You have just brought a brand new PC or laptop or netbook that came pre-installed with Windows 7 from one of the major manufacturers, viz. Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, etc. But the problem that you face when buying from them is you won’t receive any Windows 7 installation media with your purchase. Instead, you will receive either a “recovery disc” (if you’re that much lucky) with your purchase or you’ll have a “recovery partition” built-in your machine.
You may ask what is the problem here, as you can easily recover your Windows 7 or Vista, using the “recovery disk” or “recovery partition.” Well, the problem is, when you use the recovery disks/recovery partition to recover Windows 7 or Vista, it will delete all your files and restore your computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista DVD installation media comes with a “recovery center” that allows you to fix common Windows operating system related problems without restoring the computer back. If you do not have this DVD, Microsoft have made a recovery disc for this purpose. The Windows 7/Vista Recovery Disc can be used to get access to a system recovery menu, giving you options of using System Restore, Complete PC Backup, automated system repair, and a command-line prompt for manual advanced recovery.
NeoSmart Technologies is hosting a copy of the Windows 7 Recovery Disc and a copy of Windows Vista Recovery Disk for your convenience. Windows 7 Recovery Disk 32-bit version is 143 MB in download size while the 64-bit is 165 MB in download size. Windows Vista Recovery Disk is 120 MB in download size. All these recovery disks are in the standard ISO format, ready to be burned directly to a CD or DVD.
Note: You cannot use the recovery disc to install Windows 7 or Windows Vista from scratch or reinstall Windows.
Update: NeoSmart Technologies is no longer hosting the downloads. Instead, you are being directed by NeoSmart Technologies to SystemDiscs.com by them. SystemDiscs.com will charge you $9.75 for downloading the recovery discs.
Note: If you have made any purchases of the recovery disc using the links below, please understand that My Technology Guide is in no way associated with NeoSmart Technologies. My Technology Guide is also not an affiliate of NeoSmart Technologies. If your download is not working and you need support or if you want a refund, please contact NeoSmart Technologies and send your refund request to them and NOT My Technology Guide.