Came with recovery media so that was nice. But to answer your question. USE WHAT HP TELLS YOU TO.
Create those media with HP's method. Sorry, I have done this on far too many machines and there is no standard here. I have to read instructions, look around the menus or ask HP. At hp.com, hit the chat link to ask.
I got a hp mini 311 as a present recently. but it didn't came with a recovery disc (i hope it's bcoz netbooks don't have optical drives). I want to create a recovery disc for my netbook since i have a portable DVD writer. It has "windows Xp home edition EM LrgScrn LFD". Im worried that in case of reinstalling the OS i couldn't be able to find the exact edition of windows Xp.
What should i do? create a recovery disc or is there any other way to get that exact edition of XP????
if I want to create a recovery disc What would be the best software to create a recovery disc??