Question: How can I create a bootable version of a "System Repair Disk" on my Hard Disk Drives or on a USB stick?
Explanations/Why I ask the question: I have ordered a PC that will come with the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate and with 3 Hard Disks. My PC manufacturer/assembler told
me, that they do not install bootable recovery partitions on the Hard Disk Drives of their PCs.
Therefore, when I will eventually need to Restore my System with the Windows 7 "System Image Recovery" tool to the state of a previously created System Image, I will need to use a System Repair Disc (that I have previously created on a DVD) to boot the "System Image Recovery" tool. In principle, this seems to be sufficient, because it is hopefully relatively seldom that I will need to restore my C Partition to a previous state (in the past, I did this mainly when participating in a Software Beta Programs in order to restore my PC to the "clean and reliable" state prior to the installation of the unreliable Beta-Software).
I am however concerned about becoming dependent for the Restore of a System Image on a properly functioning DVD drive (they seem to be less reliable than, for example, Hard disk Drives). It would be a severe problem for me, to detect at the time of an attempted System Restore, that my DVD drive is not functioning anymore.
Therefore, I would like to know if and how, I could reliably create for Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) a bootable version of a "System Repair disk" on one of my internal Hard Disks or on an externally attached USB Disk or USB stick. I will appreciate to get a description (or to be pointed to a description) that a regular windows user can understand (I am not a PC System Programmer and I am not familiar at all with things like the Registry or SDKs)