>Correct Sequence for Win PE/Image X Deployment


Your sequence is more or less correct. So, I will just fill in the missing parts.
1.  Install Windows OPK or Windows AIK Tools from Windows 2003 Resource Kit
2.  Use copype.cmd to move Win PE files into a new directory
3.  Put Image X and other tools in the same directory
4.  Then use oscdimg to create a boot disk and burn the ISO file created to a CDROM
5.  Run Sysprep (OOBE) to generalize the system
6.  Use Image X to capture this image, say, OEM.wim either to a network share or USB external HDD
7.  Prep the receiving hard disk for deployment
8.  Load WIM image either from a network share or USB external HDD to the C drive on the receiving PC
9.  Use ImageX /apply command below to apply the image.
     imagex /apply x:\OEM.wim 1 c:\
     where X: can be the drive letter for a network share or the USB external drive
10. Use Bcdedit,exe commands below to configure the boot store.
     Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:
     Bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
     Bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
11. Type exit at command prompt to restart computer