No. You have to have a windows install disk (you can buy a copy for $100-$200 on amazon) or a recovery disk if it came with your pc (if OEM)
Automated System Recovery (ASR).
A full backup of the drive on which Windows is installed and an ASR floppy disk on which information that will help Windows use Automated System Recovery is stored
system image recovery
Microsoft recommends that you regularly create Automated System Recovery (ASR) sets as part of an overall plan for system recovery so that you are prepared if the system fails. ASR should be a last resort for system recovery. Use ASR only after you have exhausted other options. For example, you should first try Safe Mode Boot and Last Known Good.ASR is a two-part system; it includes ASR backup and ASR restore. The ASR Wizard, located in Backup, does the backup portion. The wizard backs up the system state, system services, and all the disks that are associated with the operating system components. ASR also creates a file that contains information about the backup, the disk configurations (including basic and dynamic volumes), and how to perform a restore.The ASR backup process creates two items: 1)A full backup of the dirve on which Windows is installed and 2) An ASR floppy disk on which information that will help Windows use Automated System Recovery is stored.The ASR backup process creates two items: a full backup of the drive on which Windows is installed and an ASR floppy disk on which information that will help Windows use Automated System Recovery is stored.
What you actually want is a Windows recovery disk, you can buy one from Microsoft, or you can create one from an existing Windows system (though I don't remember how, try Googling "system restore disk creation"). Downloading a free disk is illegal under Micro$oft's terms, so you'd be hard-pressed to find a site that offers free Windows recovery disks.
If your using windows 7 operating system it is certain instructions that you must follow to successfully make a system recovery disk. First you must first click on Start select Programs, Then select maintenance, Next click on a system repair disc, insert a blank DVD or CD Rom. Once you completed all these steps and the disc is in the hard drive then you click Create disc.
The ASR backup process creates two items: a full backup of the drive on which Windows is installed and an ASR floppy disk on which information that will help Windows use Automated System Recovery (ASR) is stored.
Back up the partition on which it is stored, Create an ASR disk.
Nope - to recover your Windows 7 system - you need to use the recovery partition on the hard-drive.
The readme file that came with your new operating system should have the detailed instruction on how to create a recovery disk. That recovery disk should enable you to reinstall your operating system. I do know that Microsoft has a very detailed support system should you want someone to talk you through the how-to
Check the package... Usually, you should get a "recovery disk"!