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Master Geek


# 214802 29-May-2017 14:59
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Does anyone know of a reputable source from which to obtain HP Restore DVDs?


Came across but don't know if it's reliable or not

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  # 1791150 29-May-2017 15:07
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if its running Win 10 just use the MSFT  Media creation tool to create a USB install media and use that. Windows will deal with the drivers and the install will activate as it is recorded to the store with the PC's ID.

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  # 1791173 29-May-2017 15:38
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HP are the reputable source to get restore DVDs from , if they were available at all.
Given just how old it is, dont hold your breath (circa 2012)

Service techs etc would just use a generic WIn7 DVD, then install drivers manually. So I wouldnt trust any overseas selling restore DVD's . God knows what would actually be
on it
The other option is to download & install Win10. Use the Win7 install key on the attached COA sticker



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  # 1791186 29-May-2017 16:03
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I just grab another HP OS install disc for the same OS and use that, havent hit any issues yet unless it tries installing specific drivers. You'll need to manually install drivers etc but saves paying out for a disc that may not work anyway.



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  # 1791400 29-May-2017 21:22
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Some time ago I called NZ HP support and asked for a restore disk for a 5 year old machine. They sent it. Free. YMMV.

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  # 1791412 29-May-2017 21:55
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Thanks everyone for replies and suggestions


Keen to stick with Windows 7, so will try first to use restore CD for different model.


Failing that, call HP and try and get free given how old this is 

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