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Using Recovery Manager to Restore Software and Drivers (Windows 7)

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This document pertains to HP and Compaq PCs that came with Windows 7 installed.
HP Recovery Manager is a software program for Windows that comes with HP's consumer PCs. Use HP Recovery Manager to reinstall some of the hardware drivers and software programs that originally came with your HP computer. Not all software is available to be reinstalled.
NOTE: If the operating system in your computer changes or the HP Recovery partion is removed, then HP Recovery Manager is also removed and the steps in this document will not work. When this happens, you must do a full system recovery to restore the entire software set or install a new version of the software you were trying to restore.
NOTE:If your computer was configured to order, you might need to reinstall certain full-version software programs using the software installation discs that came with your computer.

Hardware Driver Reinstallation

Use the following steps to reinstall factory installed hardware drivers:
  1. Click Start (), All Programs, Recovery Manager, and then Recovery Manager again.
    Figure 1: Recovery Manager
    Recovery Manager main screen
  2. Under I need help immediately, click Hardware Driver Reinstallation.
  3. On the Hardware Driver Reinstallation welcome screen, click Next.
  4. Select a driver to reinstall, and then click Next.
    If the driver you want to reinstall is not listed, select The driver is not in the list, and then click Next. Follow the instructions that display to use Windows Device Manager to reinstall drivers.
    Figure 2: Select the driver to reinstall
    Hardware Driver Reinstallation window
    The Recovery Manager reinstalls the driver.
  5. After the driver installation is complete, click Finish to restart the computer.

Software Program Reinstallation

Use the following steps to reinstall factory installed software programs:
  1. Click Start (), All Programs, Recovery Manager, and then Recovery Manager again.
    Figure 3: Recovery Manager
    Recovery Manager main screen
  2. Under I need help immediately, click Software Program Reinstallation.
  3. On the Software Program Reinstallation welcome screen, click Next.
  4. Look in the Factory installed programs list for the software program you want to reinstall.
    • If your software program is listed, select the title.
    • If the program you want to reinstall is not listed, select The program is not in the list, and then click Next. Follow the instructions to reinstall the program.
    Figure 4: Select program to reinstall
    Software Program Reinstallation window
  5. Click Next.
    • If you are not prompted to uninstall the program before reinstalling it, continue to the next step.
    • If you are prompted to uninstall the program before reinstalling it, follow these steps.
      1. Click Start (), and then Control Panel.
      2. Under Programs, Uninstall a program.
        The Uninstall or change a program window opens.
        Figure 5: Uninstall or change a program
        Uninstall or change a program screen
      3. Select the program you want to remove.
      4. Click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change at the top of the program list.
      5. Read and respond to any messages that appear while the software is being removed from your computer.
      6. Once the program is uninstalled, resume the reinstallation from the Recovery Manager program.
  6. When the reinstallation is complete, select Yes, and then Finish to restart the computer.
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