Creating a VistaPE CD
Introduction and Requirements
Contents

Introduction

Requirements and Notes

Beginner's Guide to Creating a VistaPE CD

Introduction
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 13th, 2009, Mustang has discontinued all sales of his VistaPE scripts and will not be giving anyone permission to distribute them.

This guide will remain as a general guide for VistaPE as well as for those who have already purchased Mustang's scripts.
For those looking for an easy way to create a WinPE (Vista-based) Acronis True Image resuce CD, MustangPEBuilder 2 is available and has plugins for True Image 10, 11 and 2009 as well as Disk Director 10.

The intent of this guide is to provide the necessary steps to allow anyone to create a VistaPE CD, whether you are an experienced computer user or someone who needs step-by-step instructions.

For the best results, it is recommended to proceed in the following manner:

By first creating a plain VistaPE CD using the defaults set out in the guide, you will be able to sort out any errors or problems prior to adding any additional scripts or options to the build.

After you have sucessfuly created your first VistaPE CD, you can add the scripts and drivers needed to complete your build. Hopefully, you will also have the confidence to play with your build and tweak it to your liking.

Requirements and Notes

Several things are required in order to create a VistaPE CD:

If you use the Windows AIK as the source for creating your VistaPE CD, you should be aware that some of the scripts and programs included with WinBuilder/VistaPE will not work as they require a Vista DVD source. These scripts will be noted in the instructions.

However, for general use, such as using VistaPE to run your Acronis software (True Image, Disk Director, etc.), the Windows AIK source is fine. Also, using the Windows AIK does not require you to have a Vista DVD.
Click here for detailed instructions on downloading and installing the Windows AIK.
Beginner's Guide to Creating a VistaPE CD

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Beginner's Guide to Creating a VistaPE CD

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