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#1 joncena

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

I successfully created my first USB boot MAKE_PE3 disk. biggrin.gif

I need to customize the PE OS as per my way--

1]-- I want to have my own Computer name in place of minint-xxxxx.

2]-- I want the Taskbar with
Small icons and Buttons Never combined as the default settings.

3]-- I want to line up the Desktop icons as I want them to and
Enable Auto arrange icons by default.

4]-- Also, I have added my own Programs directly to BOOT.WIM file and they work good.

But when I add some of them to Auto-start/load with windows, none of the programs run on Startup.

Have created their valid shortcuts and placed here:-
\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


So can anyone help me accomplish the above 4 cases?



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:31 AM

For Autorun of Programs you can add entries to the registry key in file PE3-USER.reg in folder PE3_mod\PE3_reg\x86

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
 
Additional tweaking is possible via PE3_CUSTOM.reg in folder PE3_mod\PE3_add\x86\Windows\System32

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

1- to Chang username show this topic 
 
2- Taskbar with Small icons
 
add this registry key to PE3-USER.reg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:00000001

Desktop icons Enable Auto arrange icons by default.

 

add this registry key to PE3-USER.reg

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop]
"FFlags"=dword:00000225

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

 

1- to Chang username show this topic 
 
2- Taskbar with Small icons
 
add this registry key to PE3-USER.reg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:00000001

Desktop icons Enable Auto arrange icons by default.

 

add this registry key to PE3-USER.reg

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop]
"FFlags"=dword:00000225

 

 

 

For Autorun of Programs you can add entries to the registry key in file PE3-USER.reg in folder PE3_mod\PE3_reg\x86

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
 
Additional tweaking is possible via PE3_CUSTOM.reg in folder PE3_mod\PE3_add\x86\Windows\System32

 

 

 

Thanks for the starup, desktop icon and taskbar icon settings.

 

But you gave me link to change username but I need to have a constant/ fixed Computer name in place of the default Pe "minint-xxxxx."

So any help will be appreciated.

 

Also, is there any specific wesbsite where I can get info/dierct downloads on various registry settings/tweaks for Win 7 so as to implement them into my PE image???

 

And lastly after making changes to PE3-USER.reg, do I again need to create/burn new usb image or can I do the above settings directly on my pendrive and then boot from it to test???



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the starup, desktop icon and taskbar icon settings.

 

But you gave me link to change username but I need to have a constant/ fixed Computer name in place of the default Pe "minint-xxxxx."

So any help will be appreciated.

 

show this topic 

 

http://t3chn1ck.word...me-in-sccm-osd/

 

or you can make it use registry tweaks 

 

first download  SetACL.exe and put it in System32 folder 

http://helgeklein.com/download/

 

add this command to reset KEY permissions 

SetACL.exe -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:Everyone"
SetACL.exe -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:Everyone;p:full"

then path to key

"HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"

 

under "LocalizedString" value add your username then export the the key to myusername.reg

 

now the key become like this


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]

"LocalizedString"=hex(2):%myusername% in hex
 

 

Also, is there any specific wesbsite where I can get info/dierct downloads on various registry settings/tweaks for Win 7 so as to implement them into my PE image???

 

the biggest registry tweaks for windows 7 collected in msfn.org in this topic

 

http://www.msfn.org/...gistry-tweaks/ 


Edited by memoarfaa, 14 July 2014 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Collection of Registry Tweaks given by JFX for WinNTSetup  :)

http://www.msfn.org/...32#entry1070687

 

After making changes, you have to use Make_PE3.exe again to make new boot.wim and ISO file.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:01 AM

Ok guys thaks a lot.

 

Can I put my registry settings in either PE3-USER.reg and PE3_CUSTOM.reg???

Whats the diff. between these two though if either of them can be used for self-customization?

 

I'm thinking of adding my required registry keys to PE3-USER.reg.

 

Also, I'm already using Win 7 so can I export some of my regstry settings for taskbar and desktop and put/add them directly to PE3-USER.reg or do I need to refurbish them for Win PE compatibility?

 

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:32 AM

PE3_Custom.reg is applied after booting and can contain collection of normal Windows 7 registry tweaks.

 

Quite different is PE3-USER.reg which can contain only registry tweaks applied to the config\DEFAULT registry hive inside boot.wim

Some tweaks like Autorun of programs must be specified in PE3-USER.reg

 

These USER registry tweaks must be reformatted according to

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-USER\..........

 

 

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

 

The Export registry must be made suitable for import in the from PE3 loaded SYSTEM SOFTWARE and DEFAULT hive and have keys like
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SYSTEM\..........
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-SOFTWARE\..........
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PE3-USER\..........
 

 

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

Here's an update........

 

I successfully was able to integrate the registry keys and they worked all good. B) 

 

But the main problem still remains...

 

I copied the portable apps which I need to \Make_PE3\MULTI\PStart\Progs\

 

But they dont get include in the created BOOT.WIM and hence when I boot, none of the shortcuts work which I create on desktop as these applications dont get copy to \Program files

 

For this, I have manually edit BOOT.WIM again and have to put those applciations in its \Program files folder to make them work.

 

In fact, VLC portable too. doesnt appear in the BOOT.WIM even after copying the files to \Make_PE3\MULTI\PStart\Progs\VLCPortable\

 

 

Simply to put,  when i boot from my pendrive, registry keys settings works, wallpapers change but VLC and my added portable apps appear nowhere and doesnt appear in \Program files.

 

So how to solve this critical issue???? Do we have to add these manually to BOOT.WIM every time???



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

 

PE3_Custom.reg is applied after booting and can contain collection of normal Windows 7 registry tweaks.

 

Quite different is PE3-USER.reg which can contain only registry tweaks applied to the config\DEFAULT registry hive inside boot.wim

Some tweaks like Autorun of programs must be specified in PE3-USER.reg

 

These USER registry tweaks must be reformatted according to

 

 

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

 

 

:cheers:

 

Hey please answer my query posted earlier...Thanks..



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

The intended organisation is quite different from what you have in mind.

 

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

 

Copy PStart folder and wallpaper.jpg and drv folder with drivers as normal from Make_PE3\MULTI to root of HDD or USB boot drive.

 

 

After booting then PE3 will search for PStart folder on any drive and launch PStart App with Menu for portable Apps.

 

So the portable apps are not part of boot.wim so that they don't need to be loaded in RAMDISK.

The advanvantage of having portable apps in PStart\Progs folder outside boot.wim is that you can easily make changes

and that you can also use the Portable Apps when not booting from RAMDISK e.g. when you simply connect your USB-Stick to some computer.

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Hey please answer my query posted earlier...Thanks..

 

Please have a look at the Board rules, specifically the "common sense" advice b!

 

Peter :cheers:







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