You're probably running Windows 8 on Vista as a virtual machine.
Oh well, no brass ring, I give up.
Well I was close.
"Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 2.0 is a minimal Win32 operating system with limited services, built on the Windows Vista kernel."
Hooray...the suspense was killing me. The imaging tools in the program list as well as the minint in the name gave it away instantly.
And it's Win PE 4.0, not 2.0
I have mixed feelings about Windows 8. As a computer nut, I'm fascinated by all the internal workings of it. But for practical use, I find myself spending almost all my time on the desktop.
You win the gold star and the bag of sweeties.PP
Hooray...the suspense was killing me
Making your own small version of the o/s is a good way to learn about it.