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Creating a System Repair CD in Windows 7

windows7_logoIf there is one thing that holds true for all operating systems, across all platforms, at some point in time, they crash.  Sadly, Windows is prone to crashing. Well, that’s more true for older versions of Windows than for newer versions. I’m using Windows 7 and I am really liking it. So far, it has not crashed on me. But being who I am, and in my profession, it’s only a matter of time. Fortunately, Windows 7, like Windows XP, has built-in tools to recover from disasters like the famous Blue Screen of Death, (Does that exist in Windows 7? I’ve not seen it) or not being able to load Windows at all.

This video explains the process of creating a System Repair disk for Windows 7, which you can use to recover from said disaster, providing that you have a System Repair disk made before disaster strikes.

If you need something printable,  just scroll down.

Windows 7 Repair DVD video 

To create a System Repair disk:
Open the Backup and Restore utility by going into the Control Panel [Start/Control Panel] and click on “Backup and Restore”
In the left pane, click Create a system repair disk, and then follow the steps.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Note: If you’re prompted to insert a Windows installation disk, it means that the files needed to create the system repair disk can’t be found on your computer. Insert a Windows 7 installation disk and continue on:

To use the System Repair disk:
Insert your  System Repair disk into your CD or DVD drive, and restart your computer using the computer’s power button. As your computer starts up, you may be prompted to boot from the CD by pressing and key. If your computer does not boot to the System Repair CD, you may need to change your boot order in the BIOS to look to the CD or DVD drive as the first boot device.

Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select a recovery option, and then click Next.

From there, simply follow the prompts until the repair is complete.

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