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    Best Win10PE SE Alternatives

    Win10PE SE is described as 'The Win10PE SE project provides a basis for building a PE environment using a Windows 10™ DVD and supports both x86 and x64 architectures'. There are eight alternatives to Win10PE SE for Windows, Winbuilder, Windows Preinstallation Environment and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). The best alternative is BartPE, which is free. Other great apps like Win10PE SE are Windows Preinstallation Environment (Free), Winbuilder (Free), AOMEI PE Builder (Free) and PEBakery (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 13, 2020

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. "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
      • Windows Preinstallation Environment
      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.
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    4. 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
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Winbuilder
      Live CD/DVD that can be built from either Windows 7 or Windows Vista sources.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The Windows® Automated Installation Toolkit (AIK) is a collection of tools and documentation designed to help IT Professionals deploy Windows.

      Discontinued

      Replaced by Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)For your consideration, AIK is the last version to support XP, and therefore might still be relevant.

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