This is a multi-bootable DVD/CD which combines Super WinPE Plus 2004 and Ultimate Boot CD version 2.2 into one single DVD or CD. Standard Version of Super WinPE Plus 2004 put only 3 of the 7 different versions of Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) together. These 3 versions of WinPE are Windows PE XP-SP1 [Version 5.1.2600], ERD Commander 2003 and Windows XPE [The Super Power] .
Coming together with the WinPE's on the same CD are installed programs of large varieties, enabling us to accomplish tasks in different area. In addition to the 33 boot options in the Super WinPE section, the Ultimate Boot CD section provides another 60 advanced boot options, making this CD an extremely powerful service and recovery tool for PC's.
- Windows XPE [The Super Power], i386 folder renamed as \XPEW
- Windows PE XP-SP1 [Version 5.1.2600], i386 folder renamed as \WXPE
- ERD Commander 2003 [Version 4.0], i386 folder renamed as \ERDC
- Windows 2000 Recovery Command Console, i386 folder renamed as \W2KC
- Windows XP Recovery Command Console, i386 folder renamed as \CMDC
- Windows 2003 Recovery Command Console, i386 folder renamed as \2K3C
- Winternals Disk Commander [Version 1.1], i386 folder renamed as \DCOM
Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is a minimal operating system based on the Windows XP kernel. It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (GUI, 800x600) and FAT/FAT32/NTFS/CDFS file-system support. The Good thing about WinPE is that it can boot from a CD, and we can customize it by adding various programs so that it acts as a min-Windows XP system running on CD. By booting the CD into WinPE, it is very handy for us to test system with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, performing virus scan and so on. WinPE will replace our DOS bootdisk experience in no time!
Regular Windows Preinstallation Environment will normally boot into the Command Console where we can enter any supported commands. A shell is then expected so that we can run the commands and the installed program more easily. Instead of using the Windows Explorer which is too big to be set as the default shell, NU2Menu and GeoShell is chosen as our replacement Windows Manager while Bluebox provides us an alternate right-click pop-up menu as well as a multi-function tool bar.
You can also switch to the other 2 alternate shells: The Total Commander or the ERD Commander 2003. Installed programs can be run by just one or two clicks because more buttons have been configured into the Command Bar of the Total Commander, and more icons/shortcuts have been put onto the Desktop of the ERD Commander 2003.
Tweaks have been made onto the 6 WinPE's (except PQRE) to push their resource limit boundary to a even greater extent.
It is possible to establish a Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) on Hard-Drive C:. You can then boot and run the WinPE on your Hard-Drive. This is a very useful way to learn and custom-make your own WinPE. You need to have a Windows XP-SP1 CD to accomplish the following procedure:
Using Bootable CD Wizard, the CD will boot into a text menu from which you can select to boot any one of the available WinPE options, or Winternals Disk Commander, or Microsoft Recovery Console, or launch CDShell for the WinPE main/rescue menu, or launch BootScriptor for the Ultimate Boot CD menu.
The CDShell is responsible to provide menus for the WinPE section of the CD. The Main Menu allow booting into any one of the Windows PE family products, it is also capable to boot into one of the 8 Advanced Boot Options: MS-DOS 6.22, Win98 + CMD Support, Win98 + NTFS Support, Bart's Network Boot Disk, Partition Magic 8, Partition Recovery, NAV 2004 and Ghost 8.0. Rescue Menu contains another 8 Advanced Boot Options: IBM PC-DOS 7.0, Bart's SCSI Tools & CDROM Boot Disk, Easy Recovery, Drive Image 6, SpinRite 5, Netware Boot Disk and NT Password Admin. It also contains 8 Acronis Boot Options: TrueImage, TrueImage Server, Disk Editor, Drive Cleaner, Migrate Easy, Partition Expert Full, Partition Expert Save and Recover Expert.
The Ultimate Boot CD section can be entered from the Rescue Menu under the CDShell. The Main Menu allow booting into one of the 7 Sub-Menus: Hard Disk Utilities, Filesystem Utilities, Memory Utilities, System Utilities, DOS Boot Disks, Linux Boot Disks and Others. It adds a total of 60 Boot Options to the CD.
Credits are given to:
1. PEBuilder, MSNET & CDROM Boot Disks are Copyright (c) 1999-2003 by Bart Lagerweij
2. Boot Scriptor, Loader & ILoader files are Copyright (c) 1999-2002 by Michael K Ter Louw, Bart Lagerweij & Gary Tong.
3. ISOLinux amd Memdisk are Copyright (c) 1994-2002 by H. PeterAnvin
4. Henk - Wonderful Nu2Menu"
5. Requiem/Tadw - Broke all Limits
6. Requiem - Great Screen Res Tool
7. The Truth - Super PEShell & PENetCfg
8. EJMyers - GeoShell ver 2
9. Sherpya - XPE Plugin
© Michael K.H. Au-Yeung, last modified on March 20, 2004