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Does the HP Windows 7 64-bit recovery disk work on any HP desktop model?  ?

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  • 1 month ago

    No, generally recovery disks are meant to be used on the model they were created with/for, as they contain the drivers and software specific to that model.

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  • 1 month ago

    Certainly not.  I have an HP computer that theoretically had a 64-bit capable processor, only to find that it was intentionally crippled to 32-bit in BIOS, possibly in order to release a low-end model.  Windows 7 32-bit was installed on it, and remains there to this day.

    If your intent was just to restore Win 7 64-bit to your HP computer where it is already installed, generally HP has a Restore Partition that you can boot into for this kind of thing.

    But here's a tip.  You can get the Windows 10 installation media here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/... and there is a good chance that your Windows 7 key on the sticker will work.  If the desktop is even older than Windows 7, you're on your own.

  • 1 month ago

    Probably not. The recovery disc will only work the operating system that it was designed for.

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  • 1 month ago

    probably not. the recovery disk has to include the drivers for the motherboard, so that they can be reinstalled if they're damaged. Those drivers are specific to each model

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