How to download windows 7 recovery disc image free when you. Recovery Options menu in Windows 7 and Vista. These downloads are required for option.
Hi, 'How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and replace product manuals' Some manufacturers no longer have Vista Recovery Disks available to reinstall the Operating System. If that happens, you may have to try this instead: You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, that contains the files for the various Vista Editions (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) to be installed. The Product Key on your Computer / Laptop case determines which Edition is installed. Other Manufacturers' Recovery DVDs are not to be used for the above purpose. Note: Vista 32bit and 64bit Editions come on different DVDs Cheers.
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Need to download Windows 7 Recovery Disk Image? Updated June 28th 2012 On October 4th 2011 Google received a copyright complaint from Microsoft and responded by removing 998 websites from their search results (including this page). You can read it. I’ve now updated this page and removed the links to the free Windows 7 Recovery disc images which I provided and instead I’m going to give you information (free speech and all that) on ways you can get these images either free or by paying.
Everything you see below with strikethrough applied is no longer valid. Beyond that you’ll see a few options to help you get what you need. Hope this helps.
These freely downloadable ISO files may be used to create your own bootable disc which will allow you access to the Windows 7 or Vista System Recovery Options menu including the Command Prompt (aka Recovery Console) without the need for an actual original Windows 7 or Vista installation disc. Previously I discussed three ways to get into the menu in Windows 7 and Vista.
These downloads are required for option three and requires you to then create your own bootable disc. This is necessary due to the fact that a lot of PC manufacturers now ship PCs without an original disc and instead store the software on the hard disk in a hidden partition. Below, you can download the required ISO files for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit in multiple zip files.
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Tip: If you need instructions on how to create a bootable disc from an ISO image file then follow the article how to This download is provided free and without any guarantee that it will solve your problems. You may however use it as you wish and distribute it freely to your friends and colleagues if it’s of some use. How to Get Windows 7 ISO Recovery Disc Images. Option 1: Download Free From Torrent Sites Since Microsoft forced Google to take down all websites which you could download the images for free the only way now is by using torrent sites. This may or may not be illegal – you have been warned. As a hint, it’s typically illegal in most countries to download a windows 7 recovery disc image.
People argue that they own Windows 7, they got it with their PC so why the hell can’t they download the image! A word of warning – these sites regularly carry malware and other malicious software. I can suggest a few starting places:. (we’ve all heard of this one). Option 2: Ask Your Friend Yes, it’s damn illegal to rip an ISO image from a copy of yer mate’s Windows 7 DVD but it’s very possible and it’s you’re liable, not me!
Remember copying tapes in the eighties? Option 3: Buy A Pre-made DVD Cheaply (roughly $10) I’ve provided direct links to get the Windows 7 and Vista Repair Discs DVD about as cheaply as possible. Option 4: Create Your Own Recovery Media From Your Hard Disk Most PC makers will give you a way to make your own bootable recovery CD or DVD right from your own hard disk.
If you can’t boot, perhaps you’ve two identical PC’s or a friends PC and can use the other one to make the CD. I’ve listed links to main manufacturers instructions below:. Option 5: Buy The Legally Downloadable Version ($20 – $40 depending on version) A company called Neosmart cracked a deal with Microsoft to provide the discs fully licensed to sell for 10 bucks. Do you have any other suggestions on getting these for free?
Let me know below. There are no isos for XP. If you read and follow the instructions in the article linked to in my previous comment you see that you first need to download the recovery disk images from Microsoft and the download several other files which are necessary in order to create A bootable cd from these files. There are NO viruses in the files linked to from this website. Please try to follow each step in the article without skipping any and the final result will be a cd you can use to access recovery console and then run chkdsk. KC Let me be clearer – You do NOT UNZIP ISO files.
They are not ZIP files. It is possible to extract the contents of an ISO file using some special programs that are specifically designed to extract the contents of an ISO file – however, most UNZIP tools will not do the job because ISO files are NOT ZIP files. Why do you want to UNZIP the file?? If you’re trying to create a bootable Windows 7 USB Stick then you make one directly from the ISO WITHOUT UNZIPPING it.
In fact you’d actually be going back a step in the process by dismantling the ISO. To create a bootable USB stick from the ISO image I suggest googling those very words and you will find a multitude of sites with instructions and even free software to do it. Oh ok, that clarifies things for me greatly, thanks! I don’t understand why exactly, except I am fairly sure something along the line there told me that I needed extract that file using an Unzipper program. So now that I have it downloaded all I should need to do is copy the entire ISO image file over to a blank and empty USB stick? I think, I’ll try to do what you said and look it up again also, however so far I have had very little luck and ability for some reason to get the necessary information. Except for here has been the best I’ve found so-far.
Well thanks, I got the unetbootin programe to run and it appeared to work. I told it to copy from my usb based iso the first time and had some kind of error. Did it again and it said it completed, so I took the usb to my laptop and ran it again this time it tried to run a unetbootin program prompt but remained stuck in it over and over again, after saying attempting to boot and counting down from 10 to 1 over and over. I have no idea what it wrong or what I need to do in order to get my laptop to boot into window 7 again anymore. Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc works fine to boot up but when I pick repair and it gets to where I pick the OS. It doesn’t see my hard drive and there is no OS.
So I click load driver but the only place I can look to is the restore cd itself and I don’t find any drivers on it. What I have tried so far is: I booted back into Vista and found the driver for my hard drive and copied it to a thumb drive and rebooted to the recovery disk. Looked to the thumb drive, But the driver doesn’t show up. It looks as if it is looking for the driver setup program for my hard drive. So I’m not sure where to find the setup.exe for my hard drive. Question: Is there not some way to download or copy all the drivers for Vista and put them on the recoery disk so it can use them. I would like to use this recovery disk on more than one PC.
Thanks in advance for any help. Hi there, i downloaded the windows vista 32 bit image, i unzip the ziped file tha comes in the download, i am left with the following files: a folder named: boot inside are: bcd, boot.sdi, bootfix.bin a folder named: sources inside are: boot.wim and a file named: bootmgr. I thought this was gfoing to be simple, where i just download an.ISO image, then use imageburn to burn the image than pop it into my vista laptop that i forgot the password to. Please help me, im not that good when its not an.ISO to just simply burn. Hi mate, unfortently i didnt get it to work, so i gave up on the bootable usb when i found out an option to run some sort of other menu on start up, i cant remember the name now. I saw on one of the menu’s after i pressed F2, so i pressed F10 and managed to run the repair tool. The problem i had was, when i typed in the correct password, it would come up with some kind of warning saying it was unable to log in, even though the password was right.
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So now i can use my laptop again. Now i gota go and sort my dvd drive out lol. Thanks for your time and efforts to help me out etc i will be sure to keep this site bookmarked for futre use.
Thanks again mate. My laptop was infected with a rootkit malware virus “Infected MBR (Master Boot Record) detected” A Nortons’ tech got rid of the virus and in doing so, it messed with the Windows 7 Startup.
When Windows tries to start, it redirects to a black screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I Launched Startup Repair and this is what it gave me: Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log —————- Number of attempts: 5 System Disk = Device Harddisk0 Windows directory = C: Windows AutoChk Run = 0 Number of root causes = 1 Root cause found: ————— Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem. ————— Session details ————— The Nortons’ tech said it was a quick & easy fix if I had a disc and knew someone who knows what they’re doing to reconfigure a file in the startup, if that is what you call it? Sorry, I am not very educated in the computer area. Lol I guess, it can be done without doing a system restore and losing any of my saved personal info!
Can one of the listed links above get me to where I can find a copy of a startup disc? I desperstely need my laptop back! Thanks in advance for any help!!