|Have you already installed Windows on a replacement hard drive, or have you not done that yet ? |
If you haven't done that yet, using the Recovery disk set for your model MAY automatically make a Recovery partition on the hard drive that has all the data on it necessary to re-load everything that was originally on C.
How do you find out whether it would ?
See the User's or Owner's manual for your model - the Recovery info may be in that - or look at the FAQs on the HP web site in the support for your model or elsewhere on that web site regarding the Recovery procedure.
If that mentions recovering the original data by using the data on a Recovery partition, then that's probably your case.
If the computer didn't come with a Recovery disk set, you can probably buy one from the HP web site - if they're available, they're listed in the software downloads for your specific model,
or if not, from one of these web sites:
HP and Compaq only