5.2. Using Windows RE

The Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) includes several tools that can be used to troubleshoot and recover a system. The WinRE is an extension of the Windows preinstallation environment (PE) covered in Chapter 2, "Automating the Deployment of Windows 7."

You can access the WinRE using the following methods:

  • Pressing F8 when booting to a Windows 7 installation

  • Booting with an installation DVD

  • Using bootable WinRE media

Once you boot into WinRE, you'll have access to the following tools:

  • Startup Repair Tool

  • System Restore

  • System Image Recovery

  • Windows Memory Diagnostic

  • Command Prompt

The methods to access the WinRE and the available tools are described in the following sections.

5.2.1. Accessing the WinRE

The primary method ...

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