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Windows 7: Forgot to make recovery disk, HELP!!

03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 
Forgot to make recovery disk, HELP!!

So my computer kept getting this blue screen everytime I logged on and it would restart on me.
I forgot to make a recovery disk for my computer when I first bought it.

I was doing some searching on the internet and I found a "ISO image" someone generiously put on the internet for my system (windows 7 x64 bit).

I was wondering if I can download it and burn it on my CD/DVD on my sisters computer (which runs windows vista.)?

Sorry if my question doesnt make sense, im not good with computers. >__<;;

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03 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

be careful what your downloading from other people.... an iso is a disk image, download this, than burn it to the disk, you can than use that to boot up, and repair startup with that

her computer most likely came with a program that can burn iso's

when you get your computer started up again make sure to scan it right away with http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

That's a fairly new laptop so there should be a recovery partition on the hard drive that you access at boot time with one of the Fn keys, often F11. Your Users Manual should tell you how to do this. Much better to do this than depend on a downloaded .iso file which can contain anything, including malware.

I couldn't find an English version of the manual at the ASUS site so can't be more specific than that, sorry.

Edit: If you upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista then please ignore my post.
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03 Jan 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Was this the link:

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs

If so, it is safe, and I have personally d/l and burned for a friend. Yes you can d/l and burn from a vista machine. A Guy
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03 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you referring to the Windows 7 Repair CD which can be booted to Repair Windows 7, your computer's Factory Recovery Disks, or the Installation DVD ISO which can be used to reinstall Windows 7 with the Product Key on the COA sticker on factory pre-installed Windows 7?

If Windows 7 Installation DVD ISO you need the same version which was pre-installed or you can unlock it by running this tool: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc Then burn to DVD using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Here are tips for getting a perfect reinstall: re-install windows 7
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04 Jan 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Assuming You want to do a Factory Restore/Recovery
You can try tapping f9 to get into the factory restore menu.
I gather that sometimes ASUS has a thing called boot booster which may get in the way. If f9 doesn't work after a few goes tap F2, I think, to get into the BIOS. Turn Boot Booster off then try F9.

Factory restore/recovery will delete all your data and put your PC in the condition it was when you first turned it on.

If You want to run a System Repair
Given you can't make one. A reliable iso source has been given above.
The F11 (or F8?) key may require turning off Boot Booster as described above.
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04 Jan 2011   #7

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Why not create a repair disc in backup and restore, its easy enough,
you don't need any extra software, its all there already to use.
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04 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikksterr View Post
So my computer kept getting this blue screen everytime I logged on and it would restart on me.
I forgot to make a recovery disk for my computer when I first bought it.

I was doing some searching on the internet and I found a "ISO image" someone generiously put on the internet for my system (windows 7 x64 bit).

I was wondering if I can download it and burn it on my CD/DVD on my sisters computer (which runs windows vista.)?

Sorry if my question doesnt make sense, im not good with computers. >__<;;
If you want to be 100% safe and certain that you have the right disk for your computer, call the manufacturer and order a set of recovery disks. The most they will charge you is $30...sometimes as little as $15.
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04 Jan 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you want to do a factory restore/recovery that is what your recovery partition is there for. Ordering factory restore disks would be a last resort. It takes time, more effort, cost money - why do that if you don't need to?
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04 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I never recommend using a pirate .iso that is on some forum.
Most computer manufacturers will send you replacement disks in most case for the cost of shipping.

There are some really wierd people out there who would love you to run the .iso that you downloaded and created the boot disk. This way they can install all the trojans and bot stuff on your computer as well as your bank account and credit card numbers.
Not trying to scare but beware of geeks bearing gifts.

Ymmv
Rich
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