Configure Windows® Recovery Environment in Windows® 7
What are the various tips to configure Windows recovery environment in Windows 7?
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is a recovery platform based on Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). When your PC 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 Operating System. Windows RE provides two main functionalities like automatic diagnosis and repair of boot problems using a tool called Startup Repair and a centralized platform for advanced recovery tools. It can help in reducing the support costs through automatic repair of ordinary root causes of unbootable Operating System installations and is also able to add customized recovery tools to Windows RE, such as antivirus or antispam tools. It provides diagnostic and repair logs as well.
Tips and need to configure Windows recovery environment in Windows 7 system are given below:
- Features of Windows recovery environment
- Need to configure Windows recovery environment
- Tips to configure Windows recovery environment
Features of recovery environment
Windows 7 Recovery Environment options lives up to its predecessor, adding extra modifications and features. It enables users to perform a variety of system and data recovery tasks on a PC that won't boot. It helps in fixing boot-level startup problems (Startup Repair), in returning your system to a previous configuration (System Restore), to recover your computer with a previously-created system image (System Image Recovery), in checking for defective memory (Windows Memory Diagnostic) and also in running command-prompt programs (Command Prompt). Windows 7 installs an option to launch RE on Advanced Boot Options menu and to see it there, press 'F8' after restarting your computer.
Need to configure Windows recovery environment
Windows Setup installs Windows Recovery environment by default on computers with Windows 7 Operating System. If a system failure takes place, an end user can start the computer by using either the preinstalled set of Windows RE tools or Windows RE recovery media and then attempt to fix the system. Also, to provide better reliability in case of a critical situation, you can organize Windows RE to a separate partition on the computer or to separate recovery media, such as a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. If you want to save hard-drive space, you can configure Windows to uninstall Windows Recovery environment.
You shall do various configurations in RE such as extracting the default Windows RE Image from a Windows 7 image, and then applying a set of supported customizations. You shall also create a recovery media using Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). In case if a system failure occurs, you can start the computer with this recovery media and attempt to fix the system. You shall also customize the user experience of Windows RE to include extra diagnostic and troubleshooting tools, a recovery image compatible with Windows Setup, or a custom application to facilitate full-system recovery. These customizations will require creating of an XML file called WinREConfig.xml.
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