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

  1. anyone ideas much appreciated…
    i have a win7 64 installed in my dell1520 laptop.
    i dont have a video graphic driver installed yet on my machine..
    can this system recovery disk help me on my problem?

  2. BTW, why don’t you allow DHT, peer exchange and Local peer discovery? It would fasten the download and it would worked even with dead tracker.

  3. Hello,
    I got a different problem: I would love to createa a virtual box version of my current windows 7 installation to test some software on this virtual version before I will install (and maybe crash) the software on my running system.
    Can anybody tell me how I’m able to create a virtual version of my running windows 7? I guess I need an windows installation cd/iso to do so, but as Mahmoud Al-Qudsi very vell described I didn’t get any cd with my very expensive laptop..and a recovery disc won’t help to do so..
    I found a software to create an ISO out of an recovery cd + installation: but it’s not for windows7..
    Can anyone help me please?
    Thanks a lot!

  4. Used both 32 & 64 downloads on windows 7 — NADA. Still getting flashing cursor top left of screen. What to do–what to do now PLEASE?????

  5. Thank you! There is another website around where the guy posted his Repair discs but they aren’t right. They won’t boot. I got your torrent link and downloaded with limwire, burned in a minute and then fixed my Win 7 64 bit laptop that wasn’t booting. I still have no idea what happened or why. I popped the drive out of my laptop and used a USB adapter to take a look at it with another machine, all files were there, the drive was fine and there was no virus. Just somehow some windows stuff got corrupted. My only choice from my ASUS disks was a wipe and install. I couldn’t lose my files (that I knew were there and the drive was fine). So, after a few runs and reboots with the repair stuff, my system is working great. Thanks so much!

  6. Hey Happy Now, glad it worked for ya. We were the first site to host these discs and the only ones with the real deal. A lot of copycats have sprung up, but NeoSmart is where the real goods are at :)

  7. Please help me!! I have a question I’m not really entirely sure if I use the windows 7 x32bit for my laptop or the windows vista x32 bit for my laptop, I just recently tried the windows 7 x64 bit for my laptop and it worked for a while but then it says something about me using the wrong windows or something. I have a HP Pavilion dv2911us which orginally uses windows vista, but then it was upgraded to windows 7. So I was wondering if it is the window 7 or vista that I will have to use. My laptop now only has a blue screen then reboots eveytime. You can see I don’t really know stuff about computers lol

    Thank You Very Very Much

  8. Thank you very much. Yo también me he beneficiado de los discos de recuperación para windows 7 y windows vista y aunque ahora estamos en crisis, le agradezco mucho su trabajo. Tiene mis bendiciones.
    Un saludo

  9. Thank you so much, this will be very helpful for me and friends in the future “Dios le pague” XD

  10. Have followed your instructions for downloading Windows 7 recovery disk and I am getting nothing with utorrent. Is the site down?

  11. Thanks for the links to the ISO’s.

    I have always wondered why some people don’t receive Windows CD/DVD’s with their new computer (seems like it should be a mandatory part of buying a machine). Just the other day I was working on a ladies new computer. I looked through the box only to discover in the manual that you had to create your own Recovery CD’s from within Windows.

    The problem is that most people don’t look through the manual, and thus are unable to fix their computer when something goes awry (since they have no CD/DVD’s to work from).

    As has probably been mentioned – make sure to create this Recovery CD ASAP since you will lose the ability to do so once your computer won’t start (unless you have a helpful friend with a working computer) :]

  12. Thanks alot, used in conjunction with rescatux, this is a very handy tool for maintaining dualboot setups! :D cheers
    I’d donate if I could, alas I am broke as I work waay too much for free (know the feeling? ;)
    Let me know if you need a hand in regards to visual/audio design, will be glad to help

  13. My query is can u get around the start up repair login as i received a toshiba satellite lap top with this problem .I dont want to put a new op system on the machine any please help good karma upon u all

  14. yeah sorry the problem is the lap does not have a os problem ,the lap top just came with the start up repair login open asking 4 password i dont have the password i was informed the previous owner activated by accident what can i do about this as the os is good except 4 some malware i think the recovery disc isnt helping and i will be a man about it and say i dont know how to use it apart from pressing the the recovery option and hoping 4 the best lol. anyone please

  15. Has anyone else really downloaded these files? I have had my torrent on for over 24 hours and there is nothing here. What is going on?

  16. Thank u for this info i was ssoooo upset but patient enough to go to the web on my mobile for more than 3 hours to find a solution so again thank you

  17. I was trying to recover my desktop with the Windows 7 recovery discs, after disc 1 it asked me to put in the next disk call “Home Basic Disk” which I cannot find.

    Is there anyweay I can obtain a copy of this disc.



  18. I bought a Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 last year at the end of October and nine days on November 9, after the warranty expired, it went bad. I run the repair program and the result is that: ?Window cannot repair my laptop automatically.?
    I do not have a recovery disc and I am not sure if I run the back up program. I do not dare to run the ?Toshiba Recovery Wizard? that will erase everything and rewrite the program before I explore other alternatives. Do you have any suggestions to help me repair my laptop?
    The diagnostic and repair results are:
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\McxDriv.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mdminst.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\MdRes.exe are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\MdSched.exe are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\MediadataHandler.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mendiag.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mf.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mf3216.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mfAACENC.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mfc42.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0
    ACLs on file C:\windows\System32\mfc42u.dll are not proper. Old value = 0x0

    Thank you so much for your help.
    Serial No. 992767790 System Unit
    Part No. PSA T 0U-00M01

  19. my question is that my computer that im using right now does not let me burn cd’s and my laptop does not let me do anything to it what other options do i have?


    My laptop was frozed at start up logo,
    I put the disk in and press power button and it went straight to windows

  21. it this really work…ill download it and try to my laptop coz my boot manager is missing always appearing on my screen…knidly help me to solve my problems….thanks a lot if somebody could share his/her knowledge that would help me to solve it….

  22. Hi there. After days of struggle, I came across your web page. I followed the instructions and created a Repair Disc for Windows 7 64-bit.
    here is a synopsis of my issue:
    I have a brand new Satellite L650-BT2N23 with pre-installed Windows 7 Home premium edition. Windows 7 Updates doesn’t work. I am not using a network. It’s a stand-alone lap top. When I try to download Windows update, I get the message that they were not installed due to these errors: 80073712; 800B0100.
    I have tried several fixes suggested by microsoft, but they didn’t solve a thing. Now I believe that the next step would be to restore the laptop to its out-of-box state, which I am hesitant to do, as that would mean loosing all the work and files I have now on the computer.
    Here are my questions:

    1)Would the Repair Disc be good to fix this issue, or is it only to fix startup issues?

    2) If the disc could solve the isseu without any loss of files and software, could you please tell me how to proceed with using it? (do I need to use it as a boot up disc, or use it after I start windows?What are the steps for using the Disc Repair?

    Thanks for any advice/comments.

  23. oh, maybe not. what i did was create recovery discs from my laptop… i inserted disc 1 and started windows restore, and after a while it asked me to insert disc 2. however i do not have a disc 2, so now my laptop wont work.. i tried downloading this and burning a cd.. but it doesnt seem to fix the problem :( please help..

  24. I downloaded the Win7, 64 it iso file and made a bootable CD from it. However, when I booted, it was talking about Win 98 and finally failed because it could not find any FAT files. What is this about? I need Windows 7, 64 bit and I have NTSF file types.

  25. IT reads the dvd it comes up as windows loading files but then it boots up vista
    and all that comes up is the mouse…

    Any help would be appreciated the :D

  26. just tried the third cd/dvd and I’m still getting the message and my laptop would boot from the CD. What am I doing wrong ? Dell precision M4500 running on Windows 7

  27. Many thanks!!

    Toshiba laptop had a failing drive. Before I sent it to Toshiba for repair, I used Easeus Todo Backup to image the drive. When the laptop was returned, it was back to OEM install and all my stuff was gone just as I expected. I ran the Easeus Todo restore and restored all my stuff. Except it wouldn’t boot.

    “No bootable media found”

    I had no install disc so I went hunting and found your Recovery Disc download. Burned the CD, booted my laptop and ran Startup Repair. Everything is now A-OK thanks to your generous postings.

  28. Well aparently my dell inspiron 1545 laptop got a virus. It runs windows 7 so basicly what happens is when i start my computer as windows is starting every time i get a blue screen i cant even go into safe mode i used this program and it didnt work do u have anything else that could possibly help this problem i have

    please and thank you

  29. Hi guys…!! I got DOS with my lenovo B560. I installed win 7 ultimate but not genuine…!!
    I wana have a genuine copy…!! is it possible that I install genuine win7 from a recovery disk..???

  30. Oh my.. Accidentally deleted the boot after putting grub in /dev/sda1 (ok that was dumb), needed to do a fixboot but no damn bootrec.exe in my windows.
    Thanks a lot!

  31. My win 7 64-bit disk is dead. I only have my 32-bit disk. Does this site have the 64-bit disk available? I don’t need a key obvioiusly.

  32. What is the md5 for the x86 version .iso supposed to be? I was not able to find one on the download site.

  33. I don have dvd burner so i decided to use my pendrive to boot startup repair i just extract the iso file using winrar into my pendrive coz my laptop cannot start due to stupid invalid boot.ini file then i open command prompt instead of startup repair bcoz its dint repair the problem occur.i type these following command:
    later then i restarted my laptop it has worked like a charm

  34. hey guys.. ive downloaded cursorfx 2.0 plus,i installed it.. theres a crack but it needs something about changing SID so.. i went to run and i typed sysprep.exe after that you need to restart it so i restarted it … it cant start up now!..

  35. @Matthew (Oct. 27th, 2010 at 8:43 am)

    Sorry, but you are incorrect. install.wim is an essential file for the installation of Windows, not for recovery. You need click the repair option, not install.

  36. God bless you !
    I have lost until i find you.I cannot startup my computer. I have a logonUI.exe bad image error.
    I download Windows 7 Recovery Disc 32-Bit (x86) Edition and i repair my laptop sony vaio.

    Thank you very,very very MUCH!

  37. thank you soo much. I am goning to try it tomorow when my brother brings laptop back. I have downloaded it in like 4 min :D.

  38. I think if I recall correctly, some time ago (June 2010) I tried the 32-bit W7 repair torrent (as per your web page’s instructions) and when I needed it recently, it simply wouldn’t run regardless of how I tried running it, eg; insert prior to booting and even tried using W7’s backup and repair window to use ‘your’ referenced disc. Nevertheless, today I downloaded the version 2.2 of the 32-bit W7 repair disc and it bunrt about a 1/4 ich onto a DVD-R (12+KB). Honestly, I’m sure someone appreciates the kindness of a free download that works around W7’s inability to burn a system repair disc, just not me (yet).

  39. Could anyone tell me how to get that to boot off a USB Flashdrive. I’m trying to recover Windows on a netbook.

  40. If my notebook has recovery partition, could i use “Recovery Disc” or i should use my own recovery partition for recovery my system?

    To Nick: try to find WinSetupFromUsb utility. It can help you create bootable usb flash drive

  41. I followed all the instructions however when I boot from CD it won’t restore or fix anything. I’m seeing two folders and a file on the Disc and nothing works. When I try restoring it says it can’t find image or it can’t find a earlier working point. When I try to load drivers it’s saying it can’t find file. What can i do to make it work? What am I doing wrong?

  42. Just wanted to say thanks! Worked for me. Wrote the following 3 commands in CMD to get it working:

    BootRec /Fixboot
    BootRec /FixMbr
    BootRec /RebuildBCD

  43. hey ty for the recovery but only one thing… my laptop crashed and lost the os… this was the blessing when i found this… and now when i do the whole disk thing it tells me to pick a image point and i cant find anything…. what should i do

  44. my laptop’s given mr like 9 blue screens in a row, i’ve tried the default system restoration from safe mode like four times but the problem just wont go away, i’m hoping that the image you’ve uploaded will help.

    Thanks in advance

  45. Damn Decent of them eh what ?
    Not so damn decent of them to charge people who had already been conned by their Hype over crappy vista to pay for what should have been a service pack !
    If they had any damned decency they would have given all Vista retail purchasers a free upgrade.

  46. Hey I am beginner. is there is any place where can i find step by step procedure to repair 32 bit windows 7 if Possible please suggest me

  47. i downloaded the win 7 recovery cd info (by the way, thanks for this wonderful option), however, it didn’t work. when i went to run diagnostics self test in the bios sector, the test completed and gave this message:

    primary hard disk self test FAILED.
    test status: 7 (completed with the read element of the test failed). replace hard disk.

    please don’t tell me, that there is nothing that i can do, and that the hard disk must be replaced.


    Thank you in advance.

  48. good evening!

    I downloaded the torrent file, which i expanded afterwards. unfortunately a .iso file wasnt included…only two folders (boot,source) and a file(bootmgr).
    Am I supposed to burn these on a CD or do i need something else to create a complete recovery cd?
    Please help !
    just got my new laptop and crashed it right away…no the bootmgr is missing!

    thanks a lot !


  49. is this (win 7 recovery disc) is same as ‘system repaire disc’ that we can create from win7 using menu “Start>All Program>Maintenance>Create a System Repair Disc”….?

  50. Thanks man you saved me to going to the computer shop. u also saved me money. thank you sooooo much u fixed my u man!

  51. IF you use XXClone to clone to an SSD, and the Source disk is the “C” drive, it will clone perfectly. However, when cloning, if you make the source disk “E” drive, you will have to use this Win7 32 bit Repair Disk. Any cloning problem, with incorrect volume or boot info will be corrected.

  52. Gardenplant:

    An .iso file is a disk image — specifically a CD or a DVD “image”.

    That means it’s a file that is a bit-for-bit copy of a CD or DVD. You need to burn that file as an image to a CD or DVD. Don’t ‘expand’ it; don’t copy or write the file to a CD or DVD — most DVD/CD programs can do it. Sometimes the option will be ‘burn a disk image’ or ‘write a disk image’. You are specifically NOT creating a new disk or project.



  53. I would like to donate, but your links are not working for that. Also, please note that your utorrent link is not quite right. I had to go to utorrent to get a good download. Thank you so much. I am making these disks for friends computers which have not crashed yet, but I appreciate all of your efforts! You Rock!

  54. So i burn the files into the disc and when i put it in my laptop nothing appear like nothing happen at all, i pressed f8 and nothing pop up…… its just show me the back screen *operating has not found*
    if anyone have another please help me im thankful for it

  55. jazakAllah. I am able to restore Windows.
    My Problem Specification: I had dual boot Win & Ubuntu (as Wubi). By some reasons the bootloader (GRUB) is over-written or corrupted. Then neither Win nor Linux was booting. I used your iso image, burn it on CD, boot from CD, selected command prompt and typed “fdisk /mbr” (without quotation) and restart. Now Win is recovered. Next I would try to recover Ubuntu (Linux). Probably I would try your EasyBCD tool. Thanks.

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