Solved Is there any Windows 7 reinstallation disk?

May 13, 2011 at 19:24:59
Specs: Windows 7, 8GB
Hi again! You guys really help me a lot in my last question! Anyway, yeah, like the title, are there any Windows 7 reinstallation disk? I mean, I bought my new Gateway computer, but it didn't come with any reinstallation disk. Am I suppose to make one? I am just worried if anything happens to my computer like a booting up error or a blue screen of death, I have to go down to the hardware store again and waste 50 bucks again. I want to do this myself, like reinstalling windows myself. At least its free with no money charge. Thanks in advance for all answers!

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May 16, 2011 at 22:34:21
To reinstall Windows 7 like when it came from the manufacturer
Go to and look in All Programs. Windows 7 allows you to make one
copy. I used 3 DVD to make mine. Have 4 DVD ready just in case.
With these 3 DVD you can install Windows 7 on a new hard drive.

As mention above.
Start - the Control Panel - Backup and Restore Icon - at the left top corner -
Create a system Image - This image has to be put on an Exterior Hard drive. Takes about 25 minutes. 41 GB
After that Create a System Repair Disc.
The Repair Disc can be used to reinstall your System Image by putting
in the tray and restarting your computer. Be ready to press any key
when asked or you will go to a normal startup.

Acronis True Image works good with an Exterior Hard Drive.
It records more than Windows System Image. Lately it's been taking
about 60 minutes to make a backup.
You can create a Secure Zone (partition) for a backup. I've had that to fail
but Exterior hard drive backup has always worked. Size 68 GB



#1
May 13, 2011 at 20:01:20
I'm not real familiar with how Emachines is doing things these days with their Windows 7 machines...but...it should be one of the following.

(be sure to read the very LAST option too)

-It has a Recovery partition that is accessed by pressing certain keys when booting...or...

-You have to order a set of Recover Disk from Emachines (cost around $25)...or...

-You can create a set of recovery CDs to be used later, if needed (the most likely case with Windows 7).....but you need to do this when the computer is still working okay.

Look through your user guide or their web site for your specific model under something like "recovery"

Again, though, if you need to create the recovery cd/cds....find out now (it depends on what model you have)...and do it...so you'll have them when you need them.

***ALSO....if you can't find anything in your Emachines info.....check this out. I think it is a feature built in to all Windows 7 OS's (regardless of manufacture)...which may be just as good:

http://forums.techarena.in/guides-t...

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#2
May 13, 2011 at 22:17:29
your system will come with a hidden partition, accessed probably by tapping a F key at boot. that is a complete reimage of your systems C; drive to the day you got the machine.
you can go to win 7 backup and restore, create an image on a external drive, then create a recovery disk, also set the system to backup your system at regular intervals, preferably to an external drive.
in doing these three things you can recover from any failure in about one hour by simply reimaging and recovering your last backup.

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#3
May 14, 2011 at 15:01:56
Read the Owners Manual. It tells how to do that.

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#4
May 16, 2011 at 01:35:03
Hi. I just did something called a boot disc. Does that help to solve my quetion?

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#5
May 16, 2011 at 07:01:48
You need to make a system recovery disk, a system repair disk, and set up an external drive for automatic back ups of your data. Some also make an image of the entire drive which can really speed up the process of recovering from a major problem. Your recovery partition will work for repair and restoring to factory shipped condition unless the hard drive itself dies completely, then the other methods will be needed to reinstall on a new drive.

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May 16, 2011 at 22:34:21
✔ Best Answer
To reinstall Windows 7 like when it came from the manufacturer
Go to and look in All Programs. Windows 7 allows you to make one
copy. I used 3 DVD to make mine. Have 4 DVD ready just in case.
With these 3 DVD you can install Windows 7 on a new hard drive.

As mention above.
Start - the Control Panel - Backup and Restore Icon - at the left top corner -
Create a system Image - This image has to be put on an Exterior Hard drive. Takes about 25 minutes. 41 GB
After that Create a System Repair Disc.
The Repair Disc can be used to reinstall your System Image by putting
in the tray and restarting your computer. Be ready to press any key
when asked or you will go to a normal startup.

Acronis True Image works good with an Exterior Hard Drive.
It records more than Windows System Image. Lately it's been taking
about 60 minutes to make a backup.
You can create a Secure Zone (partition) for a backup. I've had that to fail
but Exterior hard drive backup has always worked. Size 68 GB


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#7
May 17, 2011 at 18:29:37
Hi! Thanks for all your replies. All right, looks like I have to go down to the store and buy some DVDs then. Seriuosly, making a boot disk doesn't help? Thanks again for answers!

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