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Windows 7: Can I create a bootable Win 7 installation disk


21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can I create a bootable Win 7 installation disk

When I got my new Win 7 64 bit desktop I was unable to get a Win 7 installation disk so I immediately created a partition image which I can restore to.

However, my experience has been that at some point I am going to need a bootable installation disk. Can I create one from my existing installation?

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21 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Oldtraveler,

What brand is your computer? Most OEM store bought computers will have an option to create a set if OEM Windows 7 Recovery discs that can be used at boot to restore your Windows 7 back to factory defaults.
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21 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Asus cg5270
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21 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I can't find anything for Asus, but look in your Start Menu for a "Asus Recovery Manager" type program to run. It should allow you to create a set of recovery discs. One for Windows 7, and one for Applications and Drivers.
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22 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You would need to have a ISO file
to burn to a disk soo the pc would recongnize the iso file and run the setup file
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22 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazymate View Post
You would need to have a ISO file
to burn to a disk soo the pc would recongnize the iso file and run the setup file
OK. Where would I obtain the iso file?
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22 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I can't find anything for Asus, but look in your Start Menu for a "Asus Recovery Manager" type program to run. It should allow you to create a set of recovery discs. One for Windows 7, and one for Applications and Drivers.
I am checking this out too. Thanks, Brink
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22 Jan 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldtraveler View Post
Asus cg5270
looking at manual PC comes with Recovery DVD.


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23 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

If someone might know can you get just the window's files off of those recovery disk without loading on all the crap that comes with a new comp. Like all the trail stuff.Thx
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23 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Be on the lookout for a Windows 7 installer. They are all alike with some versions hidden due to the presence of an ei.cfg file in Sources folder, which you can remove then recompile the ISO to burn to DVD: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Until your find or borrow an installer to copy, be sure to create a System Repair CD as you will need it to reimage the HD using the Windows 7 backup image, or for other repairs if Windows 7 won't start.
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