From: Richard in AZ on

"Daave" <daave(a)> wrote in message news:O1KRxUr8KHA.420(a)TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Richard in AZ wrote:
>> Or, you could go to and see if they have a set
>> of disks for that model. They will sell you a set of disks that do the same thing as the disks
>> supplied by HP, but they have most of the older models in stock.
>> Their charge is typically less than $30 USD.
> Excellent suggestion, Richard. I had forgotten about that site!
> (Then again, the recovery disk might very well come with all that obnoxious trialware and
> crapware. :-( )
Yes, you get the crapware, but you automatically get all the drivers installed. For some PC owners
that is a big plus during the restore cycle. With an OEM disk, they have to find and download the
applicable drivers.