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On my 32GB laptop, I normally delete the winre partition to save space.

Can you create the winre version of the rescue media if that partition is not present?
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Danskeman - 28 February 2019 6:57 AM
On my 32GB laptop, I normally delete the winre partition to save space.

Can you create the winre version of the rescue media if that partition is not present?

Hi @Danskeman

Thanks for posting. The creation of WinRE resuce media is based on the presence of the winre.wim file. This can sometimes be located on the recovery partition.

To determine the location, from an elevated command prompt run the reagent tool with /info parameter.​ This will let you know which partition this file is on.


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If you just delete the WinRE partition, chances are that WinRE.wim is gone.  If you run "reagentc /disable" while it still exists, Windows will move the WinRE.wim file back to \Windows\System32\Recovery, in which case you can delete it, but then of course your storage consumption is still about the same because the Recovery partition isn't too much larger than the WinRE.wim file to begin with.  So given that each Windows 10 release upgrade tries to create a Recovery partition if one doesn't already exist anyway, and that downloading the ADK to use the WinPE Rescue Media options instead would consume quite a bit of storage too, you may as well keep the Recovery partition.

Edited 28 February 2019 1:58 PM by jphughan
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jphughan - 28 February 2019 1:56 PM
If you just delete the WinRE partition, chances are that WinRE.wim is gone.  If you run "reagentc /disable" while it still exists, Windows will move the WinRE.wim file back to \Windows\System32\Recovery, in which case you can delete it, but then of course your storage consumption is still about the same because the Recovery partition isn't too much larger than the WinRE.wim file to begin with.  So given that each Windows 10 release upgrade tries to create a Recovery partition if one doesn't already exist anyway, and that downloading the ADK to use the WinPE Rescue Media options instead would consume quite a bit of storage too, you may as well keep the Recovery partition.

Yeah I kind of guessed that.  Having said that, I could just stick with latest version on my small laptop as it works fine and if I had to wipe it, no big deal.
Edited 1 March 2019 6:42 AM by Danskeman
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