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Windows 7: Making Windows PE disk

05 Jul 2010   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

As you have the plus pack , it should be straightforward - that's what you paid for.

The help file will explain.

I'm surprised they don't have a ready made iso for you to d/l.

Try this:

1. Copy and paste the contents of the 32 bit recovery cd to the HD.

2. Start Menu> Acronis > Plus Pack for Acronis True Image Home 2010 > Acronis WinPE ISO Builder

3. Select path to the folder with the WinPE files ( e.g. C:\recoverydiskfiles) It might let you browse for the folder .

4. Choose create ISO image

5. Choose where to put the image you are making including the file name. Again , it might let you browse for a location - just type any name for it in save as dialog box

6. Click Proceed

7. Rt click the iso you just made and burn to cd using windows image burner

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05 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

What are you referring to as the 32 bit recovery CD. To do that you would just right click your cd drive and select copy and then take it to you C drive and select paste, is that correct. In the instructions it says I have to download and install the Windows Automated installation kit. So if that's a big download I guess I'll start tomorrow.
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05 Jul 2010   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You need to get the 32 bit version of the win7 recovery disc - copy that your HD as you describe.

It's a fair bet Acronis will happy with that.

You can d/l it here :

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

I expect Acronis will accept it as the PE source. However, they may be relying on the tools in WAIK to do the job - in which case it won't work.

Worth a try.

WAIK2 is about 1.5gb if memory serves. Then you have to install it from it's iso format.

Let us know how it goes.
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06 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

`I downloaded the WAIK for Windows 7 PE 3.0 and burned the ISO to a DVD. I tried to install wAIKx86 but of course it wouldn't install cause I have a 64 bit system. If I install wAIKAMD64 I'm wondering if it will work if I make a PE and try to use it for Acronis recovery disk. The Acronis is in my Program Files for 32 bit. I haven't installed the wAIKAMD64 yet untill I find out if it will work.
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06 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

Just wanted to let you know that I got it done. I used the Acronis Forum and they walked me through it. They had tutorial in the form of a sticky that showed you how to do it. After you figured it out was rather easy. Good learning experience. Thank you for all your help.
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07 Jul 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Thanks for the update.

Glad you got it working.
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