MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK
MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK is a GUI based program to build a custom WinPE 4.0, 5.0 or 10.0 x86 or x64 Recovery CD. There is also an option to create a Recovery USB flash drive. All that is needed is to have the free Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) installed on the system running MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK.
MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK includes a Windows like desktop. It also includes a unique Plugin format for adding custom applications to the build. Plugins can be written in the form of Windows executables (.exe), Windows Command script (.cmd) or AutoIt3 (.au3). This makes it convenient to write plugins. No need to learn a new scripting language.
The reason for creating MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK was to make the process of building a custom WinPE based CD as easy as possible. Most of the options used in the normal building of a customized WinPE can be handled from the GUI. There is an Advanced Option button to handle more advanced functions. Creating a customized WinPE CD is now fun. See the screenshots below.
Plugins for Acronis products are downloaded separately. It is intended that users will create and share plugins for many programs as MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK gains in popularity.
1. You must have the Acronis product installed on the computer you are using to build the CD for the Acronis plugins to work.
2. MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK is intended for use with any Windows system that is compatible with the ADK being used. For a list of compatible systems, see the instructions on the ADK download page.
3. You must download and install the free Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit from the following links. The ADK's are backwards compatible to Windows Vista. See the system requirements provided by Microsoft at the links.
ADK for WinPE 4.0 Windows 8
ADK for WinPE 5.0 Windows 8.1
ADK for WinPE 10.0 Windows 10
ADK for WinPE 10.1 Windows 10 (See download link at bottom of page.)
4. Plugins for Acronis True Image products that use a license server are not supported.
MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK is free.
Download 32 Bit Makes a 32 bit WinPE. After downloading unzip the file and right click on Setup_MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK.exe and select Run as Administrator.
Download 64 Bit Makes a 64 bit WinPE. After downloading unzip the file and right click on Setup_MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64_LaunchBar.exe and select Run as Administrator. The 64 bit version includes an optional plugin to add support for running 32 bit applications in the 64 bit WinPE. The plugin is called 32Bit. The plugin only works when using the Windows 10 ADK (not the ADK for WinPE 10.1). You must enable the plugin for it to work.
Available MustangPEBuilder 2 Plugins:
32 Bit Version WinPE Screenshots:
64 Bit Version WinPE Screenshots:
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