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 included in the Winpe Add-on to the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. To create WinPE media, you'll have to install the ADK with the Deployment tools option, and then install the WindowsPE addon kit.

Download and Install the Windows ADK

For the ADK for Windows 10, version 1809

To start working with WinPE, download and install both the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and the WinPE Add-ons.

During installation, select Deployment Tools.

For the ADK for Windows 10, version 1803 or earlier

In previous versions, WinPE is included in the Windows 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.

WinPE for Windows 10

WinPE: Mount and Customize