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Old 10-13-10, 19:22
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I have a new computer (HP, Windows 7) with no boot or system restore disks. How do I go about creating restore and boot disks? I could not seem to find this under the "Setting Up A New Computer" link. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
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Default Re: Creation of Restore Disk and Boot Disk

Model of HP as well as letters and numbers would help me search HP's support for the directions for your particular computer.
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Thanks plodr! It's an HP G72-B66US.
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Here is the solution
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...link=ot_search

Go down to this section
Three ways to recover the PC to the original operating condition
and note item 2, which says to press F11 if you can not get into windows.
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Thank you! What a wonderful resource you provided! Does F11 mean that I may not have to create a boot disk?
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You don't need any sort of boot disk BUT after you've used F11 to restore to factory settings (you lose everything you have installed) please do yourself a favor and create the rescue DVD(s).
If the hard drive dies, you will be able to install another hd in that computer, use the rescue DVD and have a fully functioning computer again.

Note: It is worth repeating, using the F11 puts the computer back to the factory settings. All programs, documents, emails and windows updates will be gone and not recoverable. You will be starting from when the computer was new and have to install all the windows updates and other programs that did not come with the computer again.
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That was very helpful. Thank you!
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