Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

  1. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #411

    Sorry..
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #412

    MrWhoopee said:
    I just found this little gem (PESE). Thank you Khyi, a very nice piece of work. I only have one problem with it. The startup music is too loud, it woke my wife 3 times last night (she was NOT happy). How can I mute it?
    Plug something into the headphone jack? I do agree the startup sound is rather loud and my laptop only has electronic volume keys as well, but it's something I can definitely live with given all the benefits and hard work Kyhi has put into this.
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  3. MrWhoopee's Avatar
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       #413

    NavyLCDR said:
    Plug something into the headphone jack? I do agree the startup sound is rather loud and my laptop only has electronic volume keys as well, but it's something I can definitely live with given all the benefits and hard work Kyhi has put into this.
    Ah, that will do! I might even have an unused plug laying around here. It's the simple things.
    I agree, this is really a nice piece of work and a valuable addition to my arsenal. Now to learn how to customize it.

    Thanks
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  4. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #414

    I will tone down the volume in the next release... (Currently 67)

    To customize - flip back a few pages in this thread and there is some info on how to..


    Or you can edit (customize) windows\system32\autorun.cmd

    with

    Code:
    Echo Control the Volume
    nircmd.exe setsysvolume 13107
    by adding that to PE autorun.cmd > it will set pc volume in PE to 20
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       #415

    Kyhi said:
    I will tone down the volume in the next release... (Currently 67)

    To customize - flip back a few pages in this thread and there is some info on how to..


    Or you can edit (customize) windows\system32\autorun.cmd

    with

    Code:
    Echo Control the Volume
    nircmd.exe setsysvolume 13107
    by adding that to PE autorun.cmd > it will set pc volume in PE to 20
    Hello Jimmy,
    Not sure if you are aware of this. Under Drivers->Audio, you can set the volume at startup to 20%. Current is 67% by default.
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  6. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #416

    Very Aware.. Topgun
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  7. MrWhoopee's Avatar
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    Windows 7
       #417

    Kyhi said:
    I will tone down the volume in the next release... (Currently 67)

    To customize - flip back a few pages in this thread and there is some info on how to..


    Or you can edit (customize) windows\system32\autorun.cmd

    with

    Code:
    Echo Control the Volume
    nircmd.exe setsysvolume 13107
    by adding that to PE autorun.cmd > it will set pc volume in PE to 20
    Jeez! Not quite sure how to take this level of support, I could learn to like it!

    Now that I've looked at autorun.cmd, I see that I can just remove the startup sound completely. Now if I can just reassemble everything. I love a challenge.
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  8. cereberus's Avatar
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       #418

    Kyhi's instructions a few pages back are easy to follow.

    Basically, you get things working in the x directory, then copy changes to the mounted version, update the boot.wim, and copy boot.wim to your flash drive.

    Takes a couple of goes to learn sequence off by heart.

    There are some limitations as the iso is based on Kyhi's original profile, and not all things are easily changed eg US keyboard, as the iso does not contain other keyboard options
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  9. MrWhoopee's Avatar
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    Windows 7
       #419

    Kyhi said:
    The easiest way to update programs (how I do It)
    Is update the program while in PE..
    Zip the Program Files\PROGRAM-NAME Folder and sent to another drive..
    Exit PE..

    Copy the PE Sources\Boot.wim to a working drive (F:\Boot.wim)
    Create a "Mount" folder on working drive (F:\Mount)

    type> Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:"F:\boot.wim" /Index:1 /MountDir:F:\Mount

    Unzip your captured Program Files\PROGRAM-NAME folder and replace the one in (F:\Mount\Program Files\PROGRAM-NAME) folder

    type> Dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:F:\mount /Commit

    That is now your NEW Updated Boot.wim - to replace the existing PE Boot.wim..

    Thus I always use USB (writable) media for PE
    Holy Sh*t! I'm on my way. Had to use Mount-Wim and Unmount-Wim instead of Mount-Image, and had a little difficulty getting the syntax right. Being an old hand at DOS and GW-Basic helped.

    Now, how do I get the shortcuts on the desktop?

    Edit: Never mind, Cereberus' post #318 got me there. Now the fun begins!

    Thanks again,
    Craig
    Last edited by MrWhoopee; 22 Mar 2016 at 23:32.
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  10. cereberus's Avatar
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       #420

    MrWhoopee said:
    Holy Sh*t! I'm on my way. Had to use Mount-Wim and Unmount-Wim instead of Mount-Image, and had a little difficulty getting the syntax right. Being an old hand at DOS and GW-Basic helped.

    Now, how do I get the shortcuts on the desktop?

    Edit: Never mind, Cereberus' post #318 got me there. Now the fun begins!

    Thanks again,
    Craig
    Yeah - it takes a bit of practice but once you get the hang of it you can add or modify quite a bit. I am no expert at WinPE by any means but this is easy for a moderately proficient pc user.

    There are a couple of good websites dedicated to portable apps (just google) and you can set them up quite easily (not all work in a win pe environment so not 100% portable so test them in the X driver first).

    I actually created shortcuts to a batch file to do the mounting and unmounting as well to save the hassle of typing in the commands all the time.

    I now have a virtual mini version of windows that is totally portable.

    Its a shame my tablet can only load 32bit OSs though as I would have to customise a separate version. Easy enough to do - just effort.
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