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 PostPost subject: Windows LiveCD        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:46 pm 
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Is there a Windows LiveCD. I was just curious. It seems like a good move MS could make but they choose not to.


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Google for BartPE. It's an (unofficial) Windows live-CD builder. It can't run everything that Windows will run though because of the limitations of a read-only file system etc. However you can get it configured quite nicely. I use a 350MB BartPE CD for things like Norton Ghost, and for rescuing systems that have gone bad. It works well. :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:47 pm 
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did you mean something like "knoppix"?

yes, "Windows PE" (preinstallation environment)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Yes, BartPE is the way to go, as already said. But it's not comparable to Knoppix in its functionality etc. due to some limitations.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:10 pm 
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yes, yore right with knoppix, but how to explain windows pe?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:17 pm 
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I only said that WindowsPE and Knoppix are comparable in terms of being both a live OS directly booting from CD. On top of that, PE has several limitations that Knoppix doesn't have. Simply said, PE is not meant to be used as an everyday OS on several PCs, it's more a rescue media.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:27 pm 
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I didn't know about this. It looks useful. :)
Edit: Just built my second image, it consists of everything that comes default and firefox. Seems very handy and still surprised I hadn't heard of it before.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:56 pm 
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Yeah, I love using BartPE. I fix people's computers when they seem to be beyond repair and many times these rescue CDs do just the trick! :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:27 am 
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get PE from the vista kit - winpe2.0 is awsome! full image based deployment into RAM, not running from the cd :)


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