The HP Laptop Out-Of-The-Box Guide 2.0 for Windows 7

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  1. deeastman

    deeastman Notebook Deity

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    You do NOT lose the recovery partition unless you make a deliberate effort to completely format the HD using the advanced menu during an install. As a matter of fact any data on your C: drive will still be there even if you do a clean install unless you delete the data or format the partition before you do the install (from personal experience).

    Restoring your PC with the recovery discs DOES restore the recovery partition.

    Not as much difference as many would lead you to believe. While you would be pleased with a squeaky clean install, it is not necessarily the right approach for everyone, especially if you are not too technically inclined and don't want to make decisions as to what software to reinstall. You would also be pleased with an upgrade vs. a clean install should you make that choice.
     
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    Awesome Guide, this deserves a sticky :D
     
  3. thebranded

    thebranded Notebook Consultant

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    cheers v3loc1ty2.0 and deeastman, was going to do a full install of 7 Pro, but might just stick to a upgrade.

    The restore partition as long as it does not take to much room is great to have (for me especially!)

    now just have to wait for HP to decide to send me my Envy....
     
  4. timtravel42

    timtravel42 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yeah sure, thanks


    I'll add a part to the guide that says to delete any folders that are still present from uninstalled software after a restart

    I also removed the double listing for HP advisor

    If its not in add/remove then you should be able to just delete
     
  5. Serg

    Serg Nowhere - Everywhere

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    May I suggest Revo Uninstaller as a good tool?
    It deletes everything, including registry and all traces of the program.
    I use it, and it sure cleans everything left.
     
  6. timtravel42

    timtravel42 Notebook Virtuoso

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    looks good, ill check it out and add it
     
  7. finestree

    finestree Notebook Evangelist

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    HP Advisor has one thing that is really useful - the battery check application. It is worth installing every now and then just to make sure your battery is still ok. :)
     
  8. timtravel42

    timtravel42 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just updated post #3 with Service Guide Links
     
  9. timtravel42

    timtravel42 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I think you can use BatteryCare instead of this, plus it provides more battery saving functions and tells the wear on the battery
     
  10. finestree

    finestree Notebook Evangelist

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    If you have a faulty battery HP Advisor gives you a warranty ID # that allows you to call HP and get it replaced. No other tool can do that.. :)
     
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