Windows® 7 64-bit recovery disk
Learn the different features and uses of Windows 7 64-bit recovery disk
The Windows 7 DVD comes with the recovery center that helps you with the option of recovering your system through automated recovery, rolling-back to a system restore point, recovering a full PC backup, or accessing the command-line recovery console for advanced recovery purposes. This disk cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows 7, and just serves as a Windows interface for recovering your PC. One could also re-create this media with freely downloadable media from Microsoft. It is necessary to create a recovery disk which proves very useful in situations like system crash. Use the recovery disk by inserting the CD in the drive and boot from it. This is done by pressing 'F8' at startup, and change the boot drive order in the BIOS.
Following are some of the details regarding recovery disk in a Windows 7 64-bit system:
- Tips to create recovery disk
- Tips to use recovery disk
- Uses of recovery disk
Tips to create recovery disk
It is highly recommended to create a recovery disk and keep it in a safe location. In case if Windows 7 fails to boot, then the recovery disk can fix the problem. For creating the disk, click 'Start' and go to 'Control Panel.' Now select 'Back up your computer' under the 'System and Security' option. Create a system repair disk from the left side bar. Then select the 'CD-R/RW' or 'DVD-R/RW' drive and click 'Create Disc.' Once completed, click 'OK' and save the disk in a safe location.
Tips to use recovery disk
Set the BIOS of your system to boot from CD/DVD and then you can put the disc in your computer and boot the recovery disc. If not, you will have to set your computer to boot from DVD before the hard disk boots. Set it in computer’s BIOS which is usually accessed by pressing 'F2' or 'Delete' when you power on the computer.
The recovery disk is helpful in various situations such as system crash, hard disk failure etc. Sometimes your system won’t be able to boot from hard disk. Then the recovery disk will help you to boot the system. The virus infections in the system will also cause the hard disk failure which stops it from normal booting. The recovery disk will help to restore the system to previous state. The restoring of files and folders to previous state is required when your system does not respond after installing or uninstalling a specific hardware or software in the system.
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