AOMEI PE Builder Review – Free to Create DIY WinPE Bootable Media

Many computer users know about Windows Pre-installation Environment, it can be said a place for you do recovery, fix error, anti virus or install system. However, the original Window PE is hard to use, no interface, use command line to operate, what’s worse, has many limitations. Windows only provides a platform, which can’t do everything well. That’s why many third-party software come to make our life easier! Today, I will introduce you the software is AOMEI PE Builder.

I think we are familiar with AOMEI, we have published several articles about AOMEI products: AOMEI Partition Assistant, AOMEI Backupper, AOMEI OneKey Recovery. AOMEI PE Builder is also a freeware. Like AOMEI Backupper and AOMEI OneKey Recovery, AOMEI PE Builder’s interface is deep blue theme too. Next, I will show you how easy it is to use.

AOMEI Windows PE Builder

Download and install. By the way, the latest version is 1.5. Unlike traditional Windows PE, AOMEI PE Builder doesn’t need installing AIK/WAIK. Open it, you can see the main interface as above picture shows, click “Next” to go. The program detects your system up to standard, please click “Next” again to go to following step.

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AOMEI PE Builder integrates many useful tools. AOMEI Backupper and AOMEI Partition Assistant are default in it. If you think that’s not enough, you can add more tools as well as drivers in it.

There is a list of inbuilt applications:

File manager: Notepad2, 7Zip, SumatraPDF, Everything, Q-Dir, Imagine, Recuva.

Network tool: PENetwork.

System tool: BOOTICE, CPU-Z, OSFMount.

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The third step is choosing a media. There are three ways to create rescue media by AOMEI PE Builder: CD/DVD, USB flash drive or export ISO file. Select a one, click “Next” will start to creating.


To use the bootable environment made by AOMEI PE Builder is simple. Although different medias have different ways, the common thing is that you should have linked your media to computer, then boot the system and apply AOMEI PE Builder to enter the environment.

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You see, the environment is familiar to Windows 7, has desktop, Windows explorer, start menu, taskbar, etc. Because of this user-friendly graphical interface, AOMEI PE Builder is convenient to achieve. Moreover, the Windows PE created by AOMEI PE Builder can be connected to network. In a word, if you want yo create a system repair disc, AOMEI PE Builder is a good choice.

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