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Do I Need The Recovery Environment?

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    Do I Need The Recovery Environment?


    If my setup consists of a single system partition and NO recovery partition, can I remove the recovery environment/folder with the winre.wim file in it?

    If I do repairs, I use a combination of system restore with installation/boot DVD-ROM disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    If my setup consists of a single system partition and NO recovery partition, can I remove the recovery environment/folder with the winre.wim file in it?

    If I do repairs, I use a combination of system restore with installation/boot DVD-ROM disc.
    That will be required if ever you want to access stuff like auto boot repair, advanced options etc - I'd say leave it rather.
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    And that isn't on the DVD itself? Just curious.
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    The DVD will get you into WinPE.

    WinRE offers better boot- and disk-management and recovery tools.. from what I gather.
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