Windows 7 System Recovery Usb

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Windows has a default system recovery tool to repair errors and restore system to a previous point. There are many solutions to start Windows System Recovery for Windows 7. Moreover, some of you may choose system recovery CD to repair your device.

To create a USB recovery drive

Creating a Windows 7 repair disc is a simple task that only takes few minutes without using third-party software. This tool can help you resolve all problems during installation. But it can't be used to install or re-install Window 7. However, if your notebook or other devices do not have an optical (CD/DVD) drive, system recovery DVD is meaningless in such situation.

What you need is to create a Windows 7 recovery USB to repair Windows 7 even if your computer fails to boot. As you know, Windows 7 does not allow a USB device to contain repair files.

Therefore, we need to create a Windows 7 repair disc first and then transfer all files to a USB drive to make it available.

In this article, it will guide you to create a bootable Windows 7 recovery USB, move on to learn the detailed steps. Windows gives you an option to create Windows 7 system repair disc and this process will takes a few clicks. It involves changing some security permissions on a system folder called Recoveryand involves coping some of your files in your memory disk.

Part 2: What Is a Recovery USB

Solution 3. Build Windows 7 Recovery USB Without DVD by MiniTool Partition Wizard

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Before the operation, you need to make some preparations. First of all, prepare a USB and inset in a USB port on your computer.You need to cheek whether there are files you need on USB by opening "Windows Explorer", because all the files in your USB memory stick will be deleted.

If you need those files on USB, copy them to your computer. After that, you are able to follow the steps below to start it. Formatted USB stick and create two new folders. Right-click on the drive and choose "Format" option.When you see the "Format Removable Disk" window, choose the "NTFS file system" option.

Then click on "Start" button. It is not necessary for you to adjust other configuration options. After you have formatted your USB stick, create two new folders named "boot" and "sources".

  • Get access to the files you need. In this step, you need to find two files on your computer, which is needed in the next step. The first file named "Recovery" is located atC:\Recovery, which is many used for loading System Recovery tools on Windows 7.
  • Additionally, another file is called "Boot" which you can find in C:\Windows\Boot. The "Boot" file is used for booting the operating system.

Tip: These two files are hidden on your computer. In order to find them, you need to rely on "Folder and searchoptions" by opening Windows Explorer and then access Folder Options. After that, click on the "Organize" button at the top-left corner of the window and then press on "Folder and search options".In the "Folder Options" windows, click on "View", check "Show hidden files, folders and drive". It is better to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".Then press "OK" button. Copy "boot.sdi" and "Winre.wim" filesto USB stick. Since you have got all the files needed for Window 7 system recovery, it's time to get your repair tools.