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07-29-2009 07:02 PM
I have a 14 months old M9290a (Vista Ultimate), which I'm preparing for Windows 7. I'm not in any way eligible for the 'recent purchase' upgrade, so will be buying my own.
There are a number of features of the original software setup that I'd like to retain - eg, Total Care Advisor. These are buried in the Recovery partition, and on my recovery DVDs.
Is there any way or practice that I can follow to have these nice items available to me in a new build on a new HDD?
07-29-2009 07:23 PM
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07-29-2009 11:57 PM
I have a c:\hp folder, which contains a few drivers. The info seems old - it goes back to Win98 and stops at NT4. All that can be viewed openly.
On the recovery partition, d:\, I need to see hidden folders. But which files do what is not obvious, being hidden behind alphanumeric IDs.
Could you please take me just one step more - the facts of the matter seem to be in conflict. 😞
08-04-2009 10:40 PM
OK, a bit of experimentation showed me a few things. This was all done on a new Win7 install, with access to a previous Vista drive having a recovery partition.
1. Check that you have a folder c:\hp visible.
2. Go to the recovery partition, find another folder named 'hp' and open it. Find a folder named 'apps' and copy it complete into c:\hp (ie, on the Win7 drive)
3. Go to c:\hp\apps. Here you have a series of folders named APPxxxx, and one named 'dta'. Open dta, and here is a series of files. Click open/edit any one, and you will see something like
Description=Hardware Diagnostic Tools
CmdLine=/c c:\hp\bin\launch.bat APPS\APP05194
4. So, 05194 is your diagnostic tools. You will also see the CmdLine. This is how you get to install this app - open a command window, and use the appropriate CmdLine (without the /c first 2 characters).
All care and no responsibility here - but it worked fine for me.
08-05-2009 03:31 PM
For the record, my machine had/has these:
01608 : HP DVD Player
05194 : Hardware Diagnostic Tools
05576 : CyberLink Power Director
07575 : CyberLink DVD Suite
08597 : Safety and Comfort Guide
08889 : Microsoft Works 9.0
10546 : HP Photosmart Essentials
11703 : On-screen key indicators
11773 : muvee Autoproducer
12174 : Java Run Time (JRE)
14197 : HP Update Service
23254 : Adobe Reader
25553 : HP Easy Backup
29289 : CyberLink Power2Go
29406 : CyberLink Label Print
30241 : Flash Player
30559 : HP My Games
31307 : Norton Security 2008