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22 Aug 2010  

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Reformatting hard drive on HP Pavillion dv6000 w/ Windows 7 Ultimate

Hey guys,

Long time lurker on this forum. There's a lot of good info on here that's helped me through some stuff with my laptop. Just want to say thanks for that.

Anyways, here's my question:
I'm wanting to reformat my hard drive on my laptop which currently has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I just want to have a fresh start, and get rid of all the useless crap that has piled up on the computer over time. My question is, do I need to download all the drivers before hand and store them on a USB drive, or will Windows 7 automatically download all the needed drivers (ie. network, display, etc.) for me? I've heard of doing the recovery disk, but I honestly don't even need most of the stuff that came with the computer when it was purchased.

Any help/input would be greatly appreciated.

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