Development with Windows PE
With Microsoft® Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), you can bring up a device that has no operating system, hard drive, or device list. After you have created an image, you can use Windows PE to fine-tune the image on your device.
In This Section
- Comparison of Windows PE to Bootable CD-ROMs
- Describes two methods for booting a device from a CD-ROM and compares their uses during development, testing, and deployment.
- Windows Preinstallation Environment
- Describes the features and capabilities of Windows PE.
- Booting with Windows PE
- Describes how to boot any device that has a CD-ROM drive, regardless of the state or presence of an operating system or boot media, such as a hard drive.
- Detect Hardware Devices with Target Analyzer and Windows PE
- Describes how to detect hardware devices, and save the output to either a network location or a floppy disk.
- Configuring a Hard Drive with Diskpart and Windows PE
- Describes how to format and partition a hard drive by using Diskpart and Windows PE.
- Firewall Protection in Windows PE
- Describes the Windows Firewall provided by Windows PE in Windows XP with Service Pack 2, and how to enable or disable Windows Firewall.
- Connecting a Device to a Network with Windows PE
- Describes how to connect to network folders and map a network drive to install drivers or an image.
- Using Windows PE as an Emergency Boot Disk
- Describes how to use Windows PE if you make changes to your device that make the device unbootable.
- Accessing the File System on Your Target Device with Windows PE
- Describes how to access the NTFS file system on your target device, and how files can be protected from unauthorized access by enabling EFS.
- Editing the Registry Hive For Your Image on the Target Device
- Describes how you can access the registry hive for your image on the target device before or after you run FBA.
- Identify Target Device Hardware
- Describes how to identify the hardware on your target system using Target Analyzer.
- First Boot Agent
- Describes how FBA completes the Windows XP Embedded process on your target system.
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