Deploy an Image built with Image Builder Wizard to a UFD by Using ImageX (Standard 7 SP1)


Follow the steps in this topic to use Windows Embedded Standard 7 to deploy an image to a USB flash device (UFD) by using Image Builder Wizard and ImageX.

  1. Start Image Builder Wizard.

  2. Select Build an Image, accept the license terms, select Do not use a template, choose a language, and then click Next.

  3. Select Do not select additional drivers, and then click Next.

  4. On the Select the packages to include in your image page, click Feature Packages to expand the branch, then click Embedded Enabling Features, and then select Bootable Windows USB Stack.

    1. Add any additional packages you want to include.
    2. Click the Resolve Dependencies button and resolve all dependency issues.
      If you are asked to choose between Standard Windows USB Stack and Bootable Windows USB Stack, make sure that you leave only Bootable Windows USB Stack checked.
    3. Continue resolving dependencies until finished.
  5. On the drive-selection screen, select the first partition on the destination drive by using the GUI tools to partition and format the drive as appropriate.

  6. If your image will be deployed to another computer, run Sysprep on the image. For more information about Sysprep, see Run Sysprep on an Image.

    If you deploy an image that has not been prepared with Sysprep onto a UFD, the performance of the UFD will be greatly reduced during the first two boot instances. The compromised performance of the UFD occurs because the nonRemovable key is not created in the Windows Registry during the boot instances.
  7. Capture the image to a .wim file by using the following command:

    imagex /capture <src> <dst> "<name>"
  8. Insert the destination UFD.

  9. Format the destination UFD to be a bootable utility UFD. For more information about creating a bootable utility UFD, see Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive.

  10. Apply the image to the UFD by using the following ImageX command:

    imagex /apply <src> 1 <dst>
  11. After the image is applied, run BCDBoot to update the BCD store on the UFD with the following command:

    bcdboot.exe <UFD drive letter>:\windows /s <UFD drive letter>:
  12. Insert the UFD into the target hardware.

  13. Start the computer, making sure that the BIOS settings are set to boot to a UFD (or USB) device first.

  14. Allow Setup to finish.