Download Windows 7 64-Bit (x64) Recovery Disc
These days people who get Windows 7 with a new computer or laptop from the major manufacturers like Dell, Acer, Toshiba HP and others will find they don’t get a Windows 7 DVD with their new computers. It doesn’t matter that you spent hundreds on your new computer with a valid Windows 7 you still are not entitled to the DVD.
The problem with that is simple, when you have problems with your Windows installation and it’s not booting you need to use that disc to recover from the problem. For some people they have downloaded or borrowed Windows 7 discs from PC who purchased a full copy of 7 in a shop. Windows 7 has gone a step further having a simple recovery center with automated tools which will fix your install (unlike the XP days where you had to use Recovery Console and command lines to fix it) yet despite this without a disc customers can’t get to use this feature!
Luckily Microsoft has listened to peoples complaints and have kindly made a recovery disc. It contains the contents of the Windows 7 DVD’s “Recovery Center”. It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows 7 but does provide you with all the Recovery tools which should hopefully get you back on track.
Download Windows 7 64-bit (x64) Recovery Disc
Edit: Sadly we received a DMCA Takedown request for these and can no longer provide download mirrors for these. Sorry about that :/
Are you using the 32-bit version of Windows 7? (If you are unsure, you are most likely using 32-bit). If so:
Download Windows 7 32-bit (x64) Recovery Disc
Its important to ensure you use the right version (32/64 bit) for the Windows 7 you have otherwise it can cause problems!
How to use:
Unzip the recovery disc you downloaded, then burn the CD Image (ISO file) to a disc, if you are unsure how to do this why not have a look at Digiex's How to burn BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI images to disc guide.
If your bios is set to boot from CD / DVD you can now put the burned disc in your computer and boot the recovery disc. If not you will have to set your computer to boot from DVD before the hard disk. You have to do this in the computers bios which is usually accessed by pressing F2 or Delete when you power the computer on.