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Windows 7: System Repair Disc - Create


14 Jan 2009   #139
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
System Repair Disc - Create

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc




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01 Dec 2012   #140
LucasI34

Windows 7 x64
 
 

When downloading the .iso file, does it matter which version (Home, Ultimate, Professional) I download to use? Does it have to be the same as the computer that I am repairing?


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01 Dec 2012   #141
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It must be the same 32-bit or 64-bit version. It doesn't have to be the same edition, but it would be best if it was.
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01 Dec 2012   #142
LucasI34

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay, thank you. I was checking through the downloads on the dell link you provided a few posts ago, but there was no option for Enterprise, so what would be the best fit from the other three?
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01 Dec 2012   #143
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

For Enterprise, you could download the ISO files for the 90-day evaluation below at Microsoft for this.

Windows 7 Enterprise| Trial, Evaluation, Test, Deploy
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10 Dec 2012   #144
vagrant

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial.

I do some IT support. I know you can dual boot 7 for 32 and 64 bit editions, but could I create a setup on a USB stick to dual boot for Win 7 SP1 Repair 32 and 64 bit versions? What I'm thinking in fact is to have a usb stick with 5 partitions, 2 for the aforementioned, 2 for SP2 when it comes out and a fifth partition for data/storage. I guess it would also be beneficial to put the respective ISO files in each partition. Any ideas on how to go about this would be much appreciated.
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23 Jan 2013   #145
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

thank-you a great tutorial. I have made a repair disk but it's on a re-writable disk is that OK or should it be on a normal DVD disk or CD ?
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23 Jan 2013   #146
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxxize View Post
thank-you a great tutorial. I have made a repair disk but it's on a re-writable disk is that OK or should it be on a normal DVD disk or CD ?
A normal or re-writable DVD will be fine.
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15 Feb 2013   #147
ExcelsiorPC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can I create the Syst Repair on one and use on another

Can I create this System Repair disk on my Win 7 computer and use it to repair another Win 7 computer. Both are laptops. The one that is having the problem is an HP.
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15 Feb 2013   #148
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ExcelsiorPC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If both PC are the same 32-bit or 64-bit type, then yes you can use it on both.

Do note that a "System Repair Disc" is not the same as an "OEM Factory Recovery/Restore disc", and cannot reinstall Windows. It can only be used to boot to and use "System Recovery Options" screen.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2013   #149
FredyC

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Hey. I am wondering, is there any way how to make repair disc on USB ? It's been like 5 years I had used any dvd drive and I don't have access to any currently.

I had found this program ... TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use. Anybody has experience with it ? Guess I can burn repair disc to image, but I am not sure how to place it on USB afterwards so it's bootable. Thanks for help.
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