One note thus : it seems that I have to perform a bcdboot c:\windows /s c:\ after each apply.
But it could be that my initial capture was missing a working BCD.
Can you please check (and possibly amend) the instructions linked to in this post here
- the wimlib method commands appear incorrect. I don't use the .cmd files included in the download, however I did copy and paste the commands into my own batch file. I believe item 3 (Capture the installation) should read -
wimcapture.cmd c:\ e:\install.wim --wimboot
Note the --
wimboot, not –
The same correction needs to be made to item 5 (Apply our wim file) - also I believe that an image number needs to be specified in this command.
It may also be worth stating in your instructions (for both the DISM and Wimlib methods) that the bcdboot command (bcdboot #:\windows /s #:\
- where # is the volume containing the applied wimboot
files) needs to be applied. I doubt that both you and I would both have the same problem with BCD store not having been captured properly.
The following screenshot was taken in WinPE 5.0 -
This one was taken in WinPE 5.1 -
This is the same file - note the zero byte size (on disk) in WinPE 5.0. Also, when attempting to chainload this file in Grub4dos, I received the following error -
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
It is clearly not there - just linked to. I suspect the bcdboot command physically copies the required files to the volume - I'll check this out shortly.
Thanks again for taking the time out to document your experiments.