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Windows 7: Restore 7 on xp operation system. HELP!

06 Mar 2010   #1
Kenny b

XP and 7
 
 
Restore 7 on xp operation system. HELP!

I have a new compaq computer which can preinstalled with OS 7 and it has a OS 7 recover partition. I install XP onto this machine and now i want to restore it to OS7. However, on the boot menu it does not give me the option to recover 7. I dont have the 7 installation disks either. is there a command prompt within XP? HELP PLEASE!!


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06 Mar 2010   #2
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't know about Compaq, but on Dell's if an OS, other than the original is installed, the recovery partition will be corrupted and it requires a manual installation using the supplied discs.

On several HP's that I've worked on recently there was a procedure to create a set of discs that could be used to reinstall if needed. That was probably the way on the Compaq and it is gone too. About your only option is to contact HP (Compaq) and see if you can get a set of discs.
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06 Mar 2010   #3
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

The prompt for restore/repair is at bootup...not within XP.
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06 Mar 2010   #4
Kenny b

XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
The prompt for restore/repair is at bootup...not within XP.
it does not give me the option within the bootup to do so.
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06 Mar 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There should be an F key to use during boot for recovery, but I am also not famaliar with Compaq.

Do you have the owner's manual?

What model is it?
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07 Mar 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try the prompt given in the manual to trigger Recovery during bootup.

Browse the Recovery partition for the backup image file to mount and run.

Contact HP and order the recovery disks (they will have factory bloatware).

Locate a Win7 installer for your version and clean install (without bloatware) using stickered key to activate.
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