This simple tutorial is for those who wish to boot into their WinPE based recovery environments without using any external bootable media. Just copy the recovery environment onto your hard disk and then all you need to do is to boot into it. No need to carry cds, DVDs or usb flash drives. Of course, this will not help in case you have a hardware failure. Some of you will already know how to do it but some will not and this is for them. A friend of mine asked me to do this for him and after doing it for him I decided to post it here as it might be useful to someone else. You will need the following tools: Bootable recovery media from the application of your choice. EasyBCD an excellent freeware tool. It is free for personal use. Used to be a freeware before. Step 1: Copy the contents of your bootable recovery media to the local hard disk. You do not need to copy to your root C:\ partition and can use any partition with available space. For WinPE based environments the file you are looking for will have a “*.wim” extension (boot.wim) and is usually located inside the “Sources” folder on the bootable media. Step 2: Download and install EasyBCD. In EasyBCD, on the left hand pane select “Add New Entry” tab (see image below). It will show you your current operating system etc. Leave the top half as it is. In the bottom half under “Portable/External Media” see if “WinPE” tab is selected. In the path field browse to the boot.wim file from the recovery environment you just copied to your hard disk. Name this accordingly e.g “Marcium v5 WinPE 3.1” Click “Add Entry” at the bottom. Repeat this process if you want to add more than one recovery environments. You can check the status of your added boot menu option by clicking on “Edit Boot Menu” tab on EasyBCD. (See image below). It will list all your boot options. Make sure your default is your OS. Also make sure you have “Skip the boot menu” option checked, otherwise you will see the boot menu every time you reboot. Click “save settings”. For some reason on my Windows 7 machine I still got the boot menu at reboot. You can disable the boot menu by going to “Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings > Startup and Recovery settings” and uncheck the “time to display operating systems”. Step 3: How to boot into the recovery environment? Here is a simple method. Click “Useful Utilities” tab on EasyBCD (see image below). Download and install another freeware utility called “iReboot”. You do not need to have iReboot start with windows, remove it from the automatic startup entries. Just keep the shortcut to iReboot handy. When you need to reboot into your recovery environment just double click on the shortcut. iReboot will start in the taskbar. Right click and make sure “Reboot on Selection” is checked. Right click will also display a list of your recovery environments. Just click on the one you want and your computer will reboot into the selected recovery environment. This is it. Now you do not need to drag external bootable media with you everywhere. You can also use the EasyBCD to boot into bootable ISO files stored on your hard drive. Follow the same procedure but in step 2 instead of the winpe tab, select "ISO boot" tab on EasyBCD. Hopefully, this is useful for someone.