How to Backup with WinPE Bootable Disk

Using a WinPE bootable disk to create a backup is an effective solution for users to recover their system in case of Windows boot failure or OS crash, without the risk of data loss. This article aims to assist you in creating a backup using a WinPE bootable disk in EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise.

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Updated by Gap on Dec 19, 2023

A bootable WinPE disk is an essential tool for system administrators and IT professionals who need a versatile and portable environment to deploy, repair, and maintain Windows OS. It is particularly useful for users who require a WinPE environment to create backups and restore their systems in case of a system failure. This article is to help you create a backup using a bootable disk with WinPE in EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise. Here, we will provide you with a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a backup using a WinPE bootable disk in EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise.

What is WinPE Bootable Disk?

WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) is a compact version of the Windows operating system specifically created for deployment and recovery functions. A WinPE bootable disk is a portable storage medium, like a USB flash drive or CD/DVD, that contains the WinPE environment and allows you to boot a computer into this specialized environment.


Using a WinPE bootable disk grants you the ability to carry out a range of tasks beyond the standard Windows environment. These include installing or repairing the operating system, troubleshooting and diagnosing hardware or software problems, and creating or restoring backups.

By booting a computer from a WinPE bootable disk, you can access the WinPE environment and utilize the available tools and utilities to carry out essential tasks such as data backup and restoration, disk imaging, system recovery, and various administrative functions. The WinPE environment operates independently of the installed operating system, making it invaluable in situations where the operating system is unbootable or corrupted. It provides a standalone environment that empowers you to work on the computer and perform necessary actions regardless of the state of the installed operating system.

Backup with EaseUS Todo Backup WinPE Bootable Disk

EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise offers the convenient feature of creating a WinPE bootable disk, enabling users to back up their data even when the Windows system fails to boot. This is particularly useful for those who prefer to run the program before booting Windows. To assist you in creating a backup using a WinPE bootable disk, we have provided a step-by-step tutorial below.

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1. Once you have successfully downloaded and installed EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise on your computer, launch the program. On the homepage, locate the option Create Emergency Disk in the left toolbar and click on it. From there, you will be presented with the choice to select either an ISO file, a USB flash drive, or a CD/DVD as the boot disk location. After making your selection, simply click on Create.

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2. Restart your computer and access the BIOS settings. In the BIOS settings, navigate to the boot order section and make sure to change the boot order to prioritize booting from either the USB drive or CD/DVD, depending on the boot disk location you selected earlier. This will ensure that your computer boots from the designated boot disk.

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3. After successfully loading the bootable media, click on New Task in EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise home page to create a backup task tailored to your specific requirements. This option allows you to customize the backup settings according to your needs.

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4. Click Browse... to select your desired backup destination. Once you have chosen the destination, click OK and Proceed. The product will then initiate a full backup based on the parameters specified in this task. This comprehensive backup will encompass all necessary data and ensure the security of your files.

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EaseUS Todo Backup is a reliable solution of creating backup tasks with the assistance of a WinPE bootable disk. This powerful tool enables you to effortlessly back up your files, even from a non-functional Windows computer, including an entire hard disk partition. Waste no time and download this remarkable software now to witness its exceptional capabilities firsthand. We take pride in providing this reliable solution for all your backup needs.

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FAQS for Backup with WinPE Bootable Disk

1. How can I create a WinPE bootable disk?
Creating a WinPE bootable disk is made easy with backup software such as EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise. This feature ensures that you have a reliable and functional bootable disk ready to use whenever you need it. EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise streamlines the entire process, making it simple and efficient for users to create and utilize a WinPE bootable disk.

2. What are the advantages of using a WinPE bootable disk for backup?
Using a WinPE bootable disk for backup offers enhanced reliability, pre-boot functionality, versatile tools, full disk access, and simplified data restoration. These advantages make it an indispensable tool for ensuring data protection and system recovery.

3. Can I restore my backups using a WinPE bootable disk?
Yes, you can. In addition to enabling the creation of backups, Todo Backup WinPE bootable disk also facilitates the restoration of your backed-up files and partitions. 

4. Can I use a WinPE bootable disk for backup on different Windows versions?
Yes, a WinPE bootable disk can be used on different versions of Windows, such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and others. 

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Updated by Gap

Gap has been working as an experienced data backup and security engineer at EaseUS for over 10 years, focusing on working with clients to assess needs and implemented procedures and tasks for appropriate backup solutions.

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