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).
War produces veterans, wounded both physically and mentally. They have sacrificed for us.....and it is now our job to help these veterans, as they have already helped us in ways we will never know, in ways that we cannot fathom, and in ways that we take granted every day.