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Windows 7 System Repair Disk Versus Windows 7 Installation Disk


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#1 Torvald

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

I've usually built my own and family members' computer systems, so have been using the original Windows 7 installation disks whenever I needed to do a fresh install or do a repair install, etc.

 

Only recently have I created Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit system repair disks, so wanted to ask what is probably a basic noob question.

 

As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two types of Windows disks (install and system repair) is that the original installation disks will support making a fresh install of windows, and the repair disks don't.

 

Is this the only difference, or am I missing something?


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 01:26 PM

Basically a Windows 7 recovery disk allows a non-booting system to access the Advanced Options screen for start up repair, Repair install, etc. It won't restore an image, you need a installation disc for that.


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