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by RamRod16 / December 29, 2009 2:16 PM PST

I have a Hp Pavilion dv4 with a windows vista recovery partition, but i installed a windows 7 Release Candidate, i bought windows 7 for my other computer thinking i could install it on more than one, anybody know how i can access the recovery. I cant do it on startup f11 doesnt do anything.

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That may not be possible now.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 8:18 PM PST
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I am not sure but I fear that installing W7 RC over the top of Vista may have deleted that hidden partition, or the access to it.

If F11 is the normal method for accessing this hidden recovery partition but that doesn't work, then your next step is to contact the computer's maker/supplier, and ask for the Vista install disk and drivers disk. They will charge a small fee, but then you have pristine disks to retain for future use on this system.


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by RamRod16 / December 29, 2009 10:30 PM PST
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I was afraid of that. I guess i will see what hp can do for me. Thanks.

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It is not possible UNLESS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 10:36 PM PST
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1. You created the recovery media. I find many don't do that so your next step would be to order them.

2. Or buy another Windows 7 license.

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Order The Recovery Media From HP
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 30, 2009 6:34 AM PST
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