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Work with Windows PE

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

The following topics describe the procedures that are used to create and customize Windows® PE for image deployment. The Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) and Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) provide a base Windows PE image that you can customize by using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool. You can boot into Windows PE from a variety of media, including DVD-ROM, a USB flash drive (UFD), and directly from the hard drive.

In This Section


Booting Windows PE

Describes how to determine how the image will boot and where it will run from.

Building a Windows PE Image

Provides instructions on how to build a Windows PE image.

Windows PE Walkthroughs

Links to walkthrough topics on how to build a specific Windows PE solution.

Windows PE Customization How-To Topics

Links to a collection of procedures on how to customize a Windows PE image.

See Also

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