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    I've been using Windows PE 1.2 at work for a while to develop our automated Windows XP rollouts, and think it might be of use to some adventurous users who want to cut down Windows XP.

    It's not readily available unless you're a business, OEM or university BUT you can get an equivalent (though you might need to check you're licensed ), at the following website:

    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

    You need a Windows XP cd to use this, and it's aimed at building bootable CDs. Although I've never tried it, and don't plan to (it's not my next avenue of discovery atm) you can install it onto a HDD and boot into it.

    Judging by the fact it boots to a GUI in less than a minute from a CD rom (which isn't very fast!) it should be a lot lot faster booting from a HDD. And of course it's already cut down a lot more than I think XP Lite can be.
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  • #2
    ive tried it!
    and since i dont want to start a new thread about it im jumping this old thread... sorry

    this thing works and its basically a tool for network administrators that can check for viruses and fix problems on a computer without the need of the windows that installed on the computer itself! it all run from the CD!

    if some people heard about Knoppix (Almost full linux that boots from a CD) it similar to that.
    heres a few links to get you started if youre interested:
    pebuilder main site
    A quick guide to make a bootable win CD with a familiar win platform

    search for plugins (there are tons of them!) for bartpe! they are very useful!

    about the size:
    the first try with a win XP pro (sp1a) took 170MB (with frodoplayer folder inside)
    the second try of win XP Pro (sp2) with reatogo (win desktop platform) took 440MB

    thats really small and can be smaller since ive put a lot of unnesecerry tools inside

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    • #3
      An alternative to PEBuilder is BartPE, which is free.
      http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        Yo dude!
        you are talking about the same thing!
        PEbuilder is a tool from BartPe
        its the same program!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DarquePervert
          An alternative to PEBuilder is BartPE, which is free.
          http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

          come on, it's even got "pebuilder" in the URL!
          But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
          Originally posted by Viscouse
          I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
          eegeek.net

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          • #6
            I SO have not had my coffee this morning....

            In my defense (for whatever that's worth) there is another PE building tool out there that's commercial and charges a hefty fee. There's a MS tool, as well that sucks ***, apparently. I've never used it.

            I'm going to go have my coffee now...
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              Originally posted by DarquePervert
              I SO have not had my coffee this morning....

              In my defense (for whatever that's worth) there is another PE building tool out there that's commercial and charges a hefty fee. There's a MS tool, as well that sucks ***, apparently. I've never used it.

              I'm going to go have my coffee now...
              The MS one is a build-it-yourself kind of affair. You get a CD that boots and also has a bunch of tools for making your own. It's got various restrictions such as wont run longer than 24 hours.

              Wow this is an old thread to dig up though!!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by stevieg
                Wow this is an old thread to dig up though!!
                Another reason to have more coffee. :LOL:
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DarquePervert
                  Another reason to have more coffee. :LOL:
                  Yeah I am sure this thread is one of my VERY VERY first posts, as well!!! Ha, glad it was useful eventually.
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                  • #10
                    just goes to show steve ur well ahead on time :-) ..

                    o btw hows the lazer cannons coming on, heard u were having partical errors on the flux convertor due to seagull **** ?

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                    • #11
                      lol @ Seagull ****!

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                      • #12
                        You guys are funny...

                        I think ill try running my future car PC with this on the HDD or on a USB disk on key.
                        What do you think?

                        another thing!
                        what does frodoplayer needs to have in order to run itself?
                        i mean what components and stuff?
                        please answer, you too frodo!

                        thanks, ziv

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stevieg
                          Wow this is an old thread to dig up though!!
                          Now you know the button working well right ????
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by knight17
                            You guys are funny...

                            I think ill try running my future car PC with this on the HDD or on a USB disk on key.
                            What do you think?

                            another thing!
                            what does frodoplayer needs to have in order to run itself?
                            i mean what components and stuff?
                            please answer, you too frodo!

                            thanks, ziv
                            You used the search THAT well and go and let yourself down at the last hurdle!!!!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by knight17
                              what does frodoplayer needs to have in order to run itself?
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