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My Windows 7 CD has broken on the unreadable side


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#1 xspeed

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:22 PM

Hi, 

 

My Windows 7 CD has broken on the unreadable side. The readable side is good.

 

I have tried to copy it on another CD but it gives an error, I think because of the broken side.

The thing is that I formatted the C partition and install the windows from the broken cd, it worked.

 

Do you know what should I try to make a copy of the CD ?

 

Thank you !

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

Hi,

 

I am amazed that it worked to allow you to do a Windows install, but at least that means that the disc is readable still. I can suggest two possible options for you.

 

1   Try and record an image of the disc, then write that to a DVD, or, 2   Try a different software to do the job. If you don't have anything else, see if a friend has.

 

If all else fails, and on this I am willing to be corrected, but I understand that so long as you have the original installation key you can use a borrowed disc if you need to do a re-install at any time.

 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

If all else fails, and on this I am willing to be corrected, but I understand that so long as you have the original installation key you can use a borrowed disc if you need to do a re-install at any time.


Yes, that is correct. I believe that Microsoft now puts all version of Windows 7 on one disc, so I believe any Windows 7 disc will work. You do need to make sure that you are installing the correct/same version as what you license key if for.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

xspeed, on 06 Jun 2013 - 2:22 PM, said:
Hi,

My Windows 7 CD has broken on the unreadable side. The readable side is good.

I have tried to copy it on another CD but it gives an error, I think because of the broken side.
The thing is that I formatted the C partition and install the windows from the broken cd, it worked.

Do you know what should I try to make a copy of the CD ?

Thank you !

Your other overall option would be to clone/image the installation right after you install it (i.e. before you install any third party applications or drivers). Then if you ever need to "reinstall", you just "restore" from the clone/image.




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