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02-05-2011 09:57 AM
I've been wondering about this since I first upgraded to Windows 7.
After upgrading to Win 7, the recovery function (F11) wouldn't work on my system. I've found that if I install sp44455.exe it would resolve the problem. But it gives me an error "The update did not complete sucessfully . (259)"
I did some search and found that if I did a clean install (which I did) this update wouldn't work.
I never touched HP partition D: and I want to know if I can recover them.
Anyone can help me?
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02-05-2011 10:31 AM - edited 02-05-2011 10:36 AM
Hello sky_ksw, It seems that when you perform a fresh installation, the Master Boot Records gets rewritten. This would account for the F-11 procedure not working.
If you had performed an upgrade from Vista, the Master Boot Record would have remained intact.
Can you advise if the Windows 7 install was from the HP Windows 7 upgrade or a Retail version?
If so, the HP Windows 7 upgrade set also has another application and drivers disk that should be used.
The only way to go back to the original Vista installation now, would be to order a set of HP Recovery Restore Disk.
The service pack you list is not intended to correct the issue you seem to have with the F-11 key not accessing the HP Recovery Restore partition.
This suggest an upgrade and not a fresh install.
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