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#1 pscEx

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

  • Download WinBuilder and unzip into a directory, where the drive has 4 or more GB free space.
  • Start WinBuilder.exe by doubleclick.
  • In the GUI type "auto" (w/o the quotes) and click / hit "return" / "execute"

You will have a bootable PE ISO after 30 minutes.

Depending on your internet bandwidth may be it takes remarkably more time to download the Win7 source CD, but that's only once ...

 

Next build will be finished in about 2 minutes.

 

Peter

 

@al_jo: I hope you do not complain that I reused your title a bit modified ...

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

All,

 

Not sure if this is correct place to post; but:

 

I'm interested to build a Win7PE live CD and followed the instructions in the mini guide, etc. but I received error as per below.  Can anyone help?

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reboot friends proudly present the win7PE project

version: 2913.08.09

15:39:35 [INFO] Source CD:  D:\Download\Windows7\winbuilder_9.1.13\source\win7sp1 (Install image: windows 7 ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1)

15:39:35 [DELETING] Files from previous build

15:39:36 [CREATING] Basic ISO folder structure

15:39:36 [COPYING] Basic files to build ISO

15:39:36 [CREATING] Basic WIM folder structure

15:39:36 [OPENING] source CD WIM archives

15:39:38 [ADDING] CORE:  BaseHive

15:39:38 [OPENING] Target registry hives

15:39:38 [ADDING] CORE:  AutoRun.  Credits to paraglider

15:39:38 [ADDING] CORE REGISTRY:  AutoRun

15:39:38 [EXTRACTING] Basic files from source WIMs to D:\Download\Windowsl\winbuilder_9.1.13\output\wim-boot ...

15:39:56 [ADDING] CORE:  Localise

15:39:57 [EXTRACTING] FEATURE:  MoreDrivers

15:39:58 [EXTRACTING] FEATURE:  MoreFonts

15:40:01 [EXTRACTING] FEATURE:  DOSCommands

15:40:01 [EXTRACTING] FEATURE:  Driverstore

15:40:06 [EXTRACTING] FEATURE:  NetSupport

15:40:10 [ADDING] COMPONENT: ShutDownPE. Credits to homes32

15:40:10 [ERROR] Error processing AudioSupport

15:40:10 [ADDING] COMPONENT: PENetwork. Credits to Holger

15:40:11 [ADDING] COMPONENT REGISTRY: PENetwork

15:40:11 [ADDING] COMPONENT: InternetExplorer. Credits to Dera, 2aCD

15:40:16 [ADDING] COMPONENT: Notepad

15:40:16 [ADOING] COMPONENT: TaskManager

15:40:16 [ADDING] COMPONENT: Regedit

15:40:16 [ADDING] COMPONENT: MMC. Credits to NightMan, Nikzzzz, 2aCD, Markus Debus

15:40:18 [ABORTED] Due to fatal errors project build was aborted after 42 seconds.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:23 PM

Yes, you are on the right place.

 

Your download just hit the middle of some experiments, I'm making with a new version.

 

Strange is your version "2913.08.09". I'm rather sure that I never used this version. So the download may be corrupt.

 

Please download http://winbuilder.ex..._2013.08.09.zip

Unpack it into the actual WinBuilder directory and in WinBuilder type "BUILD" <return>

 

Sorry for your inconvenience.

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:47 PM

Peter,

Thank you for your quick reply.

I downloaded and used the file you provided.  I also used winbuilder_jc_latest.

 

I first used "auto" command to download the Win7 files (my system runs x64 version).  Here results:

 

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17:15:31 [INFO] download -> 2422 Mb / 2445 Mb (99% complete)

17:15:34 [INFO] Download complete, 2445 Mb

17:15:34 [INFO] Extracting files from the ISO, please wait

17:16:09 [ACCEPTED] Defined source as Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1 at location

D: \Download\Windows7\Win7PE_2013.08.09\source\win7sp1

17:16:11 [RUNNING] Downloading and installing "Win7PE", please wait..

17:16:27 [COMPLETED] "Win7PE” was installed

17:16:27 [INFO] Using as source Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1

 

reboot friends proudly present the Win7PE project

Version: 2013.11.14

17:16:28 [INFO] Source CD: D:\Download\Windows7\Win7PE_2013.08.09\source\win7sp1 (Install image: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-us

6.1.7601.17514 with SP1)

17:20:07 [COMMAND] build

17:20:07 [INFO] Using as source Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1

 

reboot friends proudly present the WÍn7PE project

Version: 2013.11.14

17:20:08 [INFO] Source CD: D:\Download\Windows7\Win7PE_2013.08.09\source\win7sp1 (Install image: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-us

6.1.7601.17514 with SP1)

>

 

It just stops here.  

Did I do something wrong?

Joe



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:33 AM

I'm sure that you are doing everything correctly.

Please wait some hours.

We are creating a new download category "Plugins" where the stable versions are offered.

The sandbox will remain for development purposes only.

 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

We are creating a new download category "Plugins" where the stable versions are offered.

The sandbox will remain for development purposes only.

Done!

 

The Downloads > WinBuilder > Plugins folder now contains the stable versions of Win7PE and plugins.

 

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

Peter,

 

The build worked.  Again, used AUTO command.  Is my understanding correct that only Win7-x32 sources can be used?

 

In any case, I then tried to use Microsoft "Win7 USB-DVD tool" to create a bootablle USB and received error that ISO is not valid. 

However, I still burned a CD with the ISO and it booted.  PEnetwork mgr failed "No network cards were detected"; but I assume this is driver missing.

 

Thank you again for your great help.

Joe 



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

The Win7PE project is offered as a "simple starter".

 

Therefore it is restricted to Win7 x86 SP1.

 

Peter



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

Peter,

 

Thanks for clarifying my understanding.  

Any idea why the ISO is not recognized by the Microsoft tool?

 

Joe



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:41 PM

Any idea why the ISO is not recognized by the Microsoft tool?

Sorry, I do not know this tool. Therefore no idea.

 

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

Any idea why the ISO is not recognized by the Microsoft tool?

The tool expect a special UDF spec intepretation, not commonly used. Avoid this restricted tool.
http://withinwindows...th-custom-isos/

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

cdob,

 

Thank you for the explanation and link.  As an FYI, I have tried several non-Microsoft tools to make a bootable USB from the WinBuilder output ISO; but they all failed: SARDU, YUMI, Rufus, Passcape ISO Burner, ISOtoUSB, including the "isoavdpcopy" utility mentioned in your link.

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

I have tried several non-Microsoft tools to make a bootable USB from the WinBuilder output ISO


Use BOOTICE http://reboot.pro/to...-v078-released/

Apply a grub4dos PBR or MBR

Copy winbuilder\output\bootdisk\ to <USB:>\
Copy winbuilder\output\bootdisk\boot\grldr to <USB:>\grldr
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

cdob,

 

That worked nicely, thank you very much!



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 06:35 PM

Hi,

 

My build appears to have hung

00:33:47 [INFO] Download complete, 2445 Mb
00:33:47 [INFO] Extracting files from the ISO, please wait
00:35:56 [ACCEPTED] Defined source as Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1 at location D:\WinBuilder\winbuilder_2013.09.01\source\win7sp1
00:35:58 [RUNNING] Downloading and installing "Win7PE", please wait..

This last message was 5 hours ago, what should happen next?

 

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

Downloading win7pe should be done in several seconds, usually below a minute.

 

Last time there have been some troubles with the reboot.pro server.

 

Usually downloading win7pe should not be an issue.

 

Try again the "auto" command. Do not worry, because you already have the source CD, it will not be re-downloaded. Winbuilder will just start with "download win7pe".

 

Peter



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

Hi Peter,

 

There seems to be a problem

07:02:16 [COMMAND] auto
07:02:16 [INFO] Starting the AUTO build
07:02:17 [ACCEPTED] Defined source as Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit en-US 6.1.7601.17514 with SP1 at location D:\WinBuilder\winbuilder_2013.09.01\source\win7sp1
07:02:18 [RUNNING] Downloading and installing "Win7PE", please wait..

Restarted and after 10 minutes nothing is happening.



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:40 AM

Hi,

Still not working for me.

Is there a way that I can enable some diagnostic logging?

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:09 AM

Should I be using this instead?

 

 



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

I tried with a new installation and got the same result.

 

I'm sorry, there is a general reboot.pro server issue.

 

See here

 

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:29 PM

Or in other words it is Murphy's Law. :w00t: :ph34r:

BTW the good guys had been warned long before that the idea of hard-coding a server address and/or downloading automagically things or more generally not providing a "simple", "local", "self-contained" approach was a complication that might have caused issues, before or later, just for the record:
http://reboot.pro/to...out-winbuilder/

And no, I do not hate to have to say "See, I had told you", because essentially I said it exactly to be able to do that ;).

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Hi,

 

When the server issue is eventually resolved, as I'm using Windows, will I be better off using WinBuilder 082?

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

 

When the server issue is eventually resolved, as I'm using Windows, will I be better off using WinBuilder 082?

 

 

There is also alternative projects which doesn't use "Winbuilder" at all. I would recommend checking "Make_PE3" tool by Wimb.

 

http://reboot.pro/to...e-windows-7-pe/






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