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Pavilion dm1 Making A Recovery Set Using USB Flash Drive

I have a Pavilion dm1 for which I have tried to create a Recovery Set using a USB flash drive.  However, on starting the Recovery Manager, I find I can only use discs......but the Pavilion dm1 has NO disc drive and no facility therefore to burn discs!!! Am I wrong to be completely puzzled by this?  Does anyone have any idea at all, other than to purchase an external disc drive which I really do not want to do??  HP will sell me a Recovery Set but again ONLY ON DISC!! Seems absurd that a piece of kit that has no disc drive will only be able to be recovered using a disc!  I confess to being a bit computer illiterate so maybe I am missing something.  Any help most gratefully accepted. 

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Re: Pavilion dm1 Making A Recovery Set Using USB Flash Drive

I understand you are trying to make a USB recovery drive for the system.

 

What is the product number?  There are several models within the DM1 product family.

NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.

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Re: Pavilion dm1 Making A Recovery Set Using USB Flash Drive

Thank you for your reply.

 

The Product No. is:

 

VY452EA#ABU

 

Look forward to hearing from you again.

 

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Amanda

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This utility should be able to create a recovery USB flash drive provided the recovery partition is functional (it more than likely is).  

 

Let me know what happens.

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Thank you so much.  I will give it a try in the next few days (I am away from my home right now) and will definately let you know how it works.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to help me.

 

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Amanda

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I will keep an eye out for your response.  

 

Thanks for updating the community.  :smileyhappy:

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Good morning!

 

Thank you......it worked.....flash drive now put away in a safe place!!  Do you know, I looked everywhere on the HP site for this before writing here!  Oh well!  Really appreciate your help.

 

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You are most welcome.  

 

I am glad it worked for you!

 

I found the utility on this page under utility - tools if you wanted to know where I found it.

 

Thanks for updating the community.  :smileyhappy:

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