windows 7 home premium repair with Window 7 Professional?

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which I'm trying to run a repair to with a Windows 7 Professional CD.  after I choose the "use recovery tools that can helpfix problems...." and highlight the Windows 7 Operating System - I get a message that says "The version of System Recovery Options is not compatible it the version of Windows you are trying to repair.

Is this possible?  The version installed can only be recovery by the same version CD?

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It has to be same. Plus Service pack version has to be same or later on CD.

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Your problem is that you must use Windows 7 home premium cd instead of the professional one. So yes this error message will occur.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
can't say I've tried - I would like the previous two posters to explain why they say that - preferably with a link to a MS article on the subject.

Given that you can "upgrade" any time, I would think it would work.  The question (or problem I could see) is if you attempted recovery of a 32 bit operating system install with a 64 bit DVD.
Fortunately, you can create a home premium dvd pretty quick. Simply take the Win7Pro dvd and make an ISO of it on your computer.

1.) Go to and download the edition switcher
2.) Use the program to convert the ISO to home premium
3.) Burn the ISO with ImageBurn or CDBurnerXP

NOTE: You need to have the same type of architecture between the installation and the install disc.
Are they the same 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have Windows 7 recovery discs and I got that message only when I used a 32 bit disc on a 64 bit system.

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