This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows Vista.
This document describes how to reinstall all system and program files on an HP computer after the main hard drive has been replaced.
note:Most HP computers with Windows Vista do not come with recovery discs in the box. To recover the computer, you must use recovery discs. If you do not have a set of recovery discs for your computer that came with Windows Vista, you need to: Obtain a recovery CD or DVD set and then Perform a full System Recovery in Windows Vista.