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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not recover with original DVD used to install it

12 Apr 2012   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

It seems the system recovery options were looking at something on your 2nd hd - and declaring incompatibility with that.

Did you have your 2nd HD set ahead of the other one in BIOS boot order?

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15 Apr 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Have done some more testing on this issue and have found that if there is more than one HDD on the system then to prevent the occurence of:-
"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows."

the windows system disc has to be on a lower channel than any other disc and must be the first disc in the boot priority list
all discs but the system disc should be disabled in the BIOS
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19 Nov 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64

Having the same problem trying to do a repair.

Is it possible this "not compatible with the version of Windows..." error is due to the system having been updated to SP1, while the original Windows install disk is not?

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19 Nov 2012   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yes, I think you would be better using a install disc with SP1 integrated.

You can get them from digital river Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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