5421: Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack: Adding Acronis Plug-In to WinPE 2.x or 3.0

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Instructions on how to add Acronis True Image to a Windows Vista or Windows 7 based WinPE image

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack

Introduction

Before proceeding with instructions in this article, please make sure your machine is prepared as described in Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In.

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Solution

Adding Plug-in to WinPE2.x or 3.0 ISO

  1. Do one of the following:
    • When adding the plug-in to the existing Win PE 2 or PE 3 ISO, unpack all files of your Win PE 2 or 3 ISO to a separate folder on the hard disk.
    • When creating a new PE 2 or 3 ISO:
      • Select from the Start menu Microsoft Windows AIK -> Windows PE Tools Command Prompt;
      • Run the copype.cmd script to create a folder with Windows PE files. For example, from a command prompt, type:
      • copype x86 C:\winpe_x86

  2. Select Acronis -> Plus Pack for Acronis True Image Home 2010 -> Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from the Start menu;
  3. Specify path to the folder with the WinPE files (C:\winpe_x86\ISO);
  4. Choose whether you want to create ISO or WIM image;
  5. Specify the full path to the resulting image file including the file name;
  6. Check your settings in the summary screen and click Proceed;
  7. Burn the .ISO to CD or DVD using a third-party tool or copy to a flash drive. See Burning an ISO Image.

Adding Acronis Plug-in to WinPE 2.x or 3.0 WIM

  1. Select Acronis -> Plus Pack for Acronis True Image Home 2010 -> Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from the Start menu;
  2. Specify path to the source WINPE.WIM file. The standard path is:

    Windows 32 bit: \Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\winpe.wim
    Windows 64 bit: \Program Files (x86)\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\winpe.wim

  3. Specify the full path to the resulting WIM file including the file name;
  4. Check your settings in the summary screen and click Proceed.

To create a PE image (ISO file) from the WIM file, do the following:

  • replace the default boot.wim file in your Windows PE folder (C:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\) with the newly created WIM file. For example, in Windows Command Line (Start-Run -> cmd) type:

    copy c:\AcronisMedia.wim c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim

  • use the Oscdimg tool. For example:

    oscdimg -n –bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso

  • Burn the resulting ISO image to a CD. See Burning an ISO Image.

More information

For information on how to add the product to a Windows XP based PE image see Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack: Adding Acronis Plug-In to WinPE 1.x.

See also Microsoft TechNet Article: Windows PE Customization.

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