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View Current Packages in a Windows PE Image

The following procedure demonstrates how to use the PEImg tool to view what packages are currently available and installed on the current Windows PE image. Before you can run any PEImg command, you must first apply or mount the Windows PE image by using ImageX. Windows PE provides a base image (Winpe.wim) that contains all available packages. By default, these packages are not installed. You must explicitly install them by using the peimg /install command.

This command will not work if you already prepared the image by using the peimg /prep command.

To view available packages in the current Windows PE image

  1. Apply the base image (Winpe.wim) by using ImageX to a local Windows PE directory. For example:
    imagex /apply WinPE.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount\
    imagex /mountrw WinPE.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount\
  2. Run the peimg /list command to view all packages in the current image. For example:
    peimg /list c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows
Mounting an image in Windows PE is not supported.

If you add the /verbose option, the output will display the full package name. In the INS column, (+) denotes installed packages and (-) denotes not installed.

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