Copype Command-Line Options (Standard 7 SP1)


Copype.cmd is a command-line tool used to build your own bootable WinPE 3.0 environment. Running the Copype command creates a destination folder, which contains the WINPE.WIM file, a MOUNT folder you can use to mount the WIM using ImageX or DISM, an ISO folder that contains all the files needed to create a WinPE ISO image, and the BIN file needed to make the ISO bootable.

The copype.cmd described in this topic applies to Windows Embedded Standard 7, and may have different functionality and command-line parameters than the Windows 7 OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) and the Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) versions of copype.cmd. For information about using the Windows OPK and Windows AIK versions, see Windows PE Walkthroughs.


In a typical installation of Windows Embedded Standard 7, Copype.cmd can be found at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Windows Embedded Standard 7\Tools\PETools


The following command-line options are available for Copype.cmd:

Copype.cmd*[<hardware architecture>][<destinationlocation>]*

For example, to create a destination folder named MyWinPE_amd64 containing a bootable AMD 64-bit WinPE environment, you would use the following command:

copype amd64 c:\ MyWinPE_amd64

Description of Options



<hardware architecture>

Specifies the hardware architecture of the WinPE environment.

There are two possible options for hardware architectures: x86 and amd64.

<destination location>

Specifies the location for the destination folder that contains the WinPE environment.

See Also

Other Resources

Command-Line Tools Technical Reference