How to create a Windows PE boot disk?

  1. go to https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install#download-the-adk-101261001-may-2024 to download and install windows adk and Windows PE addon for the adk
  2. right-click on the shortcut “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Kits\Windows ADK\Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment” and select run as administrator
  3. in the command prompt,  run “copype amd64 C:\WinPE_amd64″
  4. in the command prompt, run “MakeWinPEMedia /UFD C:\WinPE_amd64  P:” (P is the driver letter for your USB)

Now, your usb is a bootable disk with Windows PE in it.

The latest Windows PE does not support x86 architecture. To create a 32 bit Windows PE boot disk, you need to download an older version of WIndows PE: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2120253(version 2004) and use “copype x86 C:\WinPE_x86″. The 64 bit Windows PE may not work on old computers(cannot boot).

Miscrosoft keeps hiding the real programs running. The shortcut C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Kits\Windows ADK\Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment points to a bat file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\DandISetEnv.bat”

 

 

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