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Windows Recovery Environment

Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is used primarily to help save or salvage your Windows operating system. It is available on the Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 DVD's and was a replacement for the Windows XP and 2000 recovery console.

Unlike the recovery console, WinRE does not require an administrator password to function so giving you access to a set of tools developed to make you and your operating systems day. It can also be used to fix, repair or salvage Windows XP.

The following features are available in WinRE:

Note - Although WinRE is run from the install DVD of 8, Vista, 7 or server 2008, it can be installed on some OEM computers through the F8 menu on boot.

How to access WinRE menu - how to access the Windows Recovery Environment.

Startup Repair - used to fix boot and startup problems.

System Restore - used to fix a multitude of problems by restoring the system to a state prior to the issues.

PC Restore - used to restore Windows to a pre-made system backup. How to create a backup for WinRE

Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - used to analysis your computer for hardware faults in its physical memory sticks.

Command Prompt - used to give you access to files and your system via the command-line

How to do a Refresh of Windows 8 - You can Refresh Windows 8 and this will save your personal files, so if you have problems using or accessing Windows then you should try this first.

How to do a Reset of Windows 8 - Resetting Windows 8 can cause the loss of your personal files, so try this when only all else fails.

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