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Win8PE SE Release
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:45:15 AM »

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Win8PE SE Downloads Page

Download Server w8pese.cwcodes.net

Win8PE SE Home Page  and  project index


Make and boot from a Win8PE_SE ISO file Tutorials, How To's and Guides by Steve, RMPrepUSB.
 

Win8PE SE project is based on PE4 environment and will use a Windows 8 (SP0) x86 or x64 DVD.
It is better (recommended) to have the DVD copied in a folder on your hard drive.

Win8PE SE is Based on the experienced organisation and reliability of Win7PE SE. It comes as a base with only a minimal of applications.
Take pleasure to personalize it and to add your components and applications.
Link to TechNet Evaluation Center Previous Versions and choose Windows 8 enterprise
Or direct link to Windows 8 enterprise evaluation for developers

Some advantages of Windows 8 and Win8PE SE:

Windows 8 Increased hardware compatibility.
Support of UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and high-speed SSD hard disk.
Native support of USB3.0
...

Win8PESE uses the very good Ex7ForW8 (Windows 7 explorer.exe for Windows 8). Thank you Tihiy for this nice work :great:
Transparency is enabled on the Aero theme.
For the shell loader, You can choose between the great PEShell swapper and the famous Chinese Pecmd.


In PostConfig script, you have the ability to create Win8PE SE image in another folder.
This will keep the Target folder untouched.

With the following advantages:
   The small green button on scripts remains always operational.
   No problem on editing hives.
   Really usefull, you can add, edit, customize the target.
   Simply recreate the new target image and Iso  :cool:
Only disadvantage, it requires more space on hdd.



A big thanks to the precursors on Win7PESE: Yahoouk's and JFX's.
   Besides JFX continued help on numerous critical PE3 building cases and on PE4 as with WoW64 (running 32bit programs in a 64bit environment) and other...  :worship: :magic:   We are happy to see him around.
With a big thank you to all those who have supported and help improve this Win7 base Lancelot, 2aCD, Galapo, Homes32 and ALL other  :thumbup:
Thank you very much also to sp_star with his good works, beautiful inspiration source  :smart:
A huge thanks to Galapo for the new domain w8pese.cwcodes.net  :xmas-thumbsup:
Without forgetting Lancelot with the new Macro Library and his great support  :thumbsup: :turtle:


Thank you in advance to those who help to improve it. Have fun.

Happy New year :xmas-beer:
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 01:50:41 PM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 03:27:13 AM »

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Congradulations  :happy_dance:  :you_rock: :party_time:

Hello Win8PE SE :driving:

For Win8 users, well deserves  "The Best New Year Present Award"    :xmas-good: :xmas-rolf: :xmas-thumbsup:

 :bbq:


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »

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There is a problem in the first package in images.script which could prevent the good building  :embarrassed:
The problem is fixed now after downloading the latest version of images configuration
Successfully tested "Out of the box" on Xp x86 and Win7 x64.

PENetwork was also updated with latest version 58 beta 10, thanks to Holger  :thumbsup:

The package has been updated accordingly.

The Ms wimmount driver is always so long to mount images, after a first building (need wimmount installed) you can use once the Extract Wim Folders script in Utils folder to play with Win8pese and have a building more reliable and faster.

:xmas-beer:
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 03:41:59 PM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 06:51:39 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-02-11

There have been many updates, improvements since the initial release, It would take too long to explain all changes :wink:

Thank you all for your feedback :thumbup:, they were valuable and useful. Continue as well :great:.


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Have fun
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« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 06:52:53 AM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 12:08:05 PM »

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Sysinternals Process Monitor: an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. With true x64 version for x64 Arch.
Opera: version 12.14
Flash Player: for IE and for other Browsers updated, version 11.6.602.168
Create ISO, Copy to USB-Device, Copy to USB-Device BCD BootMGR: Make grub4dos silent at startup,  grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-02-02, Bootice v1.03 20130209


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« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 03:18:31 AM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 08:49:16 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-02-28

Here are some new scripts for Win8PE, known for those which use Win7PESE.

Install Packages: Installs Multiple specified packages .cab or .msu in WinPESE image (ex: WinPE-NetFx4.cab). According packages, you may need to have the Full File Copy (in Copy Files script) to operate.
2 - Shell & Config: Added Take Ownership in PE environment.
Calculator: as its name indicates
Paint: Add MsPaint to PE
Photo Viewer: MsPhoto Viewer, ImagingDevices
Wordpad: MsWordPad
MS Visual C++ Runtime: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005/2008/2010/2012 with an option to reduce the size of VC8 and VC9, by taking only the latest VC++ SideBySide.
Vss: Volume Shadow Copy Service or Volume Snapshot Service, is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes.

Apps:
Q-Dir Nenad: v5.49 Folder management with Quadro-View technique
MbrFix: v1.3.0.0 Perform several Master Boot Record (MBR) tasks
HotKey: Create HotKey
Attribute Changer Petges: v7.10 shell extension, it is a power user tool to change all kind of file and folder attributes, date, time.
LetterSwap: Synchronizes letters of disks Host & Guest OS
Portable Finder CMD: Batch from laddanator to get your personal Portable tasks. For use with other media than the boot one
Switch Keyboard: Switch Keyboard with HotKey with Yashied's iSwitcher


Important: Always Check Win8PE SE topic post 1 to get latest updates and informations.

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« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 03:18:49 AM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 02:56:22 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-04-04

Extended support for windows 8 source, especially those with a language pack.

DirectX: DirectX11 for Win8PE x86/x64 with LDDM Graphics Subsystem.
BitLocker: Unlock an encrypted drive. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature included with the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows Vista, Windows 7, and with Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8 desktop operating systems.


And many other small things, bug fixes, improvements  :wink:


Other things are in preparation but I lack a little time right now to test them, finalize.

Thank you for not endorsing illegal copies of the project, made without demands, without giving credit or reference, values far from the open source.
Even more, when they are made for profit or request for donation.


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Good building
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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 08:00:15 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-05-24

Not the time right now, I'll try to do a little summary later  :wink:
...

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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 12:30:14 PM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-07-25

With included some changes made in the previous package :wink:

Copy files + Shell & Config: Take Ownership, thanks JFX. Multitouch support, thanks Nobsi. The size of the FBWF cache can be expanded to 1024 MB
Shell Loader: updated PECMD2012.1.78-130410-14 x86/x64, Thanks Davis
Explorer: Enable support for Recent Programs. Thanks 2aCD
DirectX: rewritten it is compatible now with Win7pe and Win8pe
.Net Framework: Add .Net Framework 2.0 ... 4.5 (x86/x64), thanks 2aCD
MSI Installer: Install an msi file from a network share is now possible, thanks Martt
Internet Explorer 10: with Free Download Manager included. thanks 2aCD and Aeolis for his work on IE10 for Win7.
IE_Favorites_url, IE_Proxy_Settings (proxy for FDM, thanks 2aCD), IE_Flash_IE: Adobe Flash Player v11.7.700.169.
Ports COM1, COM2 & LPT1: Adds serial and printer parallel ports ACPI PNP, class and services entries, thanks Nobsi
PPPoE: ADSL, Phone. Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, thanks oscar
BootIce: a great Boot sector manipulation utility. Thanks to Pauly
Flash_Package: for opera updated v11.7.700.169, thanks Mikka
PortableApps: updated PortableApps.com Platform 11.2
Attribute Changer:_Petges updated version 7.10c, thanks Mikka
HashTab_olegpov_v5: a Windows shell extension which adds a tab called "File Hashes" to the Windows Explorer file properties, thanks olegpov, Gena people
Media Player Classic-HC: v1.6.8, Media Player Classic-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows a good replacement of WMP
OtherOS: Floppy Images, ISO Images, HBCD, Parted Magic, Plop Boot Manager, XP-PE, Multi-WIM
Audio: Adds Audio support to Win8PE, Thanks Hieuvn-Bkav. Mute or Set default Volume, play a startup Sound, thanks Fuwi, Oscar
display drivers: Added Basic display driver and also Monitor drivers for cosmetic in device manager, Thanks Martt
Optimizations: Added RamDisk driver for cosmetic in device manager, Thanks Martt. Don't mount local harddrives, added Disable Dynamic Disks added for WinFE. WinFE needs Colin Ramsden's Write Protect Tool from , script written by Royal Meier
PostConfig: preserve attributes while copying, thanks 2aCD
Create ISO: for either a UEFI-based or BIOS-based computer. Oscdimg switches can be user-defined. Isolinux in version 5.01 now.
Rufus: v1.3.4.270. it is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. with support for UEFI boot. Thanks Pete Batard
Copy to USB: grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-05-21, added grub4dos md5 password, Bootice v1.06 20130517
ImgBurn: ISO updated v2.5.8.0, Thanks Lightnink UK
Imdisk_Installer: updated v1.7.5, thanks Olof Lagerkvist and thanks fuwi, Galapo for updating the script

And many other things as usual. Thanks a lot to all contributors  :thumbsup:  :great:


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 11:36:31 PM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-10-02

Main changes, Updated, improvements:
Extract Wim Folders: The extraction is now available right away, right out of the box, without the need for a build, in advance. To use once, for a safer and faster construction.
Retrieve Tools: Copy bcdboot.exe, bootsect.exe, WimMountInstall.exe in tools folder. Downloaded by GetWaikTools.
PreConfig: Install WIMMount driver with WimMountInstall.exe. Installation unchanged for XP, that is no longer supported by ADK for Win8.
CdDrive - X: - Y: Fixed a timing issue on some hardware. Ability to rename the "Programs' folder (Run from CD/USB) for x86 or x64 Architecture.
IE Flash (ActiveX only): v11.8.800.175 Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer.
MS Visual C++ Runtime: VC++ 2012 Update 3. VC++ Embedded version (8.0 - 9.0) following the source Win7SP0, Win7SP1, Win8.
Hotplug: Safely remove hardware from your computer with Hotswap! 6.1, MyUSBEjector and MountStorePE.
Q-Dir Nenad: v5.49 x86/x64. Folder management with Quadro-View technique.
Flash Player: v11.8.800.168 for other browsers, Opera here.
Opera v12 SL: v12.16 build 1860. Ever one of the best browsers.
ServiWin: v1.57. ServiWin utility displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system.
Attribute Changer Petges: v7.10e. Attribute Changer shell extension is a power user tool to change all kind of file and folder attributes, date, time.
Driver Integration: Get the number of errors when integrating drivers in setupapi.offline.log. It is displayed in case of failure.
Multi-WIM: Fix patching BOOTMGR with Win8PESE80_Builder.
BootIce Pauly: v1.2.0.1 x86 and x64 now. Container file in Utils folder that is used by BootIce Apps , CopyToUsb, CopyToUSb BCD BootMGR.
GetWaikTools: v1.5.1.0. Download Win8.1 RTM ADK tools & Win8.1 Dism.
Grub4Dos: grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24. Container file in Utils folder that is used by Create ISO, CopyToUsb, CopyToUSb BCD BootMGR.
PostConfig: Include files in boot.wim Root (Ram).
Create ISO: Oscdimg switch to boot in UEFI.


Note that Win8PE_SE is not compatible with Windows 8.1 for now.
There are  concerns, in particular with explorer shell, the start menu and taskbar due to changes made by MS, that wants to get rid of them.   


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 01:07:28 AM »

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Information on Parted Magic, I had not seen before  :blink:
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Please note that the latest releases of Parted Magic are no longer available as free downloads.
See the download page for information on how to purchase your copy.
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads

I updated the script accordingly:
There is no longer automatic download of the latest version, you must provide the ISO file now and point on it.

The package has been updated to prevent problems.
For those who have already downloaded, if you prefer, you can download the script independently here:  PartedMagic


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 12:39:18 PM »

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Microsoft replaced the link for windows 8 entreprise evaluation with the same link for Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspx
All links on "Windows 8 Evaluation" in forums, blogs... are directed to 8.1 now  :huh:

But, Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation is still available in TechNet Evaluation Center Previous Versions here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn407368
Here is the link by choosing Windows 8 Enterprise: https://profile.microsoft.com/RegSysProfileCenter/wizard.aspx?wizid=21D29F49-95D9-44B7-BEDC-5190455C9B27&lcid=1033

For other languages, change the LCID string and hex: en-us - de-de - fr-fr...  and  1033 -1031 -1036...

Normally it should remain here for a while, I think and I hope  :wink:
The Main script on Win8PESE was updated with the 2 links above.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 12:41:53 PM by ChrisR »

Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2013, 06:14:41 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-11-28

Many small changes were made, especially the compatibility and the next synchronizations of scripts with a future project  :wink:

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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2013, 03:41:22 PM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2013-11-29

oops, sorry, I already updated with a change in the macro Add_Pin,RecentPrograms  :embarrassed:
It supports now both the standard PE mode with the "default" hive and the OS mode which uses the administrator account and the NTUSER.DAT hive.
I prefer to update right now.

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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 01:27:15 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2014-01-16

There are small changes and improvements, as well as some synchronization with other SE projects.

1 - Copy Files:
The options Refresh your PC and Reset your PC of the recovery environment were added.
The Startup Repair tool shortcut shouldn't be used directly, it was removed. This option is available and works from the Recovery Tools menu. Thanks anshad
And some cleanup were done in the copied files.

In new script, there is the Korean IME (Input Method Editor) Support now. Thanks Zerojinny and ied206
Updated Tools, BootIce Pauly updated v1.321 x86/x64 2013.12.10.0 and Rufus v1.4.1.348
Add a link to the FAQ (new) http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=834.0


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2014, 05:23:22 AM »

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Many changes for the support of Korean host systems with the extended language and Unicode.

Main Features:
Locale, Format: Add support for Korean. Thanks ied206
Copy Files: Choice between boot.wim taskmgr and the new Win8 taskmgr.
WoW64 Basic: Fixing patching on korean host OS. Thanks JFX
PPPoE (ADSL, Phone): plugin compatibility win7, Win8 and Win8.1SE. Thanks 0scar
WinNTSetup3: (new) JFX's WinNTSetup3 (v3.2.1) x86/x64. Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8.x x86/x64
SuperFinder: Fix extraction on korean Host OS.
Themes: Patch Theme files to allow to apply custom themes unsigned.
Create ISO: Verifies that the ISO is valid and bootable, then modifies the boot load size value at the correct offset for compatible ISO created with oscdimg. Thanks LarsH
Grub4Dos: updated grub4dos-0.4.5c-2014-01-17
Rufus: updated version 1.4.2.383
...

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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2014, 02:15:44 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2014-05-19

Main Features:
Retrieve Tools, GetWaikTools: updated version 1.5.2.0 Adding Win 8.1 devcon tools. Thanks JFX
PXE Support: New. Mapping Drive Y from Network instead of CD-ROM/USB. Thanks 2aCD
PowerShell: New. command-line shell and associated scripting language built on .NET Framework. based on 2aCD' Win7PE plugin.
Remote Desktop Connection: New. Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 8.0
My Computer - Name: New. change 'My PC' Name. based on Gena plugin
Small Border Width: New. Reduced windows borders in Windows 8. Thanks JFX
1 - Copy Files: Bypass Driver Signing on x64 build. Thanks JFX
2 - Shell & Config: Add Win8.1 devcon downloaded. add a3x association, Pintool 1.2.4: Pin to Classic Shell 3.5.1 and 4, thanks neon2m.
Create ISO: mkisofs version 3.01.a22 added with BIOS/UEFI support. Thanks cdob
0 - Shell Loader: Pecmd 1201.80.14.7 updated
Classic Shell: with fuwi's improvements integrated Restart and Shut Down with CD-eject, selectable StartButton style...
Imdisk: updated version 1.8.0
Power Options: New. Turn off display, Turn off hard disk (minutes On battery and Plugged in.
Search Pstart: New. Search PStart.exe on a drives. Thanks wimb
Q-Dir Nenad: Updated version 5.94
Opera v12: Updated version 12.17
Attribute Changer Petges: Updated version 7.10f
WinNTSetup3: Updated version 3.5.1
ServiWin: updated version 1.61
WinContig: updated version 1.20b
Copy to USB-Device BCD BootMGR: Set BCD timeout & description in efi BCD
Rufus: updated version 1.4.7.455
Adjustments, improvements here and there.


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Re: Win8PE SE Release
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2014, 10:23:46 AM »

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Project Updated: Win8PE_SE_2014-10-17

Main Features:
Original NET drivers: Atheros, Broadcom, Intel, Realtek and Ralink drivers.
Q-Dir Nenad: updated v5.99.8
ServiWin: updated v1.62
Sysinternals Process Monitor: Enable Boot Logging option for developer only
WinNTSetup3: updated v3.7.0 with compatibility XP--> Win10 TP
Multi-WIM: Option to add or not BCD uefi entry.
Power Options: Option to Disable USB Selective suspend added
Audio: Additional drivers USB audio, Bluetooth Audio, Modem Wave-Voice
syslinux:  Updated v6.03
grub4dos: Updated v0.4.5c-2014-09-26
Innounp: Updated 0.40.0.0
Imdisk: Updated v1.8.5
VirtualBox Emulation: Add Intel Audio HD choice, Set VBoxOsType for Win8 and Win8.1.
rufus: Updated v1.4.8
GetWaikTool: updated v2.0, It reduced download size and add command line options: -xpramboot, -xpwimboot -7z:{pathto7z.exe}
.... Thanks to All  :thumbsup:


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