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#1 cbm550

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:50 PM

I recently purchased an HP notebook with Windows Vista. I have no recovery or OS disks. Can I burn a copy of the OS and recovery disk from the recovery partition?

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:55 PM

The HP should have prompted you to make recovery disks. If not, go to Recovery Manager in the Start Menu and create them from there. Worst case, you can order a set from HP for about $20 US
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:14 AM

Thanks. Will that include the OS on that?

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:56 AM

Yes it will. FYI - I haven't had good luck with the recovery CD's made on some HP's. I'd make sure to test them after you make them to ensure that they will work.

FWIW - If, when the computer initially boots, you get an option for System Recovery in the lower right corner of the screen - you can restore the computer from there without disks (as long as the hard drive is still good). If the System Recovery thing doesn't show, then you MUST have the recovery disks in order to launch the System Recovery program.

If you've got the disks from HP, you won't need anything except for the disks.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the info. How do you test the disks, though? Also on the recovery console, I must have overlooked it but is the disk creater on the main page?

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:32 PM

Well, you test the disks by actually doing a restore with them. Rather than doing an actual restore, I'd suggest starting the restore and exiting before it starts to make changes to your drive.

Recovery Console is a tool for repairing some problems with Windows XP installations, the equivalent in Vista is the Recovery Environment and the Startup Repair function. The Recovery Manager is a listing in your Start Menu. Go to Start...All Programs, and scroll down the list to the R's where you should find the Recovery Manager/Management. If it's not there, I'd suggest looking in the different HP folders in the Start Menu.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:21 PM

Thank you for your help.




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