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Windows 7: Win 7 System Repair Disk

03 Jul 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Win 7 System Repair Disk

Without saying how old I am, I collect Social Security. Using that as a excuse to write this problem, here goes. == I installed Win 7 last November. I have on the top of my desk various jewel cases, some with nothing in them and some have a DVD. I just noticed one that I made that is labeled "Win 7 System Repair Dec 29 2009". Could someone fill me in as to why I made that? Does the fact that I put a date on it mean I need to update it? What would I use this for? BTW, I have a Win 7 DVD, do I still need the Repair disk?

Thanks,


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03 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The DVD is probably used to boot the computer.
System Repair Disc - Create
The date is probably when you made it, does not have to be updated.

It would be used when you cannot boot, it is good to have. It will enable the computer to boot so that you can make needed repairs.

The Windows 7 DVD would be used to install the OS again.
The repair is to do just that boot and repair, the current system. Although the OS DVD can be used for repairs, I would keep both
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03 Jul 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The DVD is probably used to boot the computer.
System Repair Disc - Create
The date is probably when you made it, does not have to be updated.

It would be used when you cannot boot, it is good to have. It will enable the computer to boot so that you can make needed repairs.

The Windows 7 DVD would be used to install the OS again. The repair is to do just that boot and repair the current system. Although the OS DVD can be used for repairs, I would keep both

Thanks very much. Let me write that down so I don't forget again. Now where did I put that paper and pencil...................
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03 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

We are about the same age, I am younger but not by much. So go easy with that stuff. LOL
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03 Jul 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Put the DVD in the drive, open it and post back a screenshot of the files and we can tell you what it is. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to make the screenshot, then attach it with paper clip in reply box.
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