Capturing performance data on a WinXP embedded target RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having trouble figuring out how to capture boot time events from a X86 WinXPe system. I tried the latest Windows SDK which claims to support XP but when I try to run either xperf.exe or xbootmgr.exe I'm told their not valid x86 executables. So I'm doing something fundamentally wrong.

    So my question is - which SDK should I use and how do I use it?


    Monday, April 18, 2011 9:13 PM

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  • Hi,

    two hint for this.

    A) Copy the source form a other, higher version windows:
    You can install the x86 based wpt on a system with having Windows Vista or Windows 7 (or 2008 Srv).
    And you need to copy all files what you can find into the prog folder / install dir from wpt.
    And please run the xbootmgr or wpt executable again.


    B) export all requested file from the msi:

    You can run the following command to extract the necessary files.
    "msiexec /a >path to your msi place<\wpt_x86.msi"
    The windows installer start and it looks like to install.
    But you will get a Windows which allow you to select a destination folder for the needed files.

    btw: same works for Windows 2003 server --> my expirions.


    • Proposed as answer by RPA601SG Friday, August 26, 2011 8:42 AM
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 8:08 PM