A long time ago I had found on a Chinese site the description of a WINPE installation named "RamOs".
It consisted of modifying the system and software hives taken from install. Wim.
I do not remember whether to carry out the installation of WINDOWS10 and make that levy afterwards.
Or just make a "DISM/apply" and use the hives of ISO without installing win10.
In my current tests:
I finalize the installation of WINDOWS10 and only then I change these hives.
So in a 20 GB VHD, I install WINDOWS10. I then capture the two hives. I edit them to make it a WinPE.
I kept the modus operandi but not the link.
When I reboot this VHD, I find myself well in a WINPE environment but more "rich" (more files, more keys, more post-installation changes).
This is what I call a WinPE "full-flat" to make it shorter in the following text.
It works well !
To make comparisons, I can replace the hives of win10 modified by those of WinPE.
And the next reboot works. So if hives come from winpe, that's works well also.
I use this "full-flat" in order to overcome certain limitations of WinPE.
And I'm led to useyour the hive of "full-flat" in WinPE: But the next boot fails.
Maybe you have some informations to answer my questions:
- Is it possible to copy the System hive of a WIN10 installed on a machine into another (same) machine?
- Is there any informations in the system hive that identifies the machine and prohibits it from running on another PC?