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09-26-2009 11:29 PM
Windows seven recovery
Hi everyone I had a question that I’m sure has been answered many times, I’m new to these forms so give me a break lol. I just bought a HDX x16-1353 and I made recovery disk in vista. I really enjoy the fact that after the install Hp software kicks in and installs all the necessary drivers. What I don’t like is that fact that is it a factory image, so once installed you have to update everything again (HP programs, drivers). I’m planning on buying windows 7 ultimate and I’d like to install fresh in this manner, how do I do this? Must I install windows 7, then download each driver form hp and then make a recovery disk? Or is there a way i can install windows 7 and right at the end of the install have HP software take over like my vista disks and finish the install with everything i need. I also don’t want to include certain progs like Norton. Let me know what you guys think
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09-27-2009 02:52 PM
Assuming you plan on purchasing Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade, you would begin a "clean install" by booting to your Windows Vista desktop. While at the desktop, insert the Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade disc in the DVD drive and select Custom Install (this begins the process for what is essentially a clean install of Windows 7). After the installation is complete, visit the Windows Update web site (the Windows Update icon will be in the Control Panel) and click on Scan for Updates. Install all the updates, then visit HP Support & Drivers to download any additional/available Windows 7 drivers designed for your specific HP computer model.
After you are satisfied that your computer is completed updated, you can create a System Image of your hard drive using the tools available in all versions of Windows 7. For details, please see:
andHow to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7
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