Updated: October 20, 2013
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
The windowsPE configuration pass is used to configure settings specific to Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) in addition to settings that apply to installation.
For example, you can specify the display resolution of Windows PE, where to save a log file, and other Windows PE-related settings.
The following diagram illustrates the windowsPE configuration pass.
The windowsPE configuration pass also enables you to specify Windows Setup-related settings, including:
Partition and format a hard disk.
Select a specific Windows image to install, the path of that image, and any credentials required to access that image.
Select a partition on the destination computer where you install Windows.
Apply a product key and administrator password.
Run specific commands during Windows Setup.