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I have a 6 month old HP Pavilion Elite m9600t.  I am preparing for Windows 7 and I am planning my upgrade strategy.  For performance reasons I would like to do a clean install instead of a Vista to 7 in place upgrade.   If I do that is there a way for my to recover the HP provided utilities such as Easy Backup, Cyberlink DVD Suite, etc.

 

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Two folders you can copy to dvd or usb flash drive before installing Win 7. 'SMINST' in your Windows folder and another on C: drive ,should see one titled HP..inside are drivers and apps that are available to reinstall using 'Install_APP.exe' in the SMINST folder.

 

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If you do a clean Win 7 install from Microsoft you will not have any of the Applications that came with your HP image.
The only way you could get them is if they are posted on HP.com today as a download.
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Hi lowbar,

 

When you say "recover" do you mean is there a way to install these applications on your new Win 7 install, or do you mean re-install later if you decide you want to go back to Vista?

 

If you are looking for the former, I'm not positive you will be able to get all the programs back for Win 7 as there may be non-Win 7 compatible software that came on your Vista PC. You may be able to get updates or new versions of the software that will work for Win 7. After Win 7 releases, you can periodically check your Product Support Software and Driver Download page to see if Win 7 updates have become available.

 

Here is your Software and Driver page: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=3943774&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us 

 

If you are just looking to have the files ready to re-install later should you want to go back to Vista, you can create recovery discs from your the System Recovery software and then if you ever need them you can just reinstall them.

 

Here is an HP Support Document that explains how to obtain software and drivers and it links to recovery options.

 

Let us know how it goes.

...an HP employee just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.
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I have put this info in another thread i answered some time ago.I am dual booting 64 bit vista and 64bit windows 7 and i own a 6 month old a6744uk,i too wanted all the software that came with my pc to run on windows 7 and after many hours on the internet i found ALL the applications that shipped with my pc are available and do run on windows 7.

Here is an example of HP Mediasmart software,download it save to an an external hard drive and then install it on windows 7 using vista sp2 compatibility mode,as i said i have found ALL the software so just spend abit of time searching....Here is the link:-http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=373970

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Two folders you can copy to dvd or usb flash drive before installing Win 7. 'SMINST' in your Windows folder and another on C: drive ,should see one titled HP..inside are drivers and apps that are available to reinstall using 'Install_APP.exe' in the SMINST folder.

 

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