Ok, you’re a cappuccino

In which of these situations would you be most likely to use Windows PE?

A) Troubleshoot a Windows startup problem

B) Install an updated video driver

C) Migrate from one Windows version to another

D) Defragment your hard drive

E) Can it make me a cappuccino?

The answer: A) Troubleshoot a Windows startup problem

The Windows Pre-installation Environment (PE) is a minimal Windows environment that’s commonly used for troubleshooting and recovering from startup problems. Windows PE is also the environment you see when installing Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Want to know more? Watch “Operating System Troubleshooting Tools.”

You need to have the right tools if you’re planning to fix an operating system. In this video, you’ll learn about automated system recovery, system repair disks, pre-installation environments, msconfig, sfc, the Windows registry, and much more.