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Windows 7: XP recovery console versus Vista/7's recovery console

19 Nov 2011   #1
mikeymikec

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
XP recovery console versus Vista/7's recovery console

It seems to me that XP's recovery console is somewhat better than the one that comes with Vista or 7, unless someone can point me in the right direction for finding further documentation on this topic.

The main difference is the lack of ability to tinker with services (LISTSVC / ENABLE / DISABLE commands). A missed opportunity is the lack of registry tweaking, considering that REGEDIT can be run, but I think it only allows you to look at the registry for the recovery console rather than the main Windows installation, which doesn't help much (though I haven't tried to import/mount the registry file from the main Windows installation).

Thoughts/suggestions?


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19 Nov 2011   #2
pjhutch

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You can create a Window PE (Pre-installation Enviroment) disk which is a cut down version of Windows with a command line interface so that you can tinker with the OS.

See for info: New Features of Windows PE 3.0 - Windows 7 Tutorial
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