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Network access in WinPE on laptop with no ethernet port

  1. #11


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    auto detect using base windows 8.1 driver packages

    if it does not find a good driver - a driver.inf can be exported from HOST and then loaded via device manager

    So, that is where things are at. If anyone has cracked this yet I'd be interested to know what needs to be done! Thanks
    That is the last line from the link provided..

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  2. #12


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I assume you are using Acronis to apply and capture your images?
    What version of Acronis?
    If you include the Acronis setup.exe on the boot media - you should be able to run the setup in RE
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Thanks for all the help! I'm going to try and download your ISO now and test in a VM. I am using the latest Acronis TI 2015.
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  4. #14


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    Ok sorry for not replying for a bit, was away for a couple days. Anyway, i'm going to try what you suggested but what i'm thinking is it might use up one of my acronis licenses... I dunno. I'll try it and report back. Thanks again
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  5. #15


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    Okay, so I tried 3 different things

    1) Putting acronis setup in USB with your PE
    Result: "Fatal installation error" when trying to install it when booted into PE (this happens right when I open the .exe)
    2) Putting the PE version of acronis (extracted from the .wim file of the acronis winpe I usually use) into the USB
    Result "Unknown application error"
    3) Mounting the acronis ISO when booting in your PE (realised afterwards that this was a dumb idea as i'd need to mount the boot.wim and the same issue would happen )

    Any ideas appreciated

    Really nice PE, by the way...
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  6. #16


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    what arch x64 or x86
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  7. #17


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    x64 UEFI boot
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesespace View Post
    Okay, so I tried 3 different things

    1) Putting acronis setup in USB with your PE
    Result: "Fatal installation error" when trying to install it when booted into PE (this happens right when I open the .exe)
    2) Putting the PE version of acronis (extracted from the .wim file of the acronis winpe I usually use) into the USB
    Result "Unknown application error"
    3) Mounting the acronis ISO when booting in your PE (realised afterwards that this was a dumb idea as i'd need to mount the boot.wim and the same issue would happen )

    Any ideas appreciated

    Really nice PE, by the way...
    test this with add-on > edit link removed
    Last edited by KYHI; 05 Apr 2015 at 13:18.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Thanks! I'll give it a shot
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  10. #20


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Update: Works brilliantly!! Looks exactly like the Acronis PE interface, no key prompts or anything (disregard that PM i sent you )

    Thanks alot!!
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