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Solved: Reair USB instead of Repair disc for W7Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by WaWake, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. WaWake

    WaWake Thread Starter

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    Dear friends,

    My disc-drive seems to be giving problems. I would like to repair my system (when needed) using an USB-stick instead of a disc. I found ways to do that on Google, but it seems rather complicated to make the USB bootable first, extracting the ISO, then putting it on the USB and assigning a disc number to it.

    ► Are there no simpler ways to make the repair-USB direct - as it was to make a repair disc?

    Thanks beforehand,

    WaWake
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Is it Windows 7 64 bit on a GPT partitioned drive with UEFI firmware
    OR 32 or 64 on the -what may be called the usual BIOS

    The reason I ask is that the procedure is very different
    FOR the traditional - as it may be called BIOS system - as below

    Also are you referring to a reinstallation windows 7 and therefore the ability to use that for the repair your computer - OR the reinstall of the OS if necessary

    OR are you intending only to make the repair disc

    The repair disc is in Windows 7 Control Panel Backup and Restore - create system repair disc on the left pane
    As you do not have a CD drive you will have to use this method on the link below
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/installing-windows-7-system-recovery-into-usb-flash-drive/2/

    which also of course will allow the RESTORE from system Image as explained on the repair disc - the image being on an external drive - hard drive AND created from the same backup and restore in Control panel - AND VITAL to have in case of disaster

    If on the other hand you need to make the USB for the complete installation this is the easiest tool to use
    PROVIDING it is the MBR and traditional BIOS
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    The windows 7 ISO itself being available here
    IT IS a fully authorised download but is only for use with an existing licence.
    http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html
     
  3. WaWake

    WaWake Thread Starter

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    Thanks Macbootmaster for responding so quickly. Good that I have insomnia because here (Brussels) it is 04:00 o'clock in the night.
    With the links it is a lot of information. I am sure there are things that I can use sometime. Therefore, I will print it all out!
    ► my system is Win7 Pro - 1
    I have been browsing all of it, but a direct method of making an USB-stick for System repair, I do not find.
    Kindest regards,
    Walter
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    You will not - as there is not one
    the method you will need is the one that does NOT require the optical drive, outlined on my link
     
  5. WaWake

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    Macboatmaster,
    I gave your links a second look. Now I start understanding the possibilities better. The first link seems to be the easiest one.
    I work as follows: Windows is on a 120 GB SSD (C:-drive). All the rest is on D:. For the backups I use the F:-drive. My pc has the SSD and the two others are external drives.
    BTW, I have an optical drive in my PC, but it is making troubles the last time. That is why I asked for an alternative on USB.
    Thanks a lot for your information links. I will print them out.
    Kind regards,
    Walter
     
  6. Macboatmaster

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    Good luck with it
    Please mark the topic solved by clicking on the mark solved button on your post
     
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