Restoring the operating system
This chapter describes how to restore the Windows or Linux operating system. It includes these topics:
Restore methods on page 24
Ordering backup software on page 25
Restoring Windows Vista on page 25
Restoring Windows XP Professional on page 26
Restoring Novell SLED on page 28
The Windows Business Vista operating system can be reinstalled using the HP RestorePlus! process.
The Windows XP Professional operating system can be reinstalled using the RestorePlus! process or
the HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
The RestorePlus! process reinstalls the Windows operating system and device drivers (for devices
included with the system) to a near-factory state. The process does not back up or recover data
on the hard drive. Some application software might not be restored using this process and must
be installed from the appropriate application CD.
HP Backup and Recovery Manager (HPBR) Recovery Point
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager application can be used to capture and restore the contents
of the system partition. It captures a snapshot of the system partition and stores it in a Recovery
Point. Everything on the system partition at the time the recovery point was made is saved.
The Recovery Point is saved to the hard drive and can be burned to media for safekeeping.
regularly to avoid loss.
Chapter 3 Restoring the operating system
HP Backup and Restore is only supported on the HP xw6600 and xw8600 Workstations.
These methods restore the operating system, but not data. Data must be backed up