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Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Question: Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation













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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hello,

The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad. I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.

If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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HI All,  Is it enough to simply copy the content from the cdsto a boot enabled USB? I did so and machine detected USB, booted from it, started recovery/installation process and then promptly asked for CD 2! What did I do wrong? Thank you

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I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?













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Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo T431s (20AA) laptop with updated 64-bit Windows 8 -> 8.1 and I need to have Windows 8.1 recovery disks. I ordered a set through lenovorecovery.com, but it appeared that those are for Windows 8, NOT for Windows 8.1. So the questions is: how I can get Lenovo Windows 8.1 recovery disks for my T431s? I can not use (I guess) the Microsoft web-service here because this is OEM Windows Product ID. Thx!  

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Good afternoon!

I have been working diligently on trying to 'blow out' my partner's laptop (A Gateway that has VISTA on it), and have prepped my USB drive until I hit the proverbial wall.

On my recovery disks (there is a set of two rewritable CDs that we purchased from the Gateway manufacturer), there is NO bootsect.exe. After researching and reading a bit, I realized that the dilemma was that only the manufacturer DVD installation disks had this particular file on it. However, after spending the money on recovery disks, I just cannot see spending any more on an older laptop that will be replaced within the year (or less).

So, what I am looking for is a solution for downloading the bootsect.exe on my USB, in addition to how to finish the process using recovery disks versus using the installation CD. Any help would be much appreciated! (CANNOT use the CD drive on the laptop as it seems to have malfunctioned...the laptop is used predominantly for email and gaming.)

Answer:Trying to create a USB bootable key to run VISTA recovery disks

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

You can use any live cd from here

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

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I'm looking at a software like ghost or acronis true image that would not only create a hd image directly on a DVD but would also make that DVD bootable, so you can boot with the recovery disk and directly restore your PC, without having to boot with a ghost boot cd then swap media and restore the image.

the goal here is to leave a simple, easy to use recovery system DVD's to friends and family members so i don't have to spend hours resintalling their OS every now and then. The recovery media you can create with HP/COMPAQ/ACER computers you buy at best buy comes to mind, but not as crappy.
 

Answer:software to create bootable recovery disks?

I just checked that a possible website is terabyteunlimited.com, but
no time today to even check if versions more recent than mine
will do what you want.. No dvd here yet so i'm even more clueless.
 

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can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

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How do I create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media is available
 

Answer:create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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Hello there, I just purchased a Lenovo Hf30s type 10131 with Windows 8.1, mini tower: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-h-series-desktops/lenovo-h5... I like to create recovery disks, but  the already installed program OneKey Recovery does not have the option of recovery disks, it allows only larger media such as USB stick and hard disks.Here to I have 2 questions: 1. Is there a way to create a recovery disks that will create the original factory settings with 5 partitions?2. Does any one knows if the recovery siskd sold by Lenovo (for Netherlands they cost between 23 and 38 Euro) would do the job by creating the factory settings with 5 partitions? My goal is to reformat the hard disk and aprtitionig it the way I need it, but in case of anything, I would like to be able to go back to the original facttory state of the unit, especially if I have a harddisk failure and neer to replace the hard didks. Thank you in advance and I wish you a very pleasant and successful day.

Answer:How to create recovery disks for Lenovo H530s with WIndows 8.1

Hi Mlenovo,     
                                                                                                                                                         
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.                                 
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Creating a Bootable USB Windows 7 or Vista Drive : To install Windows on to DVD-Less Laptops Format the USB stick as NTFS Make USB Volume Active
Run diskpart.exe and then set your drive and partition to point to the stick. Make sure you set the partition as Active.
Do this by:-
1. Run CMD
2. type diskpart
3. list volume DISKPART> list volume
4> select USB drive if the removable media volume no. is 4 , type :
DISKPART> Select volume 4
Create Boot Sector
There's a tool in Windows 7 or Vista DVD called bootsect.exe. Its on the Windows DVD itself in the Boot directory.
Run bootsect /nt60 "USB drive letter" E:\boot>bootsect /nt60 g:
Copy DVD files and Boot files
* Boot directory
* Sources directory and
* the files in the root directory
Finish.
Source : manekari.blogspot.com

Answer:Bootable USB: Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7

Nice trick....thnx

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HelloFor my new X220, i tried to create a bootable Recovery USB stick like this :Bootable Recovery USB stickIt is ok but when i choose boot & data in Lenovo thinkvantage tools, i have an error like "impossible to find files needed by this program" (the message can be a little different as i have a french version...). Any idea ? It is working when i select only "system", but i have only 500MB stored on my USB stick, with a big file "WinRe.wim" and a boot directory. I'm able to restore my system, for example on a blank disk with only this USB key ? I missed to tell that the original drive was changed to an SSD, but the sortware of the SSD copied all the original drive on the SSD, with the Recovery partition of course. Thanks for your help !

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My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?
 

Answer:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.
 

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Hi guys,

I need to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media to Satellite A200-1M4, because my DVD-RW is not able to read the DVD anymore and I have to reinstall OS. Actually, I made bootable Flash drive and I copied content of DVD. PC boots from it, but it stops since it is looking for E: drive (DVD-RW). Is it possible to fix it somehow?

Answer:How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi Pedi

As far as I know you cannot create bootable flash disc using Toshiba recovery image files.
This can be done on new NB series using original Toshiba recovery creator tool.

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and you can find new optical disc drive on eBay and it is not expensive. Exchange the ODD and everything will be OK again.

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I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

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Hi

Has anyone ever created a USB Bootable Flash Drive of their Vista HDD Recovery? If so can you help me create mine? I know you can do it for newer OS and that Toshiba provides a tool to do this.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - how to create USB Bootable Flash Drive for Vista Recovery?

Something like this is not possible. I have older machine tool and I can confirm that USB recovery media cannot be created DVD only.

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Hi Guys,I just got my new S205.  I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7).  Would you share with me on the steps to do so?I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next,  I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why? thanks in advance.New S205 owner.

Answer:S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

hi hippodog.
it's because usb drivers are not compatible with okr 7. but you can use external hdd to create backups.
 
hope this helps. 
 

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Cant boot from UEFI NEED to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1

need to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

How do I make my computer bootable?
I found the following on a recovery disk which I made early last year for the same computer but I cant get it to boot.

How do I boot this usb flash drive without losing this material and is it used to recreate the correct partitions? It has this info on it:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=1000
format quick fs=ntfs label="WINRE_DRV"
assign letter="W"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
create partition efi size=260
format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM_DRV"
assign letter="S"
create partition efi size=1000
format quick fs=fat32 label="LRS_ESP"
assign letter="I"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary size=436224
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows8_OS"
assign letter="T"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="LENOVO"
assign letter="O"
shrink minimum=12288
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="PBR_DRV"
assign letter="Q"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
exit
 

Answer:Need to create a bootable repair disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

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Hello all, I'm new here. I bought a Lenovo G50-70 at the end of 2014. I want to create a recovery media of my RECOVERY PARTITION. Ok I have Lenovo OneKey Recovery App v8 but with that application I can't create a recovery media of my recovery partition, I can ONLY create a recovery of my current partition (in this case: C: ). I don't want that my current partition has 119 GB. My recovery partition has 15GB, my question is: How can I access there to record it in a USB, DVD or my PC? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 create a recovery media (of recovery partition)

macrium reflect





find joy.

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hii have lenovo thinkpad E520. due to some error i have formatted Win 7 pro OS and installed win 7 enterprise version. but lenovo recovery drive is not formatted. Now want to recover back to factory settings because it is giving some problem for not having lenovo utility on it. I have tried pressing F11 to recover. But its not working and even tried to create recovery disk in getting errorWindows cannot find 'factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'.   

Answer:Cannot able to create lenovo recovery

hii have lenovo thinkpad E520. due to some error i have formatted Win 7 pro OS and installed win 7 enterprise version. but lenovo recovery drive is not formatted. Now want to recover back to factory settings because it is giving some problem for not having lenovo utility on it. I have tried pressing F11 to recover. But its not working and even tried to create recovery disk in getting errorWindows cannot find 'factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. 

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Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
Is that overkill?

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Hi Recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad L540. Anyone please provide steps for creation Recovery DVD ThanksMalli

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Please tell me how to create a Bootable Windows XP installation CD with SP2 integrated but using your existing CD ?
 

Answer:Create a Bootable Windows XP SP2 CD

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hi there

how to create a bootable windows 7 for any different kind motherboard and processor.
just like computer shop they just clone the windows for fews minute then everything done include the software.
 

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how can i create bootable dvd of 4.2 gb iso to 4.77 gb dvd drive.Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer:create bootable windows 7 dvd

Win 7 has the ability to write image files such as .iso to DVD-R directly. Just click/double-click on the .iso file when there is a blank DVD-R in the DVD-RW drive. If the .iso contains bootable files inside, your DVD-R will be bootable.Alternatively, you can use imgburn to create your DVD-R.CoolGuy

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I'm having some issues creating a bootable usb on Mavricks 10.9. I've used bootcamp with a windows 7 iso that i downloaded from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River. Bootcamp does the whole process, but will not actually read the usb pen drive as bootable.
I read this think on the forums about uefi booting UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows but for some reason i still can't seem to get the thing to recognize windows 7 as bootable in any way.
I was able to install windows 8, but i was not able to get sound to work even with the drivers that were supplied on the apple forums, i'm really hoping someone can help, because i Really don't like mac os, i've been using windows from the beginning. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advanced.

Edit: i forgot to mention i do have access to a virtual machine to also create a bootable disk, i tried the rufus tool and it didn't work either. not sure if i had the settings all correct,

Answer:How can i create a windows 7 bootable usb on osx?

Macrium Reflect perhaps:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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My uncle's windows xp computer have CD drive but not DVD. I have backed up windows 7 files onto my computer. Anyway I can burn the files onto CDs? I want to put the CDs into my uncle's computer and be able to install windows 7.

OR

an I able to copy all the files onto his windows xp computer and install windows 7 from the desktop?
 

Answer:Anyway To Create Bootable Windows 7 CDs?

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Just purchased my first Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) PC (Hewlett Packard). No media was supplied with the machine and I have been advised that media is not shipped anymore (apparantley it is Microsoft's way of ensuring media cannot be loaded onto several systems).

Reading comments on the internet it seems clear that I have to make an ISO file, but I'm unsure what directory/files I need to pick and copy.

Can someone please assist.
 

Answer:Create a bootable Windows 7 DVD

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With my lenovo yoga 13 is there a way to create recovery disc or a recovery image on a external drive incase the drive ever fails? I know its a SSD drive but they could still fail.

Answer:lenovo yoga 13 how do i create recovery disc?

I used these instructions successfully: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/using-windows-8s-hidden-backup-to-clone-and-re... I found that I had to get an 8Gb USB pen drive to use as the boot disk and a separate 2Tb external drive to do the backup.

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I want to make bootable installation USB for Windows XP. Can you tell me what is the best program that i can use for this?

Answer:Best program to create Windows XP bootable USB?

Hi there are a few and each has it's own challenges here is one How to create bootable USB drive in Windows.

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I need help in creating a "bootable" cd or dvd with windows xp. This o/s will be installed on a pc that will have NO access to the internet. so basically all updates will have to be installed manually, after.

Does anyone know how I could create a bootable windows dvd ? DVD because, I plan on downloading the latest winamp, vlc, etc etc.. along with office 2007 all on one disc.

Would greatly appreciate any help in this matter.

Answer:How to create a bootable windows xp dvd with other software

You will need to use nlite. Download the updates manually and slipstream them.

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hi ,Can anyone provide me with the detailed steps for creating a WinXP SP3 bootable disc?I have SP3 iso file and I have the Win Xp SP2 bootable disc.From these two can I create a WIN XP SP3 bootable?
 

Answer:Solved: How to create a Windows XP SP3 bootable?

From these two can I create a WIN XP SP3 bootable?Click to expand...

Yes

Its often referred to as slipstreaming
Here is an easy to follow guide, sure it was written for SP2 but the procedure is the same.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

There are also specific slipstreaming utilities to assist you in making your own custom install XP CDs, one such is Nlite
 

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I have on my pc windows 8.1
What i want to do is to insert simple disk on key i have to my pc usb and with some simple software automatic to create on the disk on key windows 8.1 bootable system.

Not to install windows 8.1 on my laptop but to be able to boot from the disk on key to access my hard drives on the laptop. The problem is that the windows xp system on my laptop is damaged i can't get to the windows xp in any case.

So i want a bootable system on the usb to be able to look into my hard drive/s of my laptop.

How can i do it ? ( I mean that the disk on key will act like c:\ drive so i can then go to d:\ and e:\ and look for my files for backup. )

Answer:how can i create bootable usb disk on key of my windows 8?

win8.1 will not boot from a usb device as a live OS [mine wouldn't anyway ].except for [windows to go ,but you need win8 enterprise for that ,] You would be better off using Linux live usb to get the files
a how to create llive Linux usb'
How to create a bootable Linux Mint USB drive using Windows ? Everyday Linux User

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Hi all,

Does anyone know how I am able to create a Uefi Bootable USB Flash drive that contains both windows 7 and windows 10 ?

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I have 1gb usb , that i want to format so it can be bootable with ubuntu on it using a windows xp OS?
 

Answer:How create bootable linux usb from windows ?

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/04/09/usb-ubuntu-804-installation-from-windows/#more-370
 

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Hello gang..
A blonde moment..
Well I was thinking how would it be if I created my own install disk with all programs and windows updates running recently on my machine..
I don't think I have to explain how much pain we all go trough after windows crash, and having to reinstall all everything all over again.
I did some googlin' but all I found was few pages on how to slipstream SP2 into Win. XP (without recent security patches)
something I already have, but nothing on how to include existing programs/updates.
Does any of you guy's know how to do it and is willing to share the deep secret with us?
Thanks in advance..

Answer:How To Create Bootable Windows Xp Installation Cd-rom

Have you thought of digital dolly?http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch/CoPs/patagonia/dolly.htmlLink to freeware apps http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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I heard geek squad mention that they boot to a "virtual" operating system to run tests on the hardware of computers. I wanted to know how they do this. I did some research and found Bart PE Builder. I built a bootable windows xp and it works like a charm on XP systems. I was able to boot up and backup the system before restoring it. I tried it on a windows 7 computer but it did not work. I'm reading it is not compatible and I need to use Windows PE.

My question is, how can I create a bootable or portable windows PE disk that is compatible windows 7 computers? I downloaded the AIK here Download: Windows? AIK for Windows? 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

I burned it with Deep Burner as an iso and the computer will not boot to the disc. It skips right past it. I'm reading I may need to modify the registry with some batch files in order to get PE to work. It looks a little complex. My question is how can I do this if the computers Im working on are not bootable (Operating system is corrupt with BSOD ect..).

I would like to use this disk to work on customer computers to back them up without removing the HD and test them. It can be a pain to remove the HD in some systems such as the all in one touchsmarts... I don't really like using the "Ultimate Boot Disc" all that much. Would like to figure out how to create a bootable or portable disc to boot to and backup computers with a file manager of some sort. Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to create bootable disk windows PE

I've figured out the answer to my own question after much research and wanted to share if anyone reads this. The batch files or scripts that I was reading were necessary to create a bootable Windows PE disc , not modifying the registry on the host computer. theres some guides out there on how to do it but I chose to search pirate bay for someone who has already set them up. Just search "windows pe". They are already configured with apps and drivers so I dont have to create my own. Hope that helps anyone with the same problem.

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Download and install 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' from Microsoft official store; link: Microsoft Store Online, It is a freeware
Note: 1. For installation, read: Microsoft Store Online
2. It works for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, & Windows XP SP2

After the installation is complete, make a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 ISO file by following the inline steps:

1. Press 'Start' button and click on 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' in the 'All Programs' tab
2. In the 'Source File' box, type the name & path of ISO file or click 'Browse' button to select the file from 'Open' dialog box and click 'Next'.
3. Select the USB device to create a copy of the ISO file

When the ISO file is copied onto the USB drive, restart you PC and go to BIOS settings to make the USB drive as the first bootable device.

Answer:How to create Bootable Windows 7/8 USB drive

It would be good idea to ensure that the computer has the option to boot from a USB first because some older machines will only give you the option to boot from a CD/DVD before the HDD.

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I already have a windows 2000 cd but it doesnot boot.When i enter into the cd trough floppy and type the setup file it says this program cannot be run in MS-DOS mode..can any one help me how to creat a windows 2000 bootable cd
 

Answer:Create a windows 2000 bootable cd

There is software at the back end of a Windows 2000 CD that will help you create a 4-floppy boot set. There is also a download at Microsoft, but it is difficult to find. You can also copy the install files to sectors on the hard drive, then boot or install from those sectors.
Creating a Windows 2000 boot disc otherwise is extremely difficult, as Microsoft intentionally made it impossible to do.
Usually a W2K disk that does not boot is damaged by scratches. You can use one of the buffing or polishing devices to polish the disc (but don't overdo it) which will usually fix most problems except deep scratches that run diagonally.
We cannot tell you how to make an illegal copy, as per the policy of this forum. I can send you a CD if you have your own legal product ID, but there are 11 different versions of W2K, so you need the right match between the CD and the Product Key or ID.
 

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Hello all, I'm really hoping someone can help me out- I have completely screwed up my little toshiba netbook and am trying to install windows 7 with an iOS on a bootable usb- how can I create that with my surface? Seeing as it doesn't have any optical drive (that I'm aware of) and I cannot download any programs to burn the ISO to the usb... PLEASE HELP! My surface is the only access I have to any computer system...

Answer:Create a Windows 7 Bootable USB using my Surface RT

Hi Bramsey88 and welcome,
Here is a link Using cmd prompt, it is also not very clear on an ISO stored on your comp
 
http://bootableusb.net/install-windows-7-usb-drive-easy-way/
 
Just reread it and it is not clear for ISO files, Perhaps someone else could help there
 
Good luck
 
Hedge 

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Hello all, I'm really hoping someone can help me out- I have completely screwed up my little toshiba netbook and am trying to install windows 7 with an iOS on a bootable usb- how can I create that with my surface? Seeing as it doesn't have any optical drive (that I'm aware of) and I cannot download any programs to burn the ISO to the usb... PLEASE HELP! My surface is the only access I have to any computer system...

Answer:Create a Windows 7 Bootable USB on my Surface RT

Need make and model # of PC.
 
When you try to go online, what happens? How are you reaching BC currently? Are you WLAN or Ethernet on the PC in question?

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After upgrading to Win 8.1 and trying to create the usb recovery drive, I get this error: "We can't create a reccovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.To trouble shoot problems when your PC starts,use your window installation disk or media" Can some give me a hint as to how to solve this?Thx.  













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Answer:Can't Create USB Recovery Drive after Win 8.1 upgrade on Lenovo Twist

Has anyone found a solution to this??

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Hi,when trying to make Recovery Disks the program starts to extract files but after a few minutes i get this error:"An Internal error has caused this process to fail" when running lenovo system update i got an error:"An error occurred while gathering user information." i tried to update the "lenovo system update" but i'm getting errors while uninstall the previous version and also when installing the new one. After i tried to update, the "system update" is no longer loading, i'm getting a windows error and it's closing. btw, i have vista with SP1. does anyone have an idea ? Thanks, Erez.  

Answer:Error while trying to Create Recovery Disks - Lenovo 300 N200

Someone ?!

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So I tried to download a copy of drivers for my Yoga 920, then I noticed the link for recovery media. I tried to download it using the steps and the tool. The download went fine and I proceeded to the Select USB tab. It detected my drive and started the process, then the usb suddenly got disconnected and the process failed. I'm using the laptop on a table and I did not touch the usb during operation. I tried to do the process again, but I get an error as seen in the screenshot. Any help? Tips? to get the thing working again Alternatively, if I don't trust the reset option on the laptop, can I just download a Windows 10 ISO with microsoft's tool and use that to reformat the laptop without inputting a key? Will my device still be activated after the process?


























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Answer:Failed to Create Recovery Media with Lenovo tool

Hi svrndmngjr,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Yoga 920 does not have a special factory recovery partition like One Key Recovery like on other machine.
It uses the same Windows reset features just like all other Windows 10 machines as shown in chapter 3 of the users manual here. 
 
A clean installation using a downloaded ISO (same version of Windows that the machine came with) would automatically activate it. OEM product keys are embedded on the systemboard (Win8 and Win10) unlike having a COA sticker that Windows XP and Win7 does. 
 
You can follow the guideline here. With the drivers and applications, if you have additional copies from the D drive then just copy it or download it from here (support website). Other applications are in the Microsoft Store just type Lenovo in the search to download if you need it.
 
Your device would still be activated after the process.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.













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Answer:Create a Recovery Drive vs. Bootable OKR drive

weregoingunion wrote:So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.Since you have both, the usb okr recovery program and the windows usb recovery program I suggest you test them yourself in a BLANK h... Read more

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Hi!

I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.

Miro

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I'm using Windows 7 Professional as a 32 bit version. Now I want to install Windows 7 Professional 64 bit on my machine from my USB drive.

The problem is that my machine doesn't boot from the USB drive. Anyway, I've tried with a 32 bit version of Windows 7 on my USB drive. This works well, but not with a 64 bit version. Why it doesn't work? Just to be on the safe side, I've tested it several times with other USB drives and followd thoroughly the instructions(diskpart).

Answer:Create bootable USB drive for Windows 7 x64 on a x86 machine

Hello Coffee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can only create a 64-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is also 64-bit.

You can create a 32-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Sorry mate.


Did you try Method One in the tutorial below to see if it may work for you instead?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.

Answer:How to create a Windows 10 bootable install disk?

jayv2251 said:

I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.



I'm assuming that means you have an ISO file for Windows 10? If yes, then you put a blank DVD-R disk in the disk drive, right click on the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image

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Hi all I have a problem,How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive,

Please Help me.

Answer:How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive

This should work. I used it it worked for me. Microsoft Store Online

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I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.

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Hi, everyone

I run Windows 7 and want to reinstall it but didn't make a recovery disks and hdd image gone. I got Windows 7 copy and tried to do a bootable usb stick with programs WinSetupFromUSB and Novicorp_20WinToFlash but no success. Is there any other method to do it?
The Bios supports usb drive.

Thanks


Sorry for my English (I am German)

Answer:How to create bootable USB stick for Windows 7 installation?

[Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7?Even on a Netbook |http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx]

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I have a valid Microsoft license for Windows 7 Home Premium for this computer.

I downloaded the ISO file as instructed in another thread. I downloaded and ran the Microsoft USB DVD Download tool. I ran the tool and it starts to copy and then issues a message that it cannot complete. The USB drive is a Kingston 8 Gb and I ran a utility on it and everything is good. I also formatted the USB drive to NTFS. I also downloaded another ISO file from a link at the Microsoft Support Forum and to no avail.

Any ideas what I can do?

Answer:Unable to create bootable USB drive with Windows 7 ISO

Download the .iso from here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
Select your USB flash drive
Check the box to have it format the USB flash drive
Click Create

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I have a new Windows 7 Home premium Disk. I understand that it is possible to access Windows Starter edition on this disk and burn it to a bootable USB or a DVD. I have tried following two or three suggestions on the internet but I can't get them to work properly. I need to install Windows 7 starter on my netbook to replace Windows XP. It would be helpful to create Windows Starter on a bootable USB and a bootable DVD disk. What is the best way to do this?

Answer:How to create a Windows 7 Starter bootable USB or Disk

If you are already using the premium disk then the license won't cover you for using starter on another machine.
If you are not using premium then load premium on the net book.
If you really just want Starter then where exactly are you going wrong?
is it making a bbotable USB drive
extraction the iso from the disk
or editing the cfi file to make it install starter instead of premiun?
Make a bootable USB drive

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Hello,

I am trying to reformat my old desktop with windows xp pro installed on it, however my cd drive is not working. Is it possible to download xp pro from somewhere? If so, how can I create a bootable usb drive using my macbook pro?
Im not extremely computer savvy so I wanted to make sure Im not going to do anything to my mac before doing something I shouldn't be.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Use MacBook to create bootable windows xp usb drive

I would just swap out the DVD drive in the computer, since they are so cheap nowdays. See this regarding using a Pendrive for installing Windows XP Pro http://computernetworkingnotes.com/xp-tips-and-trick/install-xp-form-pen-drive.html

As for downloading an image, you cannot really get it from anywhere. You can go through the process here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-gb to get a replacement copy.
 

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Hi all,
I am searching all over the web for want of a simple but harder me thing
That is: How can I make a bootable backup of winodws 7 H. Premium
Actually, I found a software named Macrium Reflect version 5.xxxx which may provide these facility.. But I don't know will it work.. !!!
Now I eagerly want to know, that how can I make a bootable backup (like windows disk)
If you know the better then please suggest me
Sorry for poor English.
Thanks...

Answer:Create A Bootable backup of running windows 7

Have look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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I downloaded the mediacreationtool.exe from microsoft website and tried to make a bootable usb drive with win 8.1 in it but when I select my USB Flash Drive and confirm that it will remove everything in it (which i already did) i get this message: "
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it."
note: I already did it with win 10 and it worked perfectly...
Please help me :/

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A long time ago I bought a boxed edition of Windows 7 home premium (not oem).
How do I create a bootable .iso from the DVD?
I need an iso of the OS to create a bootable USB using Rufus to install the OS to my laptop. External CD/DVD drive does not detect, boot or install from the DVD.
Any assistance appreciated!
 

Answer:How: Create a bootable iso from boxed edition of windows

You need a program like ImgBurn to create a bootable ISO from the DVD.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/imgburn.html
 

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I have had a complete HDD crash on a satellite L750. (way out of warranty)

I have replaced the HDD with an SSD. I can't access the recovery drive and have long since lost the recovery CD. When I try to download windows from Micros**t with the windows key it tells me its OEM (of course) and to contact Toshiba.

I just want to create a windows 7 bootable USB so I can reinstall the OS using the licence I paid for.

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I'm trying to refresh my old XP system (which I only use for off-line stuff) by re-installing XP on a clean / blank disk. I have downloaded ISO files of both Windows XP Home & Windows XP Professional from both getintopic.com and pcriver.com and burned these onto DVDs. However, when I try to use the disks to install Windows XP on a blank drive, I get a message saying that the Bootmgr is missing or that I need to insert the system disk.
How do I create an install disk (with the boot manager added) that will install the complete OS?
The respective web sites claim that the ISOs are bootable, but clearly they are not!

Answer:Create a bootable ISO of Windows XP install disk

how did you burn the iso to CD? you need to "burn image" selection from your burner not just a burn iso file to disk.
click here

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How would I go about creating an bootable USB ISO from the System and Windows folders? I have a sysprep'd Windows 10 Pro with my applications and settings created. Now I wanted to create an ISO so I can boot from it, install the OS as well as install the Windows folder that has all my applications and settings.

This ISO would be used for multiple installs on rebuilt p.c.s.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Steve

Answer:Create an bootable ISO from folders System and Windows

First you capture your reference installation to a install.wim file, then create an ISO using that install.wim file. See this tutorial, Part Four to capture install.wim, Part Five to create ISO: Windows 10 ISO image - Create from Existing Installation

Kari

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Sorry to ask a question that has been asked quite frequently, but I need some advice on how to make a bootable clone of my Windows 7 HD to a brand new spanking HD. The reason I am asking this is because my fully licienced Windows 7 has been running on a 6 year old 320gb WD hard drive and I'm worried one day its going to pack up. I have a new Samsung F1 1TB (currently mac format) that I want to clone onto...

As I am really new to Windows and its achitecture I would just like a point in the right direction i.e. what software to use, etc. as there seems to be so many ways and options. I have no partitions either, and I'm not fussed on having any on the Samsung, only if recommended though.

This shouldn't make any difference, but I am actually running Windows 7 on a MacPro, but as I mentioned earlier, on a dedicated hard drive and not a bootcamp partition.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Advice on how to create a bootable clone of my Windows 7 HD

On this forum, I'd guess the preferred software for that would be Macrium.

But most people would use imaging, rather than a clone, to protect against a possible drive failure.

Below is the cloning screen in Macrium 5.0 Free Edition.

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I have a Dell Latitude C400 laptop with no CD-ROM drive from which to install Windows XP. However, I do have a second laptop I can use to manipulate the hard drive and copy files onto it.At the moment, I have created two partitions on the hard drive; the active partition is about 1GB, and I copied the Windows XP setup CD to it. The other partition uses the rest of the space on the drive and will be home to my installation. The plan is to install the HDD back into the C400, boot to the setup partition, and install Windows to the larger partition. I would then move the HDD back to my second laptop and use a special boot CD I have to go in and change the larger partition to the active partition.The problem is that the setup partition will not boot like the setup CD; I get an NTLDR error. What can I set up on the setup partition that will boot up and start the Windows setup program?

Answer:How do I create a bootable Windows XP install partition?

You need to install MS-DOS in the 1GB partition.Copy over the contents of the Windows XP CD in to the partition.Boot MS-DOS and run the install:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307848Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hi All, I just bought a new Ideacenter All-In-One B310 shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium, but my excitement is fast dying out. I am trying to create Recovery Disc using the "Lenovo Rescue System 3.0" however, it keeps failing when the recovery procedure reaches 43% with the following Notice - "An internal program error has occurred. Failed: error code 0xEB1B068A" A quick google check and review of this forum gave me some instances where people repartitioned their volumes to face similar error and restoring it back to their original volume sizes has resolved the issue. However, I haven't repartitioned anything out here and am just trying to create the rescue disk as the first step of the shipped product to me. I have tried it creating 4 times and have literally wasted 4 of my DVDs that get ejected at this very point.Please suggest what is the way out here. Best Regards,AbhiShiku

Answer:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0 - Unable To Create Recovery Disc

I had the same situation with my laptop a couple years ago. Just call tech support, they will send the disks for free.

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Can you please help me create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad. I just bought it a week ago.













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Answer:How to create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad

Quick howto in the knowledge base, or page 35 in the user's guide:
 
How to create "Factory Default Recovery Disc" with OneKey Recovery
 
Lenovo IdeaPad Z370Z470Z570 User Guide V1.0.pdf
 
Z.

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Hello guys, today i'm are here to explain how to create a bootable usb uefi in few steps



Thank you for whatching

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what kind of disk are best to use? and how do u do it? i created a disk cd-r. doesnt work. says its not bootable. waded thru a lot of stumbling blocks which almost appear to have been laid down intentionally to get to this point right now if this computeractually died, i don't appear to have any way to revive it.   is there a better more reliable way to accomplish this besides the avenue im taking?thanks,butler b.

Answer:windows 10- create a bootable cd/dvd disk to restore a syste...

 How are you creating the system image and attempting to make the boot disc? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Create a System ImageCreate a  system repair disc (I know it says Windows 7 but it is included in Windows 10)

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I got my new PC but didn't get any Windows installation disc with it although there is a serial key sticker stuck to the C.P.U. .Now in case I want to format my windows I have no disc. Please tell me a link if you can from where I can download the appropriate disc image to burn in order to get the widows disc. Even if you can find a torrent file let me now.Please....I want only Windows 7 home basic 64-bit bootable disc not the ones with all version of windows 7. Please help me

Answer:How to create a bootable Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit disc

The majority of new computers gives you the option to create a restore disk the first time you turn the computer on. If you did not do it, you should still be able to create this disk by searching your start menu. We can be more specific if you give the exact computer model.

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Good evening
I have Windows 7 PC, and would like to create a bootable version of OS on a USB drive
The instructions seem to apply to people who downloaded Windows from a web site. I did not. Windows was already installed on PC I purchase

Once I download the Windows Download tool, can I make a bootable copy of OS on USB drive from Windows on my desktop? Thank you

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Here's an alternative in addition to Kari's Tutorial: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums




NOTE: It is better to create an ISO contaning install.wim so if you have problem with corrupted store components then you can use DISM to repair.

Hope this helps !!!

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I want to create a bootable clone of my windows drive. I want to reinstall my whole system then clone it, so the next time I do a clean reinstall I can just go from this clone instead of having to actually reinstall and reconfigure everything. However I do not know of a program that can clone my drive and be bootable. I have tried Acronis true image, I have tried driveimage xml, I have tried paragon and a couple others, but none of them have produced a cloned drive which is BOOTABLE. Boot fails every time, and certain programs like acronis don't even make a cloned drive, they make some proprietary backup file which needs to be decompressed, and therefore is fundamentally useless, since I can't access any of the data without having that original program to decompress it. I want a program that will create an exact copy of my windows drive, so that I, theoretically, can remove my original windows drive from the machine, and still be able to boot from this clone in a perfectly seamless and functional manner.

Does anyone know of a software which can do this? Thanks!!
 

Answer:Does anyone know of a utility to create a bootable clone of a Windows system?

I don't have much faith in software imaging solutions either after simulating an emergency with Acronis and finding that it didn't work. Maybe I did something wrong but this type of software is not something most people are going to be practised at using. I have a hard drive copy station and made a direct copy to an extra hard drive for my main system. Occasionally I connect up that drive and make sure Windows is updated then revert to the original drive. It's not perfect but I feel more secure knowing that I can switch the connectors in my desktop and engage a useable drive if disastrer strikes. A copy station will only work to mirror a hard drive to another hard drive of at least equal storage capacity to the first one.
 

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I want to create a bootable clone of my windows drive. I want to reinstall my whole system then clone it, so the next time I do a clean reinstall I can just go from this clone instead of having to actually reinstall and reconfigure everything. However I do not know of a program that can clone my drive and be bootable. I have tried Acronis true image, I have tried driveimage xml, i have tried paragon and a couple others, but none of them have produced a cloned drive which is BOOTABLE. Boot fails every time, and certain programs like acronis don't even make a cloned drive, they make some proprietary backup file which needs to be decompressed, and therefore is fundamentally useless, since i can't access any of the data without having that original program to decompress it. I want a program that will create an exact copy of my windows drive, so that I, theoretically, can remove my original windows drive from the machine, and still be able to boot from this clone in a perfectly seamless and functional manner.

Does anyone know of a software which can do this? Thanks!!
 

Answer:Does anyone know of a utility to create a bootable clone of a Windows system?

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Good day...

I wanted to create an image of my os and applications so i found the " recimg" in windows 8 and 8.1 and i did the image i needed but if i wanted to recovery this image how can i recover it in bios boot can i create for it a partition and make bootable USB flash drive or i can put it on external hard drive and also recover it from bios like "express recovery2 on gigabyte motherboard"

Thanks

Answer:Create custom image of windows with bootable USB flash dr

If you have a large enough USB stick you could use Macrium Reflect Free to put both the boot restore program and the image on the stick. There may be a way to do something similar with the Windows imaging tools but I have used 3rd party tools for so long I haven't tried the built-ins.

Perhaps another poster can answer about using the Windows imaging tools.
But the Macrium imaging is about as easy as it gets. No need to read the manual.

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I saw this link (again) today and it seems that many users need to read it and implement the suggestions:How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD-DVD from a Pre-loaded-Preinstalled Windows System (howtohaven.com) - http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwin...setupdisk.shtml Louis

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Hello all,

I have tried several times to create a USB boot in order to re-install the Windows from several links including from here:

Windows 7 Home Premium Download

But even using Windows 7 USB tool & rufus v1.4.3 the boot drive is not being created.

I have tried using 2 different USB drives but still the disks are empty.

Any advise ? Maybe a different link for an ISO file ?

Thanks.

Answer:Cannot create USB bootable drive for Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Try Option Two here:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hello all! I recently got an E135 that came with Windows 8 preloaded. I really didnt like the new interface so I installed Windows 7 on it. Unfortunatly I forgot to create a recovery stick using this method. Now I'd like to reset it back to Windows 8 but I have no means of forcing the computer to acces the recovery partition. Method's I've tried:F11 during startup gives me the option to recover Windows 7 from a USB stick. Which is weird because the original OS was Windows 8Rescue and Recovery  and OneKey both give me the option to back-up but not to restore from the hidden partition.Info:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E135 335972GDisk Managment shows one HDD divided into: 2x recovery partition, 1x EFI system partition and normal parition. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!













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Answer:E135 Windows 8 recovery. Forget to create recovery stick. Is it possible to restore Windows 8?

Bump. Anyone? It's been a while and I'm stil having this problem.

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As we all know that today's users are using USBs and DVDs and need there data to be carried out in a portable form. This era of Computer is using USBs for all kind of purpose and also they need bootable USBs in order to do the Operating System installation in a very easy and handy manner. But this task of creating a bootable USB is a very tough and complicated. We used to some DOS like commands to do so like diskpart and sometimes 3rd party tools.
So if we want to install Operating System we need some bootable media for it and now Microsoft released Windows USB/DVD Download Tool which let us create bootable media directly from Windows 7 ISO image file in few minutes. Simply we can create bootable USB/DVD of Windows 7 by this Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. I just downloaded the tool and checked it out. Lets have a look of the software, how we can create Windows 7 bootable USB in just few clicks.
Step 1: Choose the ISO file location by clicking Browse button or by simply typing the location of required Windows 7 ISO file.
Step 2: Choose the media type to backup the Windows 7 wither USB to copy to it or DVD for burning the ISO image over it by clicking on the appropriate button.
Step 3: Here I have chosen USB as my media type. Select the USB device from the drop down menu.
Step 4: Finalizing the USB by formating and then copying the Windows 7 files to it. This is the last and final step.
Step 5: Now your bootable USB device containing Windows 7 is ready to use for in... Read more

Answer:Create bootable USB / DVD of Windows 7 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Excellent tip, thank you

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"Many times when we decide to take a backup of our Windows setup CD/DVD on our hard disk, we just copy all the files and folders present in the disk to our hard disk partition. In future if we don't have the disk with us, we try to create a new setup disk by burning the backup files and folders on the new disk. But the new disk doesn't work and you can't boot using it to run the setup.
The reason is when you burn a new setup disk, its not bootable and if you don't know how to make it bootable, you are lost.
Many times readers ask us how to create a bootable Windows setup disk? So today we are going to share a small and portable tool which allows you to create bootable ISO image of Windows XP, Vista and 7 which can be burned using any disk burning software or using Windows 7 built-in Disk image burner tool.
"WBICreator" (Windows Bootable Image Creator) is a free and portable utility created by AskVG reader "Shashi Kumar Sinha" which allows you to create bootable ISO image file of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 setup." WBI Creator: Free Portable Utility to Create Bootable ISO for Windows XP, Vista and 7 Setup - Tweaking with Vishal

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Hi, I have a just purchased the ThinkPad E550. I want to create recovery disks for the system. I have already upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 (system came with Windows 7). There is no OneKey Recovery icon that I can find, and I understand that this may not be available for anythign above Windows 7. How do I create the recovery disks? Thanks

Answer:How to create recovery disks for ThinkPad E550 with Windows 10 and no OneKey Recovery option

Hi srm17,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
Does this help?  http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/software/operating-systems/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-di...

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I want to konw the way to create the system recovery disk using one key recovery? 

Answer:One Key Recovery 8: How to create a Recovery disk(Ideapad Y580 (Windows 8))

hi patriot925th,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

To create a recovery disc using the One Key Recovery 8.0, you need to:

1. Type "Recovery" on the start screen and click One Key Recovery
2. On the One Key Recovery application, select System Backup
3. Follow the screen instructions (you might need a flashdrive or external drive to save the backup)

Image here:
http://www.imagesup.net/?di=1313561145840

You may also like to check:
1. How to create a Windows 8 Recovery Image -
http://tinyurl.com/c2zc8a5
2. How to refresh your PC
http://tinyurl.com/b7s7xv9
Hope this helps.

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Dear Dell,
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tyied with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article   593906  Published on 2013-01-21  ( relative link http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=593906&doclang=en&l=en&s=dhs   ). Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !!   Current Issue:  after inserting the  3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD.  I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !). As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution.
I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution.   (Model  : inspiron 15  3521)&... Read more

Answer:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.

 

Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: http://dell.to/VBwSAh. The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: http://dell.to/VBz1fr and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: http://bit.ly/UUjIs0 and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.

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Hi Guys,

This is the first time I am posting the question, the issue seems to be very simple, I just wanted to know if "I Can I create a Windows 98 bootable CD/Floopy in Windows Xp System" Please help me resolve this problem.

Thanks,

Answer:Can I create a Windows 98 bootable CD in Windows Xp System

http://www.theeldergeek.com/create_m...artup_disk.htm
http://www.bootdisk.com/

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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Hello! Thank you for looking at this. I'm going to be as succint as possible, but there are a lot of things to be mentioned:
Main Problem:
Error message on windows startup(The message was not in english, can't paste it). The error message says that it was not possible to load the OS because there's a file missing, or it is corrupted.
Error Code: 0xc0000225
File: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
Possible solutions:
Recover system.
Secondary problem:
My laptop has no dvd drive.
The disk had a recovery partition, but apparently that is not available either, because I can't find a 'recover' option on boot options.
I have the Recovery Disk, another windows laptop with dvd drive, and I have an USB drive which I can use to boot the recovery. I need to know how to create an usb to recover windows, using the recovery disk. What I find online are ways to create that usb resorting to the recovery partition, not the disk.
Besides this, I would like to know if booting the Windows Recovery deletes the files, or if there's some possibility of that to happen. In that case, since I don't have a backup (I thought I had, but apparently it wasn't working properly), I also want to know whether it is possible to access the files first, to create a backup, before messing further with the system.
Context (and further question):
The error happened after I tried to install Linux on a secondary partition.
In Windows, I created the free space by shrinking the (bigger) partition. Formated a bootable usb t... Read more

Answer:Create a windows recovery usb from Recovery Disk

click here make the windows 10 media creation tool and an win 10 iso on USB
boot from the USB and try start up repair first

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Dear SirHow can I create bootable DVD of WinXP from bootable WinXP CD?This is really urgent to me.Please come back soon with the solution.N.B. I use Nero for CD or DVD burning.RegardsPervez

Answer:Create bootable DVD of WinXP from bootable WinXP CD by burning software Nero

nlite should allow you to burn to dvd: http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html

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I need to make a Bootable USB drive with Windows 7 Recovery Console to proceed with MBR infection removal for my HP Mini (no optical drive, I don't have an external optical drive). This is an aside to a thread I have in Malware Removal regarding internal_power_error on shutdown.

Advice? Thanks! M.
 

Answer:Bootable USB with Windows 7 Recovery Console

Greetings, mrmrmrmr.

Interesting - this is something I've always wanted to try. I'm wondering if you could use Pendrivelinux and point it to your Win7 RC .iso. Might be worth a shot.
 

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I google searched high and low to see if this could be done, but the only answer I found was you can't do it because it's considered piracy (but Windows 8 & 10 have it built in). I have a Dell Latitude E6410 Windows 7 64bit. I want to take the Recovery Partition (and only the recovery partition) and put it on a USB. Make that USB bootable, so I can boot from it and return my Laptop to factory. I don't want to back up my current configuration. It would be like creating a Windows install disc that includes everything the Dell came with (drivers, programs, etc). I would then go through the setup process. THANKS for any help.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

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