The requirements to create a BartPE DVD are few. You need:
- Installation CD for Windows XP (Home or Professional) or Windows Server 2003. In the case of Windows XP, at least Service Pack 1 must be installed. We also recommend installing Service Pack 2 (see also Installing WindowsXP and Service Pack 2 with 1 CD ).
- CD burning software to burn ISO files; we use Nero Burning Rom.
- PE Builder by Bart Langerweij
- Additional tools for inclusion on the DVD
Creating The BartPE CD
PE Builder is downloaded as a ZIP file to your computer. It does not contain a setup program, so simply unzip it to a folder of your choice and run PEBUILDER.EXE.
The selection for the Windows source files appears when you click Next on the welcome screen. If the Windows CD is already in the drive, PE Builder finds it automatically, otherwise press the Search button to cause the program to look for it again. The path to a folder can be entered in the field below it for burning to the DVD, including all subfolders.
Selection of source and special folders