recovery disk

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by alfrae, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. alfrae

    alfrae Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2012
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    Just bought new HP laptop. We like to have a recovery disk but don't know how to do it. Because windows is OEM microsoft won't help neither HP. Staples wants to get paid. Can I make one myself and how?
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Saying a "Recovery Disk" is a fairly general term. Could you be more specific as to what type you want to make.

    Is it a Windows 7 System Repair disk you can make from the Maintenance folder?

    Is it an OEM recovery disk you might make for that system which is used in conjuction with a recovery partition to restore you system to factory settings?

    Is it a Windows 7 Install type DVD you want to have?

    OEM systems have different procedures for recovery for different models, just let us know.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

    Nov 25, 2010
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    Look for an application or link within Start Menu for creating the System Recovery Disk. There is usually an application that will create a single set of disk. They started doing things this way to keep from having to package the disk in with the PC. Instead of supplying disk, they give the consumer a way to create their own. If I'm not mistaken, it's part of the OEM agreement that Windows Installation disk, System Recovery disk, or at least an option for the consumer to create System Recovery Disk be available to them.

    In other words, I could build you a system with Windows OEM installed. But then I would have to supply a way for you to recover from a drive failure. I would also be entitled to place an OEM sticker somewhere visible on the PC's case.
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    Look on HP site they should have a tutorial on how to make the set. It's one of the first things you want to do.

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