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#1 Demon Cleaner

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:23 AM

hp say only one copy of these discs can be made but can i rip them myself or make a clone or anything else?

this is just in case anything happens to these discs!

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:32 AM

I've made copies of the HP recovery discs back when I had an HP. I tried to copy the discs themselves after I created them using HP's software, and was able to with no problems. However, I never actually had to use them, so I can't say for sure if they'll work or not once you make a copy of a copy.

I labeled each CD (CD1, CD2 etc.) and placed them each in their own protective jewel case, then put them in a tupperware container and put them up where they wouldn't be touched or moved.

Now, should something happen you could always buy a copy of XP home (or pro or whatever) and install it on your HP computer. You'll have to reformat the drive and delete the partition that contains the pre-installed OS that came with the machine. I did this and had no problems that weren't easily overcome (I had an issue reformating the partition with the OS on it, so I used another program and booted from disc to delete it and reformat the entire drive).
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:49 AM

hp say only one copy of these discs can be made but can i rip them myself or make a clone or anything else?

this is just in case anything happens to these discs!

cheers


During a period of repeated hard drive crashes with my old HP, I learned you can purchase a set of recovery discs from HP for your specific model. I had purchased them for about $20 (later got the money refunded when it was discovered it was the crappy hard drives they were putting in my Pavilion model).

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:22 AM

I've purchased several of the restore CD sets from HP. All cost around $20 (shipping included) and arrived within 4 or 5 days. Great service!

UNTIL...You try and get the restore disks for one that's no longer available. Then you're just SOL (Sh*t Outta Luck).
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