Overview of Dell recovery media in Windows 7
A recovery media is any of various media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a favored condition of a computer as configured by an original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. To create recovery media for Dell computer in Windows 7 will bring much help to computer users.
If you encountered serious events like system crashes while using a Windows 7 computer, a Windows recovery media can help you troubleshoot and fix those problems. Even if your PC won’t start, you can use the Windows recovery media to access recovery tools and solve the problems.
Create Dell recovery media in Windows 7 with Windows built-in tool
Windows 7 allows you to create system repair disc. It is quite easy to create system repair disc. You can follow the steps below.
Step 1. Insert the CD/DVD to computer.
Step 2. Navigate to Start>Control Panel>System and Security>Backup and Restore. At the left column of Backup and Restore interface, click Create a system repair disc.
Step 3. In the pop-up window, select CD or DVD and click Create disc. Wait for the process to be finished.
When you need to repair your computer, you can insert the system repair disc and boot into Recovery Options to repair or restore your computer.
Although it is easy to create a Windows 7 system repair disc using Windows built-in tool, you can only use CD/DVD as recovery media, you cannot create a system repair disc on USB.
Create Dell recovery media with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
You can also create Dell recovery media with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. To do it, you should prepare an ISO image file, USB drive and Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Then, follow the steps below to create recovery media for Dell in Windows 7.
Step 1. Run Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool, click Browse button to locate the ISO of Windows 7 installation file. Then, click Next.
Step 2. Choose a media type. You can either choose USB device or DVD as media type. Here we take USB device as an example.
Step 3. Insert your USB drive to the working computer and select it. Then, click Begin copying.
PS: Your USB will be overwritten during this process. It is recommended to backup important files on it.
Step 4. When the process completes, you’ll get a recovery USB drive.
The same as system repair disc, if your computer runs into issues, you can boot from this USB device and access Windows Recovery Options to repair/restore your computer.
An easier and reliable way to create Dell recovery media
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup and restore tool which is designed for Windows 7/8/10/XP/Visa. You can use it to create Dell recovery USB with Windows 7 easier and simpler.
To create recovery media, you should backup Dell computer first.
Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install and open this software. Then click Backup, select System Backup or Disk Backup according to your own needs. Here we take System Backup as an example.
Step 2. It will automatically choose the source for you, and you only need to choose another location as destination path.
Step 3. At last, click Start Backup.
Then you should create a bootable media in case the computer won’t boot.
Step 1. Insert your USB drive to your computer (the USB drive should be formatted with NTFS). Then, select Create Bootable Media under Utilities tab.
Step 2. On next page, choose the type of emergency bootable disc. It is recommended to choose Windows PE. Then, click Next.
Step 3. In this page, you can select the USB you prepared before as the storage media. Click Next.
With those simple steps, you can create recovery media for your Dell computer in Windows 7. Whenever you have problems with your computer, even you cannot boot it, you can use the recovery media to boot the computer and restore from the system image backup created before.