By AOMEI / Last Updated December 28, 2016

What does a system recovery disk do?

To create Alienware system recovery disk is one way to get you out of emergencies by fixing your PC problems. When your computer no longer runs properly, the system recovery disk or sometimes also known as system repair disc can be used to boot your computer again. It contains Windows recovery tools as well that helps you recover Windows from a serious error or restore your computer from a system image. Given all that, it is necessary indeed for every user to create system recovery disk. Then, how to?

How to create system recovery disk?

No matter you’re going to create Alienware system recovery disk or recovery disks for other brands of computers with Windows system, the very first method,

  • use Windows built-in utility

Insert a writable empty disk. Open Control Panel and Click Back up your computer in Windows 7/Backup and Restore in Windows 10.

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In the next window, select Create a system repair disc on the left side then just follow its wizard.

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Tips: In Windows 8, open Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsRecoveryCreate a recovery drive.

With all done, when you need to boot computer from recovery disk, don’t forget to change boot order in BIOS. However, some users might fail to create Alienware system recovery disk via using Windows built-in tool. In this case, employing a third-party software could be the second approach.

  • hire a third-party software

AOMEI Backupper is a professional all-in-one backup and recovery software that can help you create recovery disk easily too. It supports Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP and Vista. You’re also able to copy hard drive to USB which is more convenient to carry compared with a disk.

Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Select Create Bootable Media under Utilities on the main interface.

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Choose the bootable disc type. The first option can be created straightway while the latter may require Windows AIK installed in your operating system in advance. Windows PE is recommended since Linux bootable disc has some drawbacks.

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Click Next to continue.


Specify the storage media. Then click Next to start the operation.

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Creating Alienware system recovery disk is such an easy thing with AOMEI Backupper. Apart from this, AOMEI Backupper also provides different types of backup, restoration, clone and other advanced features that can give your computer a better protection.