By AOMEI / Last Updated April 13, 2017

What is Windows PE?

Windows PE is short for Windows Preinstallation Environment which is the minimum Win32 system with limited services. It is used for the installation of Windows to prepare the computer, so a network file server can copy disk image and boot the Windows installer.

It supports to connect to a share network and when WinPE boots, the network can be used. Users can use WinPE to create, delete, format and manage NTFS file system partition. It is fast to boot WinPE and the requirements to boot environment is not high. WinPE not only can be burned to CD/DVD, but also to hardware.

Once system crashes, if you want to boot computer without reinstalling system, WinPE can help to boot computer, but how to restore system from WinPE? There is a free backup software WinPE to help you.

A Free Backup Software WinPE - AOMEI Backupper Standard

As a free backup software WinPE, AOMEI Backupper Standard is a good assistant for backing up and restoring files, folders, system, partitions, and disks. In advance, users can back up the important data to a removable device, USB, CD/DVD, NAS or external and internal devices. After data is lost, it can be restored from backup images. If system crashes, how to boot it is a question? Using AOMEI Backupper to create a WinPE bootable media to boot computer is a good idea.

Create Bootable Media

There are two kinds of bootable disc type during creating bootable media in AOMEI Backupper; one is creating bootable disc based on Linux kernel without installing any toolkits. Another is based on Windows PE. The latter is suitable for everyone, and it provides more flexible and convenient operations than Linux bootable disc. Besides, Linux bootable disc only supports system restore; file, folder, disk and partition restore and clone. It doesn’t support to backup system. But WinPE supports file, folder, system, disk and partition backup, hardware RAID, clone and explore image file. Therefore, many users choose WinPE. You can specify the storage media, such as CD/DVD, USB device, or ISO image file. The article will tell you how to create a bootable disc.

In summary, as a WinPE free backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard has powerful functions to protect computer data and boot system to run computer smoothly. It is very useful for users.

Notes:When creating WinPE bootable disc, if the system is Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008, please download Windows AIK. And in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 2012 R2, you can directly create WinPE disc.