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Windows 7: System Image and System Repair Disc


22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
System Image and System Repair Disc

Hi,

1) Do I have to create a new system repair disc EVERY time I create a new system image?

2). Why is a system repair disc needed?

3). Do I need a system repair disc if I have the original Windows 7 CD?


The reson I ask is I frequently back-up with this utility.

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22 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Flotzie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a retail Windows 7 installation DVD, then no you do not have to create a system repair disc since both can be used to boot to the System Recovery Options screen to do a System Image Recovery with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

A system repair Disc, is used to bring you to the System Repair Options, when you cannot boot. A install DVD is used to reinstall the entire OS.
\With every new System Image, you do not need a new repair Disc.
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22 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks all, you've saved me burning countless DVD's!!!
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22 Jan 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You are very welcome. Glad that we could help.
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22 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad that we could help.
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22 Jan 2011   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As stated your install DVD and the system repair DVD, which you can make, both have the recovery software on them (winre.wim).
I'd tend to keep the install disks in a safe place since you only have one of these (for clean installs) and use your system repair DVD you burn for repair functions (including reimaging). If one gets damaged, make another.
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