system repair disk - is it specific to machine it was created on?


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1
       #1

    system repair disk - is it specific to machine it was created on?


    Hello all,
    I have just created a system image for my HP desktop.
    As I understand things, in order to restore from this system image, I need to create also a system repair disk.

    Well I can't, because my HP desktop doesn't have a disk burner.

    But my Dell laptop does, so my question is, can I create the required system repair disk on the laptop, then use it to restore the HP from its system image ? Or would the system repair disk also have to have been created on the HP?

    In other words, is a system repair disk specific to the machine it was created on, or can it (once created), be used to restore any machine from that machine's system image?

    Thanks for any comments,
    PosslPussl
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  2. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #2

    The "repair disc" is created from winre.wim on the hard disk.

    Your hp might have some extra drivers the oem has added to winre.wim which the other machine does not. And vice versa.

    You can borrow mine. It should work on just about all machines

    17514x64v30.iso

    It is better extracted to usb using this: Usb7ice.zip
    Last edited by SIW2; 12 Jan 2022 at 12:51.
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  3. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #3

    There is one system-specific requirement, the number of bits. It has to be the same as that of the Windows in the system image being restored.

    So to restore an image of a 32-bit Windows 7 machine you need a repair disk made on a 32-bit machine, and for an image with a 64-bit system in it you must use a 64-bit repair disk.
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  4. Posts : 3,561
    win 8 32 bit
       #4

    Why cant you copy the iso via the network to the other pc and create it there or create a usb stick not a dvd
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  5. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #5

    samuria said:
    Why cant you copy the iso via the network to the other pc and create it there or create a usb stick not a dvd
    @Samurai

    1. Recdisc.exe does not offer to create an iso file.

    It only offers to create a cd/dvd directly, therefore it requires a cd/dvd drive.


    system repair disk - is it specific to machine it was created on?-recdisc1.jpg
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  6. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #6

    I have reached the point where everything on my new / used PC appears to be working.
    I ran a Backup and it appears to have been successful.
    The System offer to create a System Repair Disc.
    When I agree, I receive the following message:

    system repair disk - is it specific to machine it was created on?-capture-easter-suprise.png

    I do not understand why and haven't found the solution to this error.

    Any thoughts about how to fix this?
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  7. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #7

    It looks like it can't find winre.wim.

    You can use the iso linked in my earlier post HERE
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