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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Working with Windows PE

Most Windows PE tasks have just a few basic steps. Applications and customizations might vary the process somewhat, but the basic process is the same. This section gives you an overview of the Windows PE build process. In later sections, you learn how to customize Windows PE in greater depth.

Mounting Windows PE

After you create the Windows PE build environment, the first step in customizing the Windows PE–based image is to mount it so that you can service it by using DISM. An example of the command to mount the base image is shown here (where 1 is the image number within Winpe.wim to be mounted and C:\Winpe_x86\Mount is the path on which to mount it):

Dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Winpe_x86\Winpe.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:C:\Winpe_x86\Mount ...

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