The windowsPE configuration pass is used to configure settings specific to Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) in addition to settings that apply to installation.

For example, you can specify the display resolution of Windows PE, where to save a log file, and other Windows PE-related settings.

The following diagram illustrates the windowsPE configuration pass.

windowspe configuration pass

The windowsPE configuration pass also enables you to specify Windows Setup-related settings, including:

  • Partition and format a hard disk.

  • Select a specific Windows image to install, the path of that image, and any credentials required to access that image.

  • Select a partition on the destination computer where you install Windows.

  • Apply a product key and administrator password.

  • Run specific commands during Windows Setup.

How Configuration Passes Work