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Any advanced users out there?

  1. #1


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    Any advanced users out there?


    Have you tried mounting a wim from bog standard winre?

    Give it a go and see if you can get it work.

    I have thrown together ( very quickly) a little first attempt at pe.

    Quite a bit of effort to overcome the extra restrictions.

    Curious issue with the sound.

    It pretends to be working, but I don't hear anything.

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    It is getting very annoying now.

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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It looks like you have windows explorer with aero installed - how did you approach that on a WinRE setup?

    Does it boot from a .wim or have you got it its own bootable partition, booting from the BCD?

    I can't help with the sound - you haven't given much information to go on
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    I haven't given much info because I don't know what I am looking for.

    You can see from the screenies that it looks as if sound is working - but I don't hear anything.

    The speakers are working - I can hear a little feedback as the driver loads - that is normal on this system.

    But no system sounds, no sound from youtube - nada.


    I make up a boot.wim - can be put on external media like usb/cd .

    When I am testing, I boot the wim up off the HD.

    You should be able to get pretty much everything to work in pe -just need to include the correct files and reg. entries.

    This one is a long way from ready, but my win7 pe builds are in great shape.

    The guys who are normally into this kind of thing don't have much enthusiasm for win 8 - no surprise there.

    I think I am ahead of everyone so far.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    There are differences in the inf files for 7 & 8 - the latter has AudioEndpoint.inf, bthaudhid.inf, c_volsnap.inf, c_volume.inf, & volmgr.inf Some of these are driverless. I don't know if that gives any clues...? There of course may be others without obvious names.
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    Thanks for the input - I am using only win8 components - might have alook at the inf files.

    BTW sound worked fine in my pe build of the previous win8 release.

    The drivers are working fine.

    Something is missing elsewhere - no idea what at this point.
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