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Windows 7 repairs with Vista Repair disk?


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#1 Jayson201

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:04 PM

Can I use Windows Vista repair disks for Windows 7?
From what I can tell, Its the same tools.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:27 PM

I seriously do not think so.

You may get away with transfering a few files, but actually using the disk to do a whole repair, I don't think so, since Vista would be recognized as an earlier version.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

I seriously do not think so.

You may get away with transfering a few files, but actually using the disk to do a whole repair, I don't think so, since Vista would be recognized as an earlier version.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Not whole repairs....
but would it be able to restore the Win7 boot manager, from what I can tell, if I were to install Win XP over Win7, It would corrupt the Win7 bootmngr and I would need to do a startup repair from the repair disk. As I only have a WinVista repair disk, I am wondering if it would suffice.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:53 AM

You can just download the Windows 7 Repair disk here: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

These are not install discs, just the repair tools on them

You will need a program such as uTorrent to download the file since they're bit torrents

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

You can just download the Windows 7 Repair disk here: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

These are not install discs, just the repair tools on them

You will need a program such as uTorrent to download the file since they're bit torrents



I always rely on torrents for the speed, man.
I can double my usual speeds using torrents. Sometimes triple, even quadruple.
If I need to make repair Disks for Windows 7, I can do it through windows 7.

Thanks for the .Iso though.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:07 PM

I have personally used Windows Vista repair CD to repair Windows 7 start up errors before. So you can definitely use it. Windows 7 and Vista both use same version of boot manager.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

Thanks buddy :huh:




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