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Create Windows 7 Recover (not repair) disk?

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#1 GoshenBleeping


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

I have a Asus K52F laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. The laptop did not come with a Windows 7 recovery disk. Can a Windows 7 64 bit recover disk be created? When I use the term "recovery disk", I do not mean "repair disk". I already created a repair disk. But my understanding is that the repair disk can not be used to reinstall Windows 7.
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#2 noknojon


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:45 PM

When I use the term "recovery disk", I do not mean "repair disk".

Hi -
Do you have a specific problem that may need a recovery disk, or is this just a general question.

>>""Can a Windows 7 64 bit recover disk be created?""<<
The answer to the above question is generally Yes - I have made both for my Win 7 and my XP also.
I also purchased a Recovery set of DVDs from Toshiba for my Win 7 - (about $60 home delivered) -

Thank You -
EDIT - A quote from Windows 7 Forum -

I called the ASUS E store here in the U.S., and was told they would sell me one of these "Recovery" DVDs for $40--the catch is that it is no different from the bloatware image already embedded on my laptop.

Edited by noknojon, 21 December 2011 - 03:57 PM.

#3 Artrooks


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

Hello GoshenBleeping,

Your laptop has a hidden recovery partition. You therefore have two options for hard drive recovery.

Option one - Use a Recovery DVD, previously made. See Creating the Recovery DVD.

Option two - Recover directly from the hidden partition. See Using Recovery Partition.



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