How can i get a Windows 7 Pro repair download

How can i get a Window 7 Pro  repair download my windows 7 program quit and will not start up properly. 

How can i get a Window 7 Pro  repair download my windows 7 program quit and will not start up properly. 


Repair Options:

Do a System Restore in Safe Mode.

"How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7":

"Advanced startup options (including safe mode)"

"The Advanced Boot Options screen lets you start Windows in advanced troubleshooting modes. You can access the menu by turning on your computer and pressing the F8 key before Windows starts (Tap F8 at the rate of about once per second)"


If that does not fix it, follow this method:

Make your own System Repair Disk from the information in this Tutorial:

"How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc"

"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to be able to use to boot to system recovery options to help recover your Windows 7 installation if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer.

A system repair disc is not able to install Windows 7.


If you are unable to boot your Windows 7 to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc, then you could create it on another computer to use on your computer."


Then use that Disk for the System Recovery Options:

"System Recovery Options"

"How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7"


Reinstall Options:

You do not say if Windows 7 came preinstalled (Dell, HP, etc.) or you bought your own Retail License.

If preinstalled, you can contact your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Recovery Disks.

They should do that for a small cost, IF they still have them available.

And if you never received a Recovery Disk when you received your Laptop/computer there should be a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive to reinstall Windows back to how it was when new.

Here are the Key/s to press at Boot to start the Recovery Process back to Factory Settings (new condition). Under each Manufacturer in the list below are the instructions in the respective links for you to follow on how to use their Recovery Partition

Acer – Press Left Alt + F10 Keys.

Advent – Tap F10 until Starting System Recovery appears

Asus – Press F9

Dell – Press F8 which will bring up Advanced Boot Options             

eMachines: Press Left Alt Key + F10

Fujitsu – Press F8

Gateway: Press Alt + F10 Keys - As Acer owns them: press Left Alt + F10 Keys as per Acer eRecovery

HP – Press F11 repeatedly

Lenovo – Press F11

LG – Press F11

Packard Bell: Press and hold the ALT key while pressing repeatedly the F10 key. Release the keys when a message displays that Windows is loading files.

Samsung – Press F4

Sony Vaio – Tap F10 until the Edit Boot Options screen is displayed,49902,71663,71664/c/65,67/kw/recovery%20using%20f10

Toshiba – Press 0 (zero)


Or you can also borrow the exact same Retail Windows 7 Edition DVD and use your Product Key to reinstall.


Or you can use this for preinstalled or Retail Licenses

Download the correct ISO file and make your own disk and use the Product Key that is on the COA Sticker.

And here are instructions on how to burn ISO images to disk:

Then do a clean install:

The COA sticker is either on the underside of the Laptop or in the Battery Compartment.

With a Desktop it is either on the side, rear or top of the Computer Case.

Using the downloaded ISO file Method may require phone Activation.

If it does require phone Activation, do not follow the Auto Prompts, but hold on for a real person to explain to as to what has been done for re-installation purposes

"How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone"

The above method also will require you to go to your Computer Manufacturer's website > Support and Downloads Section > locate your Model Number and Operating System > then download and install the latest Drivers for it.



Using the USB method in conjunction with the above Windows 7 download:

"How to Get and Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool"



Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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