Windows 10: What is WinRE?
What is WinRE?
I have Windows 10 running on a 250Gb hard drive. But the latest update hasn't got space to install.
I have removed all of the potentially wasteful Apps, but with no success.
When I look in Defrag and Optimise, there are 2 drives; C:\ and WinRE. WinRE is labelled as "never run" and refuses to defrag.
I assume it is a copy of a Windows install, but would be grateful if anyone knows better.
What is it, and how do I get rid of it?
It means Windows "recovery Environment" so OS uses it to help restore settings or repair
Hello GavtheNav, and welcome to Ten Forums.
WinRE is for booting to Windows Recovery Environment (aka: Advanced Startup). It's a system partition that doesn't needed to be defragged since Windows doesn't write to it.
WinRe is a recovery partition and facilitates Windows system error recovery. I would not advise deleting it as that will hamper future recovery efforts.
An explanation of the WinRe is provided in the link below:
Windows Preinstallation Environment - Wikipedia
Thanks for your prompt replies guys. It seems that the problem is not where I thought it was!
You can move your User files (ie) Music, Pictures, Documents etc to another drive like an External USB.
Or You can also get a much larger drive and clone our existing drive to it and then swap it.
Hi to all!!!
After my motherboard failure I have got a new computer!!!
It is an assembled computer designed by me.
A store did the operation of assemble it.
They installed Windows 10 too.
Now observing my hard drive (2000GB) with EaseUS I see...