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Windows 7: Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager


23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

I am running windows 7 on my laptop. I has windows vista before the upgrade. I had recovery discs for windows vista created from the recovery manager. I tried to make discs for windows 7. I would like to know why it won't let me make a disc for windows 7 because if I had trouble and needed to put in the recovery discs I wouldn't want to use the ones i had for windows vista. what should i do? here are screenshots to show what happens when i try to create the discs for windows 7.



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23 Feb 2010   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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23 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks a bunch. Doing it now.
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23 Feb 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's because , inexplicably, HP only allow one set of recovery discs to be created from each machine.

I read somewhere about deleting some files to convince it they hadn't already been run off.

Can't recall what it was now , as I never have any intention of buying/relying on a mass market machine.

If I can dig it up - will post back.

In any case, you are better off making your own.

You can do it as often as you like with this great free app:

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
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23 Feb 2010   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Remembered it now.

Go to folder options and make sure Hidden files are showing, also untick "Hide protected operating system files ", Apply, OK.

Find all instances of the file hpcd.sys.

Delete or rename them.

That's it.
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23 Feb 2010   #6

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Remembered it now.

Go to folder options and make sure Hidden files are showing, also untick "Hide protected operating system files ", Apply, OK.

Find all instances of the file hpcd.sys.

Delete or rename them.

That's it.

That will only make HP/Compaq Vista recovery disks, OP has UpGrade to Win 7.
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23 Feb 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, I know.

That info is for anyone who wants to run off another set.

They might have lost/ damaged the Vista set, and need another ( just in case).

Alternatively, those who buy an HP machine with 7 pre installed can run off the 7 HP recovery discs more than once.

Not sure why you would want to tbh - it is better to make your own every now and again so they are up to date.

3rd party free apps. ( such as the one I posted earlier ) are much, much better than the one included in 7.
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27 Aug 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My W 7 install with Microsoft on the line suggested I do the one time Repair Windows 7 32. Win 7 can do the repair install and not lose everything. See instructions at Seven Forums. It works if you follow instructions exactly. (Do not set as clean install), It worked great for me. Best rid your computer of Hp stuff as suggested. I had to list my computer as a custom when I tried Driver Whiz updates. It was recognized as the old Vista and really mess up the drivers download. Avie
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