The PEBakery Team are proud to present the ChrisPE project. Use this project to create WinPE from a range of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows sources, including -
Windows 7 (SP1)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows 8.1 Update
Windows RTM source files are recommended. The sources in the above list have been tested, other source files may also work.
This project has been internally tested and developed over the past two months and is now ready for a public beta release. The PEBakery Team anticipate ongoing development and the ChrisPE project is likely to continue to evolve. This may result in changes to some of the core features such as the menu system and supported shells.
Some of the current features include -
No caching of Windows source files - resulting in reduced storage space requirements on the Host OS used to build the project.
.wim support using internal PEBakery commands - the wimlib library is used for managed wim support. The full contents of the the Windows source and WinPE .wim files are not applied (extracted) to a local directory - resulting in significant time savings.
Support for a range of shells including bblean, CMD, LaunchBar and WinXShell.
This project has been developed as a base from which to add additional features. Feedback is welcome.
Please note that the screenshots used throughout this guide may have been taken from a previous version of ChrisPE and could differ in this release.