Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) How-to Topics

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

This section provides a collection of procedures on how to customize a Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. Before using any of the procedures in this section, make sure you understand how an image is built as outlined in the topic, Building a Windows PE Image with Optional Components.

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Windows PE Walkthroughs

Describes how to create a custom or optimized image, add multilingual support to Windows Setup, create bootable media, and then boot from the selected media.

Windows PE How-to Topics

Provides procedures on how to customize a Windows PE image. A Windows PE image can be customized by configuring IPSec, including a custom script, adding packages, updates, language packs, applications or Input Method Editor (IME) support, or adding device drivers to online or offline Windows PE image.

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