Download WinPE (Windows PE)

Before you can use WinPE, you'll have to create a bootable WinPE USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or virtual hard drive.

The files you need to create WinPE media are distributed as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, and are downloaded when you install the ADK with the Deployment tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment options selected.

Download and Install the Windows ADK

To start working with WinPE, download and install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). During installation, select the following features:

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

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

Next Steps - create a bootable USB, CD, or DVD:

After you've downloaded and installed the ADK, you can create bootable WinPE media.

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