The following HP software may be installed on your workstation depending on the operating system and
Computer Setup (F10) Utilities and diagnostic features
HP Support Software including device drivers
Security Management tools (optional)
Software Support Management tools
Additional software is available for download:
HP Client Manager Software is available at http://www.hp.com/go/easydeploy.
System Software Manager is available at http://www.hp.com/go/ssm.
Additional HP software might be required in certain situations.
Restoring the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating
Your workstation has a several methods to restore your Windows Vista operating system to a near-
factory state, or to the state of the system at a predefined restore point. Your system has a recovery
partition on the system hard drive that contains software and data required for the restore process as
described in the following sections.
The HP Backup and Restore (HPBR) process
The Window operating system and device drivers (for devices shipped with the system) are reinstalled
using this process. The HPBR process can be executed from DVD, CD, or from the recovery partition
contained on your system hard drive. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP
Backup and Recovery Manager to launch the HPBR.
Windows partition will be deleted when you perform a system restore using the HPBR process. However,
the recovery partition on the system drive and other partitions should not be affected.
Creating system recovery DVDs or CDs
You can create a set of the DVDs or CDs from your system if you have a DVD/CD burner. After launching
the HP Backup and Restore Manager, you can create ISO images of the factory image, or burn them
directly to CD or DVD media. You can also create a supplemental HP Backup and Recovery Manager
CD. (There may be additional CDs you can create depending on the options you purchased.) You also
have the option to move images of the CDs to another location, such as a network share, to be burned
to DVD or CD at a later time or from another system.
Restoring from HPBR DVDs or CDs
To start the system recovery process, boot from the previously-created DVD or CD and carefully follow
the online instructions.
Restoring directly from the recovery partition
Follow these steps to start the HPBR system restore process from the Recovery Manager::
Chapter 2 Installing or restoring the operating system
Backup your data before you attempt any operating system restore. All data on the