Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


gzt



11323 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#143139 4-Apr-2014 12:03
Send private message

I recently purchased an HP 6000 Pro All in One (Business) machine ex-lease from a major reseller. It's a good machine and meets expectations. Windows 7 x64 is installed and there is a license sticker for it on the back.

The machine did not come with any recovery DVD. Also it does not have a recovery partition, or anything like that as far as I can tell, unless I'm missing something.

So my question is, does this machine usually come with a recovery DVD or alternatively a recovery partition?

Create new topic
2768 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1018459 4-Apr-2014 12:34
Send private message

They did come with recovery discs.  Ex-lease machines rarely come with a copy of the original DVDs because the original owner rarely supplies.

If I remember correctly they just came with a Win7 disc and a drivers disc which you loaded separately after the machine first booted.  The driver disc had a pretty screen where you ticked the drivers you wanted, and then told it to go ahead.  If you are moderately comfortable with downloading and installing software, you are not missing anything by not having the discs.  If you need to reload, you should be able to borrow any OEM (new computer, not upgrade) Win7 disc to work with the Product Key sticker on the back of the machine.

Source:  Experience.  We sold heaps of these.




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

gzt



11323 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1018489 4-Apr-2014 13:04
Send private message

Thanks for that. Do you mean a microsoft win7 dvd came with it, or an hp win7 recovery dvd came with it?
(+the drivers in both cases of course).

 
 
 
 


2768 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1018493 4-Apr-2014 13:17
Send private message

The Win7 DVD was just a basic Win7 installer DVD - nothing special about it as best I remember.  It wasn't a highly modified 'recovery DVD'.

Some HP factory disc sets are the 'insert disk 1 and reboot, followed by disc 2 then disc 3 until finished' and the machine is then magically back to its factory software state.  I don't think the 6000 Pro series was one of those.  It was more a 'fire the Operating System at the machine with this disc, then fire the driver disc in (which also had a few rubbish factory applications from memory).




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

2400 posts

Uber Geek


  #1018549 4-Apr-2014 14:53
Send private message

The HP machines come with an OS disk that is slightly modded to activate using Info in the DMI, but other than that they are standard. You can just use an OEM disk and the licence key on the side. Drivers are all available on HP's site. 

gzt



11323 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1018633 4-Apr-2014 16:13
Send private message

Cheers for that confirmation above, and thanks for the pm dynamix. I'll contact the reseller and see if they are willing to supply one first up.

In this case I would not have made the purchase without media so I'll see if it they can resolve it.

gzt



11323 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1073337 24-Jun-2014 12:01
Send private message

The reseller was not willing to assist. End result after navigating the HP website and spare parts maze was told to call NZ HP software support. I asked for a recovery disk they asked for my name and address. They are sending out a recovery set for free. : ).

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00


OPPO A91 is a high specs mid-range smartphone
Posted 23-Apr-2020 16:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.