The Best Clone Software for WinPE Disk Clone of 2024

AOMEI Backupper is the best clone software to clone disk in the WinPE environment to ensure data security.


By Maggie Updated on December 28, 2023

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Why to do WinPE disk clone?

Before you start, let’s make two questions clear: What is WinPE and why should you do Windows PE clone disk? Now try to find answers in this section.

Overview of WinPE

Windows PE stands for Windows preinstallation environment and is a pre-installation environment introduced by Microsoft. It enables users to execute tasks such as diagnosing and repairing computers, installing Windows operating systems, and system backup and restore.

WinPE is usually made into a boot disk using USB flash drive or CD-ROM. When the computer encounters problems that prevent it from booting normally, the WinPE boot disk can be used to enter the WinPE environment to perform system troubleshooting, data recovery, virus removal, system backup and restore, and other operations.

The necessity of WinPE disk clone

  • Ensure backup integrity: Booting computers in the WinPE environment can prevent system files from being locked, so as to keep the backup process integrity and completeness.
  • Improve backup reliability: The backup software in the WinPE environment can better control the parameters and settings to ensure backup consistency.
  • Protect personal privacy: Users can backup or restore disks without logging into the Windows operating system in the WinPE environment to protect personal privacy or sensitive data.
  • Support repair and recovery: Image files backup in the Windows PE clone disk can be used to repair or restore the Windows operating system.

Another frequently asked question is how to execute WinPE disk clone to ensure data security. There is the best clone software WinPE for you.

The best clone software for WinPE—AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Professional, as the best disk cloning software for Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista, can help you copy a disk successfully and ensure a secure boot. Apart from disk clone, it offers other clone options like system clone, and partition clone accordingly as you like. As for its disk clone, you may also want to know more about its features:

◆Intelligent clone: it’s extremely fast and efficient since it only clones used sectors while skipping bad sectors.
Sector-by-sector clone: this cloning method will copy every sector from the source to the destination and keep the old partition layout. It might be helpful in some data recovery cases.
◆SSD Alignment: notably, the 4k technology can help you to improve the performance of SSD disk and prolong its lifespan if you clone to an SSD.
◆HDD/SSD Clone: it supports a wide range of hard drives, including HDDs, SATA SSDs, NVMe M.2 SSDs, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.
◆Bootable WinPE disc: it offers you more freedom to create a bootable WinPE disc before you copy disks so as to ensure data integrity.

Be ready to have a try? Just download AOMEI Backupper and learn how to execute WinPE clone hard drive step by step.

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How to clone disk with AOMEI WinPE bootable USB

As we mentioned before, once the system crashes, a WinPE bootable disk can help to boot your computer without reinstalling the system. And when you are going to clone a disk, creating a bootable WinPE USB before is needed.

Now follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create WinPE clone disk.

Create WinPE bootable disc

Step 1.  Before you start, please connect your USB to your computer and make sure it can be detected. Now click Tools from the left panel and select Create Bootable Media.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose Windows PE – Create bootable disc based on Windows PE and click Next.

Bootable Disc Type

Download WinPE creating environment from internet are displayed if you choose Windows PE. If you tick the option, the Windows Creating Environment will be downloaded before making Window PE. When there is a network connection and it is detected that the system does not have a WinPE creating environment, this option will be ticked automatically.

Step 3. Specify storage media, and choose the middle one----USB Boot Device. Then, click Next to run the process.

Select Storage Media

Now you have successfully created a WinPE bootable USB.

When creating WinPE bootable disc, if the system is Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008, please download Windows AIK. If your OS version is above Windows 7, or Windows 2012 R2, you can directly create WinPE disc.

Clone disk with AOMEI WinPE bootable USB

Preparation: Plug in your bootable USB and set the bootable USB as your boot device when entering the BIOS, then AOMEI Backupper will start automatically.

Step 1. Select Clone from the left-hand side menu and then select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the source disk that you want to clone. Click Next to continue.

Select Disk

Step 3. Select the destination disk to which the source disk will be cloned, and click Next.

Choose Destination Disk

You will notice the warning after you select the destination disk. It goes as the existing partitions on the destination disk will be overwritten or deleted.  Before you continue the operation, you’d better backup disks before your operation.


Step 4. Finally, click Start Clone. Wait for the prompt and then click Finish.


You’ll get a WinPE bootable disc when you finish WinPE disk clone operation, which is definitely helpful and secure to restore system from bootable disc if disasters happen. All in all, AOMEI Backupper is the best clone software and it offers multiple options for you. Now don’t hesitate to try a more reliable data safety guarantee for your PC.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.