If you own a Windows 7 installation CD, do you need to build a boot (rescue) CD?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I do have a WinPE from Paragon that I made on my old XP PC, would that work to boot this 64 bit W7 I built? Back to my original question though, if I did suffer a BSD disaster, can I boot from the W7 CD and restore an image from my external HD. I did install Macrium Free but haven't tried it yet. As an aside, I did test and totally restored the system from an image I made with W7's backup tool. Works pretty good!
     
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    No you don't need to build a W7 recovery disk ...and although the W7 installation disk has a repair option (which allows for recovery of a W7 backup image and/or a System Restore) it's not going to help you restore your Paragon disk-image. For that you should use Paragon's WinPE boot-disk.

    And since you already have Paragon Backup & Recovery I'm curious as to why you are looking at Macrium Free?

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    It's on the XP desktop, not on this new PC. Thank you for the info! I was going to download/install the free Paragon when I discovered it was 130mb compared to Macrium's 30. Every one raves about Macrium here so I thought I'd try it. W7 is kind of lacking in terms of a GUI but did work perfectly as I stated.
     
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