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Windows 7: Testing a system repair disk.

19 Mar 2010   #1
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Testing a system repair disk.

I have created a Systen Repair disc by the manual method of creating an iso file and burning it to disc. Before I store it away "In a safe place" is there any harm in testing it to make sure it is OK?


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19 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope, not at all.

The only thing that would hurt it really is if you scratched it badly.
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19 Mar 2010   #3
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Nope, not at all.

The only thing that would hurt it really is if you scratched it badly.
Thanks for that, just needed a bit of reassurance that there was no big pitfall.
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19 Mar 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Excellent idea that you actually ARE testing it; ditto recovery discs that one sometimes has to make manually - be wise before the event
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19 Mar 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great, I have been putting together a few recently.
What apps. have you included?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I have created a Systen Repair disc by the manual method of creating an iso file and burning it to disc. Before I store it away "In a safe place" is there any harm in testing it to make sure it is OK?
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19 Mar 2010   #6
mitchell65

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

The recovery disk is a stand alone disc of course. I have downloaded and burnt to disc the applications that came with my PC but other applications that I use, I have the installation discs so can always re-install if the worst came to the worst. I do keep a seperate copy of all the licence and activation numbers that I collect. All my data is backed up on an external hard drive and the main storage is another external so I keep next to nothing in the way of data on the PC's "C" drive.
BTW The recovery disc works fine so I burnt a second to be safe! Ultra cautious me
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19 Mar 2010   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're right, it's always good to have a back up.

You could put extra imaging , partitioning , etc apps. on the repair disc - very handy.

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