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Windows 7: How often should I create a system repair disc?

18 Jul 2011   #1
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
How often should I create a system repair disc?

Hello,

I have created a system repair disc for both of my PCs. I also create system backups on a regular basis.

Should I also create system repair disc on a regular basis?

I have recently changed the drive letter of several of my external hard drives, whould this require a new repair disc to be created?

Thanks

Stu


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18 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I generally just set up the system make sure everything is as I want it and stable then make a repair disc.
If you are installing a lot of applications and removing them frequently I would say base it on that use.
The best repair is a return to that fresh install + setup state.


...and the computer doesn't see drive letters what it sees are hardware locations like
drive 0 partition 1
so as long as the drives are physically plugged into the same place on the motherboard nothing should change.
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18 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

A system repair disc only needs to be created once.

A system repair disc is not a system image disc(s).

If you have repartitioned your drive, then a new System Image created using Windows Backup and Restore is definitely to be performed.

Here is how you make a System Repair Disc.

System Repair Disc - Create




DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button




I recommend, if you haven't already, that you create a system repair disc which will fit an a normal CD.

Boot from the System Repair Disc and familiarize with the options there.
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19 Jul 2011   #4
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello,

Thanks to all who have read and responded.

Stu
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19 Jul 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

After you have created your repair disk check that you can boot from it correctly.
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19 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
A system repair disc only needs to be created once.

A system repair disc is not a system image disc(s).

If you have repartitioned your drive, then a new System Image created using Windows Backup and Restore is definitely to be performed.

Here is how you make a System Repair Disc.

System Repair Disc - Create





DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC



START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button




I recommend, if you haven't already, that you create a system repair disc which will fit an a normal CD.

Boot from the System Repair Disc and familiarize with the options there.
You say, you have two PC's, if you have one 32bit & one 64bit, one of each would be needed.
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19 Jul 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Theog,
True. 32 bit repair disc for 32bit systems and 64 bit repair disc for 64 bit systems.
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19 Jul 2011   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I was told that a pre SP1 repair disk will not work after SP1. A repair disk needs to be created after installing SP1.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

^^^^ I concur.
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19 Jul 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I never ran across the problem.

Now if you have a pre-sp1 system repair disc and a sp1 system, you could test.
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