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Windows 7: HP System Restore Disks ?


30 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
HP System Restore Disks ?

Hello,

Thinking of replacing a hd in an older HP Desktop pc.

When I got the pc 3 yrs ago, I did what they said to in the documentation and created a set of three
"Restore Disks"

As I wouldn't want to buy a new MS Windows 7 Program disk for the new hd, is it likely that these restore disks
have Windows 7 on them ?

Thanks,
B

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

Thinking of replacing a hd in an older HP Desktop pc.

When I got the pc 3 yrs ago, I did what they said to in the documentation and created a set of three
"Restore Disks"

As I wouldn't want to buy a new MS Windows 7 Program disk for the new hd, is it likely that these restore disks
have Windows 7 on them ?

Thanks,
B
The discs will not have Windows 7 on them. Did you upgrade to Windows 7 or clean install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for help.

The pc came with Windows 7.

The first week I had it, I created the three system restore disks as the instructions recommended.

I tried the restore disks last week knowing that it would wipe everything out, which it did.
But, it worked for about another week before the total quitting now.

It did reinstall Windows 7, which leads me to believe that it,is,on the restore disks.
You believe not, though ? Why, please ?

What do other folks do when installing a new hd; buy another Windows 7 program, disc ?

Regards,
B.



B.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Windude99, I thought you said the original OS was Vista?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

Thanks for help.

The pc came with Windows 7.

The first week I had it, I created the three system restore disks as the instructions recommended.

I tried the restore disks last week knowing that it would wipe everything out, which it did.
But, it worked for about another week before the total quitting now.

It did reinstall Windows 7, which leads me to believe that it,is,on the restore disks.
You believe not, though ? Why, please ?

What do other folks do when installing a new hd; buy another Windows 7 program, disc ?

Regards,
B.



B.
You can use those restore discs after you install the new hard drive. I would also recommend you try installing Windows 7 fresh instead of using the recovery discs that come with all of the bloatware that your pc came with when it was new: Windows 7 ISO x86 and x64 Official Direct Download Links (Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium) My Digital Life
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Surely the back up disks will be the best option as they will have all his drivers readily available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
Surely the back up disks will be the best option as they will have all his drivers readily available.
I told him about the Digital River download links just in case he wanted to put a fresh, bloat free, copy of Windows 7 on his pc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Bob. I would highly recommend that you use your System restore disks to re-install your operating system, not only will they have all your relevant drivers on the disks, but it is, in my opinion, the easiest way forward.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
Windude99, I thought you said the original OS was Vista?
Sorry I was in 2011 mode and thought of 3 years being 2008 and Vista was only available then. I do agree that the OP should go with the recovery discs, since they are the easiest option. I put the idea of clean installing out there of the OP wanted to do that instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No worries, we're all here to help.
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