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Windows 7: System Restore Disks


05 Mar 2014   #1

Win7 64bit Home
 
 
System Restore Disks

Hi ya guys! Listen I am a bit puzzled here. I have a Windows 7 'System Repair' disk AND a Win 7 'Boot-able Recovery Disk. Both disks have slightly different contents. ????

I have done some investigating, and found that many people refer the the 'Repair' disk as boot-able?

I know that the difference may be thin here, but there IS a difference, certainly in the CD's that I have here!

Anyone enlightened here please?

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05 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gloops, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 7 bootable recovery disc sounds like it is your OEM factory recovery disc that is used to reinstall Windows back to the default factory conditions (out of box) state.

The system repair disc can only be used to boot to the System Recovery Options screen. It is not Windows installation media, and cannot install Windows.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7
 
 

One is repair and another is boot
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06 Mar 2014   #4

Win7 64bit Home
 
 

Well guys I have these images to show yer:

The first image is of my Win 7 Boot Disk.
The second image is from my 'Repair Disk' and the third from my 'Win Sytem Disk'. So my Bootable disk an't that same as my Win System disk ...according to these contents fellas' ??????


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06 Mar 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

@GLOOPS

Yes, you can posts images directly here.

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10 Mar 2014   #6

Win7 64bit Home
 
 

Well guys ..has anyone at least got any ideas here? I really would appreciate your thoughts here gentlemen!
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10 Mar 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, we were not notified since you only edited your post instead of posting a new reply here.

No. Your Win7PE disc (1st screenshot) looks to be the same as a System Repair disc (2nd screenshot).

Only your Windows installation disc (3rd screenshot) is able to install Windows.
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