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Configure and change WinPE Desktop shortcuts, wallpaper, etc. of any WinPE after it has booted


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

You can add your own Desktop shortcuts to any WinPE Desktop, change the wallpaper, add drivers and registry fragments, and autorun apps automatically after the WinPE OS loads. The changes are remembered and applied automatically on each boot.


This solution uses PEStartup and will automatically run after 20 seconds, provided ChrisR's Win10PESE WinBuilder Project was used to make the WinPE OS and if it includes the default 'Portable Finder Startup' plugin.

You can check to see if your WinPE is compatible by looking for the file X:\windows\system32\Portable Finder Startup.cmd once booted to WinPE. This looks for and runs the files \spam_startup.cmd.

The plugin can be found in WinBuilder at \Apps\System Tools\'Portable Finder Startup'.

Some Gandalf WinPEs based on WinBuilder Win10PESE (e.g. Gandalf Redstone 2) will automatically work because they have been made with the plugin enabled.


For all other WinPE's which do not have the WinBuilder 'Portable Finder Startup' plugin, once you have booted to the WinPE Desktop, you must manually run the \(the_oven)_Startup.cmd script by double-clicking on it. 


For details see http://www.rmprepusb...s/143_pestartup

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