Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860
I have a spare 7 Disk, but wont I need to reinstall all my drivers
and whatnot again?
What is your status? Are you in the middle of a botched install or are you fine and dandy and planning for the future? If you dont have a working OS, working recovery partition and working recovery disks, then you'll need to buy those disks from HP as I mentioned in my earlier post. Those disks will reinstall all drivers and any apps that came with your computer, including HP crapware. OTOH, if you install from a Windows 7 disk, it'll be a clean, shiny Windows 7 with no drivers or apps. Everything will need to be reinstalled.
Now, if you do have a working OS, you can make a fresh set of recovery disks. Or you can image the install with Macrium, the system can be restored from the image whenever desired.