Bought a laptop, came with no system disk, or anything..?

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  1. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    So I got myself an HP laptop with vista. I see the system backup and restore options but I'm lost as what the hell to do. When I bought my desktop it came with like a drivers disc, application disk, and operating system disk. This thing came with nothing, I'm assuming you make your own. I got some DVD-R's but I'm lost as what to do and even if it's possible or if I just got jewed for some discs.

    Any help would be appreciated. Nothing is wrong with my computer but I'd rather have some discs for my operating system in case something does happen
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Google HP support phone number
    Pick up phone
    Dial phone
    Ask them to walk you through it.

    Seriously - I'm not actually being an ass, that's what they're there for.
     
  3. Bagsic

    Bagsic New Member

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    laptop nowadays do not include discs anymore but are stored on a partitioned harddrive. if you call up HP they mail send it out to you...
     
  4. Doomsday

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    your laptop has a hidden partition that contains the recovery files
    you need to press a key or something at boot to access this.
    read your manual

    and yeah, you can contact hp and ask for a disc, they'll send you one. $15 fee i think.
     
  5. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    Sounds good I guess haha, we'll see when the time comes. Fuck 15$. I gotta buy books that are gonna put me in the negatives.

    thanks for the help
     
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    Doomsday XXX

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    you can always make one, its cheaper

    go to this link
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07143

    it has the instructions on how to make one, and how to order the recovery disc as well from them
     
  7. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    How old is the laptop and what's the model number?

    We have an HP at work. I think it's a tx110 or something.

    I believe you can hit F11 at startup to run the recovery.

    There should also be an HP program in Windows where you can make your own set of recovery disks. EDIT - This is in the link posted above...
     
  8. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    whenever I've dealt with someone on getting recovery discs, if it's in warranty, they usually won't charge for them, it's only when it's out of warranty that they want money.
     
  9. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    I just did a recovery this week on a Compaq-branded HP laptop. I was told that holding F11 through the boot process would start the recovery process, but I couldn't get that to work. There was, however, a program installed from the factory under Start->Programs->PC Recovery that rebooted the laptop and started the recovery process for me. It all turned out to be a rather painless process.
     

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