Windows PE is a small version of Windows 10, mainly used to install, deploy, and repair Windows 10 for desktop publishing. This means that it does not have all the features, including the ability to capture or take a screenshot. Until now, the only way was to use a virtual machine or to use SysInternals ZoomIt – but now with ScreenMe, you can easily take a screenshot in Windows PE and also integrate it into PE.
Take a screenshot in Windows PE using ScreenMe
This tool allows you to take a screenshot in full screen under Windows PE and Windows 10. Windows 10 is equipped with Tool Capture and Capture Screenshot tool, Windows PE does not contain any. Although it does not offer any customization, it is good to have a tool that can take a screenshot for you.
- Download the TechNet tool and unzip it.
- Then run the ScreenMe.exe program. After the UAC prompt, a small window with a camera icon will open.
- Click on the camera icon. A screenshot will appear instantly, then save it to a predefined folder.
You can change the folder path by typing it manually in the text box or by clicking on the folder icon to delete the existing screen capture. The default folder is set to:
C: ProgramData ScreenMe_Pictures
How to integrate it into the deployment?
There are two ways to do it. The first is to copy the ScreeenME folder to the Deployment folder and the second is to add it as additional files in the Deployment share.
Copy ScreenMe folder
- Copy the ScreenMe folder to a folder Deploy Folder folder
- Update your deployment share
Add to additional directories or files
- Right-click your DeploymentShare and select Properties.
- Go to Windows PE and select your architecture (x86, x64, or both).
- Navigate to the Extra directory to add a room and scroll to select the screen folder.
- Update the deployment share.
For more details on the deployment, we suggest you visit the official page for full instructions.