How to Create and Use Windows 7 Repair Disk with ISO

Want to create Windows 7 repair disk with ISO image files? See this article and I’ll show you how to create a Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate/ Professional repair disk ISO?


by Ivy Updated on October 20, 2022

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Where can I download Windows 7 ISO?

“After reading through numerous threads on similar topics, I am stumped. I am "simply" trying to create a USB stick with System Repair image so I can restore a system image. I do not have a CD/DVD drive and was hoping to download the ISO but no joy, because the link I found didn’t have a download URL, or it was paid. Thanks for help”

You can download windows 7 repair disk ISO from Microsoft as long as you have the product key of your computer. it’s a very authoritative website, which is used by many users in worldwide. You can use it with confidence.

Windows 7 ISO

How to create Windows 7 repair disk with ISO

Before you start, you need to download Windows 7 repair disk ISO from Microsoft and Windows 7 USB DVD download tool. Besides, you still need a USB drive with 4GB capacity.

Step 1. Open Windows 7 USB DVD download tool, click Browse to find your ISO image files, then click Next.


Step 2. Choose USB as your media type.

USB Device

Step 3. Insert USB flash drive and select it, then click Begin copying.

Begin Copying

Note: This tool will format your USB flash drive first, then create bootable USB device. Thus, you need to make a file backup first if there is something important.

Step 4. Now, Windows 7 repair disk ISO USB is created successfully. All you need to do is to ensure that the files in recovery disk is exactly the same as your ISO file.

This way is used to repair the specified computer, because the recovery disk contains all the necessary drivers for the computer you are using. More so, you cannot use Windows 7 repair disk ISO 32 bit on 64 bit, vice versa.

How to create Toshiba/HP/ASUS/ACER/Lenovo recovery disk ISO

To use a recovery disk on both 32-bit and 64-bit computer or different brands of computer, such as, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, you need a professional software. And here, I strongly recommend you free AOMEI Backkupper Standard. It supports CD/DVD, ISO, USB, so you can create repair disc or disk as you like.

Details are below:

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 2. Click Tools and Create Bootable Media.

Create Bootable Media

Step 3. Choose the type of bootable disc and click Next. The first one is based on Linux and retain the basic functions while the second is based on Window PE and has full functions of AOMEI Backupper.

Windows Bootable Disc

Step 4. Select bootable media depending on your own needs. Here, I’ll take USB Boot Device as an example. If you just want an ISO file, you can tick Explore ISO file.

Three Bootable Media

Step 5. Wait patiently until the process is completed. Click Finish to exit.

Beside creating Windows 7 repair disk with ISO, AOMEI Backupper Standard can do more, such as, creating system backup, disk backup, file backup, restoring backup image, cloning hard drive to SSD, migrating OS to SSD, transferring files from one computer to another, etc.

How to use Windows 7 system repair disk ISO

Windows 7 startup repair disk ISO gives you a chance to restore system image from external hard drive or other storage devices when your computer run into issues. Besides, you still can run Startup Repair, System Restore, Command Prompt with Microsoft Windows 7 repair disk ISO.

Now, coming to the point: how to use Windows 7 repair disk ISO?

Step 1. Connect the repair disk to computer via USB port.

Step 2. Start your computer and press the corresponding key to enter BIOS. The key to press are likely to be Dell, F1, F2, F3, ESC, or Delete.

Note: To find the specified key for different brands of computer, you see the following message. It implies the key to access BIOS.

  • Press [key] to enter setup

  • Setup: [key]

  • Enter BIOS by pressing [key]

  • Press [key] to enter BIOS setup

  • Press [key] to access BIOS

  • Press [key] to access system configuration

Step 3. Select the Boot option and move the Removable Devices to the first, then press F10 to save the changes and exit.

Boot Order

Step 4. Then, your computer will restart and you may be asked to press any key to boot from the removable devices. Just do as it said.

Step 5. Then, you will go to the initial Setup window or main page of AOMEI Backupper. For the first one, you can click Next and Repair your computer, then go to Choose an option > Troubleshoot > Advanced options and select the recovery tool you like. For the second, just connect the device that contain the backup image to your computer, then restore as the normal mode.

Final words

Want a free download Windows 7 repair disk ISO, you can go to Microsoft and search Windows 7 ISO. If you download ISO from Microsoft, you still need a ISO burner like Windows CD/DVD download tool. However, this kind of recovery disk can only be used on specified computer.

To work this issue out, you can use free AOMEI Backupper Standard, which allows you to create a recovery disk used for all brands of computer (both 32-bit and 64-bit) and restore system image when needed. If you want more advanced features, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.