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Windows 7: Is my start up restore disk complete?

04 Jul 2011   #1
JCED

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is my start up restore disk complete?

I used a DVD+R 4.7GB disk and ran the restore disk program. When finished the disk lists 170MB used and 0 Free space. Shouldn't there be a lot of free space? How do I know everything needed is on the disk? Obviously I have no idea what I'm doing.


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04 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is this what you did?
System Repair Disc - Create
Only a CD is need.
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04 Jul 2011   #3
JCED

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry if I've already posted this somewhere. Haven't gotten the hang of this. Also I should have said "repair" instead of "restore".

I've already made 2 of them. The question I had was, " How do I know it is a viable disk?" As I stated," The disc should have a lot of free space left." Since it has none I wondered if it contained everything it should.
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04 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JCED View Post
Sorry if I've already posted this somewhere. Haven't gotten the hang of this. Also I should have said "repair" instead of "restore".

I've already made 2 of them. The question I had was, " How do I know it is a viable disk?" As I stated," The disc should have a lot of free space left." Since it has none I wondered if it contained everything it should.
The system repair disc is a repair disc and is invaluable. Congratulations on making one.

A system repair disc is not a system restore disc, that is, the system restore disc is not a substitute for a Win 7 DVD.

There are excellent tutorials here on using your System Repair Disc.

My suggestion is: simply boot from the system repair disc and play with some of the options. My most common use is to go to the command prompt without running my installed Win 7 so that I can perform operations which can not be performed on a running installation.

The system repair disc will install a mini-version of Win 7 in ram as a ram drive with the letter X.

If you choose the Command Prompt option, you will get a X:> prompt as X is the letter assigned to the ram drive.
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04 Jul 2011   #6
JCED

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all of your time. I appreciate the help.
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05 Jul 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The reason your disks show no free space left is because of the way the disk is burned. Once the disk is finalized you can't add anything more to the disk so it shows no free space, even though it isn't completely filled. You would have to burn it as a multi session disk to be able to add to it latter on.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
JCED

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That answers my question. Thank you very much for the information.
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