Windows Recovery Environment, or Windows RE, is a tool activated when a computer fails to start. Windows RE assists users in repairing their computers by allowing them access to system recovery options, even when the operating system won't start. Creating a Windows RE image helps prevent total system loss in case of a failure. Creating a Windows RE image is easy using the Windows Automated Installation Kit.
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Things you need
- Windows Automated Installation Kit
Download and install the Windows Automated Installation Kit.
Press "Start", and select "All Programs."
Highlight "Windows AIK", and select "Windows PE Tools Command Prompt." You will use Windows PE to create your Windows RE image.
Input "mkdir c:\winre_image" into the prompt that opened. Hit "Enter" and type "mkdir c:\winre_mount."
Create and mount a copy of the image using the "ImageX" function. Type "imagex.exe /export /boot e:\sources\boot.wim 2 c:\winre_image\winre.wim "Windows RE"" into your command prompt and press "Enter." Then type "imagex /mountrw c:\winre_image\winre.wim 1 c:\winre_mount" into the prompt and press "Enter" again.
Launch Notepad by pressing "Start", "Accessories" and "Notepad." Type in the code "[LaunchApp] AppPath=x:\sources\recovery\recenv.exe."
Press "File", "Save As..." and select "All Files" from the "Save as type" drop-down menu. Save the file as "winpeshl.ini" into the directory "System32" located in your new Windows RE directory.
Save the completed image by typing "imagex.exe /unmount /commit c:\winre_mount" into the command prompt and pressing "Enter."
Create Windows PE Image
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