Archive for April, 2013

Windows 8 based PE boot disk loaded with many great utilities

Most recent builds of Win81PEx86 and Win81PEx64

Updated version of Win8PE which now includes both x86 and x64 versions available here 

Also check out my all new Dual Booting Win8.1PE with option to boot into either x86 or x64 versions

My most recent versions with even more utilities and apps  is the Standalone Win8.1Update_PE x64 or x86  also includes a Brazilian keyboard version download.

This customized Windows 8 PE x86 boot disk with windows 8 explorer shell and many great diagnostic and repair utilities. I have updated this iso  on 06.07.13 to include two imaging /cloning applications.  Drive Image XML and Drive Snapshot. Shortcuts for each  in the start menu and on the desktop. It includes the following open source free apps

Google Chrome 26 Opera 12
7Zip MBR Fix
ServiWin Regshot
Eraser Filezilla FTP
Foxit PDF Reader Infran View
Multi Res Notepad ++
Process Explorer Process Hacker
Tree Size Tweet Deck
IMDisk Virtual Disk Defraggler
DriveImage XML Drive Snapshot
VLC Virtual Keyboard
All portable apps are listed in the Windows Start Menu under all programs.


If you prefer to use the Portable Apps menu instead then run the Portable Apps Menu shortcut on the desktop.  The portable apps menu also allows you to download more apps by selecting the Apps>Get more apps. These freshly downloaded apps will only be available during the current session.






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It’s a large download (about 500mb) so be patient it can take 10-20 minutes (depending on your internet speed) to download. After downloading burn the bootable Gandalf’s_Win8PE_x86.ISO file to CD, USB or mount  the iso.

A BIG THANKS to everyone over at and the Win8PE SE Project for the great work they have done in helping me create this win8pe disk.

2013/04/30 | By | 163 Replies More

ImgBurn silent installer

ImgBurn is a lightweight open source CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!

Screenshot - Ez-Mode Picker

For those who may need to install ImgBurn to users silently.  Download this packaged executable from my skydrive link below.

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2013/04/27 | By | 1 Reply More