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    Windows Preinstallation Environment Alternatives

    Windows Preinstallation Environment is described as 'lightweight version of Windows used for the deployment of PCs, workstations, and servers, or install, deploy, and repair Windows while it is offline' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Preinstallation Environment for Windows, Linux, Wine, Windows Preinstallation Environment and Mac. The best alternative is BartPE, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Preinstallation Environment are AppleJack, Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, Winbuilder and AOMEI PE Builder.

    Windows Preinstallation Environment is mainly a Bootable USB Creator but alternatives to it 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 Windows Preinstallation Environment.
    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
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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.

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



    2. 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 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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      • 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.

    3. PEBakery is a script engine that specializes in customizing the Windows Preinstalled Environment (WinPE/WinRE).
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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...
    4. LiveSystem pro is a proprietary freeware which provides the possibility to create a rescue system based
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