Install WinPE x86 and WinPE x64 on UEFI machine


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I´m currently working on the parallel installation of WinPE x64 and WinPE x86 on an UEFI machine.
Up to now, I´ve managed to generate the needed WinPE image for x64 and x86 by using the Windows Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment. I was also able to install the WinPE x64 version in parallel to Windows 10 and added it successfully to the Windows bootmanager. However, when I do the same approach for the WinPE x86 version, I run into a bluescreen when I choose the WinPE x86 boot option. By doing this, I get an error, which says, that the winloader.efi file could not be found.
After doing a considerable research on the internet, I´ve not come to any decent solution to solve this error yet.

That brings me to the question, if its generally possible to Install a WinPE x64 and WinPEx84 side by side.

Best regards.

Ratbald Meyer


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
I'm not sure why you're trying to add either of these. The Windows recovery environment is a WinPE image, furthermore there is no reason to have both since they both do the same thing.