What is Win7PE
Win7PE is a small project but powerful reincarnated
Live CD from Windows 7 Operating System kernel core.
It is obviously built by Winbuilder engine and set
of Winbuilder-scripts like some other projects
VistaPE and LiveXP. The difference from WinPE 3.0 is
that it has graphical user interface and many more
powerful functions. It can be added more drivers
(Wireless, Wifi, ect) and many other
preinstalled-software. Like Windows preinstallation
Environment 3.0, it is running in RAM, so it has the
fastest activities in current Operating System
Environment for System Administrators.
Requirements to build and run.
1. Winbuilder Version 077 or above.
2. Source machine should be Windows XP sp2 or
above.(Only support for x86)
3. Need Minimum Free HDD space 4gb recommended.(for
mount boot.wim and install.wim)
4. Minimum RAM should be 768 Mb for 32bit, 1Gb RAM
is needed for 64bit build)
5. For Virtual Testing, installed Vmware
player/workstation or VisualBox will be required.
For 64bit, unfortunately no Emulators is fully
6. CD R/W Rom for cd build.
7. USB 512Mb or above for USB Booting users.
1. Because of running in RAM, boot media can be
removed after loading.
2. Support ATA, SATA, RAID, SCSI.
3. Read/Write support on FAT, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2,
4. Support Networking. (lots of NIC drivers are
build-in included so no worry for common
5. Can extend to several functions (like Audio,
6. Support access to any Windows version (DOS to
Windows 7) and Linux. Besides, you can access
through Apple MACs by Mediafour MacDrive
7. Main shell as Windows 7 explorer, so no worry to
folders and file-management.
8. In addition, it has BSexplorer and QDir small
shells included for especially urgent Admins.
In this NEW version I have made a new designed for
Multiple PEs includes
1. Vista SP-0, 1, 2 for 32 & 64bit
2. Windows server 2k8 SP-0 0,1,2 for 32bit & 64bit
3. Windows 7 for 32bit & 64bit
Windows Explorer shell is supported for all above
In this version, you do not need to worry about any
version of Windows DVD means if you have dual
version of DVD or single version of DVD.
Dual version of DVD defines in some cases there are
dual versions of Vista(32bit+64bits) or Windows
Any of above dual version of DVD, project will
create only 32bits and not supported yet for
individual version select at the moment.
There are many Error check functions in every single
of projects such as Tools folder check, explorer
shell check, Mount error check and Version check.
I would like to remind you that about applications
if you are building 64bit version. Because there are
very limited programs supported 64bits. It has just
only intended for some advanced users who are
developing 64bit environments. In the other hand,
from 64 bit PE does not support 32bit programs like
in real 64bit installed machine.
And the background image is supported in all
versions and you can change any bmp image within the
script. How to change:
1.on Winbuilder, click on the
2. you will see setup.7z and winpe.7z files. You can
change any image within those files.
In 64bit versions, there is not supported Joshua’s
PE Loader because it is not supportive for 64bit
yet. (Requested to Joshua, thanks to Joshua)
And networking is
But if you want to
fancy about Internet, it is still OK
course you need PENetwork Manager script from
Holger. (note: need to change to be compatible with
my scripts and comment all registry setting)
MMC is supported in this version.
Unfortunately, I have never tested with WAIK in this
Most commonly encountered errors.
1. Tools folder
2. Mount image(s)
3. Desktop Background script
To avoid errors
You have to check with Tools folder which is all
needed files are in it.
For mount error, check 0 – PreConfig.script under
Build folder which is selected with 2 in boot.wim
countainer and 1 in install.wim container.
Common mount error can be occurred by without
How to install FltMgr
For newly build, first put all the files in text
which I forget to mension.
Secondly, right click on FltMgr\fltMgr.inf and click
install and you may need to derect the file when
Do not restart your PC on this stage and finally
right click on wimfltr.inf and click on install.
After installing, you may need to restart your PC.
Now you can start your project.
ImageX is needed for 64 bit version build.
Desktop Background script error will occur without
any reasons sometime. No worry, right click on the
error Title Bar and click stop to end pop up. And
re-run only the script manually.
For consistent errors, you may need to restart your
PC and run again that script only.
And then run the following scripts(3 –
PostConfig.script, 4 – Create ISO.script) manually
so that you can save your time. (If you start from
scratch, will take more your valuable time)
using Winbuilder Server:
win7pe.winbuilder.net/Projects --> check:
Any errors and feed back are welcome.
p-s : I do not include any other programs in this
build. Refer to LiveXP programs' scripts as these
are compatible with any version (32 & 64 bit) Thanks