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How To Create A Bootable Windows PE ISO Under Linux

Windows PE (Windows Preinstallation Environment, also known as WinPE) is a lightweight Windows version that runs from memory and can be booted from the network, used to deploy workstations and servers or for system maintenance.Windows PE can may be needed for various reasons, like installing Windows from the network, booting Windows PE from the network or simply running some Windows application without installing Windows or using WINE. I needed a live Windows PE ISO to be able to update my Dell BIOS, because all the other methods of updating the BIOS on my Dell XPS L702x from Linux I found had failed (and I don’t have Windows installed on my laptop). Whatever reason you have to build a customized bootable Windows PE image, here’s how to create it from Linux.I’ll make a separate article on how I’ve updated my Dell BIOS using a customized Windows PE image.Create a bootable Windows PE ISO in Linux1. To create a bootable Windows PE image in Linux (no Windows machine is necessary), you need a Windows 7 or 8 DVD or you can download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) ISO from Microsoft’s website (for free).Download the ISO (KB3AIK_EN.iso) in your home folder.In my

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