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Windows 7: use repair disc on different computer

06 Mar 2011   #1

win7 64
 
 
use repair disc on different computer

My machine is Windows 7 64 bit.

If I create a 'system repair disc' from my machine, can I use this disc to fix
a different windows7 computer? i.e. does the repair disc depend on the serial no.?

Also, if it fix other Windows 7 computer beside the one that was created it, can it fix Windows 7 32 bit?



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06 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hamilton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While you can create a system repair disc and be able to use it on any Windows 7 edition on any computer, it must be the same 32-bit or 64-bit system respair disc as the installed 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

You will not be able to use a 32-bit system repair disc on a 64-bit Windows 7, or a 64-bit system repair disc on a 32-bit Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Shawn is correct that you can't use the automated startup repair, or the windows system image GUI on a different bit version.

However, you can use the command prompt to effect boot repairs, partitioning, and restore a system image.

You need to know how - so for most people it is simpler to get the matching bit version repair disc.

It is another great MS mystsery.
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