UninstallWindowsRE

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

UninstallWindowsRE specifies whether Windows® Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is installed or removed from the system.

You can save hard disk space by configuring Windows Setup to uninstall Windows RE from the local hard disk.

Warning

We recommend that you do not use this setting. Uninstalling Windows RE disables functionalities that allow users to troubleshoot and recover from startup problems.

Values

true

When Windows Setup completes, any default or OEM-specified Windows RE image is deleted from the local hard disk.

false

Specifies that when Windows Setup completes, any default or OEM-specified Windows RE image (including the default image) is installed on the local hard disk.

This is the default value.

Valid Configuration Passes

oobeSystem

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-WinRE-RecoveryAgent | UninstallWindowsRE

Applies To

For the list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-WinRE-RecoveryAgent.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to instruct Windows to save drive space by uninstalling any default or OEM-specified Windows RE image from the system.

<UninstallWindowsRE>true</UninstallWindowsRE>

See Also

Concepts

Microsoft-Windows-WinRE-RecoveryAgent