Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)
Microsoft® Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), provides a small but powerful boot environment that you can use for many Windows Embedded Standard development tasks. Windows PE provides the following features:
A hardware-independent Windows environment with a small footprint both on the bootable media and in memory.
A subset of the Win32 application programming interfaces (APIs), a command-line interface (Cmd.exe) capable of running batch files, and support for Windows Script Host (WSH), HTML Applications (HTA), and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) used to create custom tools or scripts.
Network access and support for standard in-box network drivers that may be required for copying images and test suites from a network that uses TCP/IP.
Support for all mass-storage devices that use Windows 2000 or Windows XP drivers.
Native support to create, delete, format, and manage NTFS file system partitions.
Hardware diagnostics to load and test specific hardware drivers.
|The version of Windows PE included with Windows Embedded Standard cannot be updated or configured. You must purchase a licensed version of Windows PE to add custom support. For information, contact your Microsoft distributor.|