Hewlett PackardHelp Me Choose Operating System Recovery Media


   

Protection you hopefully never need. Should the worst happen, you'll need DVDs to re-establish your Operating System and drivers.

A Microsoft Operating System Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is attached to your HP Notebook PC and contains a unique 25-digit Product Key. This Microsoft label confers the end user license rights which allow you to use the OS listed or downgrade to Windows XP Professional.

Depending on which operating system you've selected: Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows Vista® Ultimate, Windows Vista® Business or Windows® XP Professional through downgrade rights, you may also need sets of recovery driver DVDs and operating system restore DVDs. (Note that XP Professional is only available until April 30th, 2010).

   

If you want to...

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Deploy Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium immediately and retain the ability to restore the factory software and settings from disc media. HP Windows 7 driver DVD along with the Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility provided within the OS to create a set of OS restore disc media.
   
Deploy Windows® XP Professional immediately but plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional in the near future. Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Recovery OS DVD, HP Windows XP Professional Driver DVD, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OS Recovery media and HP Windows 7 Professional Driver DVD.
   
Deploy Windows Vista® Business OS immediately and retain the ability to restore the factory software image from disc media. Microsoft Vista® Business OS Recovery media and Windows Vista® Driver DVD.
   
Deploy Windows Vista® Ultimate OS immediately and retain the ability to restore the factory software image from disc media. Microsoft Vista® Ultimate OS Recovery media and Windows Vista® Driver DVD.
   
Deploy Windows® XP Professional immediately but plan to upgrade to Windows Vista® Business in the near future. Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Recovery OS DVD, Windows XP Professional Driver DVD, Microsoft Vista® Business OS Recovery media and Windows Vista® Driver DVD.


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