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Windows 7: how to find out if packard bell pc supports network booting?

28 Oct 2013   #1
evansj

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
how to find out if packard bell pc supports network booting?

Hi,
2 years ago i purchased my packard bell easynote tk85 from currys, anyway i would like to now how i can find out if my pc can boot over a network using PXE, are there any tools you need me to run or any extra info you need?

Thanks,
James


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28 Oct 2013   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

If you can provide your network card make/model (LAN Card since Wireless does not support PXE boot) then I can see if it does.

Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool

The above tutorial should be able to provide the relevant information should you not know.

Many Thanks,
Josh
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29 Oct 2013   #3
evansj

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

hi,
its a Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet


I also noticed in the BIOS something saying Network boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

Would this be it,
Thanks again
James
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29 Oct 2013   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

A quick check shows that the NIC does support PXE boot. In the BIOS you may need to look for PXE boot or network boot and need to enable it. After that you need to make sure that your NIC is set above your HDD in the boot priority. Then you may PXE boot.

Please remember that you need to have the appropriate configuration options in DHCP in order to sucessfully network boot. For example:

-pxe.png

In order to PXE boot for Windows OS deployment the WDS server needs to be configured to listen on UDP port 67 so that DHCP discover messages can be received.

Hope This Helps,
Josh


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29 Oct 2013   #5
evansj

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,
Josh for all your help, much appreciated

I will now mark this thread as solved.
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29 Oct 2013   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No worries, I'm glad I could help

Josh
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