I have a hard drive running windows 7 home premium that is about to go bad. I bought a 2nd hard drive as a replacement. I have only 2 sata cables at the moment so I can either have both hard drives hooked up or one hard drive and the dvd player. So I tried doing the following.
1) Connected: Problem hard drive and new hard drive.
Created a system image from windows. I did not create the system repair disc at the end of this process because the dvd player was not hooked up.
2) Connected: Problem hard drive and dvd player with blank disc inside.
Rebooted and created a system repair disc.
3) Connected: New hard drive and dvd player with system repair disc inside.
Rebooted into system repair disc. Got message "The version of the system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows."
Question: Am i getting this message because I didn't create the system repair disc directly after step 1 or is there something else going on here?