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

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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. Why mouse & keyboard doesn’t work? My computer hang in the page of select a recovery option. I have to shut down the computer. Retry again, it’s also doesn’t work. Why?

  2. Silvia, if your using usb mouse and keyboard, you may need to re-enable USB Keyboard, and USB mouse support in your Bios menu, probably under something called Integrated peripherals, Or the advanced Bios Options, if your able to use your keyboard to press f8 or delete or esc for w/e your bios shortkey is, then that is exactly the issue, cause if Keyboard and mouse stop working immediately after the time period it takes for the computer to get passed Manufacturer logo’s loading screen, which is first thing you see upon turning on the PC is the only time you can see if your keyboard works at beginning, so if it does, you need to enable usb Keyboard and mouse in your bios. If that’s not the issue then you may need to reinstall your usb port drivers….Or enable Plug and Play.

  3. Also the only reason your bios cmos should reset back to default settings on its own is probably due to that quarter sized battery could be dead, that battery is meant to provide the computer power when its off so the date, time, location, and bios settings stay synced, if that battery were dead, your computer will reset cmos to default, lose the correct date and time, which causes browsing issues with certificate validation, since Certificate is being validated by a computer that thinks its 2008, so validation fails as a result. If you notice any of these issues, you need a new battery.

  4. will it format my laptop cause i have a lot of necessary information my laptop is (Sony VAIO laptop windows 7 starter)?
    And can i download the windows recovery disk on a flash card?

  5. I purchased windows vista recovery. When I use the CD with windows vista recovery, nothing happens : what shall I do ? Thank you for any help

  6. Downloaded and ran the iso image disc , after doing the Automatic Repair option and restarted the system I am getting mesage:
    Window boot Manager

    Windows not able to verify signature of file

    What should I do now?

  7. Few days ago i have used Kernel for Windows Data Recovery software to recover deleted or lost files from corrupt windows hard drive.

  8. System Recovery Boot Disc for Windows 7

    Brought this disc trying to reboot and install all my apps to my Acer laptop, system is not recognizing the disc, also the system says , try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

  9. cant get online and we r told it a windows driver that we r missing will this help and what does this cd cost

  10. Hi there! I have burned the Easy Recovery Essentials to bring back to life my Toshiba Satellite A505 which displays this error message after powering on my laptop – “Bootmgr is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart’ (I started to run a full system restore to its factory settings and tried to cancel it and got this Bootmgr is missing error on my PC). I am placing the burned CD into my Toshiba, see a lot of options, but … how to boot it now? Automated Repair option is not working for me. Any help? Thank you very much!

  11. I have a dell inspiron n7010. It stops at configuring loopback in the boot. I have tried booting from CD and from USB drives and same thing. Can boot other computers with the same media and it boots fine. Any ideas?

  12. I just want to say that I was sceptical that this was going to be another way of spending money without success.

    I also want to say. WOW! what a product, what support and IT WORKS!


    Larry B

  13. Hello!

    Is there a version # or date on your CD? If I ordered the Windows 7 CD several years ago (It has Copyright 2012), is there a newer version if I buy and download today? Is this program being supported and actively updated by NeoSmart??

    (Your website doesn’t seem to have revision #s, revision dates, change histories, etc. for your software, so it is difficult to deduce if we have the latest and greatest.)

    I appreciate your help!

  14. I used system recovery media to clear problems on my Dell PC. I don`t have a disk, and have no option to reset my password.

  15. Where do I save of get certificate? It’s not the most user friendly for a novice like myself. But I appreciate any help you can give me. I’m also having trouble getting BIOS to come up. Which key is it, I’ve tried them all?

  16. I had a HP windows vista cpu and it crashed. I had it rebuilt and it is now a Sona Vaio. The guy download Windows 7 ulitmate with the spi pack on it.
    My computer states that it is not a genuine copy of windows 7 and it needed a “key” number to validate it. I entered the “key” number and now it states that the system is not licensed. I just want my system to run with a valid system. I have a HP recovery disc for Windows Vista and was wondering if I could download it on my cpu and be okay. What can I do. As you can tell I know nothing about computers. Can some one help me. Thanks, Rosann

  17. Ran the recovery disk (Win 7).
    Appears to be working but a reboot results in BSOD with the following message
    Please advise.

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