To launch bootable media builder, click
Tools -> Acronis Bootable Media Builder in the main window of Acronis Disk Director 12.5 or select Acronis Bootable Media Builder on the Tools panel on the left:
Next on the welcome screen.
On the next step you need to select whether to create Linux-based media or WinPE-based media. Further steps depend on which option you choose:
Linux-based media: click to expand instructions
Select the way volumes and network resources will be handled—called the media style:
A media with Linux-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example,
hda1 and sdb2. A media with Windows-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example,
C: and D:.
[optional] On this step you can specify Linux kernel parameters, e.g. for better compatibility with certain hardware. For a list of available parameters, see
Linux Kernel parameters.
Select the bootable components to be placed on the media:
Select the type of media to create. You can:
create CD, DVD or other bootable media such as removable USB flash drive if the hardware BIOS allows for boot from such media
build an ISO image of a bootable disc to burn it later on to a blank disc
[optional] For better compatibility with your hardware, you can select mass storage device drivers to be added to the media
Check all details and click
Proceed to create bootable media
WinPE-based media: click to expand instructions
Select bootable media type:
Windows PE If you do not have Windows AIK installed on the machine, you will be offered to download and install it. If you have Windows AIK already installed, the product will automatically detect it.
Create WinPE automatically:
WinPE preparation will start:
[optional] For better compatibility with your hardware, you can select mass storage device drivers to be added to the media. Generally, you need the add drivers option only if you have compatibility issues with the machine's hardware and the WinPE media.
Select the type of media to create.
You will generally need to select an the ISO image option.
The WIM image can be used if you plan to create a custom WinPE image. See Microsoft TechNet Article:
Windows PE Customization. After selecting where to save the image file, review the details and click
Once the WinPE media image is created, burn it to a disc. See
Burning an ISO Image; More information
If you have Acronis True Image 2019, you can create a multi-product Linux-based bootable media with Acronis Disk Director 12.5 if they are installed on the same Windows machine. Use the media builder provided with Acronis Disk Director to create this media.