Quick Start - Building Mini-WinFE

Please note that the screenshots below were captured from a previous version of MistyPE and may differ in this release.

Whilst Mini-WinFE has been designed to be as simply as possible, it has not been possible for me to create a "one-button push" method. It should however be very simple to create a WinPE in a matter of minutes. To do so you will need -

Instructions -

  1. Download the .zip package and extract the contents to a local folder - preferably a folder without spaces in the path.
  1. Run winbuilder.exe
  1. Click on the Source button to set the path to your Windows Installation Media source files.
  1. Click on the folder icon to the right of the Source Directory box to browse to the drive/folder containing your source files -
  1. Click on the Script button to return to script options -
  1. Now expand the folder tree on the left and view and select individual project script options as required (refer to the Project Scripts section for details about all included project scripts). Most scripts are included by simply selecting (ticking) the box, the exceptions are listed below -
  1. I'd recommend selecting the Boot.Media\Create ISO project script - this can then be used to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB.
  1. To start the build process, click on the big blue Play button in the top right of the screen -
  1. A progress bar will be displayed for individual project scripts as they are processed -

That's it. Provided the Boot.Media\Create ISO script was selected you should now have a bootable ISO image file (\WinFE.Project.Output\WinPE.iso - the path is relative to winbuilder.exe) that can be burnt to CD/DVD. Alternatively see here for an easy method to create a bootable USB device.

Document date - 27th April 2017