Windows Preinstallation Environment
|Component of Microsoft Windows|
|Introduced in||Windows Longhorn build 4001|
|Last included in|
Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) is an operating system that Windows Setup uses to install Microsoft Windows from build 4001 of Windows Vista and up. Windows Recovery Environment also uses Windows PE.
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Windows PE is a minimal install of Windows with many files removed. It normally runs on a RAMdisk.