Are Win7 32bit & 64bit System Repair Disks The Same

I Created a system rescue disk from a PC with Win7 Ultimate 32 bit.

Will this disk work with 64 bit machines & Win 7 Pro/home versions?
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAsked:
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
No, the repair disk replaces bad system files, which are different in 32 and 64 bit systems...

Otherwise they'd just have "The Rescue Disk"
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
So, If I have just two rescue disks (32+64), will they do for all versions of win7?
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
NO. the system files, just the kernel files that differentiate 32-bit or 64-bit, are for different processor architecture, hence can't be mixed up.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
NO. the system files, just the kernel files that differentiate 32-bit or 64-bit, are for different processor architecture, hence can't be mixed up.
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Yes - a 32 bit and 64 bit recovery disk should be fine for all versions, the difference in OS is simply what's enabled and what isn't.

Although I'd make sure you have an up to date version of the recovery disk if you are updating service packs...
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You can't fix a 64bit system with a 32bit disk or vice versa but if you have a 64bit repair disk you can repair any 64bit system and if you have a 32bit repair disk you can repair any 32bit system.  You can't use them to install a system though, you'll need the installation disk version for the right bit version for that.

So yes, one rescue disk of each bit version should be all you need for repairs that don't need a complete reinstall.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
All very clear now --- thanks
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