Usually, when computer fails to boot, the way we use to boot a computer almost is using bootable CD or Bootable USB flash drive, which may be Linux micro-system or Windows PE micro system. When we need to install system in too many computers, for example, there are 100 computers that need to be installed system, we can’t insert CD or USB into computer one by one and boot computer, because different computers has different configurations such as there may be not CD drive or USB flash drive portal in computers.
How to be easy to solve such problems? In this condition, AOMEI PXE Boot Tool will be a key. The only thing you should do is to run AOMEI PXE Boot Tool in one computer (may be a server) within LAN, and boot other computers (some clients or target computers) from network.
AOMEI PXE Boot Tool can boot many computers from micro system in network. Broadly speaking, You can create a Windows PE micro system with a third party tool, also, you can do a bootable Linux image or Windows PE image file with the tool offered by AOMEI Backupper. You can use AOMEI PXE Boot Tool and make other clients or target computers boot from these micro system. After booting, you can backup, restore or maintain system with tools offered with the image file.
Comparing with counterpart PXE function, AOMEI PXE Boot Tool has its own features:
Step 1. Install AOMEI Backupper in a server or PC that can be booted normally, and launch it. Select “Utility” and then select “AOMEI PXE Boot Tool”.
Step 2. Choose the one of environment to load system and start computer.
The Three Options:
Step 3. After clicking “Start Service”, AOMEI PXE Boot Tool will configure related data automatically and start the service to wait for target computers.
Set client computers within LAN for network boot. Open clients, then before they enter system, press specific hotkey to enter and enter BIOS (usually, hotkey is F8 or DEL, and it depends on what computer model you use), then enable “Network Boot” in the BIOS setting. If your computer boots with UEFI mode, please set it into traditional boot mode in BOIS---“Legacy boot mode”.
Restart client computer and press specific DEL key to enter “UEFI Dual BIOS”. You can do following the steps for PXE network boot.
Boot mode selection
Click Bios Features -> CSM Support -> Boot Mode Selection, and press Enter in “Boot Mode Selection” and a pop-up window will appear, and you should choose “UEFI and Legacy” or “Legacy Only”.
Enable the PXE boot option
Choose “LAN PXE Boot Option ROM” with down arrow, and turn its status from “Disabled” to “Enabled”.
Set the PXE option as the first boot device
You can select “Boot Option # 1” in “Boot Option Priorities”, and then select “Realtek PXE B02 D00” as well as press Enter.
Alternative to setting the first boot device
You can also reboot computer and hit a key (may be F12 or F11), then a window will pop-up below, and then select the first boot device: “Realtek PXE B02 D00” and press Enter.
Finally, you can see the following screenshot, this means your computer is booting from PXE network. You may need to wait for a few minutes depending on the speed of network and the size of bootable image file.
If you want to learn more cases about setting BIOS, please visit How to Set PXE Boot in BIOS?
AOMEI PXE Boot software can make bare metals boot and offer environment to install or maintain system without using CD-ROM or USB flash drive. With the tool, whatever enterprise or personals, maintaining systems in many clients will be easier. Notably to enterprises and associates, they don’t need to handle one by one. You can have a try.