For instructions on burning your Recovery System disks, click here. The article seems outdated, however. The last time I checked, HP allows you to use either CD-Rs or DVD+Rs (but not CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, or DVD-RW). They may have added DVD-R compatibility in the past few months (when you launch the Recovery System CD creator it should tell you what options you have), but DVD+R is the safe way to go. It should take 8 CD-Rs or 2 DVD+Rs for the full set.
Hope this helps,
Hi everyone- i bought a preinstalled xp home edition sp2 compaq presario- no disks - they said i didnt need them- but i should make them- that part i understand .my comp has a dvd+writer/cd writer,i read that i can either make them on cd's or dvd's. the question is i dont know anything about the disks to buy- i'd like to do it on the dvd's but not sure what i need disk wise- i have blank disks that say cd-r. but if i do the dvd ones do i need to buy dvd-r's or dvd+r's- (or is there any difference?)like i said the simple part i dont get- what do i look for on the dvd labels to know which to buy for the recovery disks????? thanks so much.