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#1 Michele13

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

Hi everyone. I know that's creazy but it's working! I've found out how to make a lightweight CD-ROM of WAIK that is under 700MB. We all know that the WAIK ISO based on Windows 7 is 1.3GB and that the WAIK based on VISTA is 900MB. To make this small WAIK CD-Rom we need some files from both WAIK versions. that's the list of the files we need to make this WAIK CD:

1.WAIKX86.MSI (VISTA WAIK)
2.WINPE.CAB (WIN7 WAIK)
3.NETFXX86.EXE (YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ANY VERSION OF WAIK: WIN7 OR VISTA WAIK)
4.MSXML6X86.MSI (YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ANY VERSION OF WAIK: WIN7 OR VISTA WAIK)

NOTE: NETFXX86 and MSXML6X86 are dependencies for Windows XP so if you have Windows 7 or Vista you can skip the download of the 3rd and the 4th file.

Now you can say: wait a second, that means that I have to download both WAIK ISOs? The answer is NO. We will use a little program called httpdisk that allows you to extract a file from a remote IMG or ISO without needing to download the whole file.

You can find a topic about it here: http://reboot.pro/13049/

If you have no IDEA on how to use httpdisk or you do not want to use the command prompt use this script that I made for you. it contains httpdisk files for i386. thanks for the author. I hope you will not be angry with me because I am using it. I'm including a copy of the httpdisk archive in the file that i'm attaching.

NOTE:
if you want to make a WAIK disc for the amd64 processor simply edit the file called WAIK.CMD that there is in the archive: replace the "X86" at the end of any filename (you must not change the winpe.cab) with "amd64": example: "waikx86.exe" should be changed in "waikamd64.exe"

HOW TO USE MY PACKAGE

1. Save all the unsaved work
2. Extract my package wherever you want
3. Run httpdisk_setup.cmd (the system will be rebooted after that)
4. Run WAIK.cmd
5. burn the waik folder contnent in a blank CD-Rom

HOW TO USE THE MINI WAIK DISK

if on Windows xp

Install .NET Framework (netfxx86.exe) and the MSXML 6 (MSXML6X86.MSI) and then install WAIK (waikx86.msi)

if on Windows Vista/7

simply install WAIK (waikx86.msi)

WAIK WINDOWS 7 ISO

http://download.micr...-kb3aikl_en.iso

WAIK WINDOWS VISTA ISO

http://download.micr...5-LRMAIK_EN.img

DOWNLOAD MY PACKAGE

http://reboot.pro/fi...ite-downloader/
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:38 PM

What is a 'CD-ROM' :dubbio: ? Oh yeah, I remember now... :idea: didn't they come out about 6 years after the VHS video recorder... :loleverybody:

Seriously, what is wrong with USB flash drives? :yess: Why is there a need for this?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

Hey, that's cool man, thanks! :)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:59 AM

Four years ago I was still physically carrying important documents from one military unit to another using nothing more than floppy disks. It was really frustrating trying to find new boxes of floppy disks around the city or getting floppy drives for the new workstations. Nowadays CD's are employed.

I don't know if we (me and Steve) need this tutorial, but it might help other people out there.

Thank you for making it available, the more options, the better.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Four years ago I was still physically carrying important documents from one military unit to another using nothing more than floppy disks. It was really frustrating trying to find new boxes of floppy disks around the city or getting floppy drives for the new workstations. Nowadays CD's are employed.

I don't know if we (me and Steve) need this tutorial, but it might help other people out there.

Thank you for making it available, the more options, the better.


Nuno, you don't actually need to use a CD-ROM. you can put the waik folder on a USB flash drive and install WAIK from there on all the workstation you need :)
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

Nuno, you don't actually need to use a CD-ROM. you can put the waik folder on a USB flash drive and install WAIK from there on all the workstation you need :)

For those working in PC repair (in some countries like Argentina) some people want to use machines with 10-year-old ... which does not boot from usb. Obviously these machines have 256 mb or 512 mb of ram, and up to 1GB DDR. And too... obviously no one would install Windows7 on a machine of this type ...

But these machines need to boot a CD/ DVD reader.

Edit: Here 1 U$S = 5 $

Edited by u2o, 03 June 2012 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

To Get WAIK Tools w/o loading the huge ISO's there is now the NICE solution of JFX :thumbsup:
(added soon inside w7pese for those who uses).

Attached File  WaikTools.jpg   48.48KB   21 downloads
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#8 Michele13

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

@u2o

the WAIK is not an OS, it is a program that creates a WinPE distro that can be copied on a USB flash drive or burned into a CD-Rom. 512MB of RAM is just fine to run Windows 7's Windows PE and to boot from usb flash drive on this old machines you can use a program called PLOP boot manager. Download the ISO and boot from CD-Rom, then select USB or something else and it will boot from the Flash Drive. :)

http://www.plop.at/e...ager/index.html

@ChrisR

thanks for the tool! :) but does it allows you to download different files from different WAIK versions? you see... in Windows PE 3.0 (Windows 7 WAIK) the file waikx86.msi needs not only WinPE.cab but neutral.cab and aikx86.cab too, and if you calculate the amount of data that you copy you will realize that the Vista's waikx86.msi is more lightweight. Instead Vista's WinPE.cab is bigger that Windows 7's WinPE.cab hope that I explained good... xD

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Ok sorry ChrisR I understood bad what you were saying. that's a cool software...but this tutorial wants to show you how to download a minimal WAIK distro in order to build your own Windows PE :)

#9 Michele13

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

WAIK Lite Downloader is updated to version 1.1!

here there's the changeslog:
  • Added support for all processor architecture
  • Added readme files for httpdisk (look inside one subirectory of httpdisk folder, eg x86)


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

Ok sorry ChrisR I understood bad what you were saying. that's a cool software...but this tutorial wants to show you how to download a minimal WAIK distro in order to build your own Windows PE :)

yep, with the httpdisk unsigned drivers, good tutorial for this :)
but also, in another way (IMHO very good), JFX GetWaikTools.exe by downloading in less than 14 Mb, the needed files for PE in Vista Waik, Win7 Waik and Win8 ADK.

Waik_2 amd64/ia64/x86: imagex.exe, intlcfg.exe, oscdimg.exe, peimg.exe(x86) ssshim.dll, wdsmcast.exe, wimfltr.inf, wimfltr.sys, wimgapi.dll

Waik_3 amd64/ia64/x86: bcdboot.exe, imagex.exe, intlcfg.exe, oscdimg.exe, ssshim.dll, wdsmcast.exe, wimgapi.dll, wimmount.inf, wimmount.sys, WimMountInstall.exe, wimserv.exe

Waik_4 amd64/x86: bcdboot.exe, bcdedit.exe, bootsect.exe, imagex.exe, oscdimg.exe, wimgapi.dll, wimmount.sys, WimMountInstall.exe, wimserv.exe

For your tools with httpdisk, which allows access to other files.
You can, perhaps added to your tutorial the way to enable unsigned drivers and to set your x64 Windows in testmode.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

yep, with the httpdisk unsigned drivers, good tutorial for this :)
but also, in another way (IMHO very good), JFX GetWaikTools.exe by downloading in less than 14 Mb, the needed files for PE in Vista Waik, Win7 Waik and Win8 ADK.


Well can you show us how to build a Windows PE only with that files if I don't own a Windows 7 Installation disk?

For your tools with httpdisk, which allows access to other files.
You can, perhaps added to your tutorial the way to enable unsigned drivers and to set your x64 Windows in testmode.

:cheers:


Do you have to enable unsigned drivers to install httpdisk driver? I've just copied some stuff from httpdisk archive to the System32 and System32drivers directory. What is testmode? you know I don't have a 64bit Windows copy but a 32...

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

I believe I had misunderstood the goal of your mini WAIK :blush:

Well can you show us how to build a Windows PE only with that files if I don't own a Windows 7 Installation disk?

Okay, With Waik or your waik lite ;)

Do you have to enable unsigned drivers to install httpdisk driver? I've just copied some stuff from httpdisk archive to the System32 and System32\drivers directory. What is testmode? you know I don't have a 64bit Windows copy but a 32...

Yes, I go into test mode on my win7 x64 host when I have to install unsigned drivers.
Extract files out of WAIK without downloading whole WAIK first


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

You are also missing the PE 3 supplementary updates for win7 sp1 from:

http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=5188

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

You are also missing the PE 3 supplementary updates for win7 sp1 from:

http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=5188


I'll see if it's worth it to integrate the update. We want a minimal version of WAIK :)




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