AOMEI PE Builder Alternatives

    AOMEI PE Builder is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AOMEI PE Builder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Winbuilder, Mac, Linux and Wine. The best alternative is Windows Preinstallation Environment, which is free. Other great apps like AOMEI PE Builder are BartPE (Free), AppleJack (Free, Open Source), Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Free) and Winbuilder (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2021

    1. Windows Preinstallation Environment is a lightweight version of Windows used for the deployment of PCs, workstations, and servers, or install, deploy, and repair Windows while it is offline. From Windows PE, you can: Set up your hard drive before installing Windows.
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    2. 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.

      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

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    3. AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

      Discontinued

      This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina

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    4. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.
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    5. "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 available."
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Make-PE3 - Program to Create Portable Windows 7 PE
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Winbuilder
      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.
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    6. PEBakery is a script engine that specializes in customizing the Windows Preinstalled Environment (WinPE/WinRE). PEBakery is a builder specialized in customizing Windows Preinstalled Environment. PEBakery is backward compatible with WinBuilder 082 and improves upon it.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Winbuilder
      Live CD/DVD that can be built from either Windows 7 or Windows Vista sources.
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    7. The BootMed Live CD is an Ubuntu Remix for those new to Linux. It's main goal is to help the average Windows user to recover a computer that will not boot. BootMed can help you remove viruses from a computer that will not boot, recover deleted files and partitions.

      Discontinued

      Official site is offline.

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