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    Create System Repair disc for each computer?

    In the office I volunteer at, 4 XP computers and 1 Vista computer were updated to Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
    --- On the formerly XP computers is it necessary to create a Windows 7 system repair disc for each one of the computers?

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    A single rescue disk should be enough.
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    I'd say make 2 in case one doesn't work when you need it. But then I'm paranoid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    I'd say make 2 in case one doesn't work when you need it. But then I'm paranoid!
    I would take it one step farther. Make a repair disk, then make certain it will boot each computer. Then make a second, spare repair disk, and make certain that it will boot each computer.

    Label them appropriately, and store them in a safe place, preferably sleeved or in a disc case.
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    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thanks everyone: excellent advice
    BTW, when it comes to paranoia, I've had more than a few friends who paid quite the price due to lack of "paranoia"
    I have learned the hard way that when something goes wrong and I wasn't ready for such-such a possibility I realized I better be ready from then on at least within reason
    --- That was the intent behind this topic; thanks again for your answers
    Plus on some of my friends who joked about why I take extra precautions; I wish I caught them on video when I saved their bacon - well their computers just from some simple precautions I had in place

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    It's not hard to recover from a situation where you need a rescue disc, when you have more than one computer. This week I created a rescue disc on my 7 ultimate, uploaded the iso to my website, had a friend that was having problems with a computer running 7 Pro download the iso and burn it and then monitored the recovery using Skype. All ended well, with the target computer back to working shape .
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    Nice R4. One of my computers is Windows 7 Pro 32-bit and another one is Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
    --- I have created a System Repair disc and an ISO for each one onto DVD-R
    One of my friends has a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    --- Same thing: System Repair disc and an ISO onto DVD-R
    I will do the same for the Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit mentioned in my original post if one is available
    The office also has a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and will likewise be attended to

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    Another disk you may be interested in is the Kaspersky Recue Disk should you not be able to get in with the Repair disk.

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    Thanks Sudo15 I am adding the Kaspersky Resue Disk to my arsenal list of tools

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    I had to use mine yesterday for the first time after inadvertently switching the power off at the wall socket for another laptop while this one was stuck restoring from a restore point.

    Not sure if that initiated a chkdsk /f after I had selected Shutdown as I went to make a cup of tea while it was doing that and that was what I found when I came back to it.

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