Windows Preinstallation Environment Alternatives
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 is the most popular Windows alternative to Windows Preinstallation Environment.
- - BartPE is the most popular free alternative to Windows Preinstallation Environment.
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
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.
- Is this is a good alternative?YesNo10 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit alternatives
- Free • Proprietary
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.
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.
- - AppleJack is the most popular Mac alternative to Windows Preinstallation Environment.
- - AppleJack is the most popular Open Source alternative to Windows Preinstallation Environment.
This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina
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.
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.
- - BootMed is the most popular Linux alternative to Windows Preinstallation Environment.
Official site is offline.
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.