Copype Command-Line Options
Published: February 29, 2012
Updated: May 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
The Copype tool is new for Windows® 8. Copype creates a working directory that contains a standard set of Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) files. You use these files to customize images and (together with the Makewinpemedia script) to create bootable media. For more information, see Makewinpemedia Command-Line Options.
Copype uses the following command-line options.
Copype.cmd architecture <WorkingDirectory>
Copies the boot files and the Windows PE base image (Winpe.wim) to <WorkingDirectory>\Media.
Values include amd64, x86, or arm.
The x86 version of Windows PE can boot either 32-bit or 64-bit BIOS-based PCs.
The amd64 version of Windows PE can boot either 64-bit BIOS-based or 64-bit UEFI-based PCs.
The arm version of Windows PE can boot ARM-based PCs.
For more information about running Windows PE on PCs with different architectures, see Windows Setup Supported Platforms and Cross-Platform Deployments.
Specifies the name of the working directory where Copype creates the directory structure and copies the Windows PE files. For example:
Copype amd64 C:\winpe_amd64
Copype creates the following directory structure.
<WorkingDirectory> <WorkingDirectory>\media <WorkingDirectory>\mount
When Copype copies the Windows PE base image to the <WorkingDirectory>\Media\Sources folder, it renames the base image from Winpe.wim to Boot.wim.