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

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  1. timtravel42

    timtravel42 Notebook Virtuoso

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    are you sure that you're booting from an HP recovery disc? It sounds like you are booting from a windows disc.
     
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    njnoob Newbie

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    Hello, I recently received my new hp laptop and it came with 3 discs, labeled "System recovery dvd - windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products (disc 1 of 2)", the same thing labeled disc 2 of 2, and a third labeled "Application and driver recovery DVD". My question is do I still need to follow step one or are those recovery discs the same as the ones that came with my laptop? Also do I need to back up the SwSetup folder or is that the same as the "application and driver recovery dvd" that came with my laptop? Thanks for any responses and a big thanks to those who contributed to making this awesome thread.
     
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    njnoob Newbie

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    Just read through the majority of the thread and saw my question was already answered on page 5...they are the same recovery CDs. I burned the swsetup files to a separate disc though as I'm still unsure if they are the same as the application and driver recovery dvd.
     
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    the application and driver recovery dvd contains the same software as the SwSetup folder
     
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    just use clonezilla to back up your disks/partitions onto an external drive. once you achieve a clean install you like, create the image.

    i back up 42 gb in about 10 mins. i can bring it all back in about the same time in the event my installation goes south ...
     
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    A quick question, can i make my recovery disks while doing other stuff, like watching and downloading movies..?
     
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    It might be time to update the list of bloatware. I just purchased a 2nd dv7 for my wife, from HP Store, and found many changes in it. Forgot to make a list of course, sorry about that, the new items I remember are Office 2010 Starter vs. both Works & the Trial, the Bing Bar, Hulu Desktop, DVB TV Tuner (which must be something different from the driver as this one doesn't have a TV Tuner-if I understand what I've read correctly this is a receiver for European TV that's broadcast via the Internet? Not really sure, but I deleted it as we don't watch TV on the laptop), and several items pertaining to movies. Two, at least, were related to CinemaNow from Roxio and another might have been-something like the MediaSmart MoviePack Themes? Oh, and there was Times Reader which was disabled when I removed Adobe AIR-no problem for me but that should be noted under advice re: Adobe AIR.

    Anyway, thought I'd mention that while the guide is still excellent the bloatware list now appears to be out of date. Thanks.
     
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    rustum Notebook Geek

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    Do i need to keep HP mediasmart applications. Particularly movie themes and music/photo/video ones are taking 400MB each. Do we also need Microsoft SQL server 2005 compact edition. These programs came with factory installed. Looks like Microsoft works is not free. I have uninstalled without noticing it.
     
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    Did anyone try the clean Win7 installation on a Virtual Machine?
    I am trying to do this but I am unable to activate the windows!!
    Following are the steps that I followed:

    - Downloaded the ISO (Win 7 x64 English)
    - Removed the ei.cfg file using the utilitiy
    - Created a backup of my Win7 x64 Home Premium, using ABRBeta
    - Created a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 7.1 and installed the windows from ISO file. Selected Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
    - Installed fine, booted and under System properties appeared 30 days for activation.
    - Ran the ABRBeta "activation_restore"
    - Checked System properties again and found "Activation Status Not Available" and "Product ID: Not Available"
    - Rebooted the system and got a popup message "This copy of Windows is not geniune" etc etc........... same message appearing on my desktop background!!!!

    Am I doing anything wrong? Any help would be appreaciated

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    My lappy: HP DV6 SE, i7 720 QM, 4 GBX1, 500 GB 7200 RPM, ATI HD 5650, DVD-RW LS, WIN7 x64 HP
     
  10. nikeseven

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    Since the VM will appear to have different hardware it probably won't activate correct without a call to Microsoft.
     
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