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10-25-2010 12:42 PM
I would like to perform a clean install of Window 7; however, I'm afraid of losing Microsoft Home Basic Editions. I purchased each system from different companies and paid extra to have Microsoft Home Basic Edition installed. Neither system came with restore disks so I’m not sure how this works? I included my systems and other basic information below. I appreciate your help.
HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7560y CTO Desktop PC
Purchased through CompUSA in 2006
Windows XP with Microsoft Office Basic 2003
HP Pavilion dv9700t customizable Notebook PC
Purchased through HP’s website in 2008
Vista with Microsoft Home Basic 2007
10-25-2010 01:00 PM - edited 10-25-2010 01:01 PM
Create a recovery disc set first, do this on both PCs and label them appropriately, store in a safe place.
How to recover a HP Notebook PC
How to recover a HP Desktop PC
There are 3 ways to run recovery on HP PCs
2 are from the Hard drive, one method is done while in Windows, the second is done from the Bios post screen using F11
the 3rd is done from the Recovery discs you make.
Back up your data, all will be lost during the restore process