Copying command-line tools from Windows into WinPE, don’t forget the localization files

To keep the footprint of WinPE as small as possible many services or tools usually found within a full Windows installation are not available within WinPE. So if you need a command-line tool from Windows such as icacls.exe you just copy the executable into your WinPE sources and you’re done. But hey, when booting into WinPE and executing icacls.exe, nothing is displayed, the command itself however works. Unfortunately just copying the the executable alone isn’t Read More …

Windows 7 and Multilanguage Packs

Most of you actively dealing with Windows 7 deployments probably know about the Multilanguage Packs for Windows 7 , but since I do still get questions about this every now and then, I thought it’s worth to do a brief recap on this subject. For the sake of simplicity I’ve created a Q&A based summary. Q:  What is the default language of Windows 7 A:  The Windows 7 (as Vista) core operating system is language Read More …