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Windows 7: Using a Windows 7 repair disc on a PC was created by another PC.

06 Jan 2013   #1
electronjunkie

Windows 7 Home Premium OA 64bit
 
 
Using a Windows 7 repair disc on a PC was created by another PC.

I have 2 laptops. One, a Sony Vaio has a working Windows 7 home premium OA 64 bit. And another Toshiba Satellite that HAD Windows 7 home premium OA 64 bit. The hard drive in the Toshiba went fubar and is unrecoverable. None of the sectors are readable except the partition table and SMART says that drive failure is imminent.

I installed a new blank hard drive in the toshiba.

Can I use my Vaio Win7 to get this Toshiba Win7 working somehow? I created a repair disc on my Vaio but I don't know what to do next for the Toshiba. No the Toshiba does not have any backup recovery disks made from it but I can make whatever discs with my Sony Vaio.

How do I fix this? I have not done system recovery on windows since the old NT days. It looks like MS made this harder than it was. All I had to do was use my install disc.


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06 Jan 2013   #2
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Very doubtful. The repair disk is loaded with drivers specific to the hardware on the computer where it was created. Even different laptops from within the same brand will likely not have repair disks that can be shared.

In any case, a repair disk in this instance won't be useful. You have a brand new hard drive with no operating system, not an existing operating system that needs repair. I take it you've never made a full backup of your system? If you did, you could restore that. Otherwise, you should install the operating system fresh and then go through the process of installing all of your previous software again.
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06 Jan 2013   #3
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here is a link to reinstall your W7 OS with instructions on how to create a install disc.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

You will have to burn the .iso file to a DVD and boot using it.

BTW- a repair disc is not the same as a installation disc.
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06 Jan 2013   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You cannot reinstall with a Repair CD. And the Recovery Disks even if you had them will reinstall all of the unneeded crapware which throttles Win7 performance.

Everything you need is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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06 Jan 2013   #5
electronjunkie

Windows 7 Home Premium OA 64bit
 
 

Thank you Bumpkin and Greg Rocker. Lokks like thats what I need!
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