Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

15 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

I reinstall windows a lot of times. I'm afraid that the Windows 7 installation might get scratches. So, I want to take a backup copy of the disc.

I want to know if it is copy protected or something or if I can directly copy it using an image burning software.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Hello Bob and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the easiest way to obtain a "backup" installation disk is to download the official and free Microsoft ISO file and save it to a convenient location like your desktop. Then burn the ISO to a blank DVD. See the "note" in Step 4 of this tutorial:

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

You should be able to make an ISO backup of your original installation disc using ImgBurn if you want to avoid a download. I tend to have a backup of all my expensive software installation discs.
What you really paid your money for is the product key. Without this installation discs or ISO are useless apart from allowing you a limited period trial in certain cases.
I'm not a lawyer so I don't know if some MS copyright paranoia says you shouldn't do this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: How to backup Windows 7 installation disc
Thread Forum
Backup disc VS restore VS installation disc. Backup and Restore
Re-installing windows 7 on new SSD with no backup or disc Installation & Setup
Windows Installation Disc - where? Installation & Setup
Custom windows 7 installation disc. Installation & Setup
Windows 7 installation disc not recognized. Installation & Setup
Burning Windows 7 Installation file to disc? Installation & Setup
Windows Backup Disc Image Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33