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Windows 7: create 32-bit system repair disk

15 Jan 2014   #1
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
create 32-bit system repair disk

The article located @ System Repair Disc - Create states
Quote:
32-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 32-bit Windows 7.
64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7.
A friend has asked me if I can burn a system recovery disc for his Win7 32-bit machine which doesn't have read and write capabilities. I have two Win7 machines. The 32-bit one has a DVD player (will not write, or burn if you prefer). My other machine is a 64-bit machine which will read and write DVDs. According to the quote above, it appears that I do not have the proper hardware to burn a 32-bit system repair disc.

Is there a trick I can use? (like create a file using the 32-bit machine and burning it on the 64-bit machine?)

Thanks for your help.


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15 Jan 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, there`s no trick.
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15 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you get the x86 - 32bit .iso, it will burn a 32bit DVD - regardless on which PC it is burnt.
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15 Jan 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't think he want an installer.
You would need to find someone with a machine with the same "bitness" of the one you want to repair.

warning   Warning

A system repair disc is not the same as a OEM factory recovery/restore disc.
A system repair disc is not an installation disc. You cannot do a repair install or install Windows 7 with a system repair disc.
A system repair disc can only be used to repair Windows 7 through the system recovery options.
32-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 32-bit Windows 7.
64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7.
32-bit System Repair Disc can only be used to repair a 32-bit Windows 7.
64-bit System Repair Disc can only be used to repair a 64-bit Windows 7.


But if the machine can't read nor write, how will the disk be used?
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15 Jan 2014   #5
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Maybe I should have underlined "and". The optical drive won't write, but it will read.

The problem I am having right now is that every 32-bit Win7 machine I have access to does not have DVD write capabilities. Can I (by chance) burn to a flash drive with any reliability?
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15 Jan 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, from the bottom in the tutorial:

Tip   Tip
If you would like to create a bootable System Repair USB flash drive, then you could use the free program ImgBurn to create an ISO file with this Windows 7 System Repair Disc (DVD), then use the Part 1 section in the tutorial below to extract the ISO file to a USB flash drive.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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15 Jan 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So, just download the 32 bit iso file on the 64 bit pc and burn it to dvd on the 64 bit machine. You will then have a 32 bit install dvd and repair disc. As suggested.

Technically it`s not what you wanted but it works.
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15 Jan 2014   #8
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

So, if I understand correctly, the install disc can double as a system repair disc. Is that correct? If so, the only other thing I need to do is verify which version of Win7 he has; home premuim, professional,etc. Then I can download the proper iso.
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15 Jan 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drpepper View Post
So, if I understand correctly, the install disc can double as a system repair disc. Is that correct? If so, the only other thing I need to do is verify which version of Win7 he has; home premuim, professional,etc. Then I can download the proper iso.
Correct.
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15 Jan 2014   #10
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks, everyone.
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