Installing updates on Windows PE

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 15 Jan. 2009 / Last Updated on 29 Sept. 2008]

You can install updates on your Windows PE build environment using the peimg command.

Installing updates in Windows PE is the same as adding components and you use the same command (Peimg) to do this. For example, to install an update named into your Windows PE build environment, first import it like this:

Peimg / c:\winpe_x86\base

Next, find the full name of the update by listing all the components in the component store like this:

Peimg /list c:\winpe_x86\base

This might say for example that your update is named "Fix For Foo" which means you can now install the update like this:

Peimg /install="Fix For Foo" c:\winpe_x86\base

For more information on deploying Vista, see my series of articles titled Deploying Vista on, and see also Part 2: Deployment in the Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition from Microsoft Press.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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