How to Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 10


Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems. By default, WinRE is preloaded into the Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education) and Windows Server 2016 installations.

WinRE includes these tools:

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in advanced options at startup in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable WinRE.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: See Current Status of Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  • Option Two: Enable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  • Option Three: Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)


EXAMPLE: Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) enabled or disabled in advanced options at startup
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Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10
See Current Status of Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Copy and paste reagentc /info into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3. Look to the right of Windows RE Status to see if it is currently Enabled or Disabled.

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Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10
Enable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

This is the default setting.

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Copy and paste reagentc /enable into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10
Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Copy and paste reagentc /disable into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn