablestuff.iso at boot (osfmount), then do some font install, launch bginfo and a few more things (launched from autohotkey's initial script).

Win7PESE is the only one from this list that sometimes can't get all this done in time... It's not a very big problem, sometimes a "reload this script" helps on the Autohotkey icon, sometimes a reboot is needed, then everything is usually fine.
This makes me thing that it's just a matter of a few milliseconds here are there. But I don't know where to look!  :wink:

Any ideas would be welcomed!!

So I did some cleanup up on all the new 10PESE stuff, saved my modified project folders, did some testing on the new Acronis build 6027, etc. (this is actually what I call fun...) With all the great new 10PESE additions, it looks like it can replace my beloved Win8PESE soon! (I lke Win8PESE, because it never causes any timing problems at startup, like I sometimes have with Win7PESE).

So I booted Win10PESE to test the new Acronis. I usually have 3 primary partitions on my test laptops (BIOS, no UEFI stuff). This way, I can test 3 separate operating systems on one PC (using grub4dos). I always start diskmanagement (with a hotkey, of course), remove one of the three primary partitions, create a new one, call it C:\, make it active, etc. etc. (Install OS, make backup, restore, etc.)

But something's wrong. Removing the partition works, but when I want to create a new one, I get this error (translated back from Dutch):
- The operation didn't finish because the file system is not compatible.
After this, the partition is of type "RAW" (when I asked for NTFS). I can't format it afterward as NTFS either. The only thing that helps is booting with a different PESE (good thing I keep them all handy).

Any ideas? (Remember, this works fine on 7PESE/ 8PESE/ 8.1SE).
I hope it's just a silly oversight on my part...

Forum Support / php cache Refresh Rate
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:35:23 AM »
Pretty fast service, thanks!!
I didn't notice the new zip (including the Shell folder) right away, because
still says "205.17 mb", even when the actual new zip is now 215 mb again (as it should be).
But that's only a cosmetic thing, maybe this is even updated automatically?

EDIT: Filesize of the zip is fixed now as well  :thumbsup:


Win10PE SE HomePage / Win10PE SE Thank you/ Appreciation thread
« on: November 27, 2015, 02:17:54 AM »
So we already had a "8.1SE/ General -Thank You-" thread, but I guess my current "Thank You" is for the new 20151126 Win10PESE release, so here goes....

A huge THANKS to ALL the developers here at TheOven for making the new release possible.


I'm eager to see how the "Notfall CD" article in the new 2015-26 issue of German "C't Magazin" will turn out (due tomorrow), I already asked a subscriber to scan the article for me (us).

Topic Splitted from KYHI Win10 "Preview Release" topic
After Reply 10

Thanks to both of you for the new developments.
I have tried a standard, updated build, which seems to build OK, but I noticed there is no ISO created. I normally don't need the ISO, so I haven't researched that issue yet, I will wait what others have found (the ISO is part of the standard build, right? Even after manually selecting "create new ISO", it doesn't seem to be there in the default folder). I will test this further...

I normally use "write to usb device", this one seems to work OK, but I'm getting a lot of "missing davhlpr.dll" errors on 32bit programs.
And as ChrisR said, there seem to be some delays after startup...

Thanks for your work!

Win10PE SE HomePage / Win10PESE in German c't Magazin November 27
« on: November 13, 2015, 10:53:58 AM »
C't issue 25 is out tomorrow, issue 26 will be out in 2 weeks, they're already listing what will be in the next issue...

I'm sure the same people will react with the same type of negativity, but I still think it's pretty cool that this well-respected magazine is mentioning PE/SE once again (at least, I think that's what they will be using, not 100% sure yet...)


Talk about other things ... / vDos (run DOS programs), PE friendly!
« on: October 09, 2015, 01:45:16 AM »
If anybody's ever looking for something like this:
vDos is nice little tool to run DOS programs. It's based on DOSbox.

The new version doesn't need any external VC runtimes anymore, and seems to work nicely in PE.
You can download the installer and run it, or you can extract the files with InnoUnp. For PE you only need vDos.exe and 4dos.hlp. This new version has 4Dos built in!
Again, 99% of you probably don't need this, but it's nice to know it's around... Personally, I sometimes use DOS HTMStrip, and some ancient Clipper-made stuff (yes, Clipper runs fine, including Semware editor/ "Quick editor", Norton guides, etc.).

Win10PE SE HomePage / Win10PESE WoW64 Support
« on: September 29, 2015, 04:48:40 AM »
ChrisR, you should have kept us in suspense a little bit longer :-) :doh7:

Only kidding of course, this is just AMAZING, to see how (after less than a day) you have managed to whip up a script for WOW64 on Win10PESE.


I just got home from work, booted my spare builder PC, added 5-Wow64.script, made a new build, replaced boot.wim on my Win10PESE usb, and.... IT WORKS!!!

You're making it almost TOO easy for us  :wink:

As you know, I have most of my portable aps in an iso, so I could easily do some quick tests, and most of the 32bit stuff works, this includes (old) ACDSee, Paintshop, Semware Editor (this is probably the single program I would miss most in 64bit-only PE!), UltraISO, miniWordExcel97, SumatraPDF32, FSViewer, FSResizer, etc.

XYPlorer doesn't work, though, but I'm sure I can figure out what's going on there. It throws this error:
"Main: 481 - Invalid picture". Googling this error points to a Visual Basic error (XYPlorer is written in VB). Like I said, I'll look into that one later...

For now, I'm just so impressed with how unexpected and fast we were able to add WOW64, thank you ChrisR, and of course I would like to thank the original developer as well, I just don't know how we could reach him...

THANK YOU!!!! :happy_dance:

Win8.1 SE HomePage / 20150912 version - No taskbar?
« on: September 12, 2015, 01:14:38 AM »
After noting the MMC script issue in the "Thank You" thread, I made a working new build, but now I noticed the taskbar doesn't appear automatically (like it did in the previous build). Pressing Win+T works (like in the first 8.1SE builds).

I just finished a completely standard build, and here I don't have the taskbar either.
I surely hope changing the software hives (for the MMC issue) hasn't caused this?

Have any of you made the latest 8.1SE build, do you notice the missing taskbar?

OK, I'm probably going to get shot for this, but I really can't remember why in 8.1SE (64bit PE build, hostOS=W7) disk management is stuck at "Loading Disk Configuration Info".
With Win8PESE, I always use ctrl-sh-0 to bring up disk management (prior to using WinNTSetup). This week, I was making new install.wim files for w7 and w8, and deciced to do this on three systems at the same time. One using Win8PESE, the other Win8.1SE (I was testing if 8.1SE would be my new "standard" toy, to replace Win8PESE).
So this diskmanagement delay/ freeze was the only thing that was a deal breaker. Again, it must be my own fault (as usual), but can somebody please remind my what's going on? Thanks!

Win8PE SE HomePage / Themes plugin not in 2015-02-20 project?
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:42:56 PM »
Hi ChrisR,
Thanks for the updated project files. I'm doing my edits and mods to the new files, and noticed there's no "Tweaks\Theme.script". Is this "by design", or did you forget it? According to my notes, I need it in 8PESE, because otherwise the start button has no icon, but just a black picture instead.
Of course, I can replace my previous Tweaks.script, but I just wanted to ask ask quickly as possible.
Thanks again for all your hard work!!!

Gena Support / Lancelot, please help me get Gena going again
« on: December 27, 2014, 11:22:42 AM »
Lancelot, I've downloaded Gena Appetizer again, trying to make a fully basic build. Got my xpsp3 source, starting the build.
Getting this error:
Exec - Failed to find section [Verify] in file: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Gena\Utils\!ScriptManager.script]

Can you please help me? Very short and basic answers are enough, I only need a "jump start", I have most of my "build notes" from last year, so once I get it going again, there shouldn't be much problems.

I'm looking at the Utils\ folder, but can't even find "!Scriptmanager" there. Not on the Gena server, either. Help!?

This topic is mainly for announcing new versions of Disk imaging software

Congrats again to ChrisR, Win8.1SE is in a 3-page article in C't magazin again.

Nice to have the extra publicity! PM me if you want the magazine as PDF.

I don't have the cover DVD, can somebody please send me their modified Win8.1SE project, or upload it somewhere?

They have a (German) support forum here:

I haven't even read the article yet, maybe I'll add a summary here later.

Win8PE SE HomePage / Project updates: Where's the THANKS button!
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:55:29 AM »
ChrisR, thank you so much for the new 20141017 updated projects!!!
I must say I didn't really expect this at all, with you being so busy, and after your little "warning" that you would take a little break from PE...

With my notes handy, I adapted the three projects to my own tastes (all settings/ extracted iso and wim folders/ own apps, etc), zipped them up again, and made my new w7pese-32, w8pese-64 and w81se-pe64xp editions (last one is a nice one: w81se - pe version - built on xp).
Everything worked 100% right from the first build!!! (Actually never had that happen before...)

So it's been a very productive week: Added to the new PE's, there were new sysprep-updated october install.wim files for w7-32, w8.1-32, w8.1-64, even XP-with-POSready updates for october! Also XPSP4 (Harkaz), the new Acronis 2015 for PE, W10 preview, Lubuntu 2014-10, etc. etc.

I'm so very very happy with all these new "gifts", I just had to make a new topic just to thank you, I hope you don't mind, I guess I'm just used to hitting MDL's "Thank You" button, that I kind of miss it here....

Thanks again Chris, I really appreciate all your hard work!!

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