Originally Posted by rishuasthana
i told u about my profile but buddy my query was different my query was about to modify BID and change the preinstalled os. thatz why i asked u for that sofware. and there is no cd lock after making certain chages in recovery dvd and bios we can make unlimited recovery discs from 1 laptop or desktop itself
"Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
Your original question was
i've hp dv2401tu and i got PREINSTALLED VISTA with this and same model is avalable with xp also. i want to create the recovery discs with xp. is it possible in any manner ?? plz help me
And my answer was
|NO!!! You can not make XP recovery disks if your system came pre installed with Vista. You can only make the Vista Recovery Disks!!!.
You can make the vista recovery disks from within a XP environment by connecting the hard drive to a XP machine and run the recovery disk creator from the vista drive provided the recovery disks have not been created before or if the drive has a password set.
If the drive password has been set you must first unlock the drive.
If the recovery disks have been made previously you must purchase them from HP by providing the model number build number and serial number.
I thought you said in your Pm's that you worked for HP/Compaq tech support in India.
You should know this....
You did not say anything about changing the Software Build you asked about making XP recovery disks from a system with Vista pre-installed and the answer is still NO!!!
You can't make XP recovery disks from Vista!!!
You did not ask about changing the Software build tag.
In order to change the pre-installed OS from Vista to XP, you need to change the Software Build tattoo in the bios to match the recovery image and re-image the drive and re-seal.
Oh! And the HP/Compaq Recovery Disk Creator only allows the end user to Create one instance of the Recovery Disk...
Seeing how you work for HP/Compaq and have HP/Compaq training, you should have all this information at your fingertips and not need to go outside the company to a 3rd party forum to obtain it.
I was only a HP Certified Service Technician that worked for Futureshop performing Warranty Service and Support and had all these Resources available to me. Now that I am disabled and can no longer work I no longer have access to these Resources, that's why i came here looking for the tattoo utility, that another member here was so unwilling to share. even though he did not have the password. Fortunately I was able to obtain it from a friend that manages the HP/Compaq desktop support for a HP partner company.
I don't mind helping someone but please be honest....