How can I create a backup of Windows 7 installation files when I lost the original DVD?

Silver September 15, 2012

I am using Windows 7. Unfortunately, my Windows DVD is lost. How can I create a copy of Windows 7 from my computer? Is it possible??

  1. David Sherman
    September 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    If you make a full system backup on a good working machine problem. I don't know which version of Windows you or where you brought it, but with my HP laptop, I purchased a HP restore DVD.

  2. zoniweb
    September 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    If you have serial number, I would do this:
    - download original Win ISO from here:
    - place ISO on USB (by Rufus, ) or DVD
    - install it :-)

  3. Dimal Chandrasiri
    September 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    get a recovery disk created from your existing windows.

  4. hemanth
    September 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

    No you don't have an option to create a disk contains inly windows 7 files, But you can create a backup disks of your system with your systems company utility cd like Bruce Epper said.
    But You don't install it in another system.

  5. Dave Rimmer
    September 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    From here -
    Hope this helps.

  6. susendeep dutta
    September 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The article link below can be helpful to you.

    How To Create a Customized Windows 7 Installation Disc With Integrated Updates -

  7. Usman Mubashir
    September 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Try creating a hard disk image.

  8. Rakesh Mishra
    September 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

    heyy friend go for ASR recovery

  9. Harish Jonnalagadda
    September 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

    CloneZilla would be the best solution in a case where you had to install Windows manually. There is no such utility that can create a disk which would assist in actually installing Windows again, from a current Windows installation.

  10. Bruce Epper
    September 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    If you have a computer that came with the OS preinstalled, there may be a utility that the manufacturer put on the machine that will allow you to make recovery media from your system. There may also be a recovery partition on your hard drive that will do the trick as well. If not, you cannot create installation media from your system, but you can use the Backup and Restore utility (Start -> Maintenance -> Backup and Restore) to create an image of your current system on another NTFS formatted drive and a recovery CD that can restore your machine to the state it is currently in. It isn't an ideal situation, but it is better than nothing.If you don't like the MS provided tools to do the job, you can also go to and download a LiveCD that can perform imaging and recovery of your hard drive as well.

    • ahmed Fouad khalil
      September 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

      Yes, this is the correct answer

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