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BartPE - WinPE - ???

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G'day ALL

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

One of my long term projects on the back burner is to create a recovery CD with a taloured set of AutoIT scripts for each of my customers.

Originally I was going to use BartPE but it is only for XP and to keep it legal the customer needs a windows licence for the recovery CD.

I.E. I can't give them a BartPE disk with XP on it if they have Vista or Windows 7.

Any suggestions?

I've done some searching around but before I commit to any one of them.

I'd like to hear if anyone has tried and and what the pitfalls are.

Thanks in advance!

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You can download the Windows Automated Installation Kit from Microsoft even if you don't have a valid license for Vista. You can build a PE disk from that and use it on any system and any version of Windows no license required, find the download here.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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This thread answers all your questions

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23931&hl=autoit

THANKS!

That was one of the ones I found (just not that page) but I did start on another one and it was a complete loss so I thought it was time to get recomendations. I've only just started reading through the thread so do you mind if I aks questions later? One thing I did notice already is Make_PE3 is an AutoIT program...Good to see :x

Also thanks BrewManNH I'll look into that when I've got my head around the other thread. I didn't find any agreement. I can't believe that M$ would legally allow me to create rescue disks for my customers using this. It just doesn't seem like M$ at all???

Hope everyone had a great New Year!

John Morrison

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There's a site that's creating a Vista and/or Win7 version of the BartPE rescue disk, or my favorite the Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows. You can see what they're doing at this site VistaPE (WinBuilder). They show how to use the WAIK that I referenced earlier.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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i vote for the official walk-through.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709665%28WS.10%29.aspx

I use this and have my executable as the only item in the startnet.cmd


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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