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winre.wim file missing - need help restoring


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I'm currently fighting a problem related to Windows Update and the update named 0x80070643. While doing research on this problem, I discovered that winre is not only disabled, but the winre.wim file is missing.

Is there a straight-forward way to to rebuild/restore this file? I do not have the Windows ISO file (I was running Win10 for years and upgraded to Win10 Pro about a year ago through an online process). And, the only other computer I have access to is running just Windows 10. Here's output from a few commands showing that file is missing:

C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration


Windows RE status: Disabled

Windows RE location:

Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 27db7897-6d09-11ed-9a93-2y234867ac9e

Recovery image location:

Recovery image index: 0

Custom image location:

Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /enable

REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image was not found.


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Unfortunately, the other PC does not run Windows 10 Pro. It's just Windows 10. So, is there another workaround? This most likely happened while I was attempting to extend the WinRE partition to resolve an issue I'm currently experiencing with Windows Update.