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.
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.
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.