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Windows 7: Recovery Mode as an OS boot option

23 Jan 2014   #1
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Recovery Mode as an OS boot option

I remember the days of Windows 2000 and XP where you could install the Windows Recovery Console as a separate OS by using the command winnt32.exe /cmdcons. This would allow you to boot into the Recovery Console without having to load your CD. Obviously the Recovery Console was removed in Vista and 7, and was replaced with the Recovery Mode. I want to know if there's a way to do this with the Windows 7 Recovery Mode. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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23 Jan 2014   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure I understand the question, XP was before my time.

Have you tried F8 on the advanced boot menu? Advanced Boot Options
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23 Jan 2014   #3
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, it only shows Safe Mode and all the other standard F8 menu stuff, but no Recovery Mode option.
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24 Jan 2014   #4
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is there anyone that can help me with this?
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24 Jan 2014   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It should say Repair my computer.

If it isn't there you can add it in .

Couple of ways to do that.

Firts try :

elevated cmd prompt

reagentc /disable

reagentc /enable

If it errors, you can add it in manually.



Show hidden and os folders ( in folder options)

Look for a folder called recovery\longnumber

In there should a winre.wim.

Open an elevated cmd prompt

reagentc /setreimage /path driveletter:\Recovery\longnumber /target c:\windows

press enter

reagentc /enable

press enter
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24 Jan 2014   #6
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll try it.
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