Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:37 PM
My HP Pavilion laptop has a "HP_RECOVERY" drive (D:). As I understand it, if my C: drive were to crash I could reinstall everything from the D: drive.
The laptop is running Vista. I'd like to reformat the drive and do a clean install of Windows 7. Of course I'll have to reinstall everything, and I have disks for most of my applications, but what about the apps that came installed on my computer? Can I install them from the Recovery disk if it is expecting my C: drive to have Vista installed? Or is the Recovery disk only able to do a "clean" install of Vista?