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#1 Derek Ellis

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:28 PM

I have just installed Windows 7 on both of my Systems.
I am needing to make a System repair disk.
Will one disk for for both system? Or do i need to make a separtate one for each?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:37 PM

Any Windows 7 system repair disk made by any Windows 7 operating system will work on any and all Windows 7 operating systems (you do not need to make one for each system). They will only work on Windows 7, mind you! (Vista or XP will not be recognized if one of those is the OS on the system that you try to boot off the Windows 7 repair disk)

It is still okay to make 2, though. What if you lose/break the only one you made? Or, you can keep one in your laptop bag (assuming you have one), and one around your desk area.

I, myself, have 1 disk (DVD) and two flash drives with the System Repair files (flash drives are faster and easier to use, especially since I use my netbook a lot (no optical drive)). :huh:

Edited by keyboardNinja, 05 February 2010 - 02:39 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

Im not worried about losing or breaking it, since its kept in my fire safe.

yes i have a desktop and a laptop.

I try to go light with my laptop, unless i am traveling, and i need to take more accesrories with me.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:08 PM

Well, that's why a flash drive is perfect (most computer people carry one around anyway). If you can mark the flash drive's partition as active (some people have trouble with this), then you can use it as a system repair disk with no further modification. If it is marked as active, simply copying the files from the regular repair disc to the flash drive will make it bootable.

Besides, even if that doesn't work, how much does a CD weigh? A few ounces?

Just thought I'd throw in those extra 2 cents of mine.

But yeah, having only one disc is fine. I had to use a flash drive because of my netbook, and then decided to make the other bootable, as well. If you just want one disc, that's fine. :huh:

Enjoy Windows 7! :huh:

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:08 PM

Windows 7 repair disk also works on Windows Vista. Disks are different for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows.
Also if you have Windows 7 DVD, it can be used as repair disk too.

Edited by Romeo29, 05 February 2010 - 08:09 PM.





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