- Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
- In the left pane, click Create a system repair disc, and then follow the steps. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you're prompted to insert a Windows installation disc, it means that the files needed to create the system repair disc can't be found on your computer. Insert a Windows 7 installation disc.
Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive
You might need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or a USB flash drive if you want to:
- Install or reinstall Windows 7.
- Recover Windows 7 from a serious error. If your computer won't start Windows at all, you can access Startup Repair and other tools in the System Recovery Options menu from the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. These tools can help you get Windows 7 running again.
If you use a Tablet PC or other computer with a touchscreen, you might need to attach a keyboard and mouse in order to use Startup Repair and other tools in the System Recovery Options menu.
- Turn on your computer, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then turn off your computer.
- Restart your computer.
- Press any key when prompted to do so, and then follow any instructions that appear.
- When the Install Windows page appears, click Install now to begin the installation process or click Repair your computer to access system recovery options.
- Follow the instructions.