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Windows 7: Recovery CD

26 Jul 2010   #1
amrjm1

Windows Vista
 
 
Recovery CD

I purchased a gateway computer, and want to do a recovery on my compaq, but when I tried, it doesn't work.

I created the windows 7 recovery disk on the gateway, and it wouldn't work on the compaq.

Thanks


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26 Jul 2010   #2
amrjm1

Windows Vista
 
 

Is there anyway to make it work? Thanks
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26 Jul 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amrjm1 View Post
I purchased a gateway computer, and want to do a recovery on my compaq, but when I tried, it doesn't work.

I created the windows 7 recovery disk on the gateway, and it wouldn't work on the compaq.

Thanks
Unfortunately a recovery disk for one computer wont work on another type. The drivers, where the image is stored, what type of image, all vary from computer to computer

Why do you want to restore the compaq?
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26 Jul 2010   #4
amrjm1

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amrjm1 View Post
I purchased a gateway computer, and want to do a recovery on my compaq, but when I tried, it doesn't work.

I created the windows 7 recovery disk on the gateway, and it wouldn't work on the compaq.

Thanks
Unfortunately a recovery disk for one computer wont work on another type. The drivers, where the image is stored, what type of image, all vary from computer to computer

Why do you want to restore the compaq?
Thanks for the quick reply.
It's a long story, I did a system recovery and restored it to factory condition, and the bootmgr was removed as well as the OS.
I made a repair CD, but it didn't work, I need a recovery CD to restore the OS and everything back to normal.
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27 Jul 2010   #5
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Hi -

Please see "Ordering recovery discs from HP"


HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Looking for Recovery Discs? - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


Price should be < $30


Regards. . .


jcgriff2


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27 Jul 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Since the gateway is an OEM computer, you can just do a clean install from a win7 disk (borrow from a friend or find a clean copy on the internet). Install the same version your machine came pre-loaded with, then activate by phone activation.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

You'll need to locate and install all the drivers and apps separately.
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