Thanks for testing the project and the feedback. I am now working on adding support if spaces are used in the path - I'm getting there. Sadly (for me) it's not as straightforward as just wrapping everything in quotes!
In terms of adding an option for your suggestion -
Yes/No Before booting you will be asked "Hit any key to boot from CD"
Thanks. I'll look at adding this function - but will probably do so in the "Tools\Create ISO" script. The reason for doing so is to keep the options in the main project script to a minimum - what I consider to be the essentials. Not everyone will want or need to make an ISO and those that do could easily tick a box in the Create ISO script.@boulcat
Thanks also for testing and feedback.
After correcting, I tried with Win8.1 RTM 6.3.9600
I got the message (normal): This source has not been tested... (I do not have the Win8.1 Preview you've tested).
The building finished successfully
It started well in VmWare, but it is not really conclusive with Win8.1
I have the menu bbLean on a black wallpaper and unfortunately the application freezes.
I'll try later with Win8 even if I am happy with Win8PESE.
One of the future advantages of this project is the ability to verify the source files against known builds and tailor the options to suit that build. As an example - in the WinFE script if 6.2.9200 or 9.3.9431 sources are used (assuming they were verified correctly) then different registry values are applied - SanPolicy 4 in this case. As I don't have access to build 6.3.9600 I thought I'd add it at a later date after testing it works ok. Clicking on help in the main project script (in option "1] Attempt to use Existing Cache") will list the source builds currently 'known' to the project.
...2 3 tricks noted at first sight:
no wifi for now, maybe PeNetwork can help, I do not know.
For Opera, it would be good to remove the request for updated.
I do not see the interest of 2 defragmenters.
I'll look into improving network support at a later date. I've never managed to add wifi to a basic build and suspect the overheads are just not worth it. I've not had any issues with missing drivers for my own hardware and much is supported out of the box in WinPE so this has not been a priority - also there is the option to add a driver at runtime via drvload.
I discovered JkDefrag close to the completion of the project - liked it and added it. I'm fine with command line tools, but like the GUI of Defraggler and suspect that others might be more comfortable with this. Simply deselect one of them.
Shame that Opera does not work, x86, it lacks a browser for x64 architecture or the support for running 32 bit apps.
I couldn't find any lightweight 64-bit web browsers and therefore didn't add one - I wanted to keep the download size to a minimum to save Nuno some bandwidth. Opera has been working fine on my own x86 builds - used mainly for reviewing help/instructions (such as http://diddy.boot-land.net/bcdedit/
Small detail, a colorful wallpaper would be more friendly and maybe select the Create ISO by default.
Support for adding wallpaper is missing in WinPE 4 and 5. I don't know how to get this working natively - any suggestions. If it doesn't add any dependencies to the build then I'll add it. There is an option to set a background via bblean - I'll look into this too. Quick scan of the bblean documents -
Generally, the background can be an image or a dynamically generated gradient. The background is specified in the current style with a line that starts like:
rootCommand: bsetroot -full "backgrounds\your_image.jpg"
Click on bsetroot.exe to get some help with it. See also the documentation for bsetroot.exe.
bbLean uses bsetroot.exe to generate the background and then either displays it on its own or lets Windows set the wallpaper, depending on the setting of 'Smart Wallpaper' in 'Configuration->Graphics'.
Also any processing of the rootCommand may be disabled in 'Configuration->Graphics'.
I removed bsetroot to reduce size, but will look at adding this back as an option for the user.
A good start but it lacks the explorer shell, for my needs, I hope that it will come
I am sorry to disappoint you however this will not be added for the reasons already covered by Wonko (see above)@Wonko
I would say that for a project born just a few days go, it behaves extraordinarily well, I am sure that the few little glitches will be fixed whilst the idea of adding some bloat to it (the Explorer shell) seems to me contradicting the very basic philosophy of the project.
Thanks for the comments - and for the help and support so far provided in this thread. Just out of curiosity - have you tried it?