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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 BartPE, which is free. Other great apps like AOMEI PE Builder are Windows Preinstallation Environment, AppleJack, Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit and Winbuilder.

AOMEI PE Builder alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be System Cleaners or File Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AOMEI PE Builder.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment

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  1. BartPE icon

    BartPE

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    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

    pe builder setup screen
  2. Windows Preinstallation Environment icon

    Windows Preinstallation Environment

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWindows Preinstallation Environment can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightWindows Preinstallation Environment consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. AppleJack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

    screen shot of AppleJack running in single user mode
  4. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit icon

    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    Winbuilder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    "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."

    ⚫︎ PortableWinbuilder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Graphical User Interface


  6. Make_PE3

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Make-PE3 - Program to Create Portable Windows 7 PE.

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  7. Win8PE SE icon

    Win8PE SE

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Winbuilder

    Win8PE SE project is based on PE4 environment and will use a Windows 8 (SP0) x86 or x64 DVD.

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  8. BootMed icon

    BootMed

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableBootMed can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Official site is offline.

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  9. PEBakery icon

    PEBakery

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PEBakery is a script engine that specializes in customizing the Windows Preinstalled Environment (WinPE/WinRE).

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    PEBakery Nightly (20190404)
  10. Win10XPE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Win10XPE will help you build a lightweight desktop Windows 10 or Windows 11 Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) for performing tasks or troubleshooting a Windows OS while it is Offline or for installing a Windows OS.

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