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#90271 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 01 February 2010 - 05:26 PM in Project forge

use reg2WBS.exe (NOT reg2WBSprg.exe)
"C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Peter\Desktop\x x.reg"
"C:\x x.reg"
and click "Build"

with following amalux's example
"C:\Sygate Technologies, Inc.reg"
and click build


Thanks, Lancelot!

I got the same behaviour and can debug now
(But I think that it is more the comma than the space in the name ...)


#115493 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 03 December 2010 - 08:52 AM in Project forge

Hi Peter,

I am trying to use version 4.0.3 on WinXP Pro x64. At the moment I cannot get it to output anything at all.
It fails to produce anything in the code snippet box even when trying to process the following: This small reg file is saved in Unicode format, although I may be misunderstanding what unicode means in this instance.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






I did a fresh download and tested. It works.

Maybe there is something wrong with your .reg file.

Reg2WBS processes two type of files:
  • ANSI (1 byte char)
  • UTF-8 (two byte characters) In this case the first two bytes of the reg file must be Hex: FF FE.
Some editors (e.g. TextPad) destroy the BOM FF FE.


#92804 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 28 February 2010 - 05:22 PM in Project forge

look at the link below the text "latest version number"...it seems you have two links and one is wrong...

Thanks! This came into the post maybe by :exclamation: and is really wrong!

I removed.


#90406 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 03 February 2010 - 09:37 AM in Project forge

Try 3.2.4!


#84209 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 12 November 2009 - 10:44 AM in Project forge

I have the original in my e-mail

Peter :drunk:

#83439 [tool] reg2WBS

Posted by pscEx on 03 November 2009 - 10:20 AM in Project forge

How to decide whether RegAddBoot or reg_add has to be written?


#100000 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 13 May 2010 - 11:29 AM in Win7PE

This is the problem if i typ the adress in the browser everything is OK but if i type it in the Script field I get the WebGet Error.


In the script there is no redirection support. here you must use the real full URL:
http://ftp.daum.net/.....tup 3.6.3.exe


#100008 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 13 May 2010 - 01:02 PM in Win7PE

It seems that the built-in WebGet functionality of WinBuilder does not support HTTP redirect, not even sure it supports cookies.

WinBuilder uses INDY components which handle (theoretically) redirects. It also 'Allows cookies' but does not use their contents actively.

Unfortunately WinBuilder seems not to support creating a project which links scripts from other projects. So it's not easy to just supply an application add-on package as I am doing.

In nativeEx_Win7 you find a lot of samples about links.
Look into some folder.project files to find [Links] sections linking to complete folders.
Look into *.link files to find links to individual scripts.


#136856 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2011 - 02:18 PM in Win7PE

There is a syntax error in the CommonAPI, which has been interpreded as supposed in previous WB versions:

Change in Common_Api.script




In the API there are no serious warnings, which have to be taken into question.

But you have to check the warnings in other scripts like Explorer Tweaks.


BTW @Skybeam:
I wanted to downlad your collection to test, but I did not find any link. Usually it is in the first post. I looked through the following posts, too, but :frusty:

Sorry, the forum software does not allow to unbold the above text behind your name.

#137004 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2011 - 08:36 PM in Win7PE


#136999 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2011 - 07:51 PM in Win7PE

Maybe that is a different issue, but in the debugger WinBuilder first crashes in the Else line.


#136989 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2011 - 06:52 PM in Win7PE

Thanks for your post.

There is a syntax error in







Syantax description says: Else,Command.

The code is crazy! It has an Else inside a If,...Begin ... Else block :rofl:
I do not know what is intended, but IMO it should be




@SkyBeam: You should test ALL options you gave in your scripts! :showoff:
Maybe you misunderstood the If ... Else syntax. Have a look at running scripts!


#136908 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2011 - 07:48 PM in Win7PE

In addition, I need YOUR CURRENT 7zip script. Then I'll check in debugger.


#136886 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2011 - 06:26 PM in Win7PE

Did you notice the last NOTE in the first post from SkyBeam? In the last line there is a link to download...

Thanks. I'have been a bit blind! :frusty:


#100003 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 13 May 2010 - 11:42 AM in Win7PE

but why it does work in the thunderbird script for Klaus21? The structure is the same ...


Peter :cheers:

#79452 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2009 - 08:06 PM in Win7PE

Don't worry. That was just kidding.

I like to get (and maybe I personally need) difficult requests.
If you look into my profile:

What somebody else cannot do.

Peter :loleverybody:

#79416 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2009 - 05:48 PM in Win7PE

Something like
did not work for me.

It is not implemented (yet)

Put it into the bug tracker under 'requests'.

I think that this is a reasonable feature I'll try to add next WB version.


#79444 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2009 - 07:25 PM in Win7PE

... a reasonable feature would be Regular Expressions ...

You are trying to schedule my next two years ...

But 'Regular Expressions' is an issue worth to think about ... :loleverybody:


#79447 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2009 - 07:56 PM in Win7PE

You are adding the third year! :loleverybody:

I hope am rather sure that yout 'imaginations' can be fullfilled.

Peter B)

#81102 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 06 October 2009 - 04:09 PM in Win7PE

I'm not familar with the script.

But there is something unlogical:

[Success] ExtractFile - [UnixTimeStampNow.exe] to: [%BaseDir%\Temp\Avira\AntiVir Desktop]
[Failed] FileDelete - Failed to delete [%BaseDir%\Workbench\Common\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\UnixTimeStampNow.exe]: The operation completed successfully

  • Extract UnixTimeStampNow.exe to %BaseDir%\Temp
  • Delete UnixTimeStampNow.exe from %BaseDir%\Workbench\Common

BTW: "The operation completed successfully" in case of error: That is a topic for me in WinBuilder development

#81113 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 06 October 2009 - 06:25 PM in Win7PE

Fix seems to work fine... I only updated the delete line before, I guess also extract line was needed too. Thanks for all the help Skybeam :hypocrite:

Here is the log in case anyone needs it.



#81104 My personal script collection working with Win7RescuePE

Posted by pscEx on 06 October 2009 - 04:44 PM in Win7PE

Actually in the middle of the extract and delete instructions there is a ShellExecute instruction to execute UnixTimeStampNow.exe.




I just fixed the wrong path (sorry, I was using the wrong variable. Verification of the changes are pending here since the download is horribly slow at the moment...

Updated script added to initial post.

Mainly @Sems:

I'm rather surprized now that the ShellExecute was NOT in the posted log.
Did you delete as 'not important'
Or is there a different reason?

Try to build, after downloading the new version, with Tools > Options > Log Comments checked (right top).
Post the log.html of this build.


#71999 VistaPE updated package RC1a

Posted by pscEx on 17 July 2009 - 03:01 PM in VistaPE

Great work! :lol:

I'm going to test when I'm back from my vacation.


#89950 VistaPE updated package RC1a

Posted by pscEx on 28 January 2010 - 08:17 PM in VistaPE

new bug:
04-additional.script fails to copy to %Target_Win%\%DistLang%
when the source locale is not en-US
(DirMake,%Target_Win%\%DistLang% is missing)

I appreciate your posts.
They are for 99.99% helpful for me and a hint to change something.
But I have one BIG PROBLEM:
Often I do not see them because they are in a topic, which is outside my current interest.
Please, can you write such REAL BUG REPORTS (if they are WinBuilder related) into the bug tracker?
That would help me a lot and make sure that I "At least get knowledge about the issue"



#150659 Test your bootable USB Flash Drive In QEMU

Posted by pscEx on 17 March 2012 - 03:12 PM in Tutorials

Yep, that's one of the builds. I didn't think it would be relevant.

Allow me to contradict. I wanted to download qemu 1.0.1 binary for windows, but all significant google results brought me to URLs to download the source code, which I should have to compile (With which tool(s)??? How ???).

So, for me the information Wonko gave about the link, is very relevant!

Should be nice to include next time in a similar situation.

Peter :cheers:

#90913 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 09 February 2010 - 04:40 PM in Screenshots

Bem-vindo BootZero
Obrigado pela sua contribuição!
A primeira contribuição desta qualidade nunca existiu antes!
Welcome BootZero
Thank you for your contribution!
The first contribution of this quality has never existed before!

As developer of WinBuilder.exe I'm interested to know:
Did you try with the latest WB 078 SP6?

If yes, and it has not been successful, we should work on that.
That would be a GREAT project.


#90930 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 09 February 2010 - 05:46 PM in Screenshots

my tests so far are being conducted in VMware, I do not have win98 installed on my computer

So maybe I can help you a bit.
I really want to install to my HDD (That's what a developer has to live with).
And I do not know the languages I have saved from old MSDN times (in worst case only German) ...

Let's wait and hope the best ...

Peter ;)

#90921 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 09 February 2010 - 05:12 PM in Screenshots

The versions 078 SP# not work, did not carry the GUI, the only one that was 075 Beta5j

Does that mean, that under W98 wb 078 SP6 does not become visible / readable at all?


#90973 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 09 February 2010 - 09:55 PM in Screenshots

Thanks for your cooperation and tests.

I really want to do the best I can (and maybe do WinBuilder changes if necessary).

But please give me some time
It is 11 Pm here, and as old retired man I need sleep :cheers:
But more important: I have to search my old CD's and to install. And that may take a while.
I think that we can speak again when you tomorrow start your day.

BTW: Where are you from?
Last years I spent about 5 month (split over two years) in a project in Rio, and I got the city and the carriocas to like.


#90927 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 09 February 2010 - 05:30 PM in Screenshots

only appears in the Windows hourglass for a few seconds, but nothing appears, send CTRL+ALT+DEL and nothing appears on the WinBuilder it

I can do other tests and provide you with a more detailed feedback


Do not do to much work about this now!

The item interests me and I'll do some tests.

But that will take a while ...

I have some partition space left on my HDDs, and I have Win 98, Wi ME etc. souce CDs. But to install will take a wile. I do not want to risk to overwrite my curren W 6.? boot mechanism.

I think, if I installed successful, I'l come back and then I need your help.

Question: Which W 98 do you have? (Brazil) Portuguese or English or ...


#118335 WinBuilder Running on Windows 98

Posted by pscEx on 02 January 2011 - 09:44 PM in Screenshots

pscEx™ English: constellation :confused1:

I think that I have to edit several posts and applications to contain my trademarked word!

Maybe somebody else has the time and does it for me.

Peter :whistling:

#67351 boot over iscsi

Posted by pscEx on 11 May 2009 - 07:10 PM in Boot from LAN

Hi Peter,
No problem, as said in the first post, i am new to this forum and not yet trained to how to post.

The goal here is to explained how to network boot a diskless computers onto an image of a hard drive served thru the ISCSI protocol.

What is it exactly that would make this easier to understand? steps in that thread?


Just try to imagine that me and other users do not understand your main intention.

(Maybe I do(???), but I'm thinking as 'rest of the world')

Peter :D

#67346 boot over iscsi

Posted by pscEx on 11 May 2009 - 06:31 PM in Boot from LAN

Hallo Erwan.l

Right now it is my first look into your topic. And I have some difficulties to 'understand' all the posts made.

If you look into other posts of mine, I usually avoid to visit links in the posts.
I personally prefer to see facts inside a post.

Can you please try (fool proofed!) to explain the goal and benefits of your post?

Sorry, that is not meant agressively, but there are a lot of members who have difficulties to understand the offer of a post.



#65238 pe21

Posted by pscEx on 19 April 2009 - 10:19 AM in Project forge


I guess that you could never really understand it. So now you have the opportunity, you decided to break it. What a joke!

... :) ...


This 'logic' has been the reason that since WB 075 beta I introduced the parameter stack.

The whole 'parameter index' issue is forgotten now.


#65325 pe21

Posted by pscEx on 20 April 2009 - 09:03 AM in Project forge

I adapted it for 076 and it's working fine. Now, for no reason whatsoever, you decided to break it. What's the story?

When you adapted for 076, everything is ok.

As I wrote, the parameter stack has been introduced in 075 beta.

And that has been BEFORE 076


#193546 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 07 July 2015 - 12:01 PM in Development

I could reproduce.


There may be an issue in  adressing the delivered Java, when Java is not installed on the host.


I'll fix as soon as possible.



#193556 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 07 July 2015 - 04:22 PM in Development

Issue fixed.


WinBuilder.exe now starts on a host without Java installed.


I could not test when the installed java version is below 6. But that should work too.


Is there somebody still working with such an old Java version below 6?. Please report.



#193267 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 22 June 2015 - 10:16 AM in Development

your command line should be:


C:\winBuilder>run\jre\bin\java -Xms640m -Xmx1024m -jar winbuilder.jar


I'm going to do some tests with mixed java 6 / 7 /8.


But allow me two weeks of vacation before (coming back july 6th)



#193264 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 22 June 2015 - 09:11 AM in Development

Try to start WinBuilder from console:


<BaseDir>run\jre\bin\java -Xms640m -Xmx1024m -jar <BaseDir>\winbuilder.jar


<BaseDir> is where WinBuilder.jar is installed.


This maybe outputs error messages.



#193156 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 13 June 2015 - 05:33 PM in Development

I got a strange error report inside the download section and removed from there.


Please report troubles here!



#193153 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 13 June 2015 - 03:27 PM in Development

New version is uploaded!

What's New in Version 2015.06.12

  • BUILD CORE, WIM, ISO now fully independent from each other.
  • Add cached files collections, rather than expanding from WIM on every build. This brings on my old XP machine a build from more than 6 minutes downto 2:30 minutes.
  • Add Win7pe function "Update.java" which uses external file "update.ini" to make optional necessary Win7Pe settings file adaptions on WinBuilder update.

You can now modify your PE by e.g.:

(Thought more for developers than standard users!)

  • Add / change / remove something in <BaseDir>\output\wim-boot
  • Add / change / remove something in <BaseDir>\output\bootdisk

The idea of "Cached files" is also not new. In WinBuilder 8x there are some projects with "Stored WIMs".
The difference is that the "Stored WIMs" are complete and need some GB space per source CD.
The here used method caches only the "Standard PE" files, which needs only about 350 mb per source CD.
The other files (e.g. in plugins) are still extracted actually from the WIMs.
Some logs showing the timing:
Standard build:


Cached build:




#191797 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 April 2015 - 03:11 PM in Development

I have a software which reques it. I want to make an minimal image for Virtual Box. I'll try other readers. My software has a certificaton. I don't know if others support it.
Is it possible to add http://reboot.pro/to...dobe-reader-xi/? How?

It is not possible to add a script for the deprecated WinBuilder 08x to the new WinBuilder 20xx.
I'll have a look into the old script and will see what is possible.
In the mean time maybe you try my new SumatraPDF plugin. The process of upload may be finished in about one hour.

#187981 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 18 October 2014 - 02:27 PM in Development

The SVN is private.

I made a 145 fix for linux OS. You can download at winbuilder.exec-se.de/Builder/winbuilder.2013.09.01.x.zip
Just unzip into your winbuilder directory and start winbuilder.jar rather than winbuilder.exe.

The current winbuilder version IMO is since a long time ready to publish.

But it is up to Nuno to give green light to publish.


#193595 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 08 July 2015 - 03:09 PM in Development

Command prompt was the right way to find exceptions! Congratuation! :1st:


I'll try with your configuration.



#187968 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 16 October 2014 - 03:52 PM in Development

Unfortunatelly, no simple help.

I stepped with debugger through old SVN version 145 (which is base for the published WinBuilder) and found, that there is really a linux / windows path separator bug.

As our SVN version is now above 300 (with many logical changes), it is not so easy to fix the version 145. I'll try nevertheless.


A supposed workaround to get a bootable ISO:


1. In your 'output\wim-boot' directory copy plugins\Internet\InternetExplorer\ieproxy.dll to Windows\System32

2. There are some 'Number' directories like '2' or '5'. Move their contents to the 'Windows' directory. Take care of correct subdirectory levels!

3. In the WinBuilder GUI execute "build wim; build iso;".


That should (I hope) create a bootable win7pe ISO.



#187983 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 18 October 2014 - 03:07 PM in Development

When do you start to take lessons to become ready?


Peter :cheers:

#188556 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 15 November 2014 - 06:10 PM in Development

That is not possible by design.
WinBuilder is developed to work platform independent on windows / linux / mac operating systems.

Currently there is no way known to create a bootable USB drive with a platform independent source code.

But you can easily create your UFD:

1: Follow this very good instruction: http://www.easy2boot...sing-rmprepusb/
2: Copy the WinBuilder created ISO <basedir>\output\bootdisk.iso to <UFD drive>\_ISO\WINPE. You may change the root name to something explaining, like SMALL_NVDA_PE.iso
3: Create a text file in <UFD drive>\_ISO\WINPE with the same rooot name, in this example SMALL_NVDA_PE.txt
4: Edit this text file and define the menu line for booting from the ISO: title <display line>. Example title SMALL_NVDA_PE. The display line must not be necessarily the same as the ISO root name.

When you want to replace the ISO, or add a new one, you already have the bootable UFD. Step 1 will not be necessary any more.


#192429 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 05 May 2015 - 09:20 AM in Development

A new version is uploaded.


What's New in Version 2015.05.04
  • Added MS Installer
  • Added Command History functionality
  • Added Custom Project


#191780 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 April 2015 - 08:35 AM in Development

I do not recommend to add acrobat. It is about 120 mb in size. Use Sumatra or PDF XChange Viewer instead.
To write your own scripts, see the instructions at http://reboot.pro/to...te-own-plugins/
To add PDFs, you can

  • either write a script just copying them to the build and (optional) having shortcuts (when *.pdf is defined in registry HKLM\Classes).
  • or copy them to a subfolder of <basedir>\lib\Develop, e.g. C:\WinBuilder\lib\Develop\PDF

When Develop contains the empty flag file "docopy", everything under Develop is copied to the PE. In this way you can add applications to the PE bypassing the build functionality. For script development I use this mechanism e.g. to have Depends.exe and ServiWin.exe .
BTW: I'll see to find some time and write a portable PDF plugin.

#191095 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 03 March 2015 - 08:45 AM in Development

New WinBuilder version 2015.03.02 is uploaded.


What's New in Version 2015.03.02
  • Added Win7PE embedded
  • Accept user defined plugins
  • Implied dependency handling
  • Added Win7 SP0 sources to be valid sources
  • WinBuilder can extract Win8 WIMs
  • Optional WIM extracting using sevenzipjbinding
  • Bypassed Ubuntu FileChannel "feature" which avoides building valid WIMs under Ubuntu
  • Modified core Win7PE to make development of plugins much easier
  • Fixed several bugs in registry handling.
  • All localised texts, paths etc. are copied from source CD. No "If language equals xyz ..."
  • Added launchEx for updating and restart winbuilder.
  • Store some (possibly going to be changed) download URLs at GitHub



#192649 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 15 May 2015 - 11:10 AM in Development

New version published.


What's New in Version 2015.05.14
  • Small adjustment in command history: ESCAPE cleans current line
  • Fix bug in starting NVDA
  • Check custom projects for valid source
  • Added User Folders
  • Fixed bug on linux, when WinBuilder was on a different than the home volume.



#198308 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 06 March 2016 - 05:24 PM in Development

It is theoretically platform independent. But in practice still sometimes there appear nice animals, called bugs.



#198362 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 12 March 2016 - 09:22 AM in Development

Config win7PE still does not work. Still testing.

See the help: config ?


Config core win7pe


Some of these require you to do some extra steps like making a folder and running the app. But in Linux, even with wine some of these apps will not run.


Also, this did not give me any hints.

I'll again go through all plugins and try to make the output more explaining.


BTW: By a glitch in the upload assemblation batch again certification errors appear. I'll fix.



#198350 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 11 March 2016 - 03:56 PM in Development

In half an hour you can download a test at http://winbuilder.ex...-03-07.test.zip


Best will be to unzip into an empty directory and start from scratch.


On plugin install, only ERROR and FAILURE messages are real errors. INFO and WARNING etc. give hints that the user has to do something before adding the plugin to the project.



#198364 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 12 March 2016 - 09:41 AM in Development

You can create portable apps.
Did you already look to documentation http://reboot.pro/to...-documentation/

Because of a bug in sevenzip library not all downloaded apps *.paf.exe can be extracted directly.

See as example:

Just download and extract: HxD
Register internally but do not download and expand: PiriformRecuvaPortable
Attach to the plugin: PiriformCCleanerPortable.

To write distributable plugins you need a developer key included in the winbuilder directory.
I'll PM you your key


#198375 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 12 March 2016 - 06:45 PM in Development

Latest news:


On Ubuntu I found a folder Windows\System32 in the winbuilder directory. I installed netbeans and the whole WB source on that PC. Hard work to go step by step through the debugger, where this slash / backslash issue is active. :dubbio:


But issue recognized means issue solved! :smiling9:



#208374 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 26 November 2018 - 08:36 AM in Development

The WinBuilder dowload link has been reported as broken.

It was been caused by a new domain organisation at my provider.

The winbuilder.exec-se.de pointer was lost.

This affected not only WinBuilder, but also the plugins.

Fixed now.



#198574 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 April 2016 - 04:12 PM in Development

A new version of WinBuilder is available.


What's New in Version 2016.03.28

  • Removed incompatibility glitches when building on Linux. Install on Mint17 is running now w/o issues

Sorry that it took a while. I have been in a hospital with some heart troubles.


But now everything is ok again.


The current plugins will or will not work on the new WinBuilder. You have to test.


I'm going to upload revised plugins step by step next days.


There is a general change: PortableApps setup files (*.paf.exe) will not any more be expanded (or tried to do). There is a general issue with expanding NSIS by the current sevenzipbinding (see https://sourceforge....hread/7e226e5f/).

There are differences between expanding under Windows and Linux. Therefore I decided that the user has to deliver the app.

When installing a plugin with a *paf.exe setup, you get the hint that you have to setup the application into a named directory.

During build of the PE, when this setup is not done, you get the hint again.


I'm sorry for this inconvenience, wich cannot be solved by WinBuilder. As soon, as there is a new (running) version of sevenzipbinding, I'll include in WinBuilder and using of portable apps as plugins will become easier.


#198343 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 11 March 2016 - 07:51 AM in Development

Yes, I already fixed some erroneous plugins. Partly download URLs have been changed by the author and were no nonger available. Information during download / installl of plugins is now more describing for the user.


Yesterday I reproduced the shortcut issue on Mint. I think tonight it is fixed.



#181172 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 02 January 2014 - 04:43 PM in Development

Maybe it is caused by my bad English, but I felt in an unfair way agressed by what you wrote, and therefore I closed the topic.


Let's give us a new chance!


Peter :cheers:

#195903 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 13 October 2015 - 01:22 PM in Development

A new version is uploaded.

What's New in Version 2015.10.13
  • Added optional ability to load special plugin's app on every build (For beta tests with rapidly changing apps)

This is done especially for testing Siginets Uninfector.


Because this change is not relevant for normal users, there is no message of WinBuilder about a newer version.


Existing plugins do not have the property "ForceDownload" and are therefore fully unaffected.



#193986 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 26 July 2015 - 05:05 PM in Development

A new version is uploaded.

What's New in Version 2015.07.24

  • Corrected startup for different host OS and architecture
  • Some enhancements with autoupdate on different hosts

This fixes hopefully the last time reported issues.


Tested with:


XP SP3 32 and 64 bit

Win7 32 and 64 bit

Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit


Members can do me a favoure and test the upgrade mechanism.


Instead downloading the latest version, download manually http://winbuilder.ex..._2015.07.16.zip

This is practically the same file like the latest upload, but has a different version number.


Unpack this "Old" version into an empty directory and start winbuilder (winbuilder.exe in WIN systems, winbuilder.jar in others).

Follow the instructions to upgrade.


The process should lead you finally to the latest winbuilder (2015.07.24) and build the PE successfully.

If not, please report the details.


Billy-Bob :yahoo:

#198213 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 02 March 2016 - 05:08 PM in Development

Sorry, there has been a (correccted) typo in the description.


Instead of

java -Xsm640m -Xsx1024m -jar winbuilder.jar


java -Xms640m -Xmx1024m -jar winbuilder.jar


Peter :confused1:

#198288 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 06 March 2016 - 09:40 AM in Development

Sorry, onother small but important glitch in the upload.

The attached file is missing.


Unzip it into your WinBuilder directory.


I'll correct the download.




Attached Files

#198306 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 06 March 2016 - 04:24 PM in Development

Let me first try with my Ubuntu. When that runs well (I assume some slash / backslash issues), lets look at MX 15.



#198304 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 06 March 2016 - 04:09 PM in Development

Give me some days to test. I did not really test excessively under Linux.



#193614 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 09 July 2015 - 06:52 AM in Development

I could reproduce. As known, when the issue is well described, it is already solverd one half.


Here seems to be a design issue, to attach only a 32 bit jre.


But launch4j, which is building winbuilder.exe, can only process one attached jre.


I have to find a work around.



#176732 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2013 - 03:37 PM in Development

Thanks, Steve, for your comments.


The unreadable screenshoot size is caused in this support topic by the forum's software. In the download page it has normal size.


I have to change something in the download page - like you quoted.


One fact is important:


The WinBuilder application and the Win7PE (as one possible) project are two different things - like in the good old WinBuilder82 days.


Your questions are logically due to the WinzPE project.


Win7PE processes only Win7 x86 SP1 sources by design.


easyDriveLetter is used to "automagically" having in the PE the same drive letters as in the live system.

Additionally it renames the ISO drive to (historic) Y:. This is tunable with the WinBuilder config command.


Currently I have no idea about the "multiPeBoot" issue. That should not occur when starting in a VM. Sorry, I only use VirtualBox, maybe in a different VM the behaviour is different.


There is already the ability to config some user options. (This again is WinBuilder, not Win7PE)


Do "config win7PE" and a html page will appear where you can define some options. Here e.g. also the easyDriveLetter's Y: can be defined.


The single components / plugins also can be config-ed according the designed options.


The GUI is a html page, because WinBuilder is designed to work also as client of a WEB server.


Please visit the Win7PE download page to get more details to know.


Another "Please" Further questions about the project should be in Win7PE discussion topic.



#176758 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2013 - 01:34 PM in Development

"as one possible" or "as only possible one" (at the moment)  :dubbio:?




When you publish the WonkoPE, we already have two!


Peter :cheers:

#176754 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2013 - 12:39 PM in Development

Please post a link to the 'Win7PE discussion topic'.



Peter :cheers:

#181163 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 02 January 2014 - 02:59 PM in Development

Seems to be a problem with the MMC component.

There has been a nice problem:


The MMC component was simply lost in the download. :dubbio:

I uploaded a corrected version.



#176876 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 08 September 2013 - 04:36 PM in Development

Thanks, Wonko!


Long time ago I for me decided, "Never use a 64 bit PE". Reasons you explained simply and meeting the point.


BTW: I remember the 007 movie "Never say never" ...


Peter :cheers:

#176879 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 08 September 2013 - 05:51 PM in Development



Certainly a shock to use after using original winbuilder as is so different, but always like to try the latest version of things, so great work, nice to see continuing development


I have one question though, I already have a great setup with my PE and lots of scripts I use, how do I get these scripts working with new version, is there any way to import them or instructions on how to modify old scripts to work with new winbuilder?

I think that there is NO (made within reasonable time) way to import or convert to new WinBuilder.


The reason is not to be found in a developer's "general clearing", but in the fact, that the so called "Common API" is not a common, but in every project a proprietary API.

(See scripts in the download area which have the comment "Tested with xxx" or "For xxx". Implicitelly that means that these scripts are propably not running in "yyy")


I do not see a reasonable way to build a converting database, containing all currently known (and also the in the future suddenly appearing new) API macros.



#176711 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2013 - 08:28 AM in Development

This page is reserved for maintenance purposes.



  • 2013-SEP-04 First release of version 2013.09.01

#176709 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 04 September 2013 - 08:26 AM in Development

Posted Image

File Name: WinBuilder
File Submitter: pscEx
File Submitted: 04 Sep 2013
File Updated: 01 Apr 2016
File Category: Winbuilder legacy

This is the easiest Windows PE builder on earth (not kidding)

Quick start:
  • Download WinBuilder from this page
  • Extract the zipped file to a folder, choose a short path like c:\winbuilder
  • Run Winbuilder.exe
  • Type "AUTO" on the main window to create a Win7PE boot disk
The instructions on the screen tell where you find the Win7PE ISO image.

Would you like to see new features added? Click on the "Support topic" button on the right side of this web page.



In this page you find the easiest and most advanced Windows PE builder ever created. It is easy and advanced, but it also has an "ugly" look (we will explain why).


Supported Operating Systems

The new WinBuilder has been written to be independent from whichever operating system you are using, it is meant to work from Windows, Linux and MacOSX.

For Windows users, we make available "WinBuilder.exe". You just need to double-click for launch and then type "AUTO" to build a boot disk.

For Linux / MacOSX users, you should:
  • Open a console window
  • Change to the directory where you have "WinBuilder.exe"
  • Set once the execute bit to winbuilder.jar and launchEx.jar
  • Type: java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -jar winbuilder.jar
  • Type "AUTO" to launch the boot disk build
We haven't tested all possible platforms. If something doesn't work then please get back in contact with us to provide details about the machine where it is not working, so that we can fix it.

Our software is based in the Java platform. We do this in a very secure manner, for Windows users we include our own version of Java that does not require Java to be installed on your machine.


Commands available

A short list of commands that are available inside WinBuilder

ART - Creates a banner in ASCII art
AUTO - Fully-automated boot disk creation
BUILD - Creates a new boot disk PE ISO using the actual project
CONFIG - Changes the settings of the specified plugin
CREDITS - Lists the credits and licenses of resources used in this software
CLS - Clears the screen
DOWNLOAD - Allows downloading pre-defined files from the Internet
EXIT - Concludes the execution of this program
FILELOG - Defines log to file
INSTALL - Download and install apps from http://reboot.pro/files
LIST - Lists the available commands
SAY - Provides a valuable life lesson from the rebooter community
SET - Change the system settings using the key/value format
SOURCE - Chooses a Windows source from where the boot disk is built
TTS - Defines text to speech level of log output
UPGRADE - Upgrades rebuilder to the most recent version
UNINSTALL - Uninstalls a resouce from http://reboot.pro/files
VERSION - Informs about the current version of this program
WEB - Allow users to control this program from a web browser

To know better how each command works, type the command name followed by an "?"

Here is an example for a command that is useful:
install ?
Go ahead and try them all as you wish.


Installing new stuff / plugins?

All plugins that you see available here on the reboot download center are available for direct download and install from within winbuilder. To see what is available, just type:
install list
To install something, you can for example try:
install irfanwiew


Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, Nuno Brito and Peter Schlang
Permission to use this software for your own personal usage is hereby granted, all other rights are reserved and require explicit permission from the copyright holders.


If you want to distribute WinBuilder, somehow use WinBuilder as part of your projects or any other licensing related matter then please contact Nuno Brito through mail@nunobrito.eu to explain your context and obtain a permission.


Why is the new WinBuilder so ugly?

On this version we did not added a pretty GUI with buttons and nice graphs. This was intentional and recognize that that the "new look" is not pretty. Maybe can explain a bit better why we did it this way.
  • Easier for those who have no sight. We noted that the previous winbuilder was quite difficult for visually impaired users
  • Consistency. We support Windows, MacOSX, Linux and a web interface. If we only had a GUI like before we'd be spending our time trying to make a user interface that would look good on all these platforms
  • Expansion. With our new plugin system it is easy to write new commands by yourself or by other developers. Using only a traditional GUI would be difficult (and messy) to make this kind of thing possible
Reality is that you are using WinBuilder to get a boot disk done, not because it looks pretty. We deliver a solid builder, you just need to type one single command and things get done without drama.

Other builders out there that look prettier will:
  • require one hour (at minimum) to build a boot disk
  • ask full administrative permissions over your machine
  • only run on windows
  • force you to use a compatible source
  • fail four or five times until you get something

We don't have any of these troubles. You unpack, run and get a working boot disk. Simple.

To be honorable: If your OS does not contain a Win7 sorce CD yet, there is also some time used on the first start, to download the
2.? GB CD ISO (about 20 minutes with DSL 1600) and to extract the ISO. But that is only on the very first use.

  • Have fun! :)

Click here to download this file

#191182 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 07 March 2015 - 02:24 PM in Development

Uploaded version 2015-03-07


What's New in Version 2015.03.07

  • Introduced test new auto-upgrade functionality


When WinBuilder is run for the first time of a day, some information are downloaded about latest version.


When the latest version is smaller than the actual running version, WinBuilder gives a message about that, and suggests the command "UPGRADE".


When you execute the upgrade, the latest vesrion is downloaded, stored and started.


No worries: The user defined items like wallpaper, shortcuts, plugins etc. are NOT reset to factory setting.


Please report about experience with the upgrade function.


For those who are curious: The downloaded information also points (dynamically) to a valid Win7 source CD which can be downloaded. As known, M$ does not longer offer the CDs at digitalriver.


Here the current definitions at




#178996 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 28 October 2013 - 05:56 PM in Development

Hmmm ...

Maybe I by mistake clicked "Edit" ?


I'm allowed in this subforum.



#178930 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 26 October 2013 - 03:22 PM in Development

And this one:




Maybe to understand one of possible projects, this link can be helpful:




Peter :cheers:

#178931 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 26 October 2013 - 03:58 PM in Development

  Now, I have to find how to configure this fast thingy & add custom software.


With the current version only plugins from the reboot.pro download center can be added by command: install <plugin name>.


With next publication (which is nearly ready to upload) propably the user can add his own plugins.


It depends on the project, "what is how configurable". WinBuilder only provides the methods.


For the (currently only) Win7PE project look into the Win7PE doc.



#176884 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 08 September 2013 - 06:45 PM in Development

I might be wrong, but don't you need a 64-bit PE for a Secureboot Windows 8 system?

I know you can (temporarily) turn off Secureboot, but I do keep a 64bit PE around (and already had to use it for clients' PCs).

Maybe "007" has to become active ...


Peter :cheers:

#176797 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 05 September 2013 - 08:04 PM in Development

Bummer, that really sucks. I really liked Winbuilder. But i cannot get behind it being a JAVA app.


Well Foo :alone:

Maybe you contact paraglider to help you with some base information.

Besides his order of reasonable programming languages I'm sure that he will agree that a fully Unicode able Java (or Esperanto, or whatelse) written app is somewhat more usable than an ANSI able Delphi app. :idea:

BTW: When you own and use a new mobile model with Google Android, though it away as fast as you can. Android is written in Java :dubbio:



#181140 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 January 2014 - 08:50 PM in Development

ABORTED is usually only be done by the user.


Unfortunatelly we do not have a log file yet.


Can you post the (or some) screenshoot of the console window, with removed ART-ASCII lines?


The "hasOldWB" was only a hint for developers to look at the code what happens with old / new WinBuilder. Nothing to do.



#181141 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 January 2014 - 08:57 PM in Development


Peter, would you please disable the warning hint? This scares and confuses users.


Also, the download package uses "winbuilder_lastest" and this could be simplified. Could either be simply called "winbuilder" or add the version number like "winbuilder-2014.01.01" to ease referencing but "latest" is not so useful as reference after being downloaded to disk by end-users and causes confusion about what is being used since it is called as the "latest".


Part 1: I disagree. Maybe Win7PE does not work completelly like intended and developed for the 2013.11.xx WinBuilder when it uses the current WinBuilder version.

I tried to catch all possible issues in the workarounds, but I'm not sure whether everything is targeted.

IMO the warning is necessary.


Part2: done



#177383 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2013 - 05:14 PM in Development

There are two steps to add a plugin to a project.
1. Install it. You already did so.
2. Select it for including in the build: In the GUI type "config win7pe" <return>. Then select it in the formular.


#181150 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 02 January 2014 - 08:22 AM in Development

What is the practical advantage of having them?


e.g modifyMulti could be executed inside WinBuilder rather than by a win7pe function


e.g the WinBuilder registry function regimport could be used rather than a Win7PE series of single registry commands.


e.g. the UPGRADE command would work.


e.g. Win7 SP0 could be used.


e.g. Win8 WIMs could be expqanded.


e.g. the HOOK mechanism could be used to add plugins to Win7PE.


e.g. local projects and plugins could be developed rather than only download them from reboot.pro.


e.g. ...


Peter :cheers:

#181136 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 January 2014 - 05:29 PM in Development

As you can see, that is not an error. It is a warning, in this case a hint.


The new version is not yet published, but do not worry: Win7PE has workarounds, to produce the wanted PE with the current WinBuilder version. (look for hasOldWB).


"update itself":


The new (unpublished) WinBuilder will give a hint about a newer available WinBuilder version. You can download and auto install with the WinBuilder command UPDATE.

Additionally it will (config dependent) auto update Win7PE and plugins.



#181144 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 01 January 2014 - 09:13 PM in Development



Can you do "CONFIG win7pe" and unselect MMC?


Maybe that is my fault. In factory settings MMC should be unselected.



#181050 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 29 December 2013 - 05:11 PM in Development

A driver can be "already installed" in a booting PE, when some registry enries are added to the PE boot ISU / disk.


When you mean that, I can try to realise.


But take care, that there is "only the working driver", nothing it mounts etc. at boot time.



#178993 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 28 October 2013 - 04:42 PM in Development


where are the other projects/scripts?

Ask the ??? thousand users of this forum. I (and I think, Nuno, too) deliver ideas and tools, not warehouse packages.


where is the syntax?

An introduction is given here in pinned topics.


how can we develop other projects?


Study the Win7PE project as example.

I think that this way is already known for you from the historic WinBuilder (OpenBuilder ??) Version ?? (below 50) "Standard" project.


Peter :cheers:

#177769 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2013 - 08:34 AM in Development


WinBuilder provides the "comment" feature.

I simply missed to implement in Win7PE. I added to my development version, and it will be in the next published Win7PE version.


#2 and #3:

That is a current misfeature of the current WinBuilder.

In order to "know" a plugin, it must have been downloaded and installed previously by WinBuilder.

BTW: that is the reason that I e.g. created a download of a (not ready) NVDA plugin.

We are working on an improvement, that a developer can register a plugin which is not coming from the download server.

It will be included in the over-next release.



The downloads directory contains 3 types of subdirectories:

  • Projects
  • Plugins
  • Maintenance like cache

Every project can add every plugin to the build.

Currently it is still done by coding the "add" functionality in the project itself.

In the next WinBuilder release a project can add a plugin by just sending a message with the name of the project to WinBuilder.


It will still be necessary to "config" the addition of a plugin to the project.

Only by that can be managed, to add a certain plugin(s) to a particular project(s) only.



#181047 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 29 December 2013 - 04:22 PM in Development

Do you mean to install a firadisk driver in the PE3?



#179012 WinBuilder

Posted by pscEx on 29 October 2013 - 08:16 AM in Development

Well, if you move your post (in reply to my post) from my post :w00t:





#85601 WimBoot

Posted by pscEx on 30 November 2009 - 06:54 PM in Development

@nikzzzz, JFX


I think that wimboot.script needs two modifications after the introduction of merging option beetwen SETUPLDR.BIN & ntdetect.com (pCheckBox22).

In section [CreateIso]

the lines:

must be changed as follows:

and the line:

as follows:

please, could you confirm?




#110450 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2010 - 09:18 AM in Win7PE

if I set "C:\Programme\Windows AIK\" as WAIK folder I have the variable %Waik7_Path% filled with "C:\PROGRA~4\WI4A4E~1\"

I checked in the debugger.
This value is really coming from the WinAPI function GetShortPathName <_<


#109769 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 22 September 2010 - 11:39 AM in Win7PE

Congratulations, Max! :ph34r:
Looks very good! ;)

For Latest WinBuilder beta:

Just for the record: That zip is NOT the latest WinBuilder beta.
The latest WinBuilder beta (or better, alpha) has been published several month before.

This ZIP has been only an (before I retired) daily image 'what is on my system to make builds in 50% time'.


#110455 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2010 - 11:04 AM in Win7PE

I checked in the debugger.
This value is really coming from the WinAPI function GetShortPathName <_<

This cryptic name is generated when a subdir name contains a space and is shorter than 12 (8.3) characters.
@Patch: install in "my Windows AIK"


#110488 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2010 - 04:36 PM in Win7PE

I have Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) 1.1.
(I use it because for me that seems to be the only AIK where imagex expands a WIM in time of a finger snip.)

So very different!

@Max! Maybe there is only a typo / copy error in your new project!
At least the issue is solvable <_<


#111733 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 22 October 2010 - 03:23 PM in Win7PE

The Rapidshare links in the first post are broken.

For me it is still valid!


#110485 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2010 - 04:18 PM in Win7PE

We got it!

This file is also NOT in my WAIK!

It looks really like a bug of Leopard, but not (as we assumed before) based on the shortname of the WAIK directory.

Maybe Leopard assumes some WAIK folder structure which is not valid for every WAIK version ...


#110480 MultiPE Leopard v1

Posted by pscEx on 03 October 2010 - 03:28 PM in Win7PE

what shall I install where? The WAIK?
Btw I used the WAIK for other projects in the past and no fault there afair ...

Did you already try in the cmd window:
dir C&#58;\PROGRA~1\WI4A4E~1\
In my system I see contents.