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HP DM1 recovery / reinstall windows 7 ?

Ive just bought my self a DM1.

 

But without Windows CD's & optical drive im scared that when windows 7 crashes i'm not able to reinstall everything when i'm underway being at home.

 

Since there is almost no paper & digital instructions with the laptop about reinstalling windows.. i have a question.

 

When i need to... Reinstall windows ? What to do ?

I already found the USB Recovery Utillity. But this one works only in windows it self right ?

What when i'm not able to boot to windows at all ?

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DavidPK
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Re: HP DM1 recovery / reinstall windows 7 ?

Hi,

 

Have you created the Recovery on the USB?  If you haven't, instructions for doing this are on the link below.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867124

 

Once created, the bootable USB Recovery can be used whether you can load Windows or not - simply insert the USB and restart to boot from it and start the recovery process ( just as you would if you were using recovery discs ).

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Re: HP DM1 recovery / reinstall windows 7 ?

Thank you for your fast response !

 

I see so the USB recovery is also bootable. Ive only read some text when they use it in windows it self.

 

Thanks again ! 

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DavidPK
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Re: HP DM1 recovery / reinstall windows 7 ?

Hi,

 

You're welcome.  Yes, the USB is bootable in exactly the same way as the first disc in a set of recovery discs is.

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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