09-08-2012 04:07 PM
After F11, try to restore system, my screen asking for Windows installation discs. I don't have. How could I download one. cant find it from HP support yet.
09-08-2012 04:55 PM
You cannot download recovery disks. They must be purchased from HP.
You can read the info at the link below on how to do that.
You can however, download and make your own plain Windows 7 installation DVD if you can read the 25 character Windows 7 product key on the bottom of your PC.
If you can read the 25 character Microsoft windows 7 product key, you can download plain Windows 7 ISO files to burn to a DVD for the version of windows that came installed on your PC, and that is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC's case.
Burn the ISO using the Burn ISO option on your DVD burning program and burn at the slowest possible speed your program will allow. This will create a bootable DVD.
Use the 25 character product key on the PC to activate the installation.
The key will activate either a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below.
10-30-2015 05:40 AM
i am in need of the W7 HP Pavilion Recovery method, however, following the link in your post i run into:
this HOME USE, not WORK USE & yet i cannot get past this irritating issue, any suggestions are very much welcome, thx.
ps. i am running on an HP Pavilion 17" laptop W7 Home Premium
10-30-2015 06:32 PM
MS canned the digital river downloads a while back, replacing that site with their Win7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Read the instructions in the Win7 forums link for details: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31541-windows
By the way, I tried that tool a few months ago, and even though I have three Win7 machines running Retail versions, the tool would not accept any of the product keys I entered.
Perhaps you will have better luck.
10-30-2015 09:17 PM
thx for the feedback sir, the laptop is a little older but may still be functioanl enough for my wife, email is about all she does anyway. if i can recover it, great, if not, oh well, i got experience in trying to recover lol, thx again for all
10-31-2015 08:28 AM
@Lt0001us1: OK, then best of luck with that.
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