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    Winbuilder Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
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    "WinBuilder is an engine designed to build and customize boot disks (Live CDs) based on Microsoft Windows (WinPE)....
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    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

    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.


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      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

    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Preinstallation Environment
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      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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      • Windows
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      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.

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      Official site is offline.

    4. PEBakery is a script engine that specializes in customizing the Windows Preinstalled Environment (WinPE/WinRE).
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      • Windows
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      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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      • Windows
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      Make-PE3 - Program to Create Portable Windows 7...
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      • Windows
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      The Windows® Automated Installation Toolkit (AIK) is a collection of tools and documentation designed to help IT Professionals deploy Windows.

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      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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