Using WinXPe in a Virtual PC Enviornment for testing



HQuinonez
07-09-2005, 09:25 PM
Has anyone attempted to do this without setting up a Dual boot session in
VPC? I created a DOS session, installed DOS tools, but 'am copying over the
OS using XCOPY32 and it's taking FOREVER! Is there an easier way?

Mario Biazzi [MSFT]
07-09-2005, 09:25 PM
"HQuinonez" <HQuinonez@saisystemsNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone attempted to do this without setting up a Dual boot session in
> VPC? I created a DOS session, installed DOS tools, but 'am copying over
> the OS using XCOPY32 and it's taking FOREVER! Is there an easier way?
>

One option is to use WinPE instead of DOS (the first CD of XP Embedded is a
bootable WinPE) map a drive from your host machine using NET USE and then
copy the image using ROBOCOPY, that will be more reliable than XCOPY.
ROBOCOPY is an utility that can be found in the "Windows Server 2003
Resource Kit Tools" available at
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en



--Mario



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HQuinonez
07-09-2005, 09:25 PM
I will look for Robocopy, but I have the MSDN version of WinXPe, so I don't
know if that boots. Will check in 1 minute. Thanks for the info though.

"Mario Biazzi [MSFT]" <mariobia@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> "HQuinonez" <HQuinonez@saisystemsNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> news:GSqle.1879$2u1.479@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>> Has anyone attempted to do this without setting up a Dual boot session in
>> VPC? I created a DOS session, installed DOS tools, but 'am copying over
>> the OS using XCOPY32 and it's taking FOREVER! Is there an easier way?
>>
>
> One option is to use WinPE instead of DOS (the first CD of XP Embedded is
> a bootable WinPE) map a drive from your host machine using NET USE and
> then copy the image using ROBOCOPY, that will be more reliable than XCOPY.
> ROBOCOPY is an utility that can be found in the "Windows Server 2003
> Resource Kit Tools" available at
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en
>
>
>
> --Mario
>
>
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
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Using WinXPe in a Virtual PC Enviornment for testing