This article describes how to create a WinPE-based bootable media with Acronis True Image 2017 in Windows. Note that this guide does not cover any WinPE customizations, like adding custom drivers, startup scripts etc. The resulting media will have the default set of drivers from the installed ADK/AIK.

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General information about Acronis bootable rescue media

Acronis bootable rescue media is a bootable CD, DVD, USB flash drive or ISO image, used mainly for:

  • recovering purposes, when a disaster strikes and you are not able to boot your computer and launch Acronis True Image in Windows
  • system migration, when you need to restore your system from an image file (backup) to a new hardware (“bare metal”)

There are other functions that bootable media can perform: disk cloning, offline system imaging and others.

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