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How to Create a System Repair Disc for Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Turned on your computer and Windows, for whatever reasons, can't start? What's a nightmare? Luckily, Windows is able to create a system recovery disc filled with recovery tools that will come in handy when your computer crashes. The first thing a new Windows user should do is creating a System Repair Disc. Below we will show you how to create a system repair disc for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Just follow our criminally simple guide and you'll have a Windows system repair disc.

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How to Create a System Repair Disc for Windows 7?

With the help of the "Create a System Repair Disc" wizard in Windows 7, you can easily create a Windows 7 system repair disc.

  • Go to "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Backup and Restore. In the column on the left, click "Create a system repair disc".

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  • Select a CD/DVD drive and insert a blank disc into the drive. Then click Create disc.

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  • Then Windows begins creating the repair disc.

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  • When the repair disc is complete, click Close and store the system repair disc in a safe place.

How to Create a System Repair Disc for Windows 8?

Creating a system repair disc in Windows 8/8.1 is a little differently but still very easy, you simply follow steps below:

Note: In Windows 8.1 this tool no longer exists and cannot be used. Windows 8.1 has newer tools for creating recovery drives, which will be covered in separate tutorials.

  • Open Settings Search with keyboard shortcut WINDOWS KEY+W and type "recovery" into Search box. Click Create a recovery drive. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
  • Create a recovery drive window opens. Insert a blank, writable CD or DVD (Windows 8 only), or connect a USB drive. Then click Next.

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  • Click on the Create a system repair disc with a CD or DVD instead link.

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  • Then the "Create a system repair disc" wizard is started. Select a CD/DVD drive and click Create disc.

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  • Windows is creating the disc. The process will take a bit of time.

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  • After the disc is finalized, a pop-up window is displayed asking you to label the disc, so that you know what you will find on it. Do as instructed and click or tap Close.

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You now know all about the Recovery Disc creation tool for Window 7 and Windows 8. If you don't have one yet, just follow our instruction to create one.

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