Please vist boot-land.net to check the most recent project info., search for "bartpecore".
Current versions of WinBuilder may contain the server address, if not, the introduction, web address, and initial feature list has been placed below.
Here are the recent changes, program updates, etc..
A listing of each script in the project follows with some notes about changes.
BartPECore changelog, Oct. 2007
Added were some 'api' like commands that point to a function under variables.
Script.Project, the following functions were recently included:
%7zX%, use: %7zX%,file.zip,OutputDir,file.dll file2.dll folder\*.dll folder\*.sys
dFile%, use: dFile%,%TargetSys32%,file.dll
%ExtractFile%, use: %ExtractFile%,%SourceDir%\i386\sp2.cab,%TargetSys32%,file.dll
%kill%, use: %kill%,PrecedingPath,FileOrFolder
PowerISO.Script <-recent addition
bpec-plugins_extra.script <-recent addition
Outpost_plugin.script <-recent addition
PEBldrUA.script <-updated, added some more links for pebuilder.zip download; helps delay an error for firewalled systems.
!txtSetup.script <-updated, added minimal boot screen and boot tag options
Localization.script <-recent addition, Psc's idea, but reg.exe used for speed
NetCore.script <-updated; api style function variables, added random pc name on boot
ScriptingSup.script <-updated; cleanup, minor changes
RltAIO-NIC.script <-recent addition; Aio Oem driver, some of you may know this one.
USBSupport.Script <-updated; usbstor.reg re-added, 'RegWrite' entries removed; file add mechanism updated
CreateBcdwPE.Script <-updated, optimization and nested compression may now be disabled for faster processing
RamPE-Nt5x.script <-updated; can now rename winpe.img, + script name change
!ProjMods.script <-updated, organized entries, added runscanner w/optional language dll ( tHanks Paraglider! )
autoCompress.Script <-recent addition, Psc driver cab compress
autoKeyboard.Script <-recent addition, Psc add local keyboard(s)
autoUPX.Script <-recent addition, by Psc, recommended for testing, not production, it will lilkey ruin this build if not reconfigured
driverSigning.Script <-recent addition, driversigning.exe by Psc, no more policy warnings
Wallpaper.Script (see new wallpaper below)
ZuneDark.script <-updated, new UserPreferencesMask setting (not recommended to adjust)
WBversion.script <-updated; Restore, Encode WB in use, and Cleanup buttons added
New aurblk.bmp wallpaper in %Tools%
Some Admin tools in %Tools%\Sys32 (added to .\i386\system32) were updated.
Here's a quick startup guide, I hope you enjoy the project..
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'BartPECore' utilizes some of the best attributes of both pebuilder and winbuilder. It's a winbuilder project, with Bart's pebuilder at it's core, run unattended. This produces a very basic bartpe build to use as a base. The dcom launch service is added if XpSp2 is the source. Additional plugins will be processed if they're added to one of two Plugin folders. The remaining project work is done by winbuilder ( and of course Winbuilder may be run unattended itself ).
The end result is an emulated bartPEcore.iso run in VBox ( by default ) or VMWare. It uses a slightly modified XPE shell that loads without notifications. Apps and features are detailed below.
Here's a quick startup guide, I hope you enjoy the project..
Using bartpecore is easy..
Download Winbuilder from boot-land, here.
Save 'winbuilder.ini' next to winbuilder.exe, it contains the following:
Run winbuilder and click the downloads tab to start downloading all files for bartPEcore.
When done, just locate your xp/2k3 source in 'paths' and press play to begin.
All scripts are preconfigured.
Currently the project includes:
--fixed: .scr file(s) in system32 needed OpenGL
--added: TrueImage retail full 'Lite" (15 MB.)
--added: Audio support with many drivers to choose from, VMWare among them. See AudioXPE.Script in the Drivers folder to select device drivers.
--fixed: some bugs, each program has been debugged and tested.
--fixed: avast! loader virus warning (false positive)
--added: RamPE to Hdd install script for XP/2K3 systems
--avast! Scanner - for avast v4.7.1029.0.
Avast antivirus engine with full time services removed, self-updating.
--FoxitReader - to view .pdf files in PE
--7-Zip v4.42 - file and archive manager with a high compression ratio.
--Firefox Web Browser - v184.108.40.206 from Mozilla, in case you've got the IE blues
--Recuva - reliable file recovery from the makers of ccleaner
--ImgBurn - small but full featured app that burns CDs & DVDs
--NetMeter beta - visual network activity monitor with variable transparency.
--RAMTester - by RightMark
--MBRWhisky - a simple MBRWiz front end
-- Opera - with a new skin (v8.54)
-- SpaceMonger - disk space visualization and file managment tool
--OO Defrag Pro 10 - key required, files included; add your license in winbuilder with the pebuilder plugins script. The best defrag program, hands down.
--Acronis Disk Director 10 - files / key required (takes key from system in use) - manage harddisks with ease
--Acronis TrueImage 9.1 - files required (implies ownership) - fast, reliable disk imaging & restoration.
--Plugin configuration featuring XPE and XPE dependant apps like OO Defrag.
--XPE v107 shell for pebuilder, streamlined, no progress on startup.
--FBWF driver with variable RAM usage setting based on percentage of total Ram.
--Universal VGA driver script with many manufacturers supported (see .inf for your card).
--QSoft ramdrive with extended and oem driver versions to choose from.
--Filedisk vhd ramdisk, with %programfiles% juction option plus option to pack ramdrisk file to 7-zip Sfx.
--Post proccessing tools for .inf files and registry cleanup
--Standard plus ram boot options (iso or raw image inram).
--Custom color scheme and start flag options
--Emulation scripts for qEmu and VMWare to test the iso, VMWare is my choice by far, but, it's not 100% freeware, a serial is usually required. QEmu is portable freeware and is included. NIC and VGA device drivers are included for these VMs.
--Support tools for.. burning iso images, editing the build registry, booting from usb, creating new driver scripts for WB, 7-zip based backup/restore, and also, filediskWB for mounting and using iso, ima, & img images. Mount a source iso for speedy builds. Filedisk mounting in Windows is know to be a little imperfect, but usually works. Just repeat mount / unmount actions as required.
If this sounds interesting but you don't have a copy of Windows to use for a build, all is not lost. One of the reasons a PE platform that works towards a full OS replacement is exciting is because it can be built from evaluation copies of Windows. Currently Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 is available as an evaluation download and the registration process is fairly simple.
Successfully testing DiskDirector 10 and O&O Defrag 10..
--notes on use:
--The Filedisk Ramdisk makes use of NTFS junctions by default. It is not recommended for use with basic ISO images. Raw harddisk image or SDI image formats support NTFS. The Create BcdwPE script uses a raw hdd image to boot from RAM and thus works as a companion script supporting the Filedisk Ramdisk.
--Spaces in folder paths should not be an issue though it's best to avoid strange characters for folder names.