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Windows 7: Help me make a WinPE for Minitool Partition Wizard help


27 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Help me make a WinPE for Minitool Partition Wizard help

Hi,

This is my first post here and I am in dire need to make a WinPE for MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro version 7.7. My pc does not detect my external drive efficiently when using Linux bootable cd so I have been using WinPE discs of Acronis True Image 2011 which I have created with it's Plus Pack. I was surprised to see that MiniTool has not a way of making a WinPE unlike that of Easeus Partition Master Pro. I recently got a license for the Pro version in a recent Facebook promo for Partition Wizard. I may in the future have a need to use a bootable disc for Partition Wizard so I'd like as much as I can have it ready for use.

Thing is that when I approached the CS of MiniTool it didn't helped me and said that MS is discontinuing the product and all. To top it they said,

Quote:
...Creating WinPE is really out of scope of our help. In fact, Microsoft is discontinuing this product and we do not feel confident to give you the answer. Maybe you can find some information online forum such as http://www.sevenforums.com/."
..what a way to answer from a customer oriented organization....

Anyway, so I went here for help and assistance.

As mentioned, I have already made an Acronis WinPE disc (from the Plus Pack builder) so I have WAIK installed in the pc. Kindly see image attached of my C:\ of which it has the winpe_x86 folder.




On one of the email sent by CS they said,

Quote:
You can install the Partition Wizard on your computer first, then
copy the Partition Wizard folder to the WinPE image and burn it to the
disk.
I was asking a friend earlier about it and about how..(But unfortunately he also has created a WinPE via the builder of Macrium/Paragon --Incidentally I was browsing around and saw here that there is a custom-made Paragon PE and a downloadable Macrium PE made! That's great!)

as I do not understand the message...

"re: copy the Partition Wizard folder to the WinPE image" does that mean,

C:\Program Files\MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition 7.7....?

How can I copy that to the WinPE image?

WinPE image what? Is that the winpe_x86 folder? or the C:\Program Files\Windows AIK..?

I am new to these and I am not a computer nerd-guy thing. These are all new to me and as all new one's a guide is needed or better yet some angel to help me out. I know these might be a bit elementary to you guys here as when I took a look at the discussions of the other PE making I got confused and had a hard time understanding it.

So please sirs do help me as I need this one badly...

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27 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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27 Feb 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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27 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 


-- was having trouble with the image...sorry. Sir moderator I cannot delete the #2 post I made..sorry again..please delete. Thanks

@Britton30,

Thank you for answering!

I have the bootable cd with me as I have used the free version before. Problem is that cd cannot also see my external. As mentioned I have had to use the WinPE disc of Acronis for me to recover an image from that external drive I have. So since that bootable media I have for MPW cannot see my external drive I have to make/have a WinPE. Even the Linux cd of Acronis does not see my external drive(the reason I got the Plus Pack to create the WinPE).
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27 Feb 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm confused now, your thread title says you need to make a bootable PW CD bbut you did that already?
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28 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'm confused now, your thread title says you need to make a bootable PW CD bbut you did that already?
Oh sorry for the confusion there. I have downloaded the bootable Linux cd from the site of MiniTool. That was the bootable cd that I was talking about. The WinPE bootable disc is what I need to make since when using the "downloaded-bootable disc" has issues reading/detecting my external drive.

The first time I experienced that non-reading/detection was when using the Linux cd of Acronis True Image 2011. Good thing I purchased the Plus Pack which when I did make the WinPE disc (WAIK + Plus Pack Builder) the non-reading/detection of my external drive was solved. So not wanting to experince the same with MiniTool I need to make a WinPE disc also.
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28 Feb 2013   #7
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Run the exe file to install program onto your HD. I changed the location for install
from:
Code:
c:\Program Files\MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.7
to:
c:\Program Files\pwhe7
My batch files for working with WAIK.
They are in          C:\WorkPE\                 directory.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.  Make pe Directory.BAT
rd /s/q c:\winpe_x86
c:
cd "c:\program files\windows aik\tools\petools"
call copype.cmd x86 c:\winpe_x86
pause
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.  Mount pe.BAT
Dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim /index:1 /MountDir:C:\winpe_x86\mount
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.    Unmount pe Commit.BAT
Dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\winpe_x86\mount /Commit 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4.   Copy pe to boot.BAT
copy c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim c:\winpe_x86\iso\sources\boot.wim
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5.   Make ISO.BAT
c:
cd "c:\program files\windows aik\tools\x86"
call oscdimg -n -bC:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com C:\winpe_x86\ISO C:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso
pause
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The ideal here is that the c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim file is the base file to work with. When you mount that file it
extracts the files to c:\winpe_x86\mount and this is where you make or add changes.

Copy the c:\Program Files\pwhe7 directory to
c:\winpe_x86\mount\Program Files\ so that you have a pwhe7 directory in the mounted directory.
Next you will need to use notepad to make a file called winpeshl.ini with this in the file:
[LaunchApp]
AppPath=x:\Program Files\pwhe7/PartitionWizard.exe
save it to: c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows\system32
as: "winpeshl.ini"
the quotes keep notepad from saving it with a .txt extention.
Then when you are finished, you unmount with commit to add changes back into that c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim.
Then you copy that file into c:\winpe_x86\iso\sources\boot.wim making the winpe.wim the same file as
boot.wim, only the file in sources directory has to be called boot.wim. Once it is copyed, you can make the iso file.
All of the batch files must be ran with elevated command, or admin.

TJG
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28 Feb 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't think he has WAIK.

If you hang on a while, I will make something that will do it for you. That assumes you are running it from windows 7.

I am right in the middle of something else at the moment.

If you are running Windows 7 x86 it should be easier.
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01 Mar 2013   #9
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Hello Si

SinghRaulas - His first post he said he does have the WAIK installed on his ps and wished to know how to make the winpe with Partition Wizard installed. Just trying to say how I did it.
Thanks !
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01 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I must have missed that bit.
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