Windows PE 1.0

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Windows PE 1.0 1


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Windows PE 1.0
  • Version: 1

Plugin type

Plugin type
Windows PE 1.0 Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
Optional Optional Optional Optional Yes Optional

Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Windows PE 1.0 CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
No No No No Yes Yes

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Special Information

Windows Preinstallation Environment (aka Windows PE, WinPE 1.0) is a lightweight version of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 that is used for the deployment of workstations and servers.

It is intended as a 32-bit replacement for MS-DOS during the installation phase of Windows, and can be booted via PXE, CD-ROM, USB flash drive, or hard disk.

WinPE allows you to install any version of windows using a Windows Share (or SAMBA) of your Windows Installation files.

Installation Instructions

You can add up to 3 different WinPEs without editing the menu.
Just replace 'a' with 'b' or 'c' and 'winna' with 'winnb' or 'winnc' accordingly.

First we will have to make the boot loaders - unfortunately we can't distribute these files without violating Microsoft Legal Policy so you'll have to make them yourself.

- Copy startrom.n1_  , , setupldr.ex_ to /tftpboot from the Windows Server 2003 SP1  - i386 folder.

- Expand startrom.n1_ startrom.0

- Open startrom.0 in an HEX editor (HxD for example)

- Replace 'ntldr' with 'win\a' at: 5A57,5A82,5F8B, (3 times - CASE SENSITIVE!)

- Move startrom.0 to /tftpboot/er/plugins/winna/

- Expand setupldr.ex_ a

- Open a in an HEX editor (HxD for example)

- Replace 'winnt.sif' with 'win\a.sif' at: 254E6, 254F2, 255C2, 2563E, 257FE, 2580A, 3C7AB, 3C7Cf, 3C7F2 (9 times - CASE SENSITIVE!)

- Move a to /tftpboot/win/

In order to run Windows PE 1.0 from PXE you need to create an image file.

Image file type can be ISO or SDI.

We will use SDI image file because it can be compressed using NTFS compression for a shorter loading time.

In order to use ISO files instead you will need to edit /tftpboot/win/ a.sif and change 'SDI' to 'ISO', Change '/rdimageoffset=36352' to '/rdexportascd'

Download winpe1-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract winpe1-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf winpe1-XXX.tar.gz

Copy and rename Windows PE SDI file to /tftpboot/er/plugins/(winna or winnb or winnc)/(winna or winnb or winnc).sdi

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!