Create Windows 7 System Repair disk on USB stick

18 January 2011 by Snakefoot | Comment » | Trackback Off
Windows 7 includes an utility to Create a system repair disc that includes Windows Recovery Environment.

The utility can only write to a CD/DVD, so extra steps have to be performed to create an USB stick:
  1. Use the utility to Create a system repair disc and burn it to a CD/DVD
  2. Prepare an USB stick to be bootable:
    1. Insert the USB stick, and let Windows discover the removable disk
    2. Open an Elevated Command Prompt.
    3. List the available disks on the computer:

      list disk

    4. Choose the removable USB disk ("?" should be the disk number from the list):

      select disk ?

    5. Clean all existing partitions:


    6. Create new partition:

      create partition primary

    7. Mark partition as active:


    8. Format new partition:

      format fs=fat32

  3. Copy the files from the burned CD/DVD to the now prepared USB stick
More Info Create a system repair disc

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Updated: 12 December 2012

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