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No original Win 7 disk supplied with HP PC?

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium oem 64b...
January 15, 2010 at 03:31:47
Specs: Windows XP

I've just bought an HP PC with Win7, but it has no Win 7 disk. Is it normal to have bought the PC without the disk for Win 7? And how do I create my own original disk? (Win 7 is installed ok, but one often needs the original disk).

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January 15, 2010 at 04:29:35
Very few manufacturers provide copies of the OS with a new
machine - keeps the costs down. HP/Compaq have built-in
recovery software, usually a hidden partition. There will be an
option to create recovery disks somewhere in the Start menu -
look under anything related to HP.

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January 15, 2010 at 19:25:35
HP has not provided a stand alone copy of Windows with their systems for years. As johnr covered they use recovery disks to rebuild the system with Windows and all the software that they install wanted or not.


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