2 You recover the operating system and programs directly from your hard drive, where a copy was placed for your
We call this part of your hard drive the "recovery partition."
The recovery partition takes up some space on your hard drive.
3 You can copy the information of this recovery partition onto CDs or DVDs.
4 Then, if you would like to make extra space available on your hard drive, you can delete the recovery partition using a
special software tool.
5 Do not delete your hard drive partition unless you have made recovery CDs or DVDs.
The recovery discs can be used only with the specified PC model. The discs are licensed for use only with your PC. The
recovery CDs/DVDs can install the operating system and software on your PC hard disk drive if the software becomes
corrupted or is accidentally erased.
Using Recovery CD-DVD
Make recovery CDs or DVDs for your PC by using the
HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator program before you
experience any problem.
The recovery discs set is a complete image of the original
PC hard disk drive contents and is matched to your PC
model number. The discs set contains the operating system,
drivers, and application software that were originally
installed on the PC at the factory.
You can use this program to make only one set of recovery
CDs or DVDs for your PC. The recovery discs you create can
be used only on your PC.
There are several advantages in using DVDs instead of CDs
when creating your recovery discs set:
With a faster data transfer rate, a set of DVD recovery
discs will have your PC running much sooner than a CD
A set of DVDs will probably take you less time to create
than a set of CDs.
A DVD has more capacity than a CD, so there are fewer
discs to record and store.
To use this program, your PC must have a CD-RW drive,
DVD Writer drive, or other drive that can write to the CDs or
DVDs. If necessary, purchase a Windows XP-compatible
drive from your local PC or electronics store.
The number of CDs/DVDs in the recovery set depends on
your PC model. The program tells you the number of blank
discs needed to make the set. The process takes some time,
including up to 15 minutes per disc to verify that the
information written on the disc is correct.
You can quit the process at any time. The next time you run
the program, it begins where you left off.