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How to Make a Windows 7 Boot CD

Updated July 19, 2017

The Windows 7 operating system provides you with a utility that makes it quick to make a boot CD. You can use this boot CD to restore files on your system such as corrupt or accidentally deleted boot files. You "image" your hard drive, which means you take a copy of your files, including the boot files needed to restore your computer and boot to Windows in case of an emergency.

Click the Windows 7 "Start" button and select "Control Panel." Click "Back up your computer" in the "System and Security" section.

Click the link labelled "Create a system repair disc." This opens a new dialogue box asking for the location of your blank disc.

Insert the blank CD into your drive. In the opened dialogue window, click "Create Disc." This displays a progress bar.

Remove the disc and store it in a safe place after the progress bar shows the boot disk process is complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD
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Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.