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Windows 7: How often should I create a system repair disc?

21 Jul 2011   #31

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I'm sorry pare. I don't have any info on XP. Maybe someone else here does.

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21 Jul 2011   #32

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pare View Post
Is there a possibility to make a system repair disc on a old computer??
I mean 5 years old, preloaded with XP and has never been imaged and I also believe never been backed-up.
XP doesn't have anything built-in to do that but you could use the free version of Macrium Reflect to create a system image and a bootable repair disk.
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21 Jul 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You can use one of Windows XP's repair options.

Just boot from your XP CD as though you were going to carry out a clean install. At the Welcome to Setup screen, don't choose the option to repair using the Recovery Console, but press Enter to begin the Windows Setup process.

When you see your current Windows installation listed, highlight it and press R, which will then begin the repair process.

The rest of the procedure is no different to carrying out a clean install of Windows XP and when finished will have sorted out any corrupted system files as well as letting you access your existing data and settings.

You can also create a bootable Windows XP setup disk for a pre-installed Windows XP system.
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22 Jul 2011   #34

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks Strollin.
I didn't think of Macrium. I might give it a try!
Thanks Seavixen.
Very intensive method but very interested.
I will let you guys know about the outcome.
This friend of mine needs to give permission to try it out on his computer.
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