2765: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Adding Acronis Plug-in to WinPE 1.x

Last update: 20-10-2010

How to create or modify WinPE 1.x images to have Acronis Plug-in included

This article applies to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Build 11133 or lower. For Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Build 11345 or higher see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Using Acronis Media Builder to Build WinPE with Acronis Plug-In.


Acronis Plug-in for WinPE can be added to:

  • Windows PE 2004 (1.5) (Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2);
  • Windows PE 2005 (1.6) (Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1).


To add Acronis Plug-in to WinPE 1.x:

  1. Install the Acronis Plug-in for WinPE from the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 setup file;
  2. Unpack all files of your WinPE 1.x ISO to a separate folder on the hard disk;
  3. Select Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from the Start menu;
  4. Specify path to the folder with the WinPE files;
  5. Specify path to the folder with the Acronis Plug-in files. (Check the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acronis\WinPE\Settings\WinPE for the plug-in location);
  6. Specify the full path to the resulting ISO file including the file name;
  7. Check your settings in the summary screen and click Proceed;
  8. Burn the .ISO to CD or DVD using a third-party tool or copy to a flash drive.

Once a machine boots into the WinPE, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 starts automatically.

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