This section describes how to create a custom Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0 image. The first step is to understand how a custom Windows PE image is built. The primary tool for customizing Windows PE is Deployment Image Servicing and Management (Dism.exe), a new Windows PE command-line tool.

After creating a custom Windows PE image, you must select a method for booting Windows PE. You can burn the image to a bootable CD, DVD, or USB flash drive (UFD), copy the image to a hard drive, or add the image to a Windows Deployment Services server.

The How-to section is a collection of procedures on how to customize your Windows PE image. The Walkthrough section provides specific, step-by-step examples for building specific solutions.

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