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How can I retrieve a forgotten Windows 7 password?

Q: My friend forgot his Windows 7 password. If I give him my Windows 7 System Repair Disc, can he restore his system to a point before he gave it a password? And will my System Repair Disc work on his computer? A: First, a lost password isn’t a problem in Windows 7. It’s no […]

What’s the difference between a Windows 7 System Image and a System Recovery disc, and in what order should I use them?

Q: What is the difference between the Windows 7 System Recovery disc that came with my computer, and the System Image you describe how to make in Windows 7 For Dummies? And in what order do I use those if something goes wrong? Do I have to use them all? A: Earlier, I explained how […]

What’s the difference between a System Recovery disc and Windows 7’s System Repair disc?

Q: What’s the difference between a “System Recovery” disc and a “System Repair” disc? A: Your computer’s System Recovery Discs and Windows 7’s System Repair Disc are both designed for getting you out of emergencies by fixing your PC’s problems. However, the two types of discs accomplish this in very different ways. (They’re also both […]