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Windows 7: Creating System Repair disk on flash drive

13 Jun 2017   #1
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Creating System Repair disk on flash drive

Hi,

Is there any 3rd party software to enable creating a System Repair Disk directly onto a USB flash drive or hard disk?

Thanks in advance
David


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13 Jun 2017   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Putting it on a dedicated usb flash drive is quite straight forward
Putting the System Repair Disc on a USB stick
you can also look at Rufus
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14 Jun 2017   #3
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the reply but that doesn't answer my question.
"creating a System Repair Disk DIRECTLY onto a USB flash drive or hard disk?
Directly inplies "not via some other media"
I would like to create a System Repair function directly onto a flash drive.
IE I want to do it without having to put it onto a disc in the first place.
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14 Jun 2017   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Here's a direct answer - No.
Make a system repair disc or download an ISO and neither is direct.
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14 Jun 2017   #5
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks - That's what I wanted to know. I thought that was probably the case but wondered if anyone else knew different.
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15 Jun 2017   #6
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi I would use "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool".
Download or use your Windows disk to create an ISO.
Use the Downloader to create Windows Installer to USB.
Boot from USB and repair.
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16 Jun 2017   #7
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for replying.
Perhaps I should have explained more fully. I've resurrected an old laptop and wanted to put in a larger HD. No working DVD drive and no repair or installation disk. Can obviously create a system image on a hard disk but not a recovery disk. Hence my question. Just thought I might have postponed buying a new drive.
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16 Jun 2017   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
No working DVD drive and no repair or installation disk.
1.To create repair disc/usb:

One way is to use free version of totalmounter.

KernSafe iSCSI initiator, Virtual CD/DVD-RW Emulator, Virtual Encryption Disk and Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Emulator All-in-One free software.

It is a writeable virtual cd/dvd drive. Windows system repair disc creator can write to it, so you can save iso to HD, or copy the contents of the virtual drive to usb

Another way is to use a bach file to create the system repair iso on your HD.

The link below creates a system repair iso on your drive, it also includes a lot of extra fuctions, explorer, browser, disk manangement, etc.

new7x64upd.zip


2. For installation media
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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16 Jun 2017   #9
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Brilliant. I must admit that I thought that there must be something out there even if I couldn't find it.
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16 Jun 2017   #10
Cinders

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

PS Thanks very much.
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