Windows 7 boot disk

Hi Guys,

I need to reload a few PC's and I need a windows 7 boot disk (if one is available). I know that you can purchase one, but its just an install file so why are they so hard to get hold off.

not looking for a pirate copy, just need a genuine windows 7 professional 64bit installer to use genuine windows 7 keys with.

All comments welcome.
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peggiegregAsked:
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jcimarronCommented:
peggiegreg--
Any Win 7 Installation disk will serve as a "boot disk"--a disk that may allow you to boot into a PC that has problems booting.
In Win 7 you can make a System Repair disk
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-boot-disk-startup-disk#1TC=windows-7

If you have no PC that functions well enough to make the Win 7 disk, perhaps a friend will do it for you.
peggiegregAuthor Commented:
so I can use this boot disk to load windows 7 from scratch?
jcimarronCommented:
peggiegreg--
I am not sure what you mean by "load".  
If you use a Win 7 installation disk, you can install Win 7 from scratch.
However, now you are not using the disk as a boot disk ("a disk that may allow you to boot into a PC that has problems booting"), but rather as an operating system installation disk.

A "boot disk" (in the old meaning of the word) will not be able to install Win 7.  But it will allow you to load the operating system as far as the System Recovery window.
Did you read the link I provided earlier?

What are you trying to do?
jcimarronCommented:
peggiegreg----
Perhaps these two references (actually one is a link from my earlier post's link) will help you understand what you can do with the Win 7 Installation disk and the System Repair disk.
With the installation disk you can either Install Windows (click Install) or reach the System Recovery window (click Repair).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/start-your-computer-from-a-windows-7-installation-disc-or-usb-flash-drive
With the System Repair disc, you will reach only the System Recovery window.  There is no longer a "Boot disk", as such, for Win 7.  That was explained in the reference in my first post.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/create-a-system-repair-disc.

On re-reading your original post, I suspect you want a Win 7 Installation disk and not a "Boot Disk", even though you used that term in the title.  That led me astray.
Since you say you have the Product Keys (assuming these are Retail Product Keys and not OEM keys) you can actually download and create your own Win 7 installation disk from this site.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

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