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Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) Technical Reference

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows® Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems automatically.

In This Section


Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) Overview

Overview of Windows RE, its menus, its entry points, and security considerations.

Push-Button Reset Overview

Overview of push-button reset features, which are available in Windows 8 client editions.

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) How-to Topics

Configure Windows RE and push-button reset settings on a Windows system and deploy your customized recovery solution.

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) Reference

Use REAgentC.exe command-line options and other Windows RE tools to customize Windows RE features and settings during installation.

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