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Dont like vista so I let my nephew take vista off of my Pavilion notebook...not good idea..want to put vista back on but it seems I was suppose to create recovery discs. Can recovery discs be downloaded or do I need to buy some Cathy

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Depending on which model of Pavillion you have, you usually can restart the machine and start tapping either F10 or F12 as soon as the monitor lights up and before you see the Windows logo to start the restore program from the hidden partition if it still exist.

If neither of the keys work you will probably need to purchase a set of cds. You can contact HP with the information listed here.

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Check to see if there is a recovery partition first, to do this press F8 on boot up, if you have no boot partition then you have to go out and buy a OEM copy of vista


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