Okay so I did some more testing. I was right and wrong at the same time. So I am testing with a new Windows 7 HP laptop and a SSD drive. If I do a
straight file copy from my locally installed computer I get about 77MB/second download from my image server. If I use with windows 7 PE environment I get
about 10MB-15MB/sec straight download. If I use the new Windows 8 environment I get about 35MB/second download speeds. I do double my download speed just by
going from Windows 7 PE to Windows 8 environment. Although it is 2X faster it is still about half of the speed as a native windows 7 install. These speeds are the same across different hardware. I don’t think that it is a specific driver issue.
My other issue is that the Windows 8 environment will present me with the PXE menu and I can select the menu option. It will flash a few command boxes so I know it is doing something but then Imagew V2 never shows up.