+ 0 Votes Well according to M$ at least OH Smeg Updated - 2 years ago All versions of 7 are on the 1 Disc it all depends on the Product Key that is entered as to what is activated for use. Well that's true to the extend that all 32 Bit Versions are on the 1 DVD and all 64 Bit Versions are on a different DVD. So provided that you have the right DVD type 32 or 64 Bit you should be able to use that to rebuild the system. As to the Recovery Partition this is Hidden from Windows to prevent alterations you need to open it with something else to view it so in light of the Proprieties you have given I would say that it's Intact and usable. HP also have the ability to make a Install Disc you'll have to read the Destruction Manual for that but it's a 1 use only thing and if it's been used already you'll have to contact HP for a Recovery Set. Col + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer Who Am I Really 2 years ago it's not just HP, everyone does it now if they have the exact same model then their recovery disc set will restore your system they don't ship the discs anymore because people toss them out with the box and then they can't buy them from the Mfg. because the Mfg. already supplied it Mfg.s using the recovery partition model, can sell you the discs after the fact and those discs are normally containing the VLK activated install The old model of ship the system pre-installed and ship a disc set with it usually means that if you use the discs to recover you then have to enter the COA from the sticker during the install and be continuously harassed by the WGA or WAT program checking your license status several times a day I don't like the recovery partition model which is why the first thing I do is get an OEM system builder disc, collect the hardware info, get the correct drivers, wipe the system with DBAN, and do a fresh bare install nor do I like the burn your own, especially those that have an only one burn allowed counter if the burn bombs out with bad discs then yer hooped and have to order a recovery set anyway and if it does manage to burn a set and you recover from that set you can't burn another set from the freshly recovered system because the counter is still at 0 the HP G61 is only part of the model name / number there are 22 matches on the HP site: __________________________________ 22 matches found. Please select one below HP G61-600 Notebook PC series * HP G61-631NR Notebook PC * HP G61-632NR Notebook PC HP G61-500 Notebook PC series * HP G61-511WM Notebook PC HP G61-400 Notebook PC series * HP G61-408CA Notebook PC * HP G61-409CA Notebook PC * HP G61-420CA Notebook PC * HP G61-423CA Notebook PC * HP G61-424CA Notebook PC * HP G61-428CA Notebook PC * HP G61-429WM Notebook PC * HP G61-448CA Notebook PC HP G61-300 Notebook PC series * HP G61-300CA Notebook PC * HP G61-304NR Notebook PC * HP G61-306NR Notebook PC * HP G61-320CA Notebook PC * HP G61-320US Notebook PC * HP G61-321NR Notebook PC * HP G61-322NR Notebook PC * HP G61-323CA Notebook PC * HP G61-327CL Notebook PC * HP G61-329CA Notebook PC * HP G61-336NR Notebook PC I don't know which exact model you have but just doing a random selection the Order Recovery Media (???1) appears when selecting the OS the unit shipped with and why would anyone pay future pukes $100.00 to make the recovery discs when HP will sell the full recovery set for less than that last set I ordered was $42.02 delivered and that was for a 5 year old vista system the marionettes will dance if you pull the correct strings I got HP to call me by notifying the web master of a major omission on their site: " - if your billing address on your CC is different from the shipping address you can't order the recovery media" so they called me after a single email exchange with the web master and after that one call I had recovery media in the air on the way express shipped to me + 0 Votes I have tryed to recover it with ultimate version sanwardak 2 years ago Hi I have tryed to recover it with ultimate version, it was giving option of 32 bit and 64 bit but all of them were ultimate. So I did not bother to install as it installed version home basic. And the second thing is I can not read sticker code product key sticker is worn and 2 or 3 number are deleted. I have tryed and boot to factory recovery by help of other bootable disk, and it retored to 24% and error came up bootmgr could not be restore faild to complete the restore. So you thing the factory recovery will be still usable if some how I fix the recover bootmgr. Will hp will provide me the disk If contact them? Thanks + 0 Votes Well I can not talk for what HP Canada will actually do OH Smeg 2 years ago But if the recovery partition is gone and isn't doing the required job that's all you have left available to you. I personally don't like the Burn your Own Disc's option as Owners have proved completely incapable over the years of keeping any Disc's that come with their computers let alone waste their money by burning a Disc and then storing it properly. Most simply do not bother and even if they did most throw these away at the first opportunity. But it seems that HP is your only current alternative. Col + 0 Votes You don't want to install it. seanferd 2 years ago You just want to load the recovery console and fix the boot issue. + 0 Votes HP _recovery console de.doughboy 2 years ago I had this problem with an HP-mini and had to take it back to the shop I bought it at to have it restored for $50. HP loads proprietary software on the first 100mb of the boot disk and unless you had previously cloned the drive you wont be able to boot it. I seriously doubt I will ever buy another HP - Compac for this very reason. + 0 Votes Yes I am sick of HP laptops sanwardak Updated - 2 years ago Two of my friends got the same modeal. After a while when they try to restore it factory mode, the F11 recovery will not work. They have to pay future shop $100 to make them recovery disk. So now each time something gose wrong I have to fix them. I dont know why these companies no longer include a DVD disk with it products.