23882: Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In

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Instructions on how to create WinPE media

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack


Using Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack you can create Win-PE based rescue media.

For instructions on creating Linux-based Acronis Bootable Rescue Media, see Acronis True Image Home 2012: Creating Acronis Bootable Media.


To create WinPE media, you need to have both Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack and Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) installed. 

After both Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack and Windows AIK are installed, you can proceed to creating WinPE media. This article describes how to create a WinPE ISO from scratch. 

  1. Launch command prompt:
    • Windows XP/Vista: go to Start -> Programs -> Windows AIK -> Windows PE Tools Command Prompt 
    • Windows 7: go to Start -> Programs -> Windows AIK -> Deployment Tools Command Prompt 
  2. Create a folder with Windows PE files using copype command, e.g. run the following command:

    copype x86 c:\winpe_x86

  3. Go to Start -> Programs -> Acronis -> Acronis True Image Home -> Plus Pack for Acronis True Image Home -> Acronis WinPE ISO Builder;
  4. A welcome page is displayed. Click Next;
  5. Specify a path to ISO folder in WinPE files: e.g. if you extracted WinPE files to C:\winpe_x86, the path to ISO folder is C:\winpe_x86\ISO:

  6. Choose Add components and build an ISO:

  7. Specify a location where to save the resulting ISO image and a name for it:

  8. Check the details on Summary screen and click Proceed:

  9. Burn the .ISO to CD or DVD using a third-party tool. See Burning an ISO Image.

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