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Please note: You cannot use the disc to install Windows 7 from scratch or reinstall Windows.

Looking for Windows Vista instructions? Create a Windows Vista Recovery Disc. Don’t have a disc drive and need to make a USB version?

Burn a Windows 7 Repair Disc

To burn your own Windows repair disc:

1. Click Start, type create and click Create a System Repair Disc 

2. Insert a CD/DVD, choose the DVD drive in which the disc resides and click Create Disc

Once the disc is finished, I recommend booting from the disc to test it—before you really need it.

Learn how to boot from your disc and understand what the disc can do to fix your PC: Use a Windows Repair Disc or USB Drive to Fix Your Broken PC.



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15 thoughts on “Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc [How To]”

  1. Good_Bytes says:

    Please get your fact straight.
    1- Dell does provide Windows 7 disk on all it’s systems. If you don’t have, then call Dell as their was an error. Dell provides you 2 disks (excluding any extra software). The first one is Windows 7 pre-activated and Dell logo on the system properties, with Dell label on the disk, done with a kit tool provided by Microsoft for some big OEMs. The second disk has all teh system drivers and system related software such as Dell Control Panel which provide additional options, such as turning on/off some hardware in the system like the optical drive, firewire, etc… and on screen notification upon screen brightness/volume change, etc…

    2- You can do this from Windows 7 already. Insert blank disk in drive, then click on Start > type: repair > and select “Create a system repair disk”. This is EXACTLY the “Windows 7 recovery disk” as you like to call it.

  2. Good_Bytes says:

    Please get your fact straight.
    1- Dell does provide Windows 7 disk on all it’s systems. If you don’t have, then call Dell as their was an error. Dell provides you 2 disks (excluding any extra software). The first one is Windows 7 pre-activated and Dell logo on the system properties, with Dell label on the disk, done with a kit tool provided by Microsoft for some big OEMs. The second disk has all teh system drivers and system related software such as Dell Control Panel which provide additional options, such as turning on/off some hardware in the system like the optical drive, firewire, etc… and on screen notification upon screen brightness/volume change, etc…

    2- You can do this from Windows 7 already. Insert blank disk in drive, then click on Start > type: repair > and select “Create a system repair disk”. This is EXACTLY the “Windows 7 recovery disk” as you like to call it.

    1. Stanley28 says:

      dell is the biggest waste of space on this planet im a quallified pc tech and i advise all my customers to stay clear over there hidden cost and dirty hardware connections!!

  3. Good_Bytes says:

    Please get your fact straight.
    1- Dell does provide Windows 7 disk on all it’s systems. If you don’t have, then call Dell as their was an error. Dell provides you 2 disks (excluding any extra software). The first one is Windows 7 pre-activated and Dell logo on the system properties, with Dell label on the disk, done with a kit tool provided by Microsoft for some big OEMs. The second disk has all teh system drivers and system related software such as Dell Control Panel which provide additional options, such as turning on/off some hardware in the system like the optical drive, firewire, etc… and on screen notification upon screen brightness/volume change, etc…

    2- You can do this from Windows 7 already. Insert blank disk in drive, then click on Start > type: repair > and select “Create a system repair disk”. This is EXACTLY the “Windows 7 recovery disk” as you like to call it.

  4. Rich says:

    Not all Dell laptops come with a recovery disc. This is as true today as it has been for years.

  5. Rich says:

    Not all Dell laptops come with a recovery disc. This is as true today as it has been for years.

  6. Rich says:

    Not all Dell laptops come with a recovery disc. This is as true today as it has been for years.

  7. Dell Is Junk says:

    I scoured the net for this info. GREAT stuff and very relevant. Please speak for yourself.

  8. Liam_riley2009 says:

    how can i get windows 7 on a disc :(

  9. Stanley28 says:

    nice one mate …handy tools thanks

  10. Anonymous says:

    I purchased a used Dell Latitude  D500 with Windows 7.  I’ve had it for about 2 months.  All of a sudden, I get the Windows “Error Recovery Screen. A Recent Hardware Or Software Change May Be The Cause” I attempt to start windows normally.  The Starting Windows Screen displays but then returns an endless loop of the Windows Error Recovery Screen and the Starting Windows Screen.  Also, I am unable to start windows in Safe Mode.  The laptop came with no softare disc.    Do you think this download will allow me start Windows 7

  11. Anonymous says:

    i really need a windows 7 clean reinstall disk for my shit wipe of a computer

  12. Mickeyde1000 says:

    and this is why I’ll never use Windows again. I refuse to pay for a recovery dsic to repair a system that should be perfect when Linux etc provide superb opearting systems. Windows sux, always has , always will.

    1. Rich says:

      The recovery disc is free?

  13. oliver says:

    i/o problems plz. help

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