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Automatically Create a Bootable Utility USB Flash Drive (Standard 8)

7/8/2014

Learn how to create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) or Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 4.0.

You create a bootable utility USB flash drive in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) so that you can capture or extract an image on a device, start Image Builder Wizard (IBW) on a device, or start your device using Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 4.0. After you have started a device with Standard 8 or Windows PE 4.0, you can run Target Analyzer Probe (TAP) or build an image using a configuration file. If your device has a bootable DVD-ROM drive, you can use the Standard 8 DVD that is appropriate to the device architecture as a bootable utility disk.

Image Configuration Editor (ICE) provides the ability to easily create a utility USB drive and make it bootable.

  • You have a reference device that meets the Requirements for an Embedded Device.
  • You have installed Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit (Standard 8 Toolkit) on a development computer that meets the Requirements for a Development Computer.
  • You have the set of three Standard 8 DVDs.
  • You have a blank USB flash drive that you can format that is at least 8 gigabytes (GB) (12 GB recommended).

  1. Attach your USB drive to your development computer.

  2. On the development computer, choose Start, point to All Programs, click Windows Embedded 8 Standard, and then click Image Configuration Editor. Image Configuration Editor (ICE) opens.

  3. On the ICE main menu, click Tools, click Create Media, and then click Create IBW Image with full Catalog

  4. On the User Access Control prompt, click Okay. The Windows Embedded Media Creator wizard opens.

  5. On the first page of the wizard:

    • For Select Catalog, enter or browse to the location of the catalog to be included on the USB drive.
    • For Architecture, select the architecture of the catalog
    • For OS Version, select the OS version of the catalog.

    Click Next to proceed to the next step.

  6. On the next page of the wizard:

    1. Select Publish to USB flash drive.
    2. Select the USB flash drive you wish to publish to. If your device is not displayed, click refresh.
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      The estimated space required is shown at the top of this page of the wizard. Only USB devices which have the required capacity will be displayed on the list.

    Click Create Media to continue.

  7. A warning dialog will be displayed stating that all data currently on your selected device will be erased. Click Yes to continue.

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    If you choose to publish to a folder instead of a USB flash drive, any contents in the folder you choose will be moved to the Recycle Bin.
  8. A progress screen will be displayed indicating the progress of disk formatting and copying files. When the process is complete, the message Installation Media Created Successfully will be displayed.

  1. Attach your USB drive to your development computer.

  2. On the development computer, choose Start, point to All Programs, click Windows Embedded 8 Standard, and then click Image Configuration Editor. Image Configuration Editor (ICE) opens.

  3. Open an existing configuration file or create a new configuration file.

  4. On the ICE main menu, click Tools, click Create Media, and then click Create IBW Image from Configuration Set

  5. On the User Access Control prompt, click Okay. The Windows Embedded Media Creator wizard opens.

  6. On the first page of the wizard: the Select Configuration File will be pre-populated with the currently open configuration file and the modules included in that configuration file will be displayed in the Modules in configuration file pane.

    Click Next to proceed to the next step.

  7. On the next page of the wizard:

    1. Select Publish to USB flash drive.
    2. Select the USB flash drive you wish to publish to. If your device is not displayed, click refresh.
      JJ979592.note(en-us,WinEmbedded.81).gifNote:
      The estimated space required is shown at the top of this page of the wizard. Only USB devices which have the required capacity will be displayed on the list.

    Click Create Media to continue.

  8. A warning dialog will be displayed stating that all data currently on your selected device will be erased. Click Yes to continue.

    JJ979592.note(en-us,WinEmbedded.81).gifNote:
    If you choose to publish to a folder instead of a USB flash drive, any contents in the folder you choose will be moved to the Recycle Bin.
  9. A progress screen will be displayed indicating the progress of disk formatting and copying files. When the process is complete, the message Installation Media Created Successfully will be displayed.

  1. Attach your USB drive to your development computer.

  2. On the development computer, choose Start, point to All Programs, click Windows Embedded 8 Standard, and then click Image Configuration Editor. Image Configuration Editor (ICE) opens.

  3. On the ICE main menu, click Tools, click Create Media, and then click Create Windows PE Image

  4. On the User Access Control prompt, click Okay. The Windows Embedded Media Creator wizard opens.

  5. On the first page of the wizard, select the desired architecture, then click Next to continue.

  6. On the next page of the wizard:

    1. Select Publish to USB flash drive.
    2. Select the USB flash drive you wish to publish to. If your device is not displayed, click refresh.
      JJ979592.note(en-us,WinEmbedded.81).gifNote:
      The estimated space required is shown at the top of this page of the wizard. Only USB devices which have the required capacity will be displayed on the list.

    Click Create Media to continue.

  7. A warning dialog will be displayed stating that all data currently on your selected device will be erased. Click Yes to continue.

    JJ979592.note(en-us,WinEmbedded.81).gifNote:
    If you choose to publish to a folder instead of a USB flash drive, any contents in the folder you choose will be moved to the Recycle Bin.
  8. A progress screen will be displayed indicating the progress of disk formatting and copying files. When the process is complete, the message Installation Media Created Successfully will be displayed.

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