By Rich Robinson for Windows Guides
Use a Windows Repair USB Drive or Disc to Fix Your Broken PC
Previously, we showed you how to download Windows 7 and Burn it to a disc/put it on a thumb drive.
Having the whole operating system on disc isn’t necessary if you just need to repair your Windows installation. Recovering or repairing your current installation of Windows is favorable because most recovery software that comes with brand name PCs will wipe your PC back to factory settings.You should have a repair disc on hand to deal with the following situations:
In this guide:
Note: A repair disc cannot be used to install Windows and provides no functionality beyond that of a Windows installation disc. If you already have an installation disc, you can use that for system recovery.