How to enable High Contrast WinRE? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I can’t read white foreground on cyan background screen in Windows Recovery as WinPE 4.0 that it is not clear. How to enable High Contrast White-on-Black screen in Windows Recovery? OR how change background color from cyan to black or darker blue in Windows Recovery?


    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:30 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    I’m afraid there’s no option to change high contrast or change background color in WinRE. It’s by design.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:25 AM
  • Hi Leo Huang,

    How do I restore my image without use WinRE? Because I can’t see screen of WinRE. My image types are Windows System Image and Refresh image.

    How do I use WinPE 4.0’s command line to restore my image? I can see WinPE 4.0 command line’s screen (black) better than WinRE menu’s screen (cyan).


    Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:45 PM
  • Hi,

    I can only find this:


    This command will open the System Image Recovery screen to restore Windows from an image. Refer:


    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:48 AM
    Monday, January 14, 2013 3:04 AM
  • Hi Leo,

    Thank you for help. I open bmrui.exe and it working fine restored my system image. I am happy now.


    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:13 PM
  • Hi,

    I created CustomRefresh.wim by using Recimg command line in Windows 8 Pro. I plug in my Recovery USB flash drive then restart computer then boot up cmd in WinRE and I type bmrui and hit enter key but Windows System Image not work my Refresh image.

    How do I restore my Refresh image (CustomRefresh.wim) by using command line in WinRE?


    Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:36 AM