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Windows 7: Was i suppose to recieve a Windows reinstall CD with my new laptop?


26 Apr 2012   #1

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Was i suppose to recieve a Windows reinstall CD with my new laptop?

hey guys just wondering, i bought an HP DM4 yesterday an noticed there wasnt anything in the box regarding recorvery disk or windows reinstall disk.

An IT co worker informed me that i should have recieved a windows disk just incase my computer OS died on me and i needed to reinstall fresh.

am i missing somthing here or do i have to call hp for them?

first latop in a while so just wanna make sure i didnt get screwed.

thanks in advance


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26 Apr 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are supposed to burn your recovery DVDs from the recovery partition. No systems come with discs any more - except some Dell I guess.
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26 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

sweet thanks...

wait how do i do that??, im not exactly tech savy apart from my name
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26 Apr 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On my older HP, I used to type 'recovery' into the start/search field and the 'recovery disc creator wizard' used to show up above. Else look into the booklet that came with the laptop. You will need 2 or 3 DVD-R.
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26 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

okay ill try it, btw idk why but my latop didnt come with a booklet, it just came with the instructions on how to put on the battery. its an HP DM4 BEATS EDITION 3090SE and from the unboxing videos ive seen online none of them show a booklet
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26 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

They are getting cheaper every day. If nothing else, call their useless helpline.
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26 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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26 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I'm not sure if the policy is still the same, but about a year ago I bought an HP Probooks that didn't come with any recovery DVDs, but when I called customer service they sent them out to me for no charge.
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26 Apr 2012   #9
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Running the Recovery Partition from boot is the most stable method to recover to factory condition: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Make your Recovery disks to have as a backup method.

However these methods reinstall the huge load of factory bloatware which is worse on HP than any other model. That's why most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a more lean install of just the OS.

In the mean time you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums. If you're satisfied with performance after that you can save a Windows 7 backup image to use as for recovery if ever needed:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Macrium - Image your system
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26 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I think the best course to follow is to go to My Digital Life (Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life) and download an ISO image of your version of the Windows 7 (Windows 7 home premium 32-bit). After that, burn it on a DVD and create your own Windows 7 Installation DVD for using in the future if the need arises.

After installation from your DVD, the OS can be activated by your current Product Key easily. The Product Key should be on a sticker on the bottom of your Laptop but as a measure of abundant precaution keep a hard copy safely tucked away somewhere.

Good luck.
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