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09-25-2009 10:06 AM
09-27-2009 02:31 PM
Windows Expert - Consumer
10-03-2009 06:50 PM
Reinstall Vista using you Recovery Disks. Locate the folder..C:\SwSetup and copy it to dvd before reinstalling Win 7.All of your drivers and software installers are in that folder.
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10-06-2009 02:33 AM
Am not sure if you are using a desktop or notebook in the first place. Procedure provided below would work on a desktop normally.
Well a recovery partition would generally be a D:\.
1. So click start and hit run ( or open the run command box by holding windows logo key + R simultaneously ).
2. Clear contents of run box and type D:\hp\Apps and hit enter. This would open a window showing folders named APP14534 (example). Open the folder and you should be able to locate setup.exe or an executable file. If you don't find in the folder, try to explore subfolders and you should find the executables.
You can also type D:\hp\Apps in the start search (index box in start search).
If above procedure doesn't work for you, then you can open My computer and type D:\hp\Apps in the address bar. Hit enter to open the folder. Once you open application folder, you may use the back button and open Drv folder incase you are looking for drivers.
Normally, applications are saved in folder named swsetup in Notebooks right in C:....
Hope these helps.
Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.
10-06-2009 07:33 AM - edited 10-06-2009 07:36 AM
You wouldn't be able to explore and view D:\HP on your recovery partition by doubleclicking. It doesn't work that way. Open run command and type D:\HP\Apps and hit enter. or type D:\HP\Apps in index search and hit enter (run command is better). Again this applies well on a desktop normally.
Well, if you have a notebook, then the software applications would have been stored in C:\Swsetup folder which would have been deleted when you clean installed. But if you could tell me the applications you are looking for, then I could check for possible downloads.
You may have to purchase the recovery disks as a recovery disk creator software is bundled with factory shipped OS normally which is remove with clean install.