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System repair disk for Win 7 64bit - OK to make on 32 bit computer?


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All the online advice about this says either nothing about any difference or just says if cannot make on bad computer any other windows machine will do.

 

Now I want one for my 64 bit machine - I made one on this when I got  it but it doesn't work (got the boot sequence etc, OK). Even a system image won't work (says wrong environment)

 

So I made a system repair on my Win 7 32 bit and the title it gives says Repair Disk (32 bit)! So will that also work?  I'm trying to get past a password request when I don't have a password - yes perhaps an unusual case.

 

Any info please - thanks.


Edited by Plutox, 12 January 2015 - 04:03 PM.

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Hi Plutox :)

Considering the fact that 32-bits and 64-bits are two different architecture, I would create a Recovery DVD that matches the version of the Windows OS that you are using. Reason is that Windows 32-bits and Windows 64-bits doesn't use the same files or folders (let's just think about Program Files (x86) and Syswow64) so if you are to use a Windows 32-bits Recovery DVD on a Windows 64-bits (or vice-versa), it will not work, at least, it won't work as intended. You'll need to create a Windows 7 64-bits Recovery for your Windows 7 OS.
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Yes thanks for your response.

 

I have now made a 64 bit disk and although i was unable to deal with the password problem as outlined in other advice it allowed me to access System Restore so restored to a point just before the fingerprint download which caused the problem so now all OK.

 

However when previously I tried the 32 bit system I did get to that System Restore option but didn't try it then so perhaps at that point it would also have solved my problem - I wonder. Anyway perhaps good I didn't try it.


Edited by Plutox, 13 January 2015 - 10:54 AM.

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I'm not sure if I understand what you mean by the "password request" part (where is the password being asked? what password is it expected?) but if you tell me that using the Windows 7 64-bits DVD to do a System Restore solved your issue, then it's good :)
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