Making Bootable CD in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the role of bootable CD and want to know the tips to make it in Windows 7 system?
A bootable CD is a data disc which contains applications that can run directly from the CD. Some types of bootable CD include:
- Windows installation discs
- Linux live CDs
- Recovery discs
- Antivirus discs
Unlike the USB flash drives, which need to be properly formatted to become bootable, a CD's software determines its booting capabilities. Windows 7 operating system provides you with an advanced utility which makes it quick to make a bootable CD. You can make use this bootable CD to restore files on your system, such as corrupt or accidentally deleted boot files. You can image your hard drive, which means that you can take a copy of your files, including the boot files needed to restore your computer and boot to the Windows in case of an emergency or a problem.
Here we will focus on the role of bootable CD and the tips to create it in Windows 7:
- Role and benefits of bootable CD
- Open the Backup option
- Disk creation
Role and benefits of bootable CD
The basic role of the bootable CD in your computer is to provide necessary boot options in case of any emergency or problems. If your system files are missing or corrupt, you may have issues in booting your system. The bootable CD helps you to provide necessary boot help in such issues in your Windows 7 system.
Open the Backup option
Creating the bootable CD in your windows 7 based computer is very simple and you can do it on your own. You can click on the 'Start' button and select the 'Control Panel'. Then, you need to click on the 'Back up and use the Create Disc' option in the 'System and Security' section to start the process.
You can click the link labeled 'Create a system repair disc'. This will let you open a new dialog box asking for the location of your blank disc. Now, you can insert the blank CD into your drive and in the opened dialog window, click 'Create Disc'. You will now see the progress bar. After the completion of the task, you can remove the disc and store it in a safe place. You are also allowed to make bootable disc using third-party software. This will also let you create the disc easily and it is also very reliable.
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