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    Question on Repair Disc

    Will a W$ 7 repair disc from one machine work on another machine, or is there a tattler in these also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S t r e t c H View Post
    Will a W$ 7 repair disc from one machine work on another machine, or is there a tattler in these also?
    Short answer yes. But the repair disk must match the "bittness" of the OS you want to repair.

    I.e.: no use trying to use a Win7 64bit repair disk on a Win7 32bit OS, and vice-versa.

    If you run a repair disc created under a Win7 32bit OS on another machine with Win7 32bit it should work.

    But if you run a repair disc created under a Win7 32bit OS on another machine with Win7 64bit it certainly will not work.
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    Thanks for clearing that up.
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    I thought the repair disk also contained required drivers for the hard disk controller in particular, therefore there is no guarantee it will work with other machines - although Windows has drivers for pretty much everything.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I thought the repair disk also contained required drivers for the hard disk controller in particular, therefore there is no guarantee it will work with other machines - although Windows has drivers for pretty much everything.

    cheers, Paul
    No. The windows repair disk only contains system recovery files and does not contain any files unique to a given PC. Coochin's answer is correct.

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    So how does it work with controllers for which there are no drivers?

    cheers, Paul

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    It uses generic drivers just like the Windows install disk. The System Repair disk is just a replacement for the recovery options on the Windows Install disk if you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S t r e t c H View Post
    Will a W$ 7 repair disc from one machine work on another machine, or is there a tattler in these also?
    If you have a computer with an OEM install of Windows, you will need an OEM install DVD from the same maker to reinstall windows, and except for Dell, they are hard to get hold of. How ever, if you want to use the repair function of a Windows 7 install DVD, pretty much any Windows 7 DVD, will repair pretty much any Windows 7 installation.

    Of course there are conditions. If you have Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit, installed on your computer, then the repair disk will have to have all of those attributes. If your computer has been upgraded to SP1, but your DVD is not SP1, forget it, etc.

    Also if you have an OEM Windows 7 install DVD, not all of them have the repair function included.

    Also the "Recovery" DVDs are not install disks, they are like the recovery partitions, and install an image that includes all the crapware that came with the computer from the factory.

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