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Windows 7: New Hard Drive for a Netbook - System Image/Bootable USB disk

23 Aug 2011   #11
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueMan View Post
urgh
this is ridiculous
Is it possible to re-install windows 7 on my new HDD using my current HDD's recovery partition (cursity of HP)
IS there NOTHING i can do?

Im not going to buy a recovery CD and il be damned if i can find my way around HP's support site
How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


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23 Aug 2011   #12
BlueMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

OK.
Lets assume i have my system image on an external hard drive and my current hard drive fails.
How the hell do i re-install windows 7 and recover my old system on the new hard drive without a boot CD?
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23 Aug 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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In your situation, I'd assume you would have to boot from the USB stick.
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23 Aug 2011   #14
theog

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A good place to start would be to make the HP/Compaq USB Recovery disk.
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23 Aug 2011   #15
BlueMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Is there a way to make a boot drive on a USB flash drive without a windows 7 CD or making one?
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23 Aug 2011   #16
theog

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Yes, use a External USB DVD Drive.
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24 Aug 2011   #17
BlueMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Ok discovered that the HP recovery prorgam preinstalled on my PC allows me to create a bootable USB flash Drive. just need a bigger Flash drive....
Seems like im all set
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25 Aug 2011   #18
theog

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Did you not read the "How to make HP Recovery USB disk" in post 7?
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25 Aug 2011   #19
BlueMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I did but it didnt help me.
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25 Aug 2011   #20
theog

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Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk

HP and Compaq PCs with Windows Vista or Windows 7 are configured with a recovery manager that can return the computer to its original operating condition. By default, the Recovery Manager creates a bootable disk on a blank DVD disc in the optical disc drive. HP also provides a USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility to create a bootable disk on a USB Flash Disk Flash Disk also called: flash drive, thumb drive, or jump drive.
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Creating a recovery disk on a USB flash disk is helpful for notebooks that do not have an internal optical disc drive. The requirements for creating a Vista or Windows 7 recovery disc on a USB Flash Disk include:
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