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Windows 7: Win 7 Recovery CD


29 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Win 7 Recovery CD

I am not sure what the Recovery CD would be used for. Is it the same thing as a System Restore Point and is used as a safeguard or it is used for something else?

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29 Dec 2009   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I've not used it, so I can't say for certain, but it appears to be just for starting the OS:

Walkthrough: Create a Windows RE Recovery Media
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29 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Good question, I thought it was to boot the system.
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29 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You would make a recovery CD after you first installed, in case you really mess up your system. A lot of people will make one after installing a new system and getting all their programs and settings just right. This saves time if you need to do a reinstall.

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29 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There was another thread about installing the backup in windows and they want you to make a system recovery disk and i remember him saying your Win 7 dvd did the exact same thing the recovery dvd does.

Smitty
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29 Dec 2009   #6

 
 

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The "System Repair Disk" is a CD that will boot and has the same repair utilities the Install DVD does. If you don't have a DVD drive or did not receive the DVD media with your computer, you can make the CD to use instead.

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Robert


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29 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Seekers link says it is == "This walkthrough describes how to create a recovery media using Windows® Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). In the event of a system failure, you can start the computer with this recovery media and attempt to fix the system." == This leads me to my next question. How many of you have made one? Now that I read this it seems rather important to have one, kind of like a spare tire.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
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It is the same Repair Console that is found on the Windows 7 DVD, or via tapping F8 at bootup if you got the 100mb System Reserved partition at install.

When you first boot into it, it scans your HD's to find Windows 7 and determine if it needs repair, then may offer you the repair up front.

Also on that first page is a choice to "Recover Using a System Image" which is used to reimage the HD from a Windows 7 backup image.

Next you can click through from there to Recovery Tools to run Startup Repair (repeatedly in serious cases), System Restore, Command Line, etc.

You really only need to make the CD if you don't have a Windows 7 DVD or if you want another copy of it's Repair Console. There are tutorials and a download to put it on flash stick, too.
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29 Dec 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Seekers link says it is == "This walkthrough describes how to create a recovery media using Windows® Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). In the event of a system failure, you can start the computer with this recovery media and attempt to fix the system." == This leads me to my next question. How many of you have made one? Now that I read this it seems rather important to have one, kind of like a spare tire.
I made and used the "Bart PE" for Windows XP Pro. It was OK.
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29 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I am not sure what the Recovery CD would be used for. Is it the same thing as a System Restore Point and is used as a safeguard or it is used for something else?

Not sure if anyway said this about the recovery disk but it is also designed to restore a full HD image (if you made one) of all your programs.
His has to be made and stored in a secondard HD internal or external and can not be on the same HD you have your Windows 7 nor will it copy to a partition of that same HD. Must be a seperate HD.

I have used this restore and works well. I tested and it totally erases your C: and write the image back to C: in case of a major failure.

Iggy
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