About O&O BuildPE
O&O BuildPE is a Wizard that will help you create the boot media (CD, DVD or USB stick) for soume of your O&O programs. For example, you will need the boot media if you want to run your O&O program without prior installation. This might be necessary whenever Windows is not booting up due to errors caused by defective software. To get your Windows back on track, you can run O&O DiskImage from the boot media, and restore the system partition to its original condition – this of course is only possible, if you have previously created an image.
Data recovery using the O&O RescueBox is also suited to boot media, since the installation of a data recovery product might overwrite key areas of the hard disk, making a later data recovery impossible.
Your boot medium also includes various O&O system rescue programs that allow you to access the Windows registry or stored files, even if Windows is corrupted or does not boot anymore.
Follow the steps in the Wizard to create the boot medium.
- To download the required Windows AIK (Automated Installation Kit) you will need approximately 1.7 GB of free disk space. The download may take up to a few hours depending on transmission rate. We recommend using a download manager.
- Be prepared with either a CD, DVD or USB stick when creating the boot media. No data can be stored on the removable medium, it must be completely empty.
- Your computer should have at least over 1 GB RAM memory available in order to run your boot media as intended.
- One of the following Windows operating systems must be installed on your computer: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2008 R2 or Vista (all Editions, 32 and 64 Bit)