How to include a Custom Script in a Windows PE Image

You can launch a customized shell application by using a file called Winpeshl.ini. Winpeshl.exe will process the settings in Winpeshl.ini during boot. If you create a customized Winpeshl.ini and require Plug and Play or network support, you must include a call to Wipeinit.exe. Wpeinit.exe specifically installs Plug and Play devices, processes Unattend.xml settings, and loads network resources.

  • Create a customized Windows PE image, use the following steps.
  • Create a text file called Winpeshl.ini by using a text editor (such as Notepad) with the following structure. For example,

[LaunchApp]
AppPath = %SYSTEMDRIVE%\myshell.exe
[LaunchApps]
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\mydir\application1.exe, -option1 -option2
application2.exe, -option1 -option2

  • Set the AppPath entry to the path to your shell application. The path can either be fully qualified or use environment variables, such as %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Myshell.exe. The AppPath entry does not support command-line options.
  • Save the file to %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 of your customized Windows PE image.
  • Recapture your Windows PE image .

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How to add a Device Driver to an Offline Windows PE Image

To add a device driver to an offline Windows PE image
Apply the base image (Winpe.wim) by using ImageX to a local Windows PE directory. For example:
imagex /apply WinPE.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount\
-OR-
imagex /mountrw WinPE.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount\
Add the .inf file to the base image by using the peimg /inf command. For example:
peimg /inf= c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows
where is the location of the .inf file.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional device driver.
When you finish customizing the image, prepare the image for deployment by using the peimg /prep command.
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How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7

Windows 7 OS may not read your correct user profile properly, instead, load with temporary profile which will look completely different. If you are not aware of temp profile or missed to see the pop-up message at bottom right side of the screen, then really you will be surprised to see completely different and new desktop without your files,folders,shortcuts icons and any customized settings.
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Reset Windows 7 Password with Windows Installation CD

Here is an easy way to reset Windows 7 password, without having to buy or download any third-party software.

Step 1
In order to do this, you must have a Windows installation CD or DVD. Any Windows 7, Vista or XP CD or DVD will work.

First you have to boot from the installation CD. Most PC’s are already set up to use the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device, which means you only have to insert the CD/DVD and restart the PC. Before Windows begins to load, you will see a message that says “press any key to boot from CD”, just press any key. However, if your PC is not set up to boot from the CD/DVD first, you will have to set it as your first boot device in the BIOS setup. If you don’t know how, it’s really easy. Soon as you turn your PC on, you can enter the BIOS setup by pressing the DEL key. Although you would normally use the DEL key, the key you have to press varies from PC to PC, but it will either be the DEL, F1, F2, ESC, or F10 key.
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Windows 8 Features

Windows 8 is the re-imagining of Windows, an operating system used by over a billion people across the world. It is also the riskiest. In 2010, In terms of user interface, Windows is the biggest change in the history of OS after Windows 95.
Consequently, there is lot that is new in Windows 8. We list few big changes that are going to impact the way people use their computers.

  • New desktop is included in Windows 8.User can have access easily to all the system programs.
  • It includes programming language like C++,C++\CX, C#, Visual Basic.NET or HTML and JavaScript. Continue reading…

Disable Java Automatic Update by regedit

Disable Java Automatic Update first method is by Control panel Second is via registry editor for GPO

  • Find the java control panel javacpl.exe here:

C:Program FilesJavajre6binjavacpl.exe

…right click > run with admin privileges.
Uncheck java update, save and then reopen it to check that the setting is sticking.
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