Alternatives to Windows Preinstallation Environment for Windows with any license

  • Windows 10 icon

    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10...

    Commercial Windows

  • ReactOS icon

    ReactOS

    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through...

    Open Source Windows

  • Illumos icon

    Illumos

    Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core libraries, and basic utilities. It is dependent on OS/Net, which...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • BartPE icon

    BartPE

    Barts PE Builder helps you build a BartPE (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks. BartPE...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The project has been removed from the posted site. Last version, 3.1.10a, released on February 17, 2006, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine
  • Q4OS icon

    Q4OS

    Fast and powerful operating system based on the latest technologies while offering highly productive desktop environment. We focus on security, reliability, long-term stability and conservative integration of verified new features.

    Free Windows

  • Damn Small Linux icon

    Damn Small Linux

    Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: * Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated (No release candidate since 2012, no stable release since 2008), but it still fully works.
  • UBCD4Win  icon

    UBCD4Win

    "UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. Our goal is to be the most complete and easy to use free computer diagnostic tool. Almost all...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Ben has no interest in continuing the project. The forums have been down for months.
  • Win10PE SE

    The Win10PE SE project provides a basis for building a PE environment using a Windows 10™ DVD and supports both x86 and x64 architectures.

    Free Windows

  • AOMEI PE Builder icon

    AOMEI PE Builder

    AOMEI PE Builder is a freeware designed to make a Windows PE bootable USB drive or CD/DVD disc, which will boot into a complete Win32 environment for PC maintenance tasks. Unlike traditional WinPE environment, it brings you a...

    Free Windows Windows Preinstallation Environment

  • Win8PE SE icon

    Win8PE SE

    Win8PE SE project is based on PE4 environment and will use a Windows 8 (SP0) x86 or x64 DVD. Win8PE SE is Based on the experienced organisation and reliability of Win7PE SE. It comes as a base with only a minimal of applications. ...

    Free Windows Winbuilder

  • Win7PE SE icon

    Win7PE SE

    Live CD/DVD that can be built from either Windows 7 or Windows Vista sources.

    Free Windows Winbuilder

  • LuksOS Grape icon

    LuksOS Grape

    LuksOS Grape is a completely free, easy-to-use and almost 100% Windows-compatible operating system based on the ReactOS project. The main goal is to make computers work for everyone. Avaible in English and German.

    Free Windows

  • Know any more alternatives to Windows Preinstallation Environment?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • DAMS OS icon

    DAMS OS

    A Small Debian-based Live OS.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Developed stopped in 2013. Last version, 2.0.1s32, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • 4DOS icon

    4DOS

    4DOS is a command line interpreter by JP Software, designed to replace the default command interpreter COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows 95/98/Me. The 4DOS family of programs are meant to replace the default command processor.

    Free Windows

  • Make_PE3

    Make-PE3 - Program to Create Portable Windows 7 PE

    Free Windows

  • LiveXP icon

    LiveXP

    LiveXP is a very flexible PE 1x, using Explorer as shell, supporting SATA/IDE drives, USB devices, and many other features and tweaks. This project is based on PE environment and will use a Windows ™ XP/2003 Install CD.

    Free Windows Winbuilder

  • multiPE icon

    multiPE

    multiPE is the first WinBuilder project which builds a PE from XP, Win2003, Vista, Win7 sources.

    Free Windows Winbuilder

  • PC Win Boot icon

    PC Win Boot

    PC Win Boot is a Windows PE boot disc builder based on Windows PE 3.0 kernel. The advangtages of PC Win Boot is that it allows you to create your professional boot disc or bootable usb drive with only a couple of mouse clicks....

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.
  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • Winbuilder icon

    Winbuilder

    "WinBuilder is an engine designed to build and customize boot disks (Live CDs) based on Microsoft Windows (WinPE). WinBuilder powers several projects that build customized boot disks according to the Windows source that you have...

    Free Windows