How to Repair Windows 7 Without CD in 3 Possible Ways

Do you know how to repair Windows 7 without CD? If you don't, you are on the right page. This article will present three ways to help you fix Windows 7 without using a CD. After reading this post, you can pick any method according to your needs.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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Are you looking for a way to repair Windows 7 without CD? Microsoft's Windows 7 was a nearly perfect operating system that millions of people have used and continue to use. Many computer users still use Windows 7, despite the driver support and lack of backward compatibility in current drives. This is the reason behind the Windows 7 startup issues. Let's help you find a way to repair Windows 7 without a CD.

Can I Repair Windows 7 Without a CD

Your Windows 7 computer will automatically launch Startup Repair when it has trouble booting or starting up to help resolve the issue. The Windows Error Recovery screen will show up. You can select Launch Startup Repair to run Startup Repair.

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However, you could get a Windows 7 Startup Repair issue for various reasons. Or the Windows Error Recovery screen will not be displayed. In this instance, you need to start the Startup Repair using a Windows 7 installation CD. However, you may not have an installation CD at hand. So, can you fix Windows without a CD, then? The answer is in the formative. Keep reading!

When Should You Repair Windows 7

If you see a drop in performance or encounter intermittent system crashes on your computer, it's time for you to fix Windows 7. Here is a list of situations and scenarios for repairing your Windows 7.

  • Crashes.
  • Slow boot.
  • Long app launch time.
  • Lag.
  • Bugs.
  • Screen freezes.
  • Missing apps or features.
  • Unreadable files.

If you notice issues with your Windows 7, it might be time to repair your Windows 7 installation.

3 Ways to Repair Windows 7 Without CD

How do I repair Windows 7 Without a CD? There are three options: using professional backup software (highly recommended), using advanced boot options, and creating a Windows 7 bootable USB drive. Let us see how these methods work in detail.

  1. Solution 1. Using Professional Backup Software (Easiest Way)
  2. Solution 2. Using Advanced Boot Options
  3. Solution 3. Creating a Bootable USB Drive

Solution 1. Using Professional Backup Software (Easiest Way)

When your Windows 7 computer encounters startup or boot issues, you can use third-party backup software to fix Windows 7 without a CD. This is because some backup software allows you to perform the universal restore, enabling you to make an instant recovery in case of a system crash or hardware failure. In that case, EaseUS Todo Backup, an excellent universal restore software available on the market, comes to help.

EaseUS Todo Backup Home is an ideal backup and recovery tool for computer users. It enables you to automatically back up files, systems, partitions, disks, etc., on Windows 11/10/8/7. In addition, it also lets you create an iso image from a hard drive or the existing operating system. The following are some highlighted features of this backup software:

This backup software allows you to fix any problems pertinent to your Windows quickly and conveniently.

Detailed steps to perform a universal restore are as follows:

Part 1. Creating a Windows 7 system image.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer, and click Create Backup on the home screen and then hit the big question mark to select backup contents.

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Step 2. To back up your Windows operating system, click "OS" to begin the backup task.

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Step 3. Your Windows operating system information and all system related files and partitions will be automatically selected so you don't need to do any manual selection at this step. Next, you'll need to choose a location to save the system image backup by clicking the illustrated area.

system backup

Step 4. The backup location can be another local drive on your computer, an external hard drive, network, cloud or NAS. Generally, we recommend you use an external physical drive or cloud to preserve the system backup files. 

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Step 5. Customiztion settings like enabling an automatic backup schedule in daily, weekly, monthly, or upon an event, and making a differential and incremental backup are available in the Options button if you're interested. Click "Backup Now", and the Windows system backup process will begin. The completed backup task will display on the left side in a card style.

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Part 2. Restore the system image to your computer.

* To perform system recovery on a none-bootable machine, try to boot the computer through the EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Browse to Recover".

Click Browse to Recover

Step 2. Guide to your backup destination, choose the system backup file you need. (The backup file created by EaseUS Todo Backup is a pbd file.)

System recovery step2

Step 3. Choose the recovery disk. Make sure that the partition style of the source disk and the recovery disk are the same.

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Step 4. You can customize the disk layout according to your needs. Then click "Proceed" to start system backup recovery.

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Solution 2. Using Advanced Boot Options

If your Windows 7 computer doesn't display the Windows Error Recovery screen, you can repair it manually. However, the Startup Repair option is sometimes unavailable, and you still need a Windows 7 installation CD to fix your computer. Perform the following steps:

Step 1. Start the computer.

Step 2. Press and hold down "F8".

Step 3. Then the Advanced Boot Options screen will pop up. Select Repair Your Computer to run Startup Repair.

advanced boot options

Solution 3. Creating a Bootable USB Drive

You can also create a bootable Windows 7 USB drive to repair Windows 7 problems. To create a bootable USB as a Windows 7 repair tool, you need Windows 7 ISO file, a USB drive, and Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Perform the following steps below carefully.

Step 1. Download Windows 7 ISO file from Windows 7 download page.

Step 2. Download and install Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.

Step 3. Plug your USB drive into your computer. Then click Browse to select the Windows 7 ISO file you have downloaded, and click Next.

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Step 4. Select USB device.

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Step 5. Select the USB drive you plan to use from the drop-down option, and click Begin copying.

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Step 6. Wait for the process to be done and exit the tool when it finishes.

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Now you can launch Startup Repair from the bootable USB.

Step 1. Plug in the bootable USB and start your Windows 7 PC from it.

Step 2. Press any key according to the prompt.

Step 3. Select Repair your computer > select your OS when the Startup Repair completes scanning your computer.

Step 4. The System Recovery Options will appear; you can select Startup Repair or any other option based on your requirements.

windows 7 build-in repair tool

Final Verdict

That's all about how to repair Windows 7 Without CD. Do you get your answer now? In short, you can use EaseUS Todo Backup, advanced boot options, and a bootable Windows 7 USB to fix Windows 7 without using a CD.

As far as I am concerned, using EaseUS Todo Backup is the best way to fix Windows 7 since it is easy to operate and does not require you to have many computer techniques. You can also use it to perform other backup and recovery tasks. Do not hesitate to try it.


1. How do I get to advanced boot options in Windows 7?

You can start Windows in advanced troubleshooting modes using the Advanced Boot Options. You can access the menu by starting on your computer and pressing the F8 key before Windows launches.

2. Can you reinstall Windows without disk?

Windows 10 may be reinstalled with or without a CD/USB drive. You can install a brand-new copy of the OS on your system if you already have Windows 10 installer media, such as a CD or USB drive.

EaseUS Todo Backup

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