How to Install a Recovery Disc

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The Windows 7 DVD operates as both an installation medium and a recovery disc when your computer has been damaged. If you are unable to boot your Windows 7 computer or simply encounter many errors or server slowdown upon loading it, you can repair this by loading the recovery menu from the disc and performing a recovery operation from it. Although this will wipe out any custom configurations you may have applied to Windows 7, your files and programs will remain intact.

  • Insert the Windows 7 installation disc into your optical drive.

  • Restart your computer.

  • When prompted to "Press any key to continue," press a key to load the Windows 7 installation prompt.

  • Choose your default language and your keyboard type, such as "US English" and click "Next."

  • Click "Repair your computer."

  • Choose your Windows 7 installation from the list of installed Windows operating systems. On most computers, there will be only one option and this dialogue will not be presented.

  • Click "System Recovery Options."

  • Click "System Restore" and select the last good restore point for Windows. Click "Restore" and the system will be automatically restored to this point in its configuration history.

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