Getting To and Using Windows RE

It would be unfair to say that the Windows Recovery Environment only replaces the old recovery console. WinRE includes an impressive, powerful set of both automated and manual utilities that collectively diagnose and fix all but the most serious of Windows boot problems. Although it does all the hard work for you, you still need to know how to access and use it.

Getting to Windows RE

In Windows 7, you can access WinRE in three ways. First, you can boot from your original installation media and select Repair. Second, you can use the Repair Your Computer option on the Advanced Boot Options (F8) menu (Figure 3-2). Third, you can create a system repair disc before you have problems. Go to Control Panel | System and ...

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