Download WinPE (Windows PE)

Download Windows PE (WinPE) to boot your PC to a command prompt. You can install Windows PE to a USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or virtual hard drive.

Install the Windows ADK

To download the correct version of Windows PE for your PC, you’ll need to download and install the Windows ADK. The instructions to install Windows PE vary depending on the media.

Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) and install the following features:

  • Deployment Tools: includes the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment.

  • Windows Preinstallation Environment : includes the files used to install Windows PE.

Create a bootable USB, CD, or DVD:

See WinPE: Create USB Bootable drive or WinPE: Create a Boot CD, DVD, ISO, or VHD.

See Also

Tasks

WinPE: Mount and Customize

Other Resources

WinPE for Windows 8: Windows PE 5.0