46255: Acronis True Image 2014 Premium: 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 2014 Premium


Using Acronis True Image 2014 Premium you can create WinPE-based rescue media.

For instructions on creating Linux-based Acronis Bootable Rescue Media, see Acronis True Image 2014: Creating Acronis Bootable Media.


To create WinPE media, you need to have installed: 

After Acronis True Image 2014 Premium, Windows AIK and the Media-addon 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 Vista: go to Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Windows AIK -> Windows PE Tools Command Prompt 
    • Windows 7: go to Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Windows AIK -> Deployment Tools Command Prompt 
    • Windows 8: go to Apps -> Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment
  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 2014 -> Acronis WinPE ISO Builder (or in Windows 8: Apps -> Acronis -> 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 Windows Vista/7: C:\winpe_x86\ISO; Windows 8/8.1: C:\winpe_x86\media:

    Windows Vista/7:

    Windows 8/8.1:

  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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