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Are you afraid one day your operating system may fail to boot? What if that’s an actual possibility?

Do you want to create a disc that will help you fix boot problems and be able to restore your PC to a System Image Backup?

Fixing your Windows 10 when you can’t access your Desktop can be disastrous especially if you have work and projects to deliver.

The Windows 7 System Repair Disc is a useful disc contains repair and diagnostic utilities (System Restore, Startup Repair, System Image Recovery, Command Prompt, Windows Memory Diagnostic) that enable you to do repair and fix your Windows related problems.

This disc we are going to create was available in older Windows versions such as 7, 8 and 8.1 but is still named Windows 7 System Repair Disc.

Keep in mind that you will need an optical drive (DVD drive) to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc. Because – unfortunately – a flash drive is not a supported bootable media in this case.

The creation of this disc requires nothing more than 5 minutes, it’s a really quick process and is very recommended to create your own today!

Create Your Own Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Open Backup and Restore

Open Backup and Restore on Windows 10

Open your Settings app using the Win+I key combination if you are on Windows 10, then go to “Update & security“.

On the “Backup” section click on “Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7)“.

Click on “Create a system repair disc” in the left side of the window.

Open Backup and Restore on All Windows Versions

Now if you are using Windows 7 you can access the System Repair Disc wizard by going to  “Start” > “All Programs” > “Maintenance“. Click on the “Create a System Repair Disc” shortcut.


You can also use the command recdisc in Run (Win+R) to access it directly!

Choose your optical disc drive from the list “Drive:” and insert a blank disc (CD or DVD) in your optical drive.

An empty CD should be large enough for a System Repair Disc. The size of this utility is only 145MB.

Click on “Create disc” button.



Windows will now create/burn the System Repair Disc on the blank disc you inserted. It’s all done automatically.

It won’t take longer than 5 minutes for it to finish.



After the System Repair Disc creation is complete, Windows will display a dialog box telling you some information about what this disc may be used for (system recovery, recover system from serious error, …). Click “Close” and click the “OK” button back on the original window.

Don’t forget the label the disc and put it in a safe place!

You can now boot from this disc to access System Recovery Options, the set of system recovery tools available for the Windows operating system.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment down below. Have a nice day.