off-limits to Windows 10, version 22H2 - Windows RE update might fail to install

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If read entirely to the problem statement whereas windows 10 22H2 fails to update the Recovery partition, the following versions must be followed entirely as Windows 11 represents the update mostly to the API calls for the update.  The document located at, section title: The January 2024 Windows RE update might fail to install, workaround option is a solution to some versions. 


To help in this guide, the Windows end user must adhere to the documentation by the service provider that operates the Windows 10 system on their server and if the service is Microsoft Corporation when reviewing in the PowerShell options, make sure the windows computer is configured to no additional interface(s) that stop the API calls for Windows.  Additionally, the index function must be active.


Using the windows control panel proceed to Administrative Tools subsection recovery drive.  Begin the recovery drive configuration. Follow every prompt accordingly to the instructions asked.  Setting up the recovery drive could take a few hours to complete once run, and there is nothing else to do on the user part. 


If the process does not send a failure notice, open up the windows command prompt.


Use the command: reagentc /info


Review the output 


Output   "Windows RE status: Enabled"  should be displayed as shown


Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: _____GLOBALROOT\device\******\******\*****\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: ********************************
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: *
Custom image location:
Custom image index: *

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


If Windows RE status is stated as disabled, review the windows interface functions and check the back-up drive storage location that was selected.


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Go to the Windows Control Panel and select Administrative Tools and then Recovery Disk.
Run the recovery drive setup and follow the instructions.
Make sure the setup process is completed successfully, this may take some time.
Once completed, check the status of the Windows RE using the reagentc /info command at the Windows Command Prompt.
If the Windows RE update status is listed as disabled, check your Windows interface settings and the selected storage location on the backup drive to ensure that Windows API calls are not being blocked.