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Windows 7: About repair disc

03 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 x64
About repair disc

I want to know the difference between "Creat a system image" to a DVD disc and "Creat a system repair disc".


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03 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

System image is a copy of your hard drive

System repair allows you to boot, when you cannot normally, then make repairs.

System Repair Disc - Create
System Image Recovery

Respone time 2 minutes, pretty good.
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03 Jul 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Terrence, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This should help with that. The descriptions in each tutorial below will give more details on the function of the two to be able to see the difference better.

"Create a system image" = Create a complete clone of selected hard drives as a backup
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


"Create a system repair disc" = Disc is used to boot from to boot into the System Recovery Options screen to attempt to repair Windows 7 with one the available option.
System Repair Disc - Create

Hope this helps,

LOL, Rich beat me.
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03 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I beat you once in a while, but you are always 100% correct with your answers.
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03 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Putting a WIn7 Backup Image on DVD's is laborious and wastes a lot of disks.

An external drive is a much better way to back it up.

You can use a CD for the Win7 System Repair disk, or if you have a Win7 DVD then the Repair Console is built into it already.

And if you have the 100mb System Reserved boot partition assigned during installation, the Repair Console is also added to the Advanced Boot tools accessed by tapping F8 at startup.
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