I’m a severe WinPE beginner, but I’m trying to build my own working WinPE from scratch. There are a lot of premade WinPEs you can download, but would be something to be proud of if I can get it going myself.
I can easily make a bootable USB driver, but what happens is after the boot screen it comes to a command prompt and stops waiting for input. I use the steps below to create the USB drive:
1. copype amd64 C:\WinPE_amd64
2. Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:C:\WinPE_amd64\media\sources\boot.wim /index:1 /MountDir:C:\WinPE_amd64\mount
3. Dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:C:\WinPE_amd64\mount /commit
4. MakeWinPEMedia /UFD C:\WinPE_amd64 F:
I hope to get something like Windows explorer to start; desktop icons, start menu, etc. However, this is the part where I’m really stuck at. It seems explorer++ is only a file manager, but it doesn’t show any desktop w/ a My Computer and so on. I’ve been surfing around and found something called bsexplorer. Does anyone know about bsexplorer or another way of getting to the Windows desktop working w/ WinPE?
Will I need to create a wpeinit to make the desktop start as I want, or is there another way of making an windows explorer start?
My laptop has Windows 8 so I can’t make Windows 10 PE.
I realize I’m a severe beginner, but would appreciate any tips or ideas.