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    System Repair Disc - Create

    How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
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    How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

       Information
    This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to be able to use to boot to system recovery options to help recover your Windows 7 installation if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer.

    A system repair disc is not able to install Windows 7.

       Note
    If you are unable to boot your Windows 7 to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc, then you could create it on another computer to use on your computer.

       Warning

    • A system repair disc is not the same as a OEM factory recovery/restore disc.
    • A system repair disc is not an installation disc. You cannot do a repair install or install Windows 7 with a system repair disc.
    • A system repair disc can only be used to repair Windows 7 through the system recovery options.
    • 32-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 32-bit Windows 7.
    • 64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7.
    • 32-bit System Repair Disc can only be used to repair a 32-bit Windows 7.
    • 64-bit System Repair Disc can only be used to repair a 64-bit Windows 7.


    For Windows 10, see the following link - System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials

    EXAMPLE: System Recovery Options
    NOTE: Using the System Repair Disc that you have created below, you can boot to the system recovery options screen below.
    System Repair Disc - Create-system_recovery_options.jpg

    Here's How:
    1. Open the Start Menu, then type recdisc.exe in the search box and press Enter.
    A) Go to step 3.
    OR

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Backup and Restore icon.
    A) Click on the Create a System repair disc link in the left blue pane. (See screenshot below)
    System Repair Disc - Create-backup_and_restore.jpg
    3. Insert a blank unformatted CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on the Create disc button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you are prompted to insert a Windows installation disc, it means that the files needed to create the system repair disc cannot be found on your computer. Insert a Windows 7 installation disc.
    System Repair Disc - Create-step1.jpg
    4. It will now start creating the System Repair Disc. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If a AutoPlay window pops up, just close it.
    System Repair Disc - Create-step2.jpg
    5. When it's finished, click on the Close button. (See screenshot below)
    System Repair Disc - Create-step3.jpg
    6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    System Repair Disc - Create-step4.jpg
    7. Remove and label your new Windows 7 System Repair Disc from the CD/DVD drive.

       Tip
    If you would like to create a bootable System Repair USB flash drive, then you could use the free program ImgBurn to create an ISO file with this Windows 7 System Repair Disc (DVD), then use the Part 1 section in the tutorial below to extract the ISO file to a USB flash drive.

    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    Very nice, thank you Shawn.
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  2. Posts : 1,402
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    Thanks just made mine.
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  3. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    You're welcome MR GRiM and Echrada.
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  4. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Rakcs,

    Unfortunately this method will only let you create one using a DVD. However, you can create a Windows 7 installation USB key to use to do the same thing with instead from your Windows 7 ISO file.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. Posts : 47
    Win7 x64 SP1, Virtual Hackintosh
       #5

    Recovery console like in in WinXP


    Hi all,

    I have a bunch of questions on that repair disk issue.

    Does that procedure include 3rd party disk drivers (like the Intel storage management drivers for RAID) include into that repair disk.

    Is it necessary to produce one DVD per installation or is it a universal approach, where I can produce the repair DVD just once?

    In WinXP it was possible to do something similar by entering
    WinNT32 -cmdcons and you got a second instance of the OS for repair tasks - that was very useful some times (disable freshly installed hardware services which prevent XP from boot).

    Is there a similar option in Win7?

    Or is it possible to
    manally generate the Repair DVD,
    transfer that content to a VHD-File
    and
    enable that VHD as a addition boot option in BCDedit

    Actually I run the Ultimate RTM x64 from MSDN so VHD-boot is allowed

    Thanks for your comments and advices

    Oblomow
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  6. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Oblomow,

    This only creates a repair disc that boots to the System Recovery Options screen to allow you to only repair any Windows 7 on any computer with. It does not install Windows 7, but you can use the command prompt option to run commands though.
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  7. Posts : 12
    windows 7
       #7

    nice tutorial, thanks for sharing
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  8. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're welcome Igorotak. Thank you. :)
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  9. Posts : 71
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
       #9

    Thank you for this!
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