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Initial releaseDecember 1, 2006
Preview release
12 RC1 / October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
Platformthe Live CD should run on any x86 computer

VistaPE is a is a project (set of scripts) for WinBuilder to create a Live CD based on the kernel of Windows Vista.
VistaPE uses technology and is similar to WinPE 2.0 (from Microsoft), but has a graphical interface, more support for devices and functions, and can run almost any Windows program.

Features[change | change source]

  • Possibility to either fully or partially load VistaPE at startup into memory (boot.wim)
  • Support for a large number of SATA/RAID/SCSI/NIC drivers
  • Capable to read and write on NTFS/FAT32/FAT/Ext2/Ext3 partitions
  • Full networking support
  • Automatic hardware detection (PnP)
  • Booting from CD/HDD/UFD/Network
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Windows Vista
  • A wide range of programs and shells (Explorer, LiteStep, BS Explorer ...)
  • No limits regarding the maximum number of open processes
  • Automatic creation shortcuts for programs
  • Ability to remove VistaPE boot media while VistaPE is running (using boot.wim)
  • Full multilanguage support

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