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Dual boot Windows 7 and WinPE

By knowledgebased ·
I am experimenting with ImageX and DISM in preparation for the Windows 7 Config exam.

I only have one computer/HD and would like to run WinPE with Windows AIK Tools so that I can create and manipulate an image of my Windows 7 partition.

I have Windows 7 installed on the computer. I have one partition containing the W7 OS, one partition called the 'System Reserved 100MB' which is the active partition. And I created another partition for WinPE. How can I install WinPE to this partition and add it as a bootable option when I start my computer?

Any flaws in my logic so far?
Any better ideas?

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by knowledgebased In reply to Dual boot Windows 7 and W ...

any ideas? experience? comments?

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Dual boot Windows 7 and WinPE

by kristain In reply to Dual boot Windows 7 and W ...

With the current system, booting to the PE mode from the same disk/partition makes my internal HD C: on normal boot and X: on PE boot. This way I can boot to normal mode each morning and update virus definitions. When I boot the same HD to PE mode it becomes X: and the externally attached HD becomes C: allowing the virus cleaners to target the registry on C: (as they are programmed to do) for cleaning. Any additional drives or partitions would alter this ability and possibly target the wrong registry.

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