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Windows 7: Lost OS recovery disk of my HP Laptop. Is it ok to download an ISO?


27 Oct 2011   #1

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Lost OS recovery disk of my HP Laptop. Is it ok to download an ISO?

My 5130M HP laptop needs a re installation and I cant find the OS recovery disk. The OS is Windows 7 professional 32bit. Is it legal to download an ISO and use it? If yes, where can I download one with the latest service pack?

Thanks!

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27 Oct 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildgoat View Post
My 5130M HP laptop needs a re installation and I cant find the OS recovery disk. The OS is Windows 7 professional 32bit. Is it legal to download an ISO and use it? If yes, where can I download one with the latest service pack?

Thanks!
OS recovery disk may not be a win 7 dvd. it may just contain the files to "recover" the existing image on the recovery partition. Plus the OEM OS installed would need an OEM win 7 dvd to re-install. Your current key would not work on a retail version.
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27 Oct 2011   #3
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Yes you can borrow or download any Windows 7 retail installer for your version to clean reinstall with the Product Key on your COA sticker. The steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of Factory OEM are here: Reinstalling Windows 7

While this is a superior cleaner install than running Factory Recovery, you may also be able to run Recovery from its partition by following these steps: HP Backup and Recovery Manager

Then once you have recovered you can make your Recovery Disks, or another set if necessary: HP Recov DIsks - make another set
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