Windows Recovery Environment Technical Reference
Published: October 22, 2009
Updated: October 22, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7
|This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.|
Windows® Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is an extensible recovery platform based on Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). When a computer fails to start, Windows automatically fails over into this environment, and the Startup Repair tool in Windows RE automates the diagnosis and repair of an unbootable Windows® 7 installation. Furthermore, Windows RE is a starting point for various tools for manual system recovery. The primary audience for this technology includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs), and corporate IT professionals, who want to develop a recovery solution.
In this Section
Describes the benefits, common scenarios, limitations, dependencies, and related technologies.
Describes the Windows RE architecture.
Describes the REAgentC command line options used to customize Windows RE.
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