About Windows Preinstallation Environment
Windows Preinstallation Environment, or popularly called Windows PE, is meant to replace MS-DOS in the bootable configuration.
It comes loaded onto a flash drive and is usually found in factory environments. Here the disk is initialized with Windows PE before the actual Windows Operating System is loaded.
It can also be used to troubleshoot windows or the system in the offline mode of functioning.
Windows PE can be compatible with workstations, servers, PCs, and many more systems that run the Windows operating system. It is the lightweight version of the full-blown Windows operating system.
Areas where the Windows preinstallation Environment is applied
In the deployment of servers and work stations in large corporations. They are installed before the computers are sold to the end-users.
As a recovery platform for the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating system. It can be used to damage the boot sector of the systems most of the time and even directly booting in from Windows PE.
For running cloning utilities on the 32-bit and 64-bit systems in use. For the forensic preparation of the computers to leave the original disk intact and without booting in from the root sector.
There are instances when the Windows operating system needs to move away from the massive files that are used to run the computers.
The Windows preinstallation environment is designed to be a threadbare boot-up disk that is equally transportable.
Subsequently, with Windows 10 releases, the system further got upgraded to the Windows RE systems, which happen to be far more advanced than the original one.