Setting up and restoring Microsoft
This chapter provides setup and update information for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It
includes these topics:
Setting up the Microsoft operating system on page 26
Restoring the operating system with HP Recovery Manager
on page 27
After you set up the operation system, you should make sure the latest BIOS, drivers, and
software updates are installed on the workstation. Refer to the chapter on updating the workstation.
operating system is successfully installed. Adding hardware might cause errors and prevent the
operating system from installing correctly.
Setting up the Microsoft operating system
Your workstation shipped with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system (OS). The operating system
installs when you power up the workstation for the first time. This process takes approximately 5 to 10
minutes. Carefully follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Turning off the workstation during installation can damage the installation and operation of the
For complete installation and configuration instructions, go to
windows7/help. Additional information is available in the online help tool after you successfully install
the operating system.
Installing or upgrading device drivers
You must install the appropriate device drivers before you install hardware devices. Follow the
installation instructions that came with the device. For optimum performance, your operating system
must have the most recent updates, patches, and software fixes. For additional driver and software
update information, refer to the chapter on updating the workstation.
Chapter 4 Setting up and restoring Microsoft Windows
Do not add optional hardware or third-party devices to the HP workstation until the
After installation has started, do not turn off the workstation until the process is complete.