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06-Jun-2012, 12:49 PM #1
Question Need help formatting and reinstalling Windows 7.
So today I'm trading computers with my brother. He's giving me a Hp G72, but i want all of his stuff off of it. I don't have the disk, but i have the product key. Can anyone tell me how to get everything off of it and then put win 7 on it? Thanks in advance
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06-Jun-2012, 01:14 PM #2
did it have windows 7 on it - most pcs have a recovery partition and also a way to make the disks

I would first make the recovery disks and then see if you can initiate the partition and re-install from there

HP only allow you to make one set of DVDs - make sure you have a least 6 available

see here re HP and recovery for windows 7
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c01895783
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06-Jun-2012, 02:46 PM #3
I clicked that link, launched System Recovery with F11 and i can now recover. Should i procede?
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I clicked that link, launched System Recovery with F11 and i can now recover. Should i procede?
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I would first make the recovery disks and then see if you can initiate the partition and re-install from there
then if the internal partion recovery fails or anything goes wrong during the process , you can start again with the DVDs - otherwise you have nothing to get you out of trouble
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06-Jun-2012, 02:54 PM #5
The only problem with that is, under "I'd like to take precautions" there is only "File Backup Program" not disc recovery creation.
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06-Jun-2012, 02:59 PM #6
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The only problem with that is, under "I'd like to take precautions" there is only "File Backup Program" not disc recovery creation.
should be on the HP machine somewhere
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...n&cc=us&dlc=en
theres also a video on the page
Creating recovery discs with Recovery Disc Creation software
This section describes how to create a recovery disc set.
View a video on creating recovery discs in Windows 7
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