Windows 7 Recovery Disk and Repair Disc Download

Download our recovery and repair disk for Microsoft Windows 7 (also available for Windows 8, Vista, XP or Server editions) that can be used to access system restore tools.

It comes with our Automated Repair feature, option to access System Restore, tools to backup and recover your most important files, a built-in antivirus scanner and a command-line for advanced recovery options.

Download recovery disk for Windows 7

Looking for recovery disks for other Windows versions?

Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows 7

Our recovery disk supports x86 and x64 platforms and all Microsoft Windows 7 editions, including 32-bit and 64-bit editions: Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter.

Easy Recovery Essentials (or EasyRE), is a 55 to 135 MiB ISO image ready to be downloaded.

You can burn this ISO image to any CDs, DVDs or USB drives and boot from it to recover or repair your broken computer. We provided instructions on how to do this below, see Burn to CD, DVD or USB.

With the Easy Recovery Essentials you can (see list of features here):

  • Automatically find and fix errors using Automated Repair
  • Recover your PC from infections using its built-in antivirus
  • Restore your PC to a working state
  • Access and backup your most important data (like documents, pictures, music, videos and so on)

Easy Recovery Essentials comes with powerful tools that computer technicians or IT experts can use straight away:

  • Fully-featured visual partition editor
  • Scriptable command line
  • Advanced recovery options
  • Web browser

You can read more about EasyRE for computer repair professionals here.

What is a recovery and repair disk

Windows 7 LogoMajor PC manufacturers no longer give customers a real Windows 7 installation DVD along with their purchase of a computer.

A Windows 7 installation DVD can be used to recover your PC, not just install a Windows 7 copy. The DVD has a “recovery center” that gives you options to Automated Recovery (attempts to fix automatically any errors found), System Restore (restores your computer to the last working state) or you can access a command-line for advanced recovery options.

Instead, customers are expected to create a recovery media themselves – on a CD, DVD or USB drive.

Your computer’s hard drive might have a recovery partition added by the manufacturer, but what happens when your PC or Windows isn’t working or you’ve lost the disks you had?

If you can’t boot into Windows or your PC isn’t working, only a bootable recovery and repair CD/DVD/USB can save you.

Download recovery disk for Windows 7

Easy Recovery Essentials, our recovery and repair disk, uses a non-destructive repair process that can recover your PC without formatting your hard drive or reinstalling Windows.

It comes with our powerful Automated Repair feature, an antivirus scanner built-in, the ability to access System Restore, tools to browse the Internet (a web browser) and back-up your most important files (documents, videos, pictures, music and so on), memory diagnostics and a command-line tools for advanced options.

Some of its features include (see list of features here):

  • One-click Windows repair
  • System Restore
  • Web browser
  • File backup
  • Antivirus scanner
  • Partition editor

Update: Please note that this disk is no longer free, due to licensing restrictions imposed upon us.

Download Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows 7

Our recovery disk supports x86 and x64 platforms and all Microsoft Windows 7 editions:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows 7 Starter (32-bit edition) (Starter is available only in 32-bit)

It works with any Windows 7 that has Service Packs installed:

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

The disk is in ISO image format that you can burn to any CDs, DVDs or USB sticks and then use it as a bootable recovery CD/DVD/USB. We provided step-by-step instructions how to burn the ISO image below.

It’s a 120 MiB download file.

You cannot use a recovery or repair disk to install or reinstall Windows 7.

Burn to CD, DVD or USB

NeoSmart Technologies has published a guide on how to burn an ISO image to CD or DVD. This ISO image can be burnt to any CDs or DVDs and even USB drives.

You can burn the ISO with your favorite burning program. We published step-by-step instructions and guides on how to do this:

If you prefer to have a recovery USB instead, follow our guide on how to make a EasyRE recovery USB drive here.

Compatible with PC manufacturers

Our recovery and repair disk works with any desktop computers, workstations, laptops, notebooks, ultrabooks, netbooks or servers computers from all major PC manufacturers, Dell, Asus, IBM and more.

It works with older or no longer on the market PC brands, such as Gateway Computers or eMachines PCs.

Dell, HP

Dell recovery disk

This disk is compatible with Dell PCs and its manufactured series:

  • Adamo
  • Inspiron
  • Studio
  • Vostro
  • XPS
  • Latitude

Do you have a Dell computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Dell.

HP recovery disk

Easy Recovery Essentials works with your HP computer, including any of these series and models:

  • ENVY
  • EliteBook
  • Essential Home
  • Pavilion
  • x2 models

Do you have a HP computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for HP.

Asus, Acer

Asus recovery disk

It works with any Asus computer model that runs any of the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012

Do you have an Asus computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Asus.

Acer recovery disk

Acer users can download our disk. It’s compatible with all Acer models:

  • Desktops models: Aspire M and T, Aspire X and Predator G
  • Notebooks models: Aspire R, Aspire V3 and Aspire E
  • Netbooks and ultra-thin computer models: Aspire S7, Aspire S5, Aspire S3, Aspire P, Aspire M, Aspire V7, Aspire V5
  • Netbooks models: Aspire One

Do you have an Acer computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Acer.

Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung


Lenovo computers are supported by our disk, including any of the following series:

  • Laptops models: ThinkPad and IdeaPad
  • Desktops models: Thinkcentre and Ideacentre

Essentials series for laptops and desktop PCs are also supported.

Do you have a Lenovo computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Lenovo.


The disk is compatible with any Toshiba computer model: Satellite, Qosmio, Portege, Tecra, Kira family series and All-in-One desktop series.

Do you have a Toshiba computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Toshiba.


Samsung users can download our disk. It is compatible with any Samsung laptops or desktops:

  • ATIV Book, Gaming and Business PC series for laptops
  • ATIV One for All-in-One desktops

IBM, Compaq, Gateway, eMachines


Lenovo acquired IBM’s personal computer division in 2005. You can download Easy Recovery Essentials if you own a IBM computer.

It is compatible with IBM desktops and laptops models, like the ThinkPad series.


The Compaq company was acquired by HP in 2002.

It is compatible with Compaq notebooks and desktops, including the Compaq Presario series.

Gateway and eMachines

Gateway Computers was acquired by Acer in 2007. If you happen to have a Gateway computer, you can download our disk. It is compatible with its manufactured series:

  • Series SX, DX and One ZX for desktop systems
  • NE and NV series for notebooks
  • LT series for netbooks

Do you have a Gateway computer running Windows 7? Read our recovery and restore guide for Gateway.

eMachines computers were available on sale until 2004 when Gateway Computers (above) brought the company. Gateway was acquired in 2007, but the eMachines brand was used until 2012.

If you own a computer from eMachines, you can download our disk as it is compatible with eMachines PCs.

Disk for Windows 8, Vista, XP or Server editions

Easy Recovery Essentials is compatible with other Windows versions, not just 7.

Windows 8

Read more about our recovery disk for Windows 8. It supports Windows 8 and its update, Windows 8.1.

Download for Windows 8.

Windows Vista

Read more about our recovery disk for Windows Vista. Easy Recovery Essentials supports all Windows Vista editions, from Vista Starter to Vista Ultimate, and the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Download for Windows Vista.

Windows XP and Server 2003, 2008 and 2012

Windows XP is supported by Easy Recovery Essentials. This includes Service Packs of XP too: SP1, SP2, SP3.

Easy Recovery Essentials supports all Windows Server editions, such as Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012 and the updated versions: Server 2003 R2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2.


Easy Recovery Essentials supports all Service Packs (SP) of your Windows:

  • Windows XP SP1, XP SP2, XP SP3
  • Windows Vista SP1, Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1, 7 SP2
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2

Download Easy Recovery Essentials from here.

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567 thoughts on “Windows 7 Recovery Disk and Repair Disc Download

  1. first of all, no. 7 is ok. better is some regards…spammier and pop-up hell in others.

    then they move EVERYTHING on you and change the names..i dunno, maybe linus tried to sue on so many things and M$ is complaining.

    its NOT user friendly.
    UBUNTU is more friendly.

    but… i regress.
    You can do this with 7 starter and im sure above now.. its in the backup pane..

    since I cant to a drive CLONE…how do I reinstall in case I did use ubuntu natively on the thing(it IS faster after all and EVEN MORE secure than 7.)?

    AKA: where is the missing CD?

  2. http links posted by Paul are dead. Is there someone kind enough to upload it to Rapidshare or another file hosting service? I don’t want to use torrent. Many thanks!



  5. Well

    Since last night, i have a problem with a brand new ZT computer. I shut it down and since then it is unable to boot…So when i start it, i get a bip (sound) and the screen open on the ZT logo…and that’s it…no traces of windows!!

    I have a windows 7 home premium disc that was supposed to help, but the disc does not seem to be read.
    I downloaeded your windows 7 64 bits recovery, still nothing.

    I am quite lost…The computer is only 2 weeks old

  6. Problem resolved…

    In case it could help… That is what i did
    – shut down the desktop
    – unplug all cable from desktop
    – turn the computer switch on off (the one on the back)
    – Press the main button for 15/20 seconds or so
    – Put the switch on the back “on”
    – replug all the cables
    – Start the computer pressing “delete”
    Yahooooo…windows 7 back…enter password…voilà

  7. I have always been looking for such thing. I am downloading it right now. A question though. I keep on experimenting installing different OSes on my PC and most I end with my Windows unbootable i.e. MBR gets deleted or something. Will this be able to fix that as well?

  8. Hi

    I was wondering if this is the disc I need if I need to format my computer. Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you

  9. do you have one of those on this site? i just bought my computer and am worried if i need to reinstall windows i wont be able to. what is it that this disc does iève read it here but dont understand when u say the computer crashes?

  10. sorry i wanted to ask one more thing, i found a copy of windows 7 install disc should it be over 3gb?

  11. A BIGGG THANKS – Sane Again ! People, if helped out here, do the noble thing and donate!

  12. I downloaded the boot recovery program and made the CD, and it booted up my Sony VAIO.  BUT, it has been running about 24 hrs and still “Attempting repairs…   Repairing disk errors.  This might take over an hour to complete”.  Should I allow it to continue?  Any suggestions?

  13. Bonjour à tous,

    J’ai téléchargé le torent pour windows seven 32 bits je l’ai gravé, mais lorsque je lance le cd pour booter le pc en tapant f8, celui ci n’est pas reconu et à plusieurs reprises.. La gravure ce serait-elle mal passée??

    Merci pour vos conseils.

  14. Man, so many thanks from Colombia, I downloaded the CD and it Functions at the perfection, Do Not install those software for recovery the register files, they go bad for the LaP!

  15. @Audrey:

    Essayez de graver le CD avec ImgBurn ( Si la problème n’est pas résolue, je suggère que vous changer l’ordre du boot en accèssant BIOS. Changez le rang du CD drive pourque c’est placé avant le disque dur (il y a une liste numéroté). Sauvez la configuration, sort de BIOS, puis réinitialisez l’ordinateur.

  16. Worked like a champ. After trying to figure out how to fix my MBR and remove grub for days on a dual boot laptop, this worked like a champ in seconds. The recovery discs I had left me no way of getting into the repair console. Thanks so much.

  17. Bonjour John,

    Merci à vous, il y avait effectivement eu un problème lors du gravage.


  18. Sincerely thanks for this recovery disc. I installed Acronis OS Selector and one day it stopped working and the computer was unable to find a boot. Well this recovery disc fixed it! I’m sooooo happy that I found this site and again thank you!

  19. Call me old fashioned if you will, but for me XP is still king. I intend holding onto it for as long as humanly possible before upgrading to either the latest Microsoft Windows offering, or hopefully a user friendly version of linux. Ubuntu is getting there, but is taking far too long for my taste.

  20. These steps would not work on my new lenovo thinkpad, which seemed to be blocking the .iso image and boot files from loading during bios startup. I also could not get them to boot from my usb keys, external hdd, or sd card.

    After hours of working to resolve the issue, I finally booted the system into ubuntu using u-live disk v. 10.4. Under the “trial” settings (without installing ubuntu), I was able to erase all of the files from the lenovo factor harddisk partition labeled “boot files.” I then replaced everything on that partition with the boot files contained in the .iso image above, restarted the computer, and it sucessfuly booted into the windows 7 repair screen.

    hope this method helps anyone else who gets stuck in this process.


  21. Thanks for posting. The leading manufacturers have become such a**holes. But if your system hasn’t already crashed, you can make this disc directly from Windows 7, without having to download anything.

    Simply go to C:/ControlPanel > All Control Panel Items > Backup and Restore > Create a System Repair Disk. Then follow the directions and burn to a blank CD. Very efficient, very quick, produces identical image to the ones posted on this website.

    Thanks again to neosmart editors.

  22. At first I just thought that this was another one of those poxy websites to download their virus. But no guys this is genuine, downloaded and fixed my desktop computer in 10 minutes.

    Many thanks for your contribution!

  23. This was a huge lifesaver! I am setting up a laptop that has to go to India tomorrow morning and killed the startup on Win 7. This was a HUGE blessing as the laptop didn’t come recovery/system discs!

  24. Hey,

    Disk looks good, but when I boot from cd drive I am getting error “PXE-E60: Media Test Failure, check cable”.

    I am using this disk to repair after a force shutdown corruption, black screen of death!

  25. I got the “BOOTMGR is compressed” error on my laptop (currently running Windows 7) I downloaded and burned this Windows 7 boot repair disc but I have this minor/major problem I keep coming across: when I insert the disk in my drive, my computer won’t read the disc and keep taking me to that error. Any suggestions? I did everything I possibly could to boot from a disc but it won’t allow me to.

  26. Hi, torrent downloads fine (win7 32bit). Iso image can be mounted, but does not boot. Tried to burn using linux/wodim. Also but iso on usb using unetbootin-windows-471.exe. Again usb is readable but not bootable. Any probs with the iso image?

  27. I have kind of the same problem as Martin, will not boot. Getting Bootmgr is missing message (windows 7 home premium 64bit). Found this site and downloaded as instructed and burned iso. to disc, etc:. Get same error message on each attempt. Saw someplace that said you could use a vista disc to run repair on just not to install. That didn’t work either but it did boot so i could at least try.

  28. seed please! there are absolutely 0 seeds. give what you take. a friend indeed is a friend with seed

  29. Guys, there are over 3000 seeds for the Windows Vista disk and around 1000 for the Windows 7 ones. Our members have been MORE than wonderful with the seeding thing, so if you’re not getting good incredible download speeds, then there’s something wrong with your network.

  30. Thanks for the information …This was very helpful we hope you will help more people….

  31. Hey, recently mentioned I had problems to use the Win7 image.
    Turned out I made a mistake when using the wodim burn software.
    Now I can finally start and try to repair with your copy of Win7 recovery.
    Big thanks!

  32. Hey, Is it possible to download and burn these on system running Vista? I’ve tried following these instructions exactly but when the download is finished I’m left with a RAR file. I’ve extracted and there is no .iso file. I’m just left with 2 folders (boot + sources) and 1 file (bootmgr). I’ve burned these onto a DVD using ImgBurn and put them into the laptop running Windows 7. Problem isn’t fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  33. I’d like to “donate”… a kick to the one that post this shit: doesn’t work with no windows version.
    It says “This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows”.
    This sux and not good fix.

  34. Mark, that means you are using the x86/32-bit CD on a 64-bit installation of Windows or the other way around.

    Keep in mind that amongst literally tens of thousands of users, you’re the only one complaining… which probably means if there’s a problem, it’s not on our end :)

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